SIGNATURE JOURNEYS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Our Signature journeys have been carefully shaped and formulated over many years to inspire and challenge the next generation of school, community and professional leaders. Signature journeys are a collection of our most popular programs at our most-loved locations. They are a popular choice among school leaders for good reason – they enrich students' lives and support them in developing universal capabilities, preparing them for the next chapter of their lives.

SIGNATURE JOURNEYS

By taking education outdoors, students are provided with endless opportunities to explore and develop the vital skills needed to face their future as resilient, self-assured, positive young adults. That's why we offer multi-day outdoor education journeys to suit age, ability, and the outcomes and learning objectives required by your school community.

Journeys build on skills such as social cohesion, self-awareness and development, resilience, confidence, leadership, collaboration, determination and responsibility.

Our Signature journeys are 3 or 5 days in length and are ideal for middle and senior school students; they engage your students in adventurous activities, helping build emotional, social, physical and environmental awareness.

Having delivered transformative outdoor education experiences to young Australians for more than 36 years, we invite you to discover our most sought-after journeys and to join us in the natural world!

LIVING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

We deliver Signature journeys across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, in some of our countries most dynamic and unique landscapes.

Our most loved programs are delivered in locations we have been operating in for many years, enabling us to routinely deliver the highest level of outcome facilitation and ensure a superior student experience. We delivery signature journeys in:

  • Bush Camp Finniss
  • Woodhouse Activity Centre
  • Deep Creek
  • Douglas Scrub
  • Robe and surrounding area
  • Chowilla
  • Coorong
  • Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

SIGNATURE JOURNEYS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION AND STEWARDSHIP

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DETERMINATION FOR THE FUTURE

Today, many children are far removed from all the natural world has to offer. Without a strong connection to nature, many young people are disconnected from the impacts our choices have on biodiversity and what these choices might mean for our future.

Our Signature journeys in environmental connection and stewardship integrate academic disciplines and student development while promoting the importance of conserving our natural environment. Our journeys will inspire your students to explore and develop their own personal relationship with the natural world and build on their sense of social and personal responsibility. These programs help shape students who are connected with nature, who will want to enjoy it and feel determined to preserve it – now and into the future.

GROWTH THROUGH ADVENTURE

Signature journeys in environmental connection and stewardship focus on communication, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, foresight, negotiation and collaboration.

During tent set-up and bushcraft sessions, students learn about minimal-impact camping, bush etiquette and sustainable practices they can apply to their day-to-day lives. An introduction to the Leave No Trace principles calls for responsible approaches towards rubbish, kitchen scraps, soaps, toileting, animal safety.

Activities such as abseiling require students to work in pairs and support one another both physically and emotionally. Students think critically, set their own goals, and use adaptive communication skills while assisting their partners in preparing their harnesses.

HISTORIC SURROUNDINGS

Programs in environmental connection and stewardship can be delivered in various locations around South Australia; however, the iconic Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is a popular option because it offers a rich and complex learning environment.

Your students can explore one of Australia's most treasured National Parks. With its spectacular scenery and some of the world's oldest geological and fossil sites, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park epitomises the Australian outback.

Adnyamathanha people have lived in the Flinders Ranges for centuries and the region remains a place of enormous significance today in contemporary Adnyamathanha society. The Adnyamathanha people translate the word Wilpena as Ikara, meaning 'meeting place'.

SIGNATURE JOURNEYS IN DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP

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AFFECT CHANGE IN YOUR STUDENTS

Leadership is something students of all ages can develop through their experiences, and we believe all young people deserve to be equipped with the leadership skills they need to make a positive impact in the world.

Our leadership journeys, an example of a Signature journey, help shape tomorrow's leaders by inspiring confidence and fellowship among your students. With an emphasis on communication, followership, trust and empathy, our leadership journeys allow your students to explore the importance of teamwork and social influence and empower them to recognise their strengths.

GOAL-SETTING, COLLABORATION AND CURIOSITY

Establishing student leadership groups early in the program is an excellent way for students to accept responsibility, strengthen relationships and explore self and social management. Each leadership group is responsible for a task designed to support their peers and each student within the group is responsible for managing certain aspects of the task. For example, one group will be responsible for preparing the food during meal times, another will be tasked with setting up and managing waste stations and another will supervise the clean-up process.

Bushwalking is another opportunity for student leadership groups to take on roles and responsibilities, allowing some students to manage the navigation and ensure timeliness and others to ensure the group stays on task.

ENDLESS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Our team in South Australia love guiding students through Robe and the surrounding region. Situated on a rugged Limestone Coastline, surrounded by the ocean on three sides, Robe offers pristine beach and wild coastline expanses. With opportunities for adventure caving at Naracoorte, the area offers exciting and changing learning at every corner.

SIGNATURE JOURNEYS IN FUN AND FRIENDSHIP

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INCREASE STUDENT WELLBEING

For young people, making friends is a vital part of growing up and an essential part of their emotional and social development. Friendships enable them to learn more about themselves and develop their own identity. Qualities such as social competence, self-belief, altruism and self-confidence are positively correlated to the forging and maintaining of strong friendships.

Our Signature journeys in fun and friendship focus on building strong relationships by increasing your student's communication skills and building their trust. You can inspire your students to explore themselves and each other by allowing them to set out on an adventure and share in new and exciting experiences in the outdoors.

FOSTER MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONGST YOUR STUDENTS

Students assist each other as they each learn how to pack and prepare their day packs. Their bushwalking journey to camp sharpens their communication and negotiation abilities as they learn basic navigational skills, make group decisions and problem-solve along the way.

Social cohesion plays a vital role in all our journey programs. Our Signature journeys in fun and friendship bring greater focus to communal living with group initiatives performed during camp set up. Activities are designed to allow students to exercise responsibility, compassion, relationship management, cooperation and respect.

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS THROUGH NATURE

Our signature journeys in fun and friendship can be delivered on the creeks and backwaters of the Murray River, including Chowilla and Ral Ral Creek. The Mighty Murray River is a favourite location for schools as it provides a fantastic venue for a complete paddle program or a journey featuring a mix of bushwalking and paddling.

With a fantastic opportunity to learn from the local ecologists and rangers at Capelrum Station, The Murray River offers an amazing location for students to connect with each other and the world around them.

IMPLEMENT A SEQUENCE TO STRENGTHEN OUTCOMES

As your students grow, so do their abilities and understandings; thus, opportunities for learning and development should grow with them.

Our Signature journeys operate effectively as standalone experiences for your students; however, student outcomes are further enhanced when Signature journeys are employed as part of a sequential program.

A sequential approach to your outdoor education programming offers a truly transformational experience for your students, with age-appropriate challenges and activities enabling growth and development from one year to the next.

Enquire now to speak to someone about the Signature journeys available in South Australia.
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