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Scenic Rim to River December 2018

 
December 10, 2018 9:42AM
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Welcome to the first Summer Scenic Rim to River The adventure has started with all 11 team members geared up and ready to go. Whilst it is hot they are up to the challenge. Throughout the 14 day challenge they will be learning and practicing leadership, setting goals for themselves and pushing their own self […]

My mum is sending me on Outward Bound adventure…

 
December 07, 2018 10:17AM
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So your Mum (or Dad) have sat next to you on the couch and clear their throat.. ”Ahem…[insert your name] or darling etc. I’ve seen this cool adventure you can go on next school holidays” You roll your eyes. “It’s called Outward Bound and it’s 12 days camping in the wilderness doing heaps of fun […]

Staff in the spotlight: Meet Kevin!

 
November 27, 2018 12:06PM
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At Outward Bound Australia we have an amazing diversity of passionate staff. Meet Kevin Neff. Kevin hails from the USA and has been working at Outward Bound Australia for the past year and a half. Kevin brings an exuberance to his role as In Field Supervisor as he mentors other staff members to bring out […]

Feedback: Learn how to give it, learn how to take it and do both – regularly! 

 
October 31, 2018 11:22AM
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Guest Blogger: Ben J Kelly Ben has a wide range of job experiences including as an officer in the Australian Army and working as an instructor and Business Development Manager for Outward Bound Australia. He currently teaches at a secondary school in Perth, WA.  In 2007, I had applied to become a staff in training […]

Bush Cook Tips – Get Your Roast On!!

 
October 23, 2018 10:27AM
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If you’ve ever been around a campfire and someone is cooking something delicious you will know that feeling of excited anticipation for the feast to come under the stars. Instructor Marita Hills knows this feeling all too well as she loves to cook outdoors. Marita (Winner Great Aussie Camp Oven Cook Up 3rd Best Roast in […]

Australian Alps Navigator | October 2018

 
October 01, 2018 11:35AM
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Hello, and welcome to the blog for Outward Bound Australia’s Navigator program! This blog will follow the adventure of the October 2018 program. Throughout the program, check back each day for updates on what is happening. Like what you see? Proud of your young person? Leave a message in the comment section below.    Day 1 […]

Australian Alps Young Explorer | October 2018

 
October 01, 2018 11:34AM
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Hello, and welcome to the blog for Outward Bound Australia’s Young Explorer program! This blog will follow the adventure of the October 2018 program. Throughout the program, check back each day for updates on what is happening. Like what you see? Proud of your young person? Leave a message in the comment section below.    Day […]

A Teacher’s Perspective

 
October 01, 2018 10:08AM
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Guest Blogger: Mark ‘Shrimpy’ Shrimpton Mark Shrimpton began his Outdoor Education career obtaining a Bachelor of Education in Outdoor / Physical Education) from Liverpool John Moore University, UK in 1982. Since then he has pursued a 36-year career working internationally as a school teacher and deputy principal; instructor/coach/adventure guide; corporate training & development course director […]

Navigator – Rainforest – September 2018

 
September 24, 2018 3:05PM
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Welcome all to the Navigator – Rainforest blog for these September holidays.  This blog will follow these intrepid Navigator’s news over the next 12 days. Not your conventional school holiday on the couch that is for sure! We will endeavor to post something everyday, however there will sometimes be a delay as the stories and […]

A Lesson in Self Discovery

 
September 18, 2018 2:17PM
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Laura Marshall is a former Outward Bound Australia staff member (2004 to 2012). Laura now lives in Canberra, ACT, where she works as a secondary school teacher. Laura is also an ultra-endurance athlete who in between 29th September and 9th October 2018 will attempt to become the very FIRST solo Australian woman to take on […]

Reminiscing with Col

 
September 13, 2018 2:57PM
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At the recent Outward Bound Asia Pacific Symposium in Hong Kong, Outward Bounder Col Bolton was invited to share his life journey as an outdoor educator and adventurer. For a number of years Col worked at the Outward Bound Australia, Fisherman’s Point campus. Col currently resides in Hong Kong and still gets out to lead […]

The first 12 months – An Instructor’s Journey

 
August 30, 2018 11:46AM
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8 years ago Jennie was a young person on an Outward Bound program thanks to the support of her local Lions Club. Describing the experience as a “big reality check” and “hating the first three days” Jennie realized during her own Outward Bound journey that she had ultimate control over her life. With a greater […]

5 reasons to go on your next adventure!

 
August 30, 2018 11:34AM
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Have you ever been caught Googling your next adventure at work? Looking out the window at your university lecture day dreaming of going hiking on the weekend? Want to push the boundaries of what you think you can do in the wild? Chuck down that pen, turn off the computer monitor…hold on!! Finish reading this […]

Summit to Sea – An Opportunity Like No Other

 
July 30, 2018 12:36PM
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Recently starting her career as a teacher, Rearne Bray looks back on her Summit to Sea adventure in Team Watson from the start of this year. Thanks to Rearne for the photos. In your own words what is Summit to Sea? Summit to Sea is an opportunity like no other. It is an experience that will challenge, […]

Young Explorer – Rainforest – July 2018

 
July 09, 2018 9:18AM
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Welcome to Young Explorer – Rainforest Who’s up for an adventure? We’ve got 16 keen and excited young people heading out for 5 fun filled days of adventure this week. Follow their journey as they learn to work together as a team, challenge themselves and experience the beautiful environment around them. We know you’ll be […]

Navigator – Rainforest – July 2018

 
July 02, 2018 8:57AM
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11 young people on a 12 day adventure in sunny Northern NSW.  Welcome all to the Navigator – Rainforest blog for these July holidays.  Check out these young adventurer’s news over the next 12 days. We’ll try our best to get some stories or photos posted every day but sometimes there is a bit of […]

Navigator – Success backed up by Research

 
May 07, 2018 4:05PM
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Posted by Caroline Bowman and Michael Peoples Recently, 28 young people from a variety of backgrounds and geographical locations converged on Outward Bound Australia’s National Campus to take part in the Navigator 12-day adventure for 15 – 17 year-olds. Whilst they learnt about navigating through the wilderness, what these young people at the start of […]

Navigator – Australian Alps – April 2018

 
April 16, 2018 3:22PM
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12 days 28 adventurers 4 instructors Let’s GO!! Welcome all to the Navigator – Australian Alps blog for these April holidays. We are super excited to have two teams of 14 young adventurers set to go on their 12 day challenge through the spectacular Namadgi National Park. Everyone is settling in and getting to know […]

Young Explorer – Australian Alps – April 2018

 
April 16, 2018 11:13AM
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Adventure awaits!! It’s Day 1 and we have just met our brilliant team members. Everyone is excited to be here and take part in a fantastic week. Stay tuned as we try and get you the very best reports from the team on how they are going, what are their biggest successes and what adventures […]

Rainforest Navigator, Spring 2017 – Youth Development Program

 
September 20, 2017 4:25PM
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Welcome to the Blog for our Spring Rainforest Navigator Program which is starting this weekend on Saturday 23 September from our beautiful Northern Rivers Base, just outside of Uki, NSW. Follow our 16 participants as they undertake a remarkable and challenging journey alongside our rivers, through national parks and heritage listed rainforest areas.  In these […]

Young Explorer – Rainforest – October 2018

 
October 03, 2018 6:16PM

Welcome to Young Explorer – Rainforest Who’s up for an adventure? We’ve got 17 keen and excited young people heading out for 5 fun filled days of adventure this week. Follow their journey as the...

Tweed Young Environmental Leaders Program 2018

 
September 26, 2018 4:04PM

Welcome to the blog for the Tweed Young Environmental Leaders Program 2019! What an exciting opportunity for these intrepid young leaders.  This is an incredible opportunity funded by the Tweed Shire...

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