Navigator Youth Development Program
Navigator Youth Development Program will give you personal motivation, boost your self-esteem and confidence, and provide you with the skills to map your journey of self-discovery. Through adventure, laughter and some one-on-one with the wilderness, you’ll find you’re capable of more than you thought possible.
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.
Navigator is a 12-day personal development program 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 never could in a classroom. The focus is on you, however, you will share your adventure with other young adults in as 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.
Getting to and from the program
Outward Bound offer a bus shuttle service between Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and Grampians National Park. This is provided at an additional cost of $75 per person, per journey.
Arrival Day 1:
Meet at the airport by 0915 for 0930 departure. Arrive at Grampians National Park for 1300 program start.
Departure Day 12:
Leave Grampians National Park at 1200. Arrive at the airport to check-in from 1600 (4pm).
The Navigator program qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential Project.
Classification: Activity based – Outdoor adventure courses
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your Assessment before arriving on program.
Outward Bound programs are beyond a simple outdoor experience. You have the chance to explore your core values and build your capacity for:
Through physical, emotional and social challenges, Navigator 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
Navigator teaches young people to take responsibility for their actions and mindsets. Outward Bound impels young people into 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 and Others
By taking adolescents away from their normal social environment, 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.
Navigator 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.