- Monday 20 – Friday 24 September 2021
- Monday 17 – Friday 21 January 2022
Location: Tharwa, ACT
Arrival: 10:30am on Day 1
Departure: 2:00pm on Day 5
For participants who require public transport to reach Canberra, a shuttle bus is available to assist in getting to and from the program location. We offer the following pick-up and drop-off times:
- Day 1:
- Kingston Train Station at 9:30am
- Canberra Airport at 10:00am
- Day 5:
- Canberra Airport at 2:30pm
- Kingston Train Station at 3:00pm
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. Enrol 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? Enrol 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.
This is an example of what the Young Explorer program will include. The exact program schedule may change, depending on factors including weather, group ability, and available access within National Parks.
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.