It's time for you and your family to regain some inner peace. It's past mid year and we have all been running this race called life. Waking up on these crisp mornings and jumping out of bed doesn't work for everyone, I understand. So today take some time for yourself, maybe a quiet cup of … Continue reading It’s Time.
I've recently decided to study for my Masters in Outdoor Education. It's a big jump with my already busy schedule of two children, camps, casework, tutoring and life in general, but I feel it will be worth it. As such I've been researching and reading as much as I can about Outdoor Education and the … Continue reading I’m going outside, who’s coming??
You’re never too old to go camping, but sorry Mums and Dads our camps are for KIDS ONLY. Other than our experienced and qualified staff, it’s all about the kids! Keep this bit quiet though. The kids will not only have a fantastic time they will also have responsibilities, learn to overcome barriers, be a … Continue reading NOT For Parents!
When I ask the kids what they liked best about camp, the most common answer is “Hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows around the campfire”. That’s kids for you I suppose, there is always a few, usually boys, who yell out “ The food”. We make a big effort to provide fulfilling and quality meals for … Continue reading Why Kids love Camp more than their devices.
Not that I'm counting, ok, yes I am. Four week to school holidays which means four weeks to camp, I can't wait. I'm excited for all the activities the kids will be undertaking but I am so excited for a canoeing adventure/challenge. Working together as a team, planning, mastering, failing, laughing, persevering and having fun. … Continue reading Four Weeks to School Holidays
Calling all adventurers, get out of the house these school holidays, give Mum and Dad a break and have an amazing four days.
I received a beautiful poster the other day about 10 resilience building blocks. I really wanted to share it as it highlighted to me why children glow when they come home from camp. (Obviously not all are applicable at camp but certainly the majority)
Independence, Resilience & Self Confidence are the three listed personal development areas of children on my web page. Have you wondered why I picked these? During and after camp the children all display an increase in their personal development in these key areas. Independence: At home most things are done for them. Clothes are washed … Continue reading Independence, Resilience & Self Confidence
Technology - grrrrr. We love it but it distracts our kids so much. Research tells us if you want your child to be happy, focused & socially adept then point them outside. But we have all heard the same things "It's boring" "Five more minutes on my iPad" "There's nothing to do out there" and … Continue reading Five reason why children should play outside
Ever had the experience of laughing so much that you cry? This camp during our raft challenge I had tears rolling down my face. Let's just say the rafts were barely sea worthy but the kids didn't give up, with some ingenuity (a blow up ring) & rope the vessels were put to the test … Continue reading My Favourite Moment From Camp.