About Adventure Camp
We believe that kids learn through adventure and the best adventures are had outdoors.
Recent scientific studies have exposed the benefit — even necessity — of spending time outdoors. Most of these studies agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. While it’s unclear how exactly the cognitive functioning and mood improvements occur, science has proven what all parents instinctively know: nature is good for children’s minds.
Living in a city, busy with work and activities, it can be hard to find the space to let kids explore nature or find the time to do it with them. On holidays, camps are great solutions for kids to learn stuff, meet people – and get looked after while you’re at work. As parents we want our kids to be able to gain great life skills and learn to feel safe and have fun outdoors. That’s why we started Adventure Camp.
Adventure Camp is for boys and girls in primary school, aged 7 - 12. It runs challenging outdoor and problem solving activities that will teach your kids to appreciate diversification in one another’s personalities and skill sets. They will learn leadership skills and discover how to understand risk, make safe decisions and (most of all) have fun outdoors.
When learned in an outdoor setting, these core skills have been proven in kids to build confidence and responsibility as well as promote creativity and imagination, provide different stimulation, and get kids moving, make them think and reduce their stress and fatigue.
Adventure Camp is run by qualified outdoor education specialists that are part of Lands Edge, one of Australia’s premier outdoor education providers located at Chowder Bay, Mosman. All staff are fully qualified in outdoor education and First Aid and hold ‘Working with Children’ certificates. Lands Edge has been running outdoor education for over 17 years, specialising in children camps.
During the camp, your kids will join in both land and water activities and initiatives conducted outside in Chowder Bay and the surrounding National park at Middle Head, Mosman. Each day is broken into 3 x 2 hour blocks and is a mix of fun activities.
A storyline flows through the three days. At the end of each activity the kids discover a clue. On the last day these clues come together so the kids can solve a mystery.
Initiative based activities are built around team building and problem solving and have one instructor for a maximum of 15 kids. For activities such as rafting, snorkelling, kayaking or fishing, there is a minimum of two instructors per 15 kids.
Wet weather activities and pick up and drop off will be within the Lands Edge building located at Chowder Bay.
As Mark Twain said:
“Throw off the bow lines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream discover”.
Let your kids experience this at Adventure Camp.
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