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A YOung person to Refer?
YOUTH aged 12-18
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
Considering making a referral to our program?
It is important when referring an individual you understand the nature of the program and its limitations. The adventure programs we offer, although driven by principles of Bush Adventure Therapy are not to be considered a therapeutic intervention. .
Whilst young people are often a lot more capable than we think, it is important that we are honest with them about this program, there is a lot of fun involved, but the program is designed to be challenging. Most young people will be challenged at some point either physically, mentally, socially or emotionally.
Due to the remote nature of the program and the level of challenge it presents, participants will be screened for suitability, to ensure we can meet the needs of all participants on the program.
Screening will start with the most appropriate person at your service completing a referral form. We accept referrals from teachers, case workers, social workers, counselors, psychologists, GP’s.
Please complete the enquiry form below and we will send through a referral form. We take ongoing referrals, so the young person doesn’t need to be able to attend the dates shown, we can notify them each time we have a program running.
Make a enquiry about referring today
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS
Objectives of programs
Programs promote self-esteem, independence, resilience, confidence, self-efficacy, leadership and decision-making skills.
To offer opportunities for challenges in a safe and supportive environment.
To provide opportunities for young people to explore choices (actions) and their consequences.
To cultivate positive physical and mental health attitudes and routines.
Programs foster a sense of responsibility for self, others and ones environment.
Being present and disconnecting from technology.
Space is created in the program for individual and team successes ensuring there is time to celebrate and recognise these as they happen.
How Objectives 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
Time in the natural environment with minimal distractions
Living outdoors can help to improve sleeping patterns.
Current Costs and INclusions
What’s Included in the cost.
The young person and their referrer will meet with the director and the program social worker. (The program social worker will be on call for the duration of the program, should a participant need to speak with a social worker whilst on the program they will be contactable by phone.)
Five Day Bush Adventure Learning Program
Currently programs are based in the Margaret River region, activities will include hiking, caving and abseiling. The group will always have a minimum of two outdoor instructors with them, programs will be supported by an additional staff member located near by, who is on call 24/7.
All camping and specialist equipment is provided as well as food, activity and camping fees.
The young person will receive a photo book and a discharge letter will be sent to referring person.
Cost of Program
A $220 non refundable enrolment fee is required once the referral has been accepted.
Following that a program fee of $1,100 per person is required - where possible we will seek funding to assist with this, please ask at the time of enrolling to see whether this is available.