For people living with a disability
Multi-Day Camps (NDIS)
These tours are specifically designed for people living with a disability who want to boost independence, social skills and community participation. Small groups and a high staff-to-participant ratio make sure you get the individual attention you need. Everything is provided - all you need to bring are clothes and a drink bottle. Our destinations include the Victorian High Country (4 days), the Great Otways (4 days), and the Victorian Deserts (5 days). Camps run between September and May, and costs vary between $2,400 and $3,000 per participant, depending on duration of the camp. If you are on a self-managed or provider-managed NDIS plan, you can claim participation costs. If you're ready to register, hit the button below to see which adventures are currently open for registration. And if you have any questions, please be in touch on [email protected].
1:1 Mentoring Series (NDIS)
If you think you'd benefit from getting out and about on a regular basis and want to combine this with conversations and activities designed to build you self-confidence, independence, fitness, and community participation capacity, this is for you! We started the 1:1 Adventure Series on the request of camps participants and really enjoyed watching our participants grow - so now, we make this component available as its standalone program. We can work in very small groups (max 3 participants) to build social skills further - but we learnt that our participants really value the 1:1 aspect because it gives them freedom to talk - or be quiet for a little while. We pick you up and drop you off at your home and pick our destinations and activities together with you, and we tailor our content to assist with your personal goals. If you are on a self-managed or provider-managed NDIS plan, you can claim participation costs, which vary between $600 and $1200 per day, depending on number of participants (additional costs for pickups further than 35km from our base in Dookie 3646).
For schools and communities
We've had a lot of interest from schools to develop initiatives that address localised issues. Whether it's the mental health affects of drought, or bringing about better social inclusion, or fostering aspirations and healthy relationships - our approach can be adapted for different contexts and participants depending on age, capabilities, and intended outcomes.
We tend to work intensively with schools, communities and families well before we hit the tracks, including visits and presentations tailored to specific audiences. We like to integrate community/school representatives as volunteer staff joining the adventure, which also helps sustaining our impact. After the adventure, we follow up with each participant's family and the school / community. In some instances, we provide intensive supports for individuals we're particularly concerned about. This can include soft referrals to (mental) health service providers, a GP, or social service providers.
Absolutely everything is provided, from risk management and registration processes right through to fishing tackle, swags, sleeping bags and food. We're insured and qualified, and we're experienced in working with people with diverse needs.
The cost of an initiative depends somewhat on the design - the number of participants, the destination, the number of staff required, and the intensity of preparation and follow-up work. Call us for a chat, or submit a booking enquiry and we'll get in touch.
What does it feel like?
We provide each group with GoPros so that they can document their journey in their own words. We then edit their footage into a short movie (about 20-30mins each) and publish it on our YouTube channel. This way, participants can relive their adventure and share their experience with others, including friends, family, and school.
What's the impact?
Meet Charlee. She came with us on the Otway Magic tour in early 2020 (check out her trip video above). We had run resilience boosting camps for young people affected by the last drought. Parents and participants gave excellent feedback, including to the sponsor of the initiative, Murrumbidgee PHN. They commissioned this video - we didn't have any input into what was said or filmed, and we weren't present either, so this is unsolicited feedback explaining exactly what we're setting out to do! Below are comments from teachers and parents also.