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Training and Education Programs

Residential Based Programs

The students are based at Camp Yarramundi which has bunk style accommodation, a communal dining hall and facilities. Each day the students participate in programmed activities designed to challenge participants at both a personal and group level. The activities include adventure activities, problem-solving initiatives and connection to the natural world focused education. (NB multiple activities can be run concurrently in any order to accommodate multiple groups)

1- 4 Days Residential Based Program - Camp Yarramundi

Suitable for:

  • Primary School – Yr 3 to Yr 6
  • Secondary/High School – Yr 7  to Yr 12
  • Universities

Example of possible Residential Based Program

1 - 2 Day Residential Based Program - Camp SOPL

Suitable for:

  • Primary School – Yr 3 to Yr 6

1 - 2 Day Secondary School Team Challenge Programs - Camp SOPL

Suitable for:

  • Secondary/High School – Yr 7 to Yr 12

Example of possible Team Challenge Program


Introduction to Journey Based Programs

This program introduces the new skills required to progress to journey based programs. Using site-based facilities at Camp Yarramundi  and the natural bushland of Deeimba, students will learn basic camp skills including packing, meal preparation and cooking on trangias. Students will also learn essential journey based skills, including expedition, basic rope skills and navigation with a strong focus on the connecting to the natural world we are working in. (NB multiple activities can be run concurrently in any order to accommodate multiple groups)

3 - 5 Day Introduction to Journey Based Programs - Camp Yarramundi

Suitable for:

  • Secondary/High School – Yr 8 to Yr 12
  • Universities
  • International Schools

Example of possible program


Journey Based Programs

The journey based program takes students to the next level with a strong emphasis on leadership, social responsibility and protecting the natural world. The journey is broken into 4 legs. (NB groups can start their journey at each leg to account for multiple groups).

4 - 10 Day Journey Based Programs - Camp Yarramundi

Suitable for:

  • Primary School – Yr 6
  • Secondary/High School – Yr 7 to Yr 12
  • Universities
  • International Schools

Example of possible program


Program Design Incorporating Values & Learning Outcomes

Aligned with the YMCA NSW Outdoor Education & Camping Learning Framework

Intent: Developing essential personal and social capabilities

Inherent Values

Responsibility

Responsibility for themselves, classmates and the environment

Challenge 

Takes students out of their comfort zones and encourages sensible risk taking

Health

Promotes healthy lifestyle choices

Inherent Learning Outcomes

Personal Growth

Build resilience, reinforce a positive outlook, develop new physical activity skills, set goals, make healthy choices, develop independence, provide opportunities for leadership

Sense of Community

Be socially responsible, solve problems together, work as a team, connect with others

Connect with Natural World

Appreciate the natural world, understand the natural world, protect the natural world

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