activities

SCHOOL CAMP

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Here at Elanda Eco Camp we support:

Active participation in Outdoor Recreational activities that focus more on Inclusiveness and Fair Play in a positive, healthy and supportive learning environment.
The initiative of Queensland Government, Health & Wellbeing and encourage a supportive and active team environment in all our programs
Our camps create a social environment for kids to interact, Be Active, Be Healthy and Be Outdoors!!

Elanda Eco Camp offers more than 20 school camp activities, including:


ABSEILING

Abseiling is an activity that pushes student’s boundaries, develops resilience under pressure and challenges them personally.

Learning outcomes:

  • Resilience under pressure
  • Learning to deal with fear and overcome challenging situations
  • Challenging individual potential
  • Team support & positive encouragement to help others achieve goals



ARCHERY

Archery was historically used for hunting and combat and has now become an Olympic sport. At Elanda Point Eco Camp, the aim of the activity is to provide students with a new recreational activity and develop motor skills.

Learning outcomes:

  • Hand eye coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • How to string a bow and shoot safely



ARTIFICIAL ROCK CLIMBING TOWER

The Rock Climbing Tower is a simulated natural rock surface with a series of challenging climbs and varying artificial climbing holds.

Learning outcomes:

  • Resilience under pressure
  • Learning to deal with fear and overcome challenging situations
  • Challenging individual potential
  • Team support & positive encouragement to help others achieve goals



BEACH CARNIVAL

Teams and individuals challenge each other in a series of fun-filled activities and surf lifesaving skills guaranteed to have students engaged, energetic and possibly a little sandy, as they participate and cheer on their team mates.

Learning outcomes:

  • Surf Life Saving Skills
  • Watercraft use
  • Teamwork & individual skills



BUSH NAVIGATION

Navigation requires skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Our students head off into the National Park using their new skills to navigate to some local historical sites. This is a rewarding and fundamental outdoor activity exploring and learning about our historical area.

Learning outcomes:

  • Military land navigation & orienteering
  • Topographic knowledge of Cooloola National Park
  • Confidence in looking at maps & using compas



CANOEING

Canoeing is a great way to explore our natural waterways and is a rewarding recreational activity. It is a watercraft with a history behind the design dating back thousands of years. Option to include a hike to this activity. We have several trails available to suit varying fitness levels and age groups.

Learning outcomes:

  • Physical endurance
  • Teamwork steering a canoe (2-3 seater Canadian style canoes)
  • Communication & quick decision-making
  • Safe conduct in and around water craft vessels



FIELD SPORTS

Students will be split into teams and participate in a series of fun activities that focus more on active participation than competition. The emphasis is on ‘TEAMWORK’ and how each individual contributes within a team.

Learning outcomes:

  • Physical endurance
  • Basic field game knowledge
  • Teamwork & personal growth



GIANT SWING

Students will be able to push their individual fear zones and trust levels while participating in this activity while being reassured by our instructors on the safety of the equipment. The whole team is required to pull the ‘Swinger’ up as far as they choose.

Learning outcomes:

  • Resilience under pressure
  • Learning to deal with fear and overcome challenging situations
  • Challenging individual potential
  • Team support & positive encouragement to help others achieve goals



HISTORICAL ECO HIKE

We are fortunate to have such beautiful and historical places within working distance of Elanda Eco Camp. We can cater for different age groups and challenges with a variety of distances and sites nearby.

These historical Eco Hikes can also be turned into an overnight stay with a canoe paddle back to Elanda the next day.

Learning outcomes:

  • Local knowledge of Cooloola National Park & its history
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Physical endurance



KAYAKING

Kayaking is another great way to explore our natural waterways and is a rewarding recreational activity.  After being briefed, the students will put their new skills to the test as we involve a number of games and exploration of Lake Cootharaba.

Learning outcomes:

  • Physical endurance
  • Kayaking manouvering
  • Quick decision-making
  • Safe conduct in and around water craft vessels



LEAP OF FAITH

Students climb to the top of an eight-metre timber pole and gain strength and trust to jump out and touch a suspended ball all safely instructed and belayed by our qualified staff.

Learning outcomes:

  • Resilience under pressure
  • Learning to deal with fear and overcome challenging situations
  • Challenging individual potential
  • Team support & positive encouragement to help others achieve goals



MOUNTAIN BIKING

We teach you the skills to ride safely and practice these in a safe and controlled environment with a number of fun but challenging skill tests before exploring our specifically made mountain bike course and dirt tracks. The pace of this activity will vary to meet the the group and provide time for those to learn.

Learning outcomes:

  • Basic knowledge on bikes and their mechanics
  • Quick decision-making
  • Safe bike conduct



NATURAL ROCK CLIMBING

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. Outdoor rock climbing involves the whole team to belay the climber safely up the rock face and down again.

Learning outcomes:

  • Resilience under pressure
  • Learning to deal with fear and overcome challenging situations
  • Challenging individual potential
  • Team support & positive encouragement to help others achieve goals



EVERGLADES ECO CRUISE & HIKE

The cruise includes a trip from elanda ecocamp to Harry’s hut with commentary by local guide & morning or afternoon tea in the wilderness. This excursion is an excellent complement to National Curriculum Objectives including Science Understanding.

Pristine Wilderness

  • The Noosa Everglades, is recognised as a ‘Wetland of International Importance’
  • Over 44% of all Australia’s bird species reside within this spectacular region, 1,365 species of plants and over 700 native animals co-exist here.



ORIENTEERING

We then send the students off and with the first clue ripped open, teams are on their way to a great adventure. Working together teams will follow orienteering directions and arrive at each activity stations to complete each challenge. The Elanda Great Race is an adventure-based team building activity that provides a great opportunity to turn learning a new skill into fun.

Learning outcomes:

  • Navigation & Team Work
  • Compass use
  • Reading a map



RAFT BUILDING

Raft building on the water’s edge of our 500m beach and Lake Cootharaba, students are given the task of designing and building their own raft to race against each other. Once your rafts are built the real fun starts as we put them through a number of different challenges.

Learning outcomes:

  • Team Work
  • Practical problem solving
  • Basic knowledge of raft building



STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

We use inflatable boards that are user friendly, along with PFD’s to keep you safe. With 500m of beach front and a lake that’s only hip deep it’s a perfect place to learn a new skill and have fun. Our qualified instructors will take you through the basics before challenging you with different manoeuvres and turns.

Learning outcomes:

  • The basics of SUP
  • Safe conduct in and around water crafts
  • Physical endurance



SURVIVAL SKILLS

Survival skills are techniques that any person may use in order to sustain life in any type of natural environment. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life which include fire, water, food, and shelter.

Learning outcomes:

  • Making a fire
  • Source water & food
  • Building Shelter
  • WIldlife & Wilderness knowledge



TEAM BUILDING / LEADERSHIP

A series of fun, interactive and non-threatening activities that will help your group work cohesively together in a fun environment. Learning outcomes:

  • Building confidence
  • Recognise and managing emotions
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Exercise trust and respect



NIGHT ACTIVITY

NIGHT HIKE

Instructors will lead students through the national park looking for animals and other night life. Students are taught about minimal impact and the safety of hiking at night before they set off. There is always a good spot to turn off all torches, check out the stars and reflect on the day. It’s the perfect way to end the day and tire the group out.

Learning outcomes:

  • Night orienteering
  • Safe conduct in the wilderness
  • Physical endurance



NIGHT ACTIVITY

LANTERN STALK

Students learn quickly that the best way to win is by stalking the lantern, they will learn cunning, stealth and patience to be the victor. It is the challenge for the instructors and teachers to defend the lantern armed with torches. This is a great activity for both students and teachers with a few different twists to be added through the night.

Learning outcomes:

  • Teamwork
  • Physical endurance



NIGHT ACTIVITY

TRIVIA NIGHT

Eco Camp Trivia Nights are all about having fun. A typical format consists of 4 to 6 rounds of 10 questions, chosen from dozens of popular topics. In-between rounds a member from each team will have an opportunity to compete in a fun challenge for bonus points!

Learning outcomes:

  • Teamwork



NIGHT ACTIVITY

RED FACES

Red Faces is all about the group having fun and a laugh in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students prepare during their down time. All acts and songs need to be appropriate – with the aim of entertaining the audience and making sure that everyone has a great time! Our Elanda Instructor will be the RED FACES HOST with the teachers being the scoring panel.

Learning outcomes:

  • Aboriginal culture and history



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