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Swap screen time for green time these holidays with our nature connection programs.

Bush Kids Winter Holiday Program

When children immerse themselves in nature, they explore, discover, take risks and learn about themselves, others, and the natural world.

 

For children aged 5 - 15yrs. Older or younger may be suitable. Please contact us to discuss.

 

Days: Tuesdays during the holidays. Select your date in calendar below.

Session times:

Morning: 9am - 12pm

Afternoon: 12pm - 3pm

Full day: 9am - 3pm

Price: $50 for a half-day, $95 for a full day.

Drop-off available for children 7yrs and older although care givers are welcome to attend. Children 6 years and younger must be supervised by a caregiver unless discussed by prior arrangement.

 

We follow the forest school philosophy where we provide the time and space for children to learn new skills through play. The aim is to promote children’s holistic development, which in turn fosters resilient, confident, independent, and creative learners. Benefits of which include: social and emotional development, physical fitness, love of nature, improved mental health, learning by experience, and exposure to manageable risk.

 

Session activities may include:

Bush and creek exploring

Nature craft

Bow and arrow making

Fire making and cooking

Shelter building

Swimming and wading

Rope swings

Whittling

Natural weaving and so much more.

Daily activities vary depending on the weather, age group, interests. We normally have a large supply of resources for many different activities and help children work into a project. There is also plenty of unstructured time for free play in nature.

 

Location:

Our activity site in Samford Valley is right beside a creek surrounded by native bushland and remnant rainforest. Children can climb trees, explore, wade and swim in the waterhole beside our camp. Whenever there are children in the water we have a dedicated supervising staff person watching over them. Depending on the season we can also pick wild mulberries and harvest natural materials for our nature craft projects.

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