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Youth, Referrals from Parents or Service Providers


YOUTH 

Looking for an adventure this school holidays?

  • We offer 5-7 day camps in the Margaret River region

  • Activities include hiking, camp cooking, navigation, adventure caving and abseiling or mountain biking.

  • Camps offer opportunities to meet new people, try new things and have fun outdoors

  • There will be opportunities to develop life skills in communication, decision making and leadership

  • Group size: 10 to 12 participants.

If this interests you please view camp dates at the bottom of this page.


A YOUNG PERSON TO REFER?

Do you have or work with a young person who could benefit from

  • A break from their phone, play station, social media

  • Space from their environment and/or social circumstances

  • Opportunities to develop resilience and perseverance

  • Being empowered to take responsibility for themselves and others

  • Exploring behaviours and attitudes that help them to learn from and manage challenging situations

  • Daily exercise and a healthy diet

 

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS

Objectives of programs

Programs promote self-esteem, independence, resilience, confidence, self-efficacy, leadership and decision-making skills.

Programs offer opportunities for challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

Programs provide opportunities for young people to explore choices (actions) and their consequences.

Programs provide time for self and group leadership.

Space is created in the program for individual and team successes ensuring there is time to celebrate and recognise these as they happen.

 

Program Outcomes

There are many outcomes on our programs, often different for each young person who engages. However there are four that we focus on;

  • Increased positive choices and attitudes

  • Increased sense of self-efficacy

  • Increased sense of responsibility for self, others and ones environment.

  • Learning to be present, by having distance from technology.


How Outcomes are Achieved

  • Young people will be taught skills including map reading and navigation, camp cooking, bush craft and minimal impact camping skills

  • Leadership opportunities in the form of self-leadership, small group leadership and whole group leadership

  • Small group cooking creates opportunities to develop life skills in communication, decision making and leadership

  • Positive, compassionate, empathetic and respectful adult role models, who believe the young people have potential

  • Daily exercise

  • Healthy diet

  • Time in the natural environment with minimal distractions

  • Living outdoors can help to improve sleeping patterns.

Location

  • We operate in numerous locations in WA, although we are careful not to spend too much of the program time travelling

  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, in the Margaret River Region offers a large range of activities and is reasonably close to Perth (great for programs of 5 days)

  • Kalbarri National Park and Walpole-Nornalup National Park offer good options for programs longer than 5 days

  • We are happy to consider locations requested.

 
 
 

 

Testimonial

“I think that the camps are worth having because, it teaches young people such as ourselves to disconnect from our electronic devices and social media, it also teaches us valuable life skills and to connect with other people.”

 

 
 
 
 
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Risk Management

The safety of everyone on our programs is our first priority and we have extensive risk management practices in place in order to meet best practice industry standards.

  • We employ qualified and experienced staff who have extensive experience managing risk in outdoor environments.

  • All staff hold Working with Children Clearances.

  • Lead instructors are qualified in Wilderness First Aid, other staff will have a minimum of Provide First Aid.

  • Additional skills instructors are contracted for all technical activities.

  • We carry a mobile phone, satellite phone, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and First Aid Kit on all programs.

  • We have policies and procedures for safe running and management of programs which are in line with the Adventure Activity Standards.

  • We have comprehensive Risk Assessments and Emergency Procedures for all programs. We comply with Government Regulation.


Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do you need to be?

Programs are more physically demanding than the average day, but are manageable by most fitness levels.

What will I be sleeping on and in?

Accommodation is in 2 or 3 person tents. You will be issued a foam sleeping mat to sleep on. If you have your own sleeping bag you can bring that, otherwise we will lend you one.

What does the average day on a program look like?

6:30am – Wake up, pack up, breakfast

8:30am – Hike to activity, do the activity (abseiling, caving etc) breaking for morning tea as needed

12pm – Lunch

1pm - Hike to camp, stopping for afternoon tea on the way

4pm – Arrive at camp, set up tents, complete camp setup

5:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Nightly Group Session

9pm - Bed

What if I want to go on camp, but I can’t afford it?

Please contact us as we source funding and we may be able to assist you with part or all of the cost.

What if I’m unsure if the young person I have in mind would be willing to attend?

Often if we have the opportunity to talk or meet the young person you have in mind prior to the expedition we may be able to get them on board. We can answer any questions or fears they might have, and start to build rapport with them.


upcoming Individual Program  Dates and Details

Monday April 22nd - Friday April 26th 2019

This program will be delivered in the Margaret River region, activities will include hiking, caving and abseiling.