Activities

Activities at Glenhaven Park Camp

 

All of our activities are based on experiential learning that encourages individuals to participate in a group environment and work to a level of challenge which stretches them but is not threatening. Safety is our priority so all our activities are conducted by qualified and experienced staff members using industry approved techniques; we provide all necessary safety equipment which are professionally maintained.

 

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  • Low Ropes Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Low Ropes Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Low Ropes Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • High Ropes Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • High Ropes Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • High Ropes Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Giant Swing at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Giant Swing at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Giant swing at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Giant Swing at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Archery Course at Glenhaven Park and Activities
  • Archery at Glenhaven Park and Activities

 

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Listed below are the activities that are available that can add another dimension to your camp experience.

 

Activities Year 4 & up

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  • Initiatives: Initiatives are best described as team building challenges that focus more on planning, problem solving, and creative thinking, than on physical ability. Our course includes; Spider’s Web, Croc Pit, Islands, Aussie Switch, Mohawk Walk, Prouty’s Landing and more!
  • Giant Swing: The Giant Swing is always a favourite because it’s extremely exhilarating and fun! After being harnessed in by our instructor, the rest of the group pull the participant to the top of the swing (or as high as they want to go). The participant then pulls the rip-cord and self-releases the swing, it’s a great activity to build confidence at heights and is a perfect example of the “Challenge by Choice” philosophy.
  • Low Ropes Course: Using cables, ropes and wooden beams strung among poles, teams explore risk taking, leadership and communication. The low ropes course adventure also highlights problem-solving, coaching and collaboration. The low ropes elements are close to the ground so the perceived risk is low, but still challenging to complete. Course elements include; Swinging Log, Cat Walk, Weaver, See Saw, Multivine, Tension Traverse, Rigger’s Walk, Tied Two Lines, Stirrups & Horizontal Ladder.
  • High Ropes Course: Our high ropes course is a series of cables, platforms, ropes, and tires. The platforms are 10 metres above the ground. Participants are safely attached to the course at all times. High ropes offer the maximum perceived risk with low actual risk (i.e. it is a safe way to challenge yourself) through experiential learning. Course elements include; Multivine, Postman’s walk, Stirrups, Tension Traverse, Tied Two Line & Riggers Walk.
  • Leap of Faith: Participants must muster all their confidence and courage to climb to the top of our 10 metre pamper pole, before they put their faith in themselves to jump and reach to catch the mid-air suspended trapeze. Participants are supported by a harness and rope.
  • Tower Challenge: Utilising crates the team must help the participant create a tower within a time frame that challenges their ability to problem solve and work co-operatively for the best achievable outcome. The tower challenge can be used for 1 group or as a challenge within a couple of teams to see whose team works best together. The participant on the crates are harnessed and belayed with a rope.
  • Giants Ladder: A great team relationship activity. Done in pairs, the giant’s ladder is a powerful tool. Imagine a ladder eight feet wide and 10 metres high with logs for rungs. Each step gets progressively bigger, from three to six feet apart. Participants find out quickly how important it is to help each other and that their success depends on the success of their teammate.
  • Orienteering: Orienteering is a sport wherein participants must navigate from one point to another using a map. Participants develop strategies to navigate from one site to another. Orienteering provides: *Mental Challenges *Fun *Lifetime skills *Physical Activity *Excitement.
  • Bush Skills: An activity designed to show the advantages of team work as participants work in groups to gather food, water, shelter and fire to aid the group survival.
  • Archery: Archery helps improve concentration, boosts confidence, and self-image. It’s a sport that’s fun, but also allows participants of any age or skill level to compete against others or challenge themselves individually.
  • River Hike: The group explores the Light River which runs near the campsite learning about the history of the area, the environment, flora & fauna; whilst enjoying the benefits of healthy walk.

 

Activities Reception to Year 3

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  • Warm up games: Are activities which provide an opportunity for group members to have fun; they lead to lots of interaction between each other and focus on effort rather than success/failure. Our warms ups include; keep me off the ground, how long is a minute and a bush obstacle course.
  • Initiatives: Initiatives are best described as team building challenges that focus more on planning, problem solving, and creative thinking, than on physical ability. There are 5 different sessions of Initiatives spread over a program which are:
    • 1. All aboard, SHHHH & Rope Shapes
    • Tank
    • Survivor
    • Search for Wildlife
    • Pipe Challenge
  • Aboriginal Dreaming: Starting with a Kaurna Dreaming story we explore the natural world through paint and then write a story using traditional Aboriginal imagery.
  • Recycling: Encouraging sustainability we tell the story of what to recycle and where recycled goods go, with a game and a tour of our composting area where the good bugs grow!
  • Mini Hike: The group explores the Light River which runs near the campsite learning about the flora & fauna, we go ponding in the river and enjoy the benefits of healthy walk.
  • Planets: We explore the universe and our relation to it, art & craft activities including the making of a giant sun that will be the centrepiece of the camp dining room for the duration of the camp (this activity is on day 1 of camp).

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