Introduction to Iconic programs:
These are our iconic programs. An iconic program is a program that takes the student well beyond what they would normally experience in a standard school outdoor education program.
They are programs that introduce activities and ideas that challenge the way that students can think about themselves, think about what is possible and expand their future opportunities and horizons.
While most of our programs have iconic components, we have identified these as programs that are truly a journey of the mind body, spirit and soul….. journeys that are as much about others as they are about themselves.
Central Australia is undoubtedly an amazing part of Australia that has to be experienced. Auscamp has designed an 11-14 day journey taking in some of the most iconic scenery Australia has to offer. On this journey, you do more than just see the incredible sights.
Not only do you have the opportunity to visit the likes of Uluru, Lake Eyre, Kings Canyon; you also have the opportunity to experience indigenous culture, visit desert outback towns like Oodnadatta and cattle stations, follow the Old Ghan Line and even experience riding bikes on outback tracks.
This came about after a specific request from one of our schools, and as a result, we now offer this program to all. It involves travelling to Sydney by train, touring the main sights before heading north the Kuringai Chase National Park.
Followed by sailing an ocean yacht around magnif-icent waterways. The trip concludes by flying, training or bussing back to Melbourne.
The Duke of Ed program is an international award that is available to 14-25 year olds. The award is comprised of three levels, bronze, silver and gold.
At each level, there are four components to complete, including service, skill, physical recreation and adventurous journey, with gold level having to also complete a residential project. This award equips young people with the skills and confidence to achieve their personal best throughout the program and in the everyday world.
Auscamp offers the opportunity for individuals to participate in this program, and gain valuable, life changing experiences, that not only benefit themselves but also the
Duke of edinburgh program
Our Canberra program is not just a bus trip, but also a journey of discovery to our Nations Capital. We always have one of our great guides with you, and we try to visit places off the beaten track.
With Charnwood, we have the perfect location for running 7 day (or longer programs) where students can come, live and learn about sustainability and lifestyle. In this environment they should be able to experience the direct effects. The students would live their day to day life with all the modern conveniences, hot water, good food, cinemas, internet, outdoor adventure activities and so on.
They would however see and experience that all this comes at a cost. To have these modern conveniences they would have to contribute directly to the program. For example, to heat the buildings they would need to cut wood and keep the boiler stoked, manage and record the operation of the waste water treatment plant, operate the recycling system and assist with the livestock. This program enables the students to experience the effects of their “footprint” on the environment and consequently climate change. This can all be tied into the school curriculum and linked to VELS.