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Women of Courage

Next program:   Date: 16th -20th May, 2020 Location: Tharwa, ACT 2620 Who: Domestic Violence Survivors from the ACT/ surrounding regions. Price: Fully Funded. All equipment, gear, food and local transport are provided to the ...

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Women of Courage - Fully funded program for ACT women who are survivors of domestic violence

Next program:

 

Date: 16th -20th May, 2020

Location: Tharwa, ACT 2620

Who: Domestic Violence Survivors from the ACT/ surrounding regions.

Price: Fully Funded. All equipment, gear, food and local transport are provided to the participants. Participants only need to bring personal items.

Download this form to apply: Women of Courage Application and Questionnaire May 2020

The Women of Courage program is intended for women who have experienced trauma, loss or domestic violence and have progressed through their own personal healing and are ready to challenge themselves in a new setting. With a highly trained and experienced team of compassionate female instructors the course will focus predominantly on increasing self-esteem and self-reliance, building supportive relationships with other women and encouraging a sense of “trying something new”. This could be anything from hiking for the first time, sleeping in the outdoors or trying abseiling. Participants are facilitated through a challenging and inspirational outdoor journey, including activities like rock climbing and rafting, wilderness hiking expeditions and personal development sessions. These activities encompass our philosophy of “challenge by choice”.

Ready to reach your potential? Know someone who could benefit from the Women of Courage experience? Enquire online and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information on the course, or for more detail about specific programs contact us via: mailbox@outwardbound.org.au or contact Rachel Eland – Foundation Manager on 0447 862 812.

Read the Women of Courage Impact Report for more information: Women of Courage_ Restore Hope Impact Report

Program Outcomes:

Celebration and Connection: Women of Courage will help you celebrate your inner strength and character. You will be supported to connect with others in a positive environment and celebrate your own and other’s unique abilities

Self Esteem and the Ability to Envision Ones Best Self: By giving yourself the chance to shine and be yourself away from distractions you will gain new found self esteem.

Recovery from Setbacks: By providing a unique environment, Women of Courage allows you the opportunity to reflect and gain insight on what is truly important to you. The immersive experience and stunning scenery are the perfect back drop for quiet and deep reflection. From this, you can evaluate your priorities and set your direction.

Impact on Others:  By surrounding yourself with other women who have faced challenging circumstances you will be able to see the positive impact that your story has on other people and be inspired to continue to be a positive role model in your community.

 

How do I Apply?

Download this form: Women of Courage Application and Questionnaire May 2020.

An application form and questionnaire will need to be completed by each participant. This questionnaire is designed to help you understand the challenges of the Women of Courage Program and to support you in preparing emotionally, physically and mentally. This information is confidential. After we receive this you will be contacted for a telephone interview. The purpose of the interview is to confirm this is the appropriate course and the right time to participate. There will be plenty of time to ask questions to ensure you are making a well-informed decision to attend the program. The last step is to complete an on line medical screening form.

No prior outdoor experience is necessary and most levels of abilities and fitness are catered for. We encourage you to take part in some form of regular exercise most days of the week like walking or cycling leading up to the program as this will help you gain the most out of the program.

All equipment, gear, food and local transport are provided to the participants.

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Young Explorer

Our Young Explorer course is more than just a school holiday program for teenagers. By providing a fun and challenging environment, we encourage young adolescents to explore their potential through adventure, all the while support...

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ACT 20/04/20
NSW 20/01/20
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$1,020 all inclusive

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Dates: 20th April 2020

Locations: Tharwa, ACT.

Price: Young Explorer is valued at $1,020 incl GST.

 

Young Explorer is more than just a school holiday program for teenagers. By providing a fun and challenging environment, we encourage young adolescents to explore their potential through adventure, all the while supported by our expert instructors. Outward Bound instructors facilitate each activity to ensure a positive and educational experience is had by all.

The 5 day course for youth aged 12-14 offers activities such as a High Ropes Course, Raft Building, Orienteering, Hiking and many more, teenagers on Young Explorer are stimulated in a positive and constructive environment. By providing “a place apart” Outward Bound courses help young people re-connect with what is real and important in their lives and to get away from the distractions of mobile phones and social media.

Young Explorer offers five full days of fun, challenge and personal development. Enroll your child today and give them a gift that will last them for years to come.

Ready to reach your potential? Know someone who could benefit from the Young Explorer experience? Enroll or enquire online and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information on the course, or call us on 1800 267 999.

School Holiday Program Outcomes

 

Self-awareness: At this transitional stage in life, young adolescents are beginning to think about themselves in new ways and to shape a new identity for themselves. We aim to equip them with tools to help them form a constructive and meaningful identity.

Self-confidence: Our Young Explorer program is designed to provide challenging experiences whereby young people can discover their true potential. By providing a challenging yet supportive environment we are able to focus on the positive aspects of adversity and teach young people that they are stronger than they give themselves credit for.

Spirit of initiative & adventure: Early adolescence is a stage when young people are re-defining their boundaries and seeking new experiences. We not only provide a positive outlet for this, we also show young people the value of seeking meaningful and challenging experiences rather than mere “thrill seeking”.

Fun! Above all, this is a fun experience that will keep teenagers engaged from start to finish. By creating a fun and positive atmosphere, our instructors keep young people engaged in the program and the learning opportunities that it entails. This is a holiday program with a difference.

 

Outward Bound has school holiday programs for all ages.

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Outward Bound Professional

Our Professional Development course 'Outward Bound Professional' provides a unique opportunity for your staff to experience challenging, custom-designed leadership and team-building sessions, delivered in stunning and natural envi...

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Professional Development Course

Outward Bound Professional is invested in building successful teams through helping them realise their potential in an outdoor learning environment.

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We believe the best leaders are those who never stop learning and building on the skills they already have. And, that this is the key to developing great, long-standing managers and strong teams.

At Outward Bound Professional, we know that the best way to learn about yourself and others is by doing. Our challenges use experiential education, teaching patience, listening skills and communication to develop leadership skills away from the four walls of an office.

Our professional development courses will give your upcoming leaders insight into their own capabilities and management methods, empowering them to inspire their own teams to know what they are capable of.

We will work with you to identify required course length, outcomes, activities, and deliver the breakthrough results you want to achieve within the available timeframe. We work with all levels of an organisation, from graduate selection, induction and emerging leaders through to executive leadership team/s.

Course Outcomes

 

Outward Bound Professional courses focus on three key outcomes:

Resilience

Teamwork 

Lateral Thinking 

For more information on our professional development courses please download the brochure below and get in touch. For an in-depth discussion about our Outward Bound Professional course/s please phone us on 1800 267 999.

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Community Courses

At the Australian Outward Bound Development Fund we believe every young Australian should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. To enable Outward Bound programs to be as accessible as possible to those that ne...

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Our Development Fund

At the Australian Outward Bound Development Fund we believe every young Australian should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

To enable Outward Bound programs to be as accessible as possible to those that need it most, AOBDF offers scholarships to those who are financially, socially and geographically disadvantaged. We recognise that more young people experiencing a holistic education will help them realise their potential at a critical developmental phase in their lives.

Partnerships

 

To reach the most deserving participants, we work in partnership with other community organisations that are addressing the gap of disadvantage. Click here to see some of the organisations we work in conjunction with.

We are always looking to partner with organisations that share our vision of building a positive society of well-rounded, resilient, responsible, adaptable and compassionate people.

If you are a corporate group that has community needs and corporate social responsibility as part of your strategy, we can work with you to meet those needs. We provide life changing personal development programs for Indigenous youth, people from low socio-economic backgrounds, those recovering from substance abuse, people with disabilities or mental health issues and many more.

You can become a sponsor of an existing program or we can work with you to design a custom made program. By partnering with Outward Bound Australia you will be aligning with trusted and long standing for – purpose organisation that produces demonstrable social impact.

Make a donation

 

All of our work relies on the support of our community partners and generous donations from people like you. If you can, please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Australian Outward Bound Development Fund and give a life changing personal development opportunity to a young Australian in need.

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Summit to Sea

Take Outward Bound's most famous epic journey through three states, from Australia's highest mountain to the south coast of Victoria. In just under 4 weeks, you will discover new things about yourself and grow in ways you never th...

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ACT 06/01/21
NSW 06/01/21
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$5356.00 all inclusive

Next program:

 

Date: 6 January 2021

Location: Mt Kosciuszko to coastal Victoria

 

Summit to Sea is Outward Bound’s most famous epic adventure through three states, from Australia’s highest mountain to the south coast of Victoria. In 26 Days, you will discover new things about yourself, boost your self-confidence and grow in ways you never thought possible.

Be immersed in the sheer beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park and the wilderness regions of the Snowy River, unplug from modern technology and allow for personal reflection with far greater depth than possible in a conventional setting.

Learn new skills, and create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime as you navigate your way through planned routes with your group. Have fun, and challenge yourself through a range of outdoor adventures including hiking, mountain biking, white-water rafting and caving.

As you are guided by some of Australia’s best outdoor instructors you will be given opportunities to reflect on your life, your achievements, and your ambitions on our famous solo activity (we can’t give too much away).

Summit to Sea is a life changing adventure that should be experienced by everyone at some stage in their life. Summit to Sea is a perfect gift idea for students in transition to university from senior school (great 18th or 21st present), for people looking for leadership development, and for people in career and life transitions.

Outward Bound encourages you to take a look at some of our course blogs and testimonials for Summit to Sea – grasp how unique this course really is.

Getting Ready for Summit to Sea – A Brief Guide

A must read for those who are looking to enroll and build up some fitness.

Course testimonial 

www.outwardbound.org.au/uncategorized/adventure-summit-to-sea/

Ready to reach your potential? Know someone who could benefit from the Summit to Sea experience? Enroll or enquire online and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information on the course, or call us on 1800 267 999.

Course Outcomes

 

Self-confidence: Summit to Sea will help you to discover and then expand your potential. Through overcoming challenges within the program, you will learn the mental tools and strategies to seek out and overcome challenges in your life at home. Our expert instructors take a one on one approach to mentor and empower each individual to strive for their best.

Perspective & focus: By taking you out of your normal environment, Summit to Sea allows you the opportunity to reflect and gain insight on what is truly important to you. The immersive experience and stunning scenery are the perfect back drop for quiet and deep reflection. From this, you can evaluate your priorities and set your direction.

Adventure: The venue for this 26-day journey features the rolling plains of Australia’s high country, the rugged beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park and the iconic wilderness of the Snowy River. You will be immersed in breathtaking wilderness for the best part of a month, learning how to travel, survive and thrive in the great Australian bush.

Leadership Development: The Summit to Sea course offers practical leadership experience in a challenging yet supported environment. Underpinning all of our teaching on leadership is the belief that all people have unique capabilities and that through an awareness of our own and others strengths, we can provide effective and empowering leadership.

 

Outward Bound has school holiday programs for all ages.

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Discover

Designed for those looking to gain confidence in the outdoors and have a great time. Discover is a personal journey to reclaim your wanderlust.

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ACT 14/04/20
NSW No programs running
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TAS No programs running
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WA No programs running
$1,926 (all inclusive)

Discover is all about getting into the outdoors in a supportive and safe way, and makes a great alternative to the off the shelf tours available in the market.

Our highly experienced instructors will lead you into the great outdoors – often through sections without trails – to give you the confidence to explore on your own. We have designed this short program to empower, inspire and to educate those looking to reclaim their youth, as well as those getting into the outdoors for the first time.

Over the 5 days you will be immersed in a journey based expedition that seeks to immerse you into the wilderness and removes the conveniences of the modern world in favour of real conversation, shared challenges and a pervading sense of wonderment in the various inspiring landscapes we are proud to call our operational areas.  There is no wifi out here, but we guarantee you will have a better connection.

Bring your partner, your friend, your spouse or just yourself for the most engaging and uplifting journey you will experience this year.  Discover the outdoors in a new way, discover yourself.

 

Outward Bound has school holiday programs for all ages.

Navigator

Navigator is an opportunity to stretch your limits and build confidence & self-esteem. Aimed at developing leadership skills this makes a great addition to your resume.

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ACT 13/04/2020
NSW 13/04/2020
NT No programs running
QLD 13/04/2020
 
SA No programs running
TAS No programs running
VIC No programs running
WA No programs running
2,348 all inclusive

Next programs:

 

 

Date: 13th April 2020

Location: Tharwa, ACT.

Price: Navigator is valued at $2,348 incl GST.

 

If you’re just starting to think about your career or study path, don’t make a decision until you learn more about the strengths and abilities you may not even know you have.

Through adventure, laughter and some one-on-one with the wilderness, the Navigator course will give you personal motivation, boost your self-esteem and confidence, and provide you with the skills to map your journey of self-discovery! You’ll find you’re capable of more than you thought possible.

The Navigator course is 12-day personal development experience for youth aged 15-17. The Navigator program is full of adventure, wilderness, new friends and fun, whilst discovering and developing your potential! You will learn things about yourself you could never learn in a classroom. The focus is on you, however, you will share your adventure with other young adults in a close social group.

Get a head start by adding an Outward Bound certificate to your resume. Completing this program is a great achievement. It aims to provide a greater sense of self and the ability to face the future with confidence, resourcefulness and a determination to succeed in whatever you decide to do.

You will be picked up from a central designated meeting place in close proximity to the program location, and dropped off at an agreed departure point at the completion of your program.

The Navigator program qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh – Gold Residential Project.

Outward Bound Australia encourages you to read through some of the Navigator course blogs and testimonials. Please click below:

Course blog

www.outwardbound.org.au/uncategorized/australian-alps-spring-navigator/

Course testimonial

www.outwardbound.org.au/uncategorized/development/Course Outcomes

Ready to reach your potential? Know someone who could benefit from the Navigator experience? Enroll or enquire online and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information on the course, or call us on 1800 267 999.

Course outcomes

 

Self-confidence: Through physical, emotional and social challenges, the Navigator program helps young adults to learn more about their own potential. By spending time outside their comfort zone, young people will learn that they are capable of more than they realise and will develop the confidence to seek out and overcome challenges in their lives at home.

Initiative & motivation: The Navigator program teaches young people to take responsibility for their actions and mindsets. Outward Bound impels young people in to challenging experiences that force them to reconsider how much responsibility they are taking for their motivation and direction back at home.  Navigator participants commonly express a willingness to try new experiences and to find challenges for themselves after their programs.

Awareness of self & others: By taking adolescents away from their normal social environment (school), we allow them to explore their identity away from everyday peer pressures. This not only allows them to develop an understanding of themselves, it allows them to take on new roles in a social setting and to understand how they can affect those around them.

Leadership development: The Navigator program offers adolescents the opportunity to lead in a challenging yet supportive environment. By practicing their leadership in the outdoors, young people will experience immediate feedback and tangible results from their actions. Our expert instructors offer one-to-one mentoring to suit the natural style of each participant.

 

Outward Bound has school holiday programs for all ages.

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Classic School Course

Outward Bound Australia has been running expedition based programs for youth since 1956. Our Classic Schools course has remained a rite of passage for thousands of students each year.

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Outward Bound Australia has been running expedition based programs for youth since 1956. Our Classic School Course has remained a rite of passage for thousands of students each year.

The School course is typically between 7 to 12 days long and based on an experiential model of an extended journey removed from the influences of the modern world as much as possible, the course is designed to challenge and inspire the next generation of community leaders.

Key objectives of the course – in line with our core values – seek to promote and develop Integrity, Responsibility, Resilience, Compassion, Community Service, Environmental Awareness, and tenacity in pursuit of a goal. We believe that this course represents the highest level of professional outdoor education available in Australia and there are several schools that have cemented Outward Bound Australia into their curriculum as a central challenge and a right of passage.  

Contact us today and discuss how to tailor a program to suit your needs. 

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Family

Demands on our time and the pressures of modern living can mean that families may miss opportunities to share great experiences together and build strong family relationships.

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Upcoming dates

ACT 24/04/20
NSW To be confirmed
NT No programs running
QLD To be confirmed
 
SA No programs running
TAS No programs running
VIC No programs running
WA No programs running
$880 all inclusive

Next program:

 

Date: April 24th 2020

Location: Tharwa, ACT.

 

Price: The Family program is valued at $880 incl GST.

 

Demands on our time and the pressures of modern living can mean that families may miss opportunities to share great experiences together and build strong family relationships.

Outward Bound aims to strengthen important family relationships by providing a family get-away with a difference and a bonding experience you’ll never forget! Our 4 day family program encourages participants to support one another and connect through dialogue, personal reflection, working together and creating fantastic life-long memories. This is a rare opportunity to see your family in a whole new light. The family course is for youth aged 12-16 years of age with an accompanying adult/s.

Have fun sharing your adventure with other families who are on their own exciting journey. Adolescence is an important time for young people to build strong and healthy relationships with parents and carers in their life. Outward Bound helps families to build these relationships by offering programs around Australia.

If you are wondering which Outward Bound program is best for you or your child, please contact us as we would be happy to help (1800 267 999). 

Outward Bound Australia encourages you to visit our course blog section for Family, please click below:

Course blog

https://www.outwardbound.org.au/uncategorized/rainforest-family-program-spring-2017/

Would you or someone you know benefit from the Family experience? Enroll or enquire online and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information on the course, or call us on 1800 267 999.

Course Outcomes

 

Fun and Adventure: Above all, this is a fun and enjoyable time together and is a great way to experience the Australian bush with the help and support of Outward Bound’s expert instructors.

Unique Shared Experience: The Family Program creates a shared experience that will be recalled and drawn upon for years to come.  With increasing demands on our time and the pressures of modern living, opportunities to just spend time together are precious and will become a point of connection for years to come.

Greater understanding of one another: Through facilitated reflection, family members will gain greater insight into how they relate to one another and may even learn a few new things about each other.  Family course participants typically report that they feel a deeper and stronger connection with one another.

 

Outward Bound has school holiday programs for all ages.

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Short Program

Our short program is specifically designed around the needs of busy schools. Call us and discuss your requirements today.

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Outward Bound’s school camps and short programs are customised to the outcomes your school wishes to achieve, with expedition/journey-based programs, activity based programs or a mixture of the two, ranging from three-day on-site leadership programs to twelve day expeditions.

Our highly trained and experienced staff deliver a custom designed program using experiential teaching techniques and incorporating challenging activities and initiatives into the framework of the course.

Some of the activities may include: expeditioning, ropes course (high and low), abseiling, rock-climbing, rafting and/or raft-building, canoeing, navigating, bush-cooking, solo, and team building games and initiatives.

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