About Adventure Camp
Kids learn through adventure and the best are had outdoors - this is the guiding philosophy of Adventure Camp, and all the programs we develop.
We started our school holiday camps firstly at Chowder Bay, Mosman in 2016. We started this simply because we couldn't find a holiday program for our own kids that really fit with what we wanted. No Screens. Fun. Outdoors. Making New Friends. Basically, we wanted our kids to experience outdoor play the way we did. Ok, it's not going to be quite the same (no more riding your bike to 10 different houses to see who is home), but we try and keep our programs pretty close - with activities that fire the imagination, keep kids active and improve their social skills and confidence.
Since starting, our original program, Adventure Camp, has expanded to new locations at Northbridge, Balmoral, Greenwich, Cockatoo Island and most recently, North Head, Manly. We've also developed new programs - like Adventure Pro (for kids who have grown out of our original camps), and Adventure Island (for parents who want to join in).
Through all our programs, we keep coming back to that simple goal - No Kids Left Inside.
WHY KIDS NEED TIME OUTDOORS
We know that 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. School holidays camps are great solutions for kids to learn stuff, make new friends 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.
WHAT PROGRAMS DO WE RUN?
ADVENTURE CAMP - KIDS AGED 7-12 - Find Out More
ADVENTURE PRO - KIDS AGED 12-15 - Find Out More
ADVENTURE ISLAND - KIDS & PARENTS - Find Out More
STAFF, QUALIFICATIONS AND RATIOS
Each Adventure Camp is run by highly experienced staff and instructors - that often work with children on a daily basis. All staff hold a minimum current First Aid certificate and have completed a ‘Working with Children’ check.
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, snorkeling, or swimming there is a minimum of one instructor per 10 kids.
For specialist activities, such as sailing at Northbridge, we have sailing instructors and use different safety ratios that are appropriate to that activity.
Should it rain, we will proceed with as many activities as safe (it is an Adventure Camp after all!) - for rainy days, please bring the kids to the same drop off location as normal.
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.