The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Residential Project

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The Gold Residential Project offers Participants unique experiences that truly broaden horizons, challenges their outlook and/or extends their comfort zone.
At the heart of the Gold Residential Project is the undertaking of a purposeful experience with people who are not the Participant’s usual companions, working towards a common goal. Adding to this, the young person is also outside of their usual place of residence, often in an unfamiliar environment with unfamiliar people. It is hoped that the Gold Residential Project rewards Gold Award Participants with a sense of personal achievement, enhanced social connection with new and interesting people, and a truly life changing experience.

Residential Project Locations & Dates

Next Dates: 18-22 January 2021

 

Location: Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC)

Arrival: 9:45am on 18 January (Day 1)

Departure: 2:00pm on 22 January (Day 5)

 

What Is The Purpose Of This Residential Project?

Bush regeneration within the Blue Mountains National Park. Offered in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council and Bushcare. Your activities may include tree planting, weed removal, and litter picking. You will be guided in how to ‘see’ the bush when it is damaged and restored.

You will also take part in Welcome to Country with local Traditional Custodians, and learn how to recognise constellations in the night sky (weather and visibility permitted).

 

Your Residential Project registration fee includes:

  • 4 nights / 5 days accommodation in cabin style rooms with flushing toilets and hot showers
  • Guided project
  • All meals for the duration of your stay, catered by a professional pastry chef!
  • Welcome to Country
  • Stargazing instruction
  • Campfire night (weather and fire bans permitting)
  • 24/7 supervision. Outward Bound team will be with you/your child at all times.
  • Group emergency communications
  • National park fees (where applicable)

Next Dates: TBC

 

What Is The Purpose Of This Residential Project?

(July & September 2020)

Bushfire recovery and mitigation project on Outward Bound Australia’s national base in Tharwa, ACT. Exact activities will be decided closer to the time of your project, but may include tree planting, weed removal,  and fire-proofing tasks near infrastructure. We will also add an adventure activity or two, weather permitting, because no-one should live life with all work and no play.

Your registration fee includes:

  • 4 nights / 5 days accommodation in cabin style rooms with flushing toilets and hot showers
  • Guided project
  • All meals for the duration of your stay
  • Flora and Fauna session with local Ranger (subject to availability)
  • Campfire night
  • All transport during project time (as required)
  • 24/7 supervision. Outward Bound team will be with you/your child at all times.
  • Group emergency communications incl. satellite phone and emergency beacons
  • National park fees (if applicable)
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