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Our Signature journey programs are our most loved experiences; they form the cornerstone of our commitment to making outdoor education accessible to all young Australians and are part of what allows us to meet the needs of schools like yours consistently. Journeys provide rich and holistic learning experiences and help build a range of skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and negotiation, preparing your students for success in a continually changing world.
By taking students beyond the classroom to engage in situationally-based decision making, our Signature journeys provide an inclusive, experiential learning adventure, helping build a range of vital life skills.
Journeys challenge your students and promote personal development, health and wellbeing while exploring some of Australia's most extraordinary natural landscapes.
We provide multi-day journeys designed to meet the outcomes and learning objectives required by your school community and inspire and motivate the next generation of school, community and professional leaders.
Our Signature journeys are typically 3 or 5 days in length and are perfect for middle and senior school students; they have been carefully shaped over many years to provide unique and immersive learning environments ensuring lessons are engaging, dynamic and unforgettable.
We deliver Signature journeys across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. Our most popular programs are delivered in locations we have been operating in for many years, enabling us to consistently deliver a superior student experience and ensure the highest outcome facilitation level.
Across New South Wales, we deliver Signature journeys in:
In an ever-evolving world, how can we people our young people with the skills required to thrive in a future quite unlike our own? Tomorrow's leaders will require transferable skills like collaboration, communication, empathy, and determination to thrive and become inspiring and inspired citizens.
All children have the potential to develop leadership skills and accomplish great things.
Our leadership programs focus on nurturing and strengthening qualities allowing young people to navigate their lives and make decisions with confidence. By providing your students with opportunities to build strong relationships and problem-solve collaboratively, they will develop confidence and understand they can influence the world around them in positive ways. Your students will hone their communication skills, discover the value of persevering and appreciate their strengths.
With an emphasis on teamwork, communication and fellowship, our Signature leadership journeys inspire your students to be courageous leaders, willing to take on any challenge.
Mountain biking calls for students to push themselves beyond their comfort zones; they must remain alert and consider their surroundings and their group at all times. Group cycling initiatives challenge students to continuously adapt and exercise meaningful communication techniques, think quickly, and listen before responding.
Through abseiling or rock climbing, your students observe themselves and their peers achieve beyond their perceived limits. Students build on their self-belief as they learn new skills, set their own objectives and support each other both emotionally and physically in the face of new challenges.
Leadership programs can be delivered in various locations in New South Wale however, Myall Lakes National Park, the state's most extensive coastal lake system, is a favourite spot for supporting the development and growth of students through challenging and engaging adventurous activities.
One of the most visited parks in New South Wales with 40 km of beaches and rolling sand dunes, your students have the opportunity to navigate the waterways and explore changing landscapes.
All young people encounter stress and challenges of varying degrees as they mature. They can be dealing with problems ranging from adapting to a new classroom, bullying to low self-image. Add the uncertainties of growing up, and childhood can sometimes be anything but carefree. The ability to thrive despite these challenges arises from resilience.
Resilience gives young people the strength and fortitude to confront the obstacles they are bound to face in life. Our Signature resilience journeys provide your students with opportunities to learn resilience as a skill to carry with them into their futures. By facing and accepting personal challenges through trust, empathy and teamwork, students explore effective coping strategies and strengthen their communication and problem-solving skills.
Our Signature journeys support your students to develop resilience by helping them cultivate an approach to life, viewing obstacles as a critical part of success.
Bushwalking adventures require students to work together in navigating their route without the aid of digital technology. Students build spatial sense and visual literacy as they learn new skills and learn map-reading skills. Students are encouraged to reflect on their decisions and recognise the strengths of their peers.
Group initiatives challenge students to continuously adapt and exercise meaningful communication techniques, think quickly and listen before responding. Students work together as a team and strategise to reach their agreed-upon goals; they draw on self-control, self-efficacy, and adaptability. They are encouraged to attempt these activities more than once to understand they can learn from errors and build their capabilities.
We provide our Signature journeys in resilience in various locations, including the 250km walking track linking Sydney to Newcastle.
Created in 1988 to celebrate Australia's bicentenary, the Great North Walk is a popular choice because it allows students to venture through amazing scenic landscapes of forests, lakes, and rivers. The walking track is alive with spontaneity and unexpected lessons at every turn.
Friendships amongst young people promote the development of vital social and emotional skills, increasing a sense of belonging and decreasing stress. However, students of all ages can sometimes struggle with friendship issues. Understanding how to communicate effectively, learning to trust, and navigating social interactions takes practice and experience.
Our fun and friendship Signature journeys focus on building strong relationships and social cohesion by providing unique opportunities for your students to explore self-management, increase their communication skills and build on trust and empathy.
Community living is a key component of our journeys in fun and friendship. Sharing in an adventure together, experiencing the high and lows collectively, students feel safe sharing ideas, trying new things, and feel confident in applying their knowledge and skills. Students will practice collaboration, acceptance and pro-social behaviour to develop into positive members of their community.
Canoeing promotes unique opportunities for students growth as water environments are often an unfamiliar setting for student learning experiences. Students apply the practical skills they've learnt in teams of 2 and understand the value of encouraging each other as they exercise their communication skills and push past their comfort zones to achieve their personal best.
Reflection time around the campfire encourages students to explore the importance of their own learning process, recognising what they did well and which area they can improve. In sharing their experiences in a group setting, students develop trust, become aware of those around them and understand they play a role in the lives of others; this deepens their bonds and creates meaningful relationships.
Our Signature journeys in fun and friendship not only introduce your students to new ideas they also introduce them to new environments.
With its Spotted Gums, Burrawang Palm Forests and pockets of warm temperate rainforest Murramarang National Park provides the perfect location, all year round, for students who are ready to strap on a backpack and immerse themselves in the natural world. Highlights include the Depot Beach Rainforest walk, which explores a unique ecological area where the rainforest meets the beach.
Our Signature programs provide invaluable learning experiences as standalone programs; they also offer a long term solution for students progress when they form part of a sequential program.
Sequential programming introduces your students to varying and age-appropriate adventures and activities, enabling growth and development from one year to the next.
Enquire now to speak to someone about the Signature journeys available in New South Wales.