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School Holiday Programs & Camps - Melbourne

The Most Inspring.   Challenging.   Fun!   For All.   

Learn Essential Life Skills.  Real Life Learning. 

"The best holiday program ever"

"Every child and every school should offer these programs"

"Probably the best experience of my life"

"The coordinators are great to work with...they're so inspiring and educational."

Coming Events   

If you're looking for a life changing experience for your child these holidays, please join us for one of our challenging, inspiring and fun programs or camps.  We have a great range of programs for children or all ages, interests and capabilties.  Check out all the photos scrolling at the top of the page showing our participants in action during our unique programs and camps.  The best way to find out about our unique programs it to come and try it.  Please join us!

Why children & parents love our programs?

Why people love our programs (click here)

  • we create the most positive and supportive environment where each person is encouraged to challenge themselves, take risks and expand their comfort zone;

  • every program is unique - it is tailored to the goals and needs of participants;

  • our program coordinators are highly qualified, experienced and skilled - and the most passionate and inspiring facilitators and supporters; 

  • every day participants challenge themselves and learn by working on teams or individually on highly engaging, innovative, hands-on real world problems, challenges and iniaitives;

  • participants help design and run the program;

  • participants have heaps of responsibility and independence;

  • our unique Leadership Challenge Days, where participants test themselves and each other by setting themselves and real challenge out in the real world;

  • we are committed to supporting the ongoing personal development of participants in many different ways: future holiday programs; our ongoing Leadership Club weekend camps and events; the Leadership Challenge Project 2015; and inspiring individual or small group coaching are just some of the ways your child can benefit from the WELS experience wherever they are in the world and whenever they want it. 

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WELS programs are inspiring, challenging and fun and life learning experiences for young people of all ages.  Our participants develop greater confidence and learn essential life and people skills -  and have plenty of fun along the way.  There's nothing like a WELS holiday program or camps.  Many young people have told us that our program was a life changing experience!  Participants and family tells us that they love our programs because they're inspiring, challenging and fun. We have programs for girls and boys of all ages, interests and capabilities.   Join us!

Meet Our Director - Ben Righetti  MBA, Grad Dip.Ed. MSocDev Bsc. COR MEd*

We offer a range of innovative and highly effective leadership, health and personal development programs and camps during the school holidays.  We offer programs for boys and girls of all ages, interests and capabilities.  All programs are developed and overseen by our Director, Ben Righetti, who is a passionate, highly qualified and experienced educator, mentor, coach and program coordinator.  Ben has over 15 years experience working with young people across all age groups, and developing innovative and highly successful programs for young people around Australia. 

 
 
 

June-July School Holiday Programs and Camps

These school holidays we are offering a range day-based programs and camps for boys and girls of all ages, interests and capabilities in different areas of Melbourne and Victoria  Please click on the dates or location that you are interested or scroll down the page to view all our programs.  Please select the program, location and dates that work best for your child and your family.  We offer special Family Rates and a Bring-A-Friend Program, so please ask us about this.  We also offer special Trial Days. 

The health and safety of all participants in always our number 1 priority.  This includes following public healthy guidelines and advice for COVID-19.

 

Payments and Registrations Process

All payments are made through our secure PayPal account.   Please ensure you follow the link and instructions after you purchase the program through Paypal to complete the e-registration and medical form.  If you experience any difficulties with any aspect of the payment or registration process please contact us.  All programs are run subject to the minimum number of participants by the registration deadline.  More programs may be released in the coming weeks. 

Please note GST: 10% GST will added to all prices listed below before you confirm payment. 

 

June-July 2021

 
Leadership Programs
Dates: Monday 28 June - Friday 2 July
Location: Eastern Suburbs
28-30 June: 3 Days (day-based program)
or
28-30 June & 1-2 July: 5 Days : Day 1-3 (day based) + Day 4-5 (overnight camp)
or
1-2 July: 2 Day Camp (overnight bush camp)
or
1-2 July: 2 Day Program (day-based program)

 

Leadership Programs

Junior Program and Group (age guideline: approx. 5/6-9 years)

Middle Years Program and Group (age guideline: approx. 9/10-14 years)

Base location: Eastern suburbs: Surrey Hills & Wattle Park Area

 

Program Options:

Choose either:

  • Day 1-3: 3 Days (day-based program) – part day program (Core Program) or full day program (Extended Program)

or

  • Day 1-5: 5 Days: 3 Days (day-based program) + 2 Day Overnight Camp

or

  • Day 4-5: 2 Day Camp (camp only)

or

  • Day 4-5: 2 Day Program (day-based) - part day (Core Program) or full day (Extended Program)

Program Summary

Middle Years Program & Junior Program

Day 1-3: 3 Day Program (day-based program)

Base location: Wattle Park area and Surrey Hills (community-based program)

Core Program Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Extended Program Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Day 4-5

2 Day Overnight Bush Camp (Day 4-5)

Location: greater Yarra Ranges

or

2 Day Program (day-based) - part day (Core Program) or full day (Extended Program)

Base location: Wattle Park area and Surrey Hills (community-based program)

Core Program Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Extended Program Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Note GST: GST of 10% will be added to all prices below before you confirm payment.

Want more information or any questions: 

 
Leadership Programs
Dates: Monday 5 July - Friday 9 July
Location: Eastern Suburbs
5-7 July: 3 Days (day-based program)
or
6-7 July & 8-9 July: 5 Days : Day 1-3 (day-based) + Day 4-5 (overnight camp)
or
8-9 July: 2 Day Camp (overnight bush camp)
or
8-9 July: 2 Day Program (day-based program)

Leadership Programs

Junior Program and Group (age guideline: approx. 5/6-9 years)

Middle Years Program and Group (age guideline: approx. 9/10-14 years)

Base location: Eastern suburbs: Surrey Hills & Wattle Park Area

 

Program Options:

Choose either:

  • Day 1-3: 3 Days (day-based program) – part day program (Core Program) or full day program (Extended Program)

or

  • Day 1-5: 5 Days: 3 Days (day-based program) + 2 Day Overnight Camp

or

  • Day 4-5: 2 Day Camp (camp only)

or

  • Day 4-5: 2 Day Program (day-based) - part day (Core Program) or full day (Extended Program)

Program Summary

Middle Years Program & Junior Program

Day 1-3: 3 Day Program (day-based program)

Base location: Wattle Park area and Surrey Hills (community-based program)

Core Program Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Extended Program Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Day 4-5

2 Day Overnight Bush Camp (Day 4-5)

Location: greater Yarra Ranges

or

2 Day Program (day-based) - part day (Core Program) or full day (Extended Program)

Base location: Wattle Park area and Surrey Hills (community-based program)

Core Program Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Extended Program Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Note GST: GST of 10% will be added to all prices below before you confirm payment.

Want more information or any questions: 

Program Summaries  

 
 

Want to find out more about our programs?  Please see below to read the full summaries on the main programs and camps we are offering during this school holiday period - for Junior and Middle Years participants.  The photo gallery at the top of the page also shows lots of photos of our highly engaging and unique programs in actions - and the types of activities and things we do.  Please click on the progarm you are interested in and the full summary will drop down for you to read.  Once you have reviewed the information below, if you would like to find out more or have any further questions please contact us by clicking here

Program Summary(CLICK HERE) Junior Programs: Leadership & Teamwork

Junior Programs - Leadership & Teamwork

The Most Inspiring. Challenging. Fun!  Learn Essential Life Skills.

Looking for a great life experience for your son or daughter the school holidays that you won’t find anywhere else?  Want them to challenge themselves and expand their comfort zone, develop their unique leadership capabilities and strengths, have fun, meet new people, learn valuable life skills, and improve their health and wellbeing?  And, spend plenty of active and healthy time in the great outdoors and away from screens and technology?  If so, this program is just what you are looking for!  

 

With highly engaging, hands-on, real-life team problem solving challenges each day; leadership and teamwork initiatives; participants led fitness, games and sport; relaxation and creative initiatives; team leadership projects; community service; and outdoor adventure components – there really is something for everybody!  Each program we run is unique, as it is tailored to the goals, interest and capabilities of the participants - and the nature of the activities and initiatives change.  So you can join us once or as many times as you like. 

 

Goal, Aims & Benefits of Program

Our passionate, highly qualified and skilled program coordinators work with participants to create a highly positive, safe, supportive but challenging environment, where each person feels encouraged to extend their comfort zones, take risks, try new things and explore their unique talents and potential.   The goal of our leadership and leadership and health programs is for participants to use the experience to help improve their wellbeing, health and leadership – and have a great time doing it!  The aims of the program are for each person to:

  • challenge themselves, expand their comfort zone and have fun;

  • develop greater self-knowledge and confidence;

        -develop greater understanding about working with others and in teams;

         -develop different dimensions of their unique talents or skills;

  • develop increased independence and resilience;

  • identify and work on a personal leadership goal and challenge;

  • develop a deeper understanding and capabilities in important themes in personal development, teamwork and leadership;

  • develop a deeper understanding about their unique approach to leadership, teamwork and wellbeing.  

 

Our Team

All programs will be coordinated and facilitated by one of our highly qualified, experienced, skilled and inspiring program coordinators and group leaders.  Each participant will be supported by positive and highly skilled coaching and mentoring from the program coordinators and group leaders.

 

Day 1-2/3 (depending on program)

2 or 3 Day Program (day based program) - Junior

Core Program (9am - 2pm)

Participants will learn more about themselves and develop their unique approach to leadership and health through a number of stimulating and hands-on team and individual challenges and activities each day.  The feature component of each day are the highly innovative and engaging Team Leadership Challenge, where participants have the opportunity to work in a team to deal with and try to resolve a real-life, hands-on challenge, problem or simulation.  Each day the Team Challenge is different – it will explore and focus on a different dimension or theme in leadership and personal development.  Team Challenges are based in different environments, to challenge and test the participants, either out and about in local community parklands or at our base location.   Each morning and afternoon will include participant lead sport, fitness and games.  Each day will also include: leadership and teamwork initiatives; relaxation and reflection; creative tasks; and, recreation time.  Participants will also have opportunities to develop and lead leadership activities during the program.  Each participant will also be invited to work on a personal leadership goal and challenge during the program. 

 

Each program we run is unique, as it is tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of the participants, and the nature of the challenges and initiatives change. 

 

Day Schedule

This is the general schedule of our Core Program:

Monring Session

  • Introduction

  • Leadership and Teamwork Initiatives

  • Team Games/Fitness/Sport - Participants Lead

 

Break - recreation and relaxation

 

Late Morning to Early Afternoon Session

  • Team Challenge - team scenario and problem solving challenge 

  • Particpants Lead Leadership Activities

  • Recreation and Participant Lead Games

  • Relaxation and Reflection

 

Optional Extra Program Components 

Please note the specific nature, dates and availability of the extra program components will vary from program to program and location.   Please check the specific program dates and scheudule to confirm which options are available in the specific program you are interested in.

 

Extended Advanced Program (Afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm)

The Extended Advanced Program is an extension option for motivated participants who attend the Core Program.  This is for participants who want an extra personal or team challenge and have the energy and independence for the full day.  This could be for participants who are participating in camp/Leadership Challenge Days, or for participants who want extra self-directed time to work on a team or individual leadership challenge project (potentially out in the local community).  Participants involved in the Challenge Days and/or camp use some of this time to plan and organise their Challenge and/or camp, with the support of the Program Coordinator.  The Advanced Program will also include participant lead sport, games and relaxation activities.  This program may also include a mini-team leadership challenge out and about in the lcoal community.

 

The session will be overseen and supervised by the program coordinator and participants will have access to coaching and mentoring support from the coordinator; however, the projects and activities during this session will be largely self-directed, allowing participants to put initiative into action.  It is generally expected that participants in the Advanced Program have attended the Core Program. 

 

 

Day 4-5/6 (optional extra component)

Leadership Challenge Days & Overnight Camps (day options and camp based options)

Please note:

*The availability, dates and specific details of Challenge Day and camp options will vary from program to program and location.  Please check the specific program dates and schedule for the program you are interested in.

*Some Junior programs offer specific Challenge Days and camps.  Other programs offer Junior participants who want an extra challenge, and who have the indpendent and capabilities to benefit from the experince, the opportunity to participate in the Challenge Days or camp with the Middle Years participants.  

 

Bush Camps & Challenge Days   (Day 4-5/6)

The camps and Leadership Challenge Days are a unique feature of our programs - and a unique and wonderful real life learning opportunity for participants.  These days are such valuable experiences as they are an opportunity for participants to test themselves, each other, their leadership, and what they have learned during the first 2/3 days of the program - out and about in the real world, on a real-life challenges and activities.  Almost every participants loves the Challenge Days/camps; for many it is the highlight of the program; many have said it was one of the best experiences of their life! 

 

One of the unique and key features of the camps or Leadership Challenge Days is that our participants will be responsible for working collaborative with their fellow participants to plan, organising and then lead almost every aspect of the Challenge/camps, with the support of the Program Coordinator.  A key aspect of the challenge and experience is dealing with many of the real life decisions, problems and challenges that arise on the Challenge Days and/or camp. 

 

The participants work with the Program Coordinator to plan and organise the camp or Challenge Day/s during the first 2/3 days of the Core Program (generally during the afternoon sessions).  The role of the Program Coordinator/s during the Challenge Days and camp, will be to offer positive and highly skilled mentoring and coaching to the group and participants, as is required, so the experience is a safe and rewarding experience for all the participants.  The Challenge Days/camps are tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of the participants.  The specific nature, locations and days for the Challenge Days and/or camp will vary depending on the specific program and venue.  Challenge Days can be based in bush locations (Bush Challenge) or in urban/city environments (Urban Challenge) and usually also involve overnight bush camps for 1 or 2 nights.

 

2/3 Day Overnight Bush Camp

Bush Challenge Day

The Bush Challenge is a unique and real life learning opportunity for participants to test themselves and each other, their leadership and what they have learned during the first 2/3 days of the Core Program, with real challenges in a beautiful bush environment.  The Bush Challenge is also a great opportunity for participants to develop greater independence, self-reliance and resilience.  Participants from previous programs have regarded the camps/Bush Challenges as great fun, yet also extremely valuable life learning experience.  The bush experience also provides participants a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and have invaluable time and space away from the digital demands of modern life.  The Bush Challenge usually involves: a bushwalk/hike planned and lead by participants; bush based activities; team activities; some bushcraft and survival skills; recreation and reflection time; some sustainability and outdoor education. 

*Please note: depending on the program pick-up may be required from pre-determined location for people just doing a day Bush Challenge

 

The 2/3 day overnight bush camp is a exciting and unique feature of our programs.  This will involve tent camping in a beautiful bush environment.  One of the key features of the camp is that participants will be responsible for planning, organising and leading almost all of the activities on the camp, with the support of the Program Coordinator.  This will also mean ensuring they plan and organised the personal equipment, food and resources and selected group equipment.  The Bush Challenge and camp will involve: selecting, setting up and managing the campsite; allocating team roles; setting up tents and sleeping arrangements; planning, organising and leading bush activities and games; planning and undertaking camps tasks and activities; preparing and cooking all meals; relaxation and reflection; and much more.  Like everything we do, the camp is tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of each group.  The camp is designed to be a great experience for participants who are experienced in the outdoors or bush environments and also for people who have limited experience or confidence in these environments.

 

 

Urban Challenge Days

The Leadership Challenge - Urban Challenge Days is a unique real life learning opportunity for participants to test themselves and each other, their leadership and what they have learned during the first 2/3 days of the program with a real challenge/s and activities out and about in different urban environments in the city/town in which the program is based.  The nature of the Challenge Days change with it group, as they plan and set the challenge.  Challenge Days in the past have included: community service; physical challenges: navigation challenges; finding and locating landmarks; amazing race style races; creative challenges; team problem solving challenges; orienteering style activities; social challenges and much, much more.

 

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Junior Programs & Camps: Leadership & Teamwork (age 5/6- years)  

Program Summary (CLICK HERE) Middle Years - Leadership & Teamwork Programs

Middle Years - Leadership & Teamwork Programs

The Most Inspiring. Challenging. Fun! Learn Essential Life Skills.

Looking for a great life experience for your son or daughter the school holidays that you won’t find anywhere else?  Want them to challenge themselves and expand their comfort zone, develop their unique leadership capabilities and strengths, have fun, meet new people, learn valuable life skills, and improve their health and wellbeing?  And, spend plenty of active and healthy time in the great outdoors and away from screens and technology?  If so, this program is just what you are looking for!  

 

With highly engaging, hands-on, real-life team problem solving challenges each day; leadership and teamwork initiatives; participants led fitness, games and sport; relaxation and creative initiatives; team leadership projects; community service; and outdoor adventure components – there really is something for everybody!  Each program we run is unique, as it is tailored to the goals, interest and capabilities of the participants - and the nature of the activities and initiatives change.  So you can join us once or as many times as you like. 

 

Goal, Aims & Benefits of Program

Our passionate, highly qualified and skilled program coordinators work with participants to create a highly positive, safe, supportive but challenging environment, where each person feels encouraged to extend their comfort zones, take risks, try new things and explore their unique talents and potential.   The goal of our leadership and leadership and health programs is for participants to use the experience to help improve their wellbeing, health and leadership – and have a great time doing it!  The aims of the program are for each person to:

  • challenge themselves, expand their comfort zone and have fun;

  • develop greater self-knowledge and confidence;

        -develop greater understanding about working with others and in teams;

         -develop different dimensions of their unique talents or skills;

  • develop increased independence and resilience;

  • identify and work on a personal leadership goal and challenge;

  • develop a deeper understanding and capabilities in important themes in personal development, leadership or wellbeing;

  • develop a deeper understanding about their unique approach to leadership, health and wellbeing.  

 

Our Team

All programs will be coordinated and facilitated by one of our highly qualified, experienced, skilled and inspiring program coordinators and group leaders.  Each participant will be supported by positive and highly skilled coaching and mentoring from the program coordinators and group leaders.

 

Day 1-2/3

2/3 Day Program - Middle Years (day based program)

Core Program (9 am - 2pm)

Participants will learn more about themselves and develop their unique approach to leadership and health through a number of stimulating and hands-on team and individual challenges and activities each day.  The feature component of each day are the highly innovative and engaging Team Leadership Challenge, where participants have the opportunity to work in a team to deal with and try to resolve a real-life, hands-on challenge, problem or simulation.  Each day the Team Challenge is different – it will explore and focus on a different dimension or theme in leadership and personal development.  Team Challenges are based in different environments, to challenge and test the participants, either out and about in local community parklands or at our base location.   Each morning and afternoon will include participant lead sport, fitness and games.  Each day will also include: leadership and teamwork initiatives; relaxation and reflection; creative tasks; and, recreation time.  Participants will also have opportunities to develop and lead leadership activities during the program.  Each participant will also be invited to work on a personal leadership goal and challenge during the program. 

 

Each program we run is unique as it is tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of the participants, and the nature of the challenges and initiatives change. 

 

Day Schedule

This is the general schedule of our Core Program:

Morning Session

  • Introduction

  • Leadership and Teamwork Initiatives

  • Team Games/Fitness/Sport - Participants Lead

 

Break -recreation and relaxation

 

Monrning to Early Afternoon Session

  • Team Challenge - team scenario and problem solving challenge 

  • Particpant Lead Leadership Activities

  • Recreation and Team Games - Participant Lead

  • Relaxation and Reflection

 

Extended Advanced Program (Afternoons 2 pm - 4.30 pm)

The Extended Advanced Program is for motivated participants who attend the Core Program and want an extra challenge or to further develop their independence, leadership and team capabilities.  This could be participants who are participating in camps or Leadership Challenge Days, or for participants who want extra self-directed time to work on a team or individual leadership challenge project (potentially out in the local community).  Participants involved in the camp/Challenge Days will use some of this time to plan and organise their camp/Challenge, with the support of the Program Coordinator.  The Advanced Program will also include participant lead sport, games and relaxation activities.  This program may also include a mini-team leadership challenge out and about in the local community.

 

The session will be overseen and supervised by the Program Coordinator and participants will have access to coaching and mentoring support from the coordinator; however, the projects and activities during this session will be largely self-directed, allowing participants to put initiative into action.  It is generally expected that participants in the Advanced Program have attended the Core Program. 

 

 

Optional extra program components (but highly recommended)

Please note:

The specific availability, dates and details of these extra program components may vary from program to program and location.  Please check the specific dates and schedule for the program you are interested to confirm the details and availability for the extra program components below (ie overnight camps and Challenge Days)

 

Day 4-5/6

Camp & Leadership Challenge Days (overnight camp and day options)

The camps and Leadership Challenge Days are a unique feature of our programs - and a unique and wonderful real life learning opportunity for participants.  These days are such valuable experiences as they are an opportunity for participants to test themselves, each other, their leadership, and what they have learned during the first 2/3 days of the program - out and about in the real world, on a real-life challenges and activities.  Almost every participants loves the Challenge Days/camps; for many it is the highlight of the program; many have said it was one of the best experiences of their life! 

 

One of the unique and key features of the camps or Leadership Challenge Days is that our participants will be responsible for working collaborative with their fellow participants to plan, organising and then lead almost every aspect of the Challenge/camps, with the support of the Program Coordinator.  A key aspect of the challenge and experience is dealing with many of the real life decisions, problems and challenges that arise on the Challenge Days and/or camp. 

 

The participants work with the Program Coordinator to plan and organise the camp or Challenge Day/s during the first 2/3 days of the Core Program (generally during the afternoon sessions).  The role of the Program Coordinator/s during the Challenge Days and camp, will be to offer positive and highly skilled mentoring and coaching to the group and participants, as is required, so the experience is a safe and rewarding experience for all the participants.  The Challenge Days/camps are tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of the participants.  The specific nature, locations and days for the Challenge Days and/or camp will vary depending on the specific program and venue.  Challenge Days can be based in bush locations (Bush Challenge) or in urban/city environments (Urban Challenge) and usually also involve overnight bush camps for 1 or 2 nights.

 

2/3 Day Overnight Bush Camp

Bush Challenge Day

The Bush Challenge is a unique and real life learning opportunity for participants to test themselves and each other, their leadership and what they have learned during the first 2/3 days of the Core Program, with real challenges in a beautiful bush environment.  The Bush Challenge is also a great opportunity for participants to develop greater independence, self-reliance and resilience.  Participants from previous programs have regarded the camps/Bush Challenges as great fun, yet also extremely valuable life learning experience.  The bush experience also provides participants a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and have invaluable time and space away from the digital demands of modern life.  The Bush Challenge usually involves: a bushwalk/hike planned and lead by participants; bush based activities; team activities; some bushcraft and survival skills; recreation and reflection time; some sustainability and outdoor education. 

*Please note: depending on the program pick-up may be required from pre-determined location for people just doing a day Bush Challenge

 

The 2/3 day overnight bush camp is a exciting and unique feature of our programs.  This will involve tent camping in a beautiful bush environment.  One of the key features of the camp is that participants will be responsible for planning, organising and leading almost all of the activities on the camp, with the support of the Program Coordinator.  This will also mean ensuring they plan and organised the personal equipment, food and resources and selected group equipment.  The Bush Challenge and camp will involve: selecting, setting up and managing the campsite; allocating team roles; setting up tents and sleeping arrangements; planning, organising and leading bush activities and games; planning and undertaking camps tasks and activities; preparing and cooking all meals; relaxation and reflection; and much more.  Like everything we do, the camp is tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of each group.  The camp is designed to be a great experience for participants who are experienced in the outdoors or bush environments and also for people who have limited experience or confidence in these environments.

 

 

Urban Challenge Days

The Leadership Challenge - Urban Challenge Days is a unique real life learning opportunity for participants to test themselves and each other, their leadership and what they have learned during the first 2/3 days of the program with a real challenge/s and activities out and about in different urban environments in the city/town in which the program is based.  The nature of the Challenge Days change with it group, as they plan and set the challenge.  Challenge Days in the past have included: community service; physical challenges: navigation challenges; finding and locating landmarks; amazing race style races; creative challenges; team problem solving challenges; orienteering style activities; social challenges and much, much more.

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Middle Years Programs & Camps: Leadership (age 10/11-14 years)

Bush Camps - Leadership & Teamwork - Adventure Learning (2/3 Days)

Program Summary (CLICK HERE) Bush Camps - Adventure Learning

Bush Camps

The Most Inspiring. Challenging. Fun! Learn Essential Life Skills.

Adventure Learning

Looking for a great life experience for your son or daughter the school holidays that you won’t find anywhere else?  Want them to spend time out in a beautiful bush enviroment - and away from screens and technology.  Would you like them to  challenge themselves and expand their comfort zone, develop their unique leadership and teamwork capabilities and strengths, have fun, meet new people, learn valuable life skills, and improve their health and wellbeing?  If so, this camps is just what you are looking for!  

 

 

All our camps are tailored to the aims, interested and capabilities of each group and each participants.  Camps are to be positive and challenging experinces for people who have not camped before and also for participants who have experience camping in bush enviornments.

 

Goal, Aims & Benefits of Program

Our passionate, highly qualified and skilled program coordinators work with participants to create a highly positive, safe, supportive but challenging environment, where each person feels encouraged to extend their comfort zones, take risks, try new things and explore their unique talents and potential.   The goal of our camps is for participants to use the experience to help improve their personal development, leadership and wellbeing – and have a great time doing it!  The aims of the program are for each person to:

  • challenge themselves, expand their comfort zone and have fun;

  • develop greater self-knowledge and confidence;

-develop greater understanding about working with others and in teams;

-develop different dimensions of their unique talents or skills;

  • develop increased independence and resilience

  • develop a deeper understanding about their unique approach to leadership and teamwork

  • spend time in a range of different natural environments

  • practice bush skills and basic survival skills

  • develop a deeper appreciation for natural environments

 

Our Team

All programs will be coordinated and facilitated by one of our highly qualified, experienced, skilled and inspiring program coordinators and group leaders.  Our program coordinators are highly skilled and experineced in coordinating highly engaging, safe and effective camp programs in a range of bush and outdoor environments.  Each participant will be supported by positive and highly skilled coaching and mentoring from the program coordinators and group leaders.

 

 

2-3 Day Bush Camp (specific dates and locations will vary from program to program - please check specific schedule for your program)

Our overnight bush camps are a unique and wonderful real life learning opportunity for participants.  These days are highly valuable experiences as they present a unique opportunity for participants to test themselves, each other and their leadership - out and about in range of beautiful bush and outdoor environments.  

 

The bush camps are great opportunity for participants to: develop greater independence, self-reliance and resilience; and to connect with nature and have invaluable time and space away from the digital demands of modern life.  The camp involves a range of outdoor and bush activities.  Key components on the camps are ususally: bushwalk/hikes planned and lead by participants; bush based team activities; some bushcraft and survival skills; camp craft; recreation and reflection time; some sustainability and outdoor education. 

 

Almost every participants loves the camps experience.   Many have told us it was one of the best experiences of their life!  One of the unique and key features of our camps is that participants will be responsible for working collaborative with their fellow participants to plan, organising and then lead almost every aspect of the camp, with the support, mentoring and guidance of the Program Coordinator.  A key part of the camp is the challenge of dealing with many of the real life decisions, problems and challenges that arise on camp. 

 

 

Tent Camping

Participants will  will involve tent camping in a beautiful bush environment. 

 

Independence & Self Reliance Principle

As part of developing increased independence and self-reliance, one of the key features of the camp is that participants will be responsible for planning, organising and leading almost all of the activities on the camp, with the support and mentoring of the Program Coordinator.  This will also mean ensuring they plan and organised the personal equipment, food and resources and selected group equipment.  The camp will involve: selecting, setting up and managing the campsite; allocating team roles; setting up tents and sleeping arrangements; planning, organising and leading bush activities and games; planning and undertaking camps tasks and activities; preparing and cooking all meals; relaxation and reflection; and much more.  Like everything we do, the camp is tailored to the goals, interests and capabilities of each group.  The camp is designed to be a great experience for participants who are experienced in the outdoors or bush environments and also for people who have limited experience or confidence in these environments.

 

 

Personal Equipment and Clothing

You do not need any speciliast camping or equipment to participants in the camp.  Generally, each personal will need to provide the same personal clothing and equipment that you would provide on a school camp.  After you register for the program you will be send a full info pack with a clothing and equipment list.  This info pack will also include information about hiring and sourcing any clothing or equipment you do not have.

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