This journey-style program is most suited to Year 10, building on skills they have developed across previous years where they have developed positive relationships, thinking strategies and self awareness. This program allows students to engage with the natural elements and work through real-life consequences, exploring different leadership models along the way. The journey is designed in such a way that each student is encouraged to lead themselves first and then the group. Group dynamics are revisited and students are empowered to flex the muscle of resilience in response to the natural, social and physical environments.
Each day throughout the program, students will be exposed to a new Leadership Model or concept and challenged to live that day’s journey with this in mind. An example of a model that may be used is, “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” The model, exploring human behaviour and function, is affected if basic, human needs are not met. For the duration of that day, students seek to find application for this model through the group’s journey, enabling new awareness of self and others.
Year 10 students work within a small group to complete a scenic expedition style journey, which is combined with structured problem-solving and high-adventure activities. Students work together to navigate to each night’s campsite, set up the site and cook for the group, ensuring environmental stewardship along the way.
Explore and respond to natural elements and flex the muscle of resilience.
Explore a range of Leadership models and concepts.
Journey with an awareness of self and others.
Adventure Alternatives has mapped the Subjects, Strands and Content Descriptions as outlined in the National Curriculum as they apply to the theme, aims and activities for our Year 10 Camp Program. How these relate on the ground is provided in our Elaboration in our Staff Manual and the delivery of briefing and debriefing of activities by our instructors.
A detailed outline of what these are is provided in your camp proposal. Our elaborations are supplied as part of our booking process.
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“Informative, relaxed vibe where students were able to enjoy their camp experience. They genuinely had a experience where they were able to grow, develop leadership, build resilience and work as a team. Our instructor was able to build relationships with our students very quickly and allow them the autonomy to complete the camp. She was caring of those who struggled and also challenged stronger students to be their best. She set expectations of students in a way which allowed them to be young adults and ‘fall over’ / make mistakes to learn. Our students loved and respected her! Well done overall! Camping, food etc were great.”
Year 10 Teacher
St Columban's College
“Our Instructor built great rapport with his group and had learned how each of them worked in part of a group. The activities were matched well to the ages of the boys and the meals were enjoyable- some of the best camp food I have ever had.”
Arran Montgomery, Year 10 Camp
Moreton Bay Boys College
“Our instructor was incredibly inspiring and positive. She was professional and supportive and treated the students with compassion and kindness. 10 out of 10 all round. Absolute legend. A wonderful teacher’s companion on a potentially challenging trip.”
Juan Bessinger, Year 10 Camp
St Columban's College