The Explore Outdoor program is the ideal program for schools looking to provide a day camp experience for their students or as a beginning or end of year activity.
The program aims to build leadership qualities, teamwork and resilience through a variety of fun, hands-on and team-oriented activities.
Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Cowan (Terms 2 and 3 only)
Students will work in small groups to complete a series of challenges. Each of these activities is designed to assist students to understand and develop leadership qualities, teamwork and resilience and include the plank walk, cannonball run and magic carpets
On completion, students will reflect on each activity and the qualities they thought were important in providing an effective outcome.
Working as a small team, students must construct a shelter using a tarp, ropes, pegs and any natural resources around them. Students must work together to design and build their shelter, using the skills of the whole group.
Wellbeing walk to nature spot
Students will navigate their way through the bush during a bush walk. On arrival at their destination, they will participate in a silent challenge encouraging positive connections with nature and developing skills in reflection, relaxation and resilience.
Art in nature
Students will sit in a special nature spot to connect with the natural environment around them. Using watercolours (provided by Gibberagong), the students will draw and paint their chosen subject. This immersion experience provides each student with the opportunity to study the detail and beauty of the natural setting. Artworks will be provided to the teacher to be taken back to school.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather
|Time||Class A||Class B||Class C||Class D|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
|10.30am||Initiative games||Shelter building||Wellbeing walk to nature spot||Art in nature|
|11.15am||Shelter building||Initiative games||Art in nature||Wellbeing walk to nature spot|
|12.00pm||Wellbeing walk to nature spot||Art in nature||Initiative games||Shelter building|
|1.15pm||Art in nature||Wellbeing walk to nature spot||Shelter building||Initiative games|
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
|Bus access map||
Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation
Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.
2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class.
NOTE: National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition
|Class numbers and size||
Up to 4 classes
Max. 30 students per class
Muogamarra (coming soon)
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear sports uniform.
||On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.|
||Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
Syllabus outcomes and content
PDHPE K-10 Syllabus
> investigates and participates in physical activities to promote the benefits of physical activity on health and wellbeing PD3-8
> applies and adapts self management skills to respond to personal and group situations PD3-9
> demonstrates a range of interpersonal skills that build and enhance relationships and promote inclusion in various situation PD3-10
Movement Skill and Performance
- participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities, for example:(ACPMP067)
- respond appropriately to others when working in small groups on movement tasks or challenges
Health safe and active lifestyles
- recommend appropriate actions to improve health, safety, wellbeing or physical activity issues within the school or wider community, for example:
- suggest and practise action plans for emergency situations to ensure the safety of themselves and others, eg basic first aid
- observe and explain how individual strengths and teamwork contribute to achieving success in physical activities
- discuss how safe participation in outdoor activities creates connections to natural and built environments
PDHPE K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2018