Extended programs

Introduction to Extended programs:

Welcome to our Extended Programs, where students embark on an extraordinary journey of personal growth, community living, and adventure. Designed to offer an immersive experience beyond the traditional classroom, our extended programs combine elements of outdoor education, community engagement, and academic learning, fostering lifelong skills and unforgettable memories.  

Our extended programs run for 10+ days at either Charnwood or Anglesea Valley Lodge. We will work closely with your schools to create tailor-made itineraries that align with your educational goals, ensuring a seamless integration of the program with the school’s curriculum. 

Program highlights:  

Community Living: 

  • Home Away from Home: Students reside in a vibrant and supportive community, creating lasting friendships and a sense of belonging. 
  • Community Activities: Engage in communal tasks, such as food preparation, shared responsibilities, and collaborative decision-making, promoting teamwork and cooperation. 
  • Personal Growth: Develop resilience, adaptability, and independence through living in a close-knit community environment. 

Adventure and Journey-Based Components: 

    • Outdoor Exploration: Embark on exhilarating adventures and journey-based activities that challenge students both mentally and physically. 
    • Environmental Stewardship: Promote environmental awareness and sustainability through hands-on experiences in nature. 
    • Leadership Development: Foster leadership skills, decision-making abilities, and problem-solving aptitude during outdoor challenges and team-building exercises. 

    Academic Integration: 

    • Blending Classroom Learning: Our extended programs can seamlessly integrate regular classroom learning either onsite of via online learning 

    Elevate your school’s outdoor education program to unparalleled heights with our Extended Programs. Through community living, adventure-based experiences, culinary exploration, and academic integration, our programs empower students to become well-rounded individuals ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the world. 

    Contact us today to learn more about our Extended Programs and secure your spot for an extraordinary educational adventure. 

    Charnwood Outdoor Centre is located within a 3-hour drive from Melbourne CBD or 40mins from Benalla. The campsite can sleep up to 110 people in dorm beds or offer an array of camping options depending on group numbers.


    Flying Fox over Dam, Archery, Bush walking, Mountain Bike riding, Abseiling (natural rockface), Initiatives, Bush craft



    Anglesea Valley Lodge

    Anglesea Valley Lodge is located within a 1.5hr drive from Melbourne CBD or 40mins from Geelong. The campsite can sleep up to 100 people in dorm beds or offer an array of camping options depending on group numbers.


    Mid Ropes course, Archery, Bush walking, Mountain Bike riding, rock climbing, surfing & canoeing (off site), Initiatives, Bush crafts.