12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
It’s time to get the kids off the screens and into our Bush Kids School Holiday Program these summer school holidays! They’ll learn life skills and how to use real tools while making friends and building confidence.
Join us in this hands-on workshop where kids learn essential rope and bush skills such as tying various rope knots, learning to make their own cordage and then making constructions out of sticks, branches and wood. The kids will start off with simple designs and then build more elaborate constructions. The possibilities for creations are endless and some examples of the things they may make are; rope swings, ladders, seats, cubbies, weaving frames, necklaces, mini boats/rafts and baskets.
This workshop is run by Adam and Ashlee.
Adam is the founder of Eco Explorers and has been delivering bush programs to families for over two years. He spent his entire childhood living and camping in the bush; climbing mountains, exploring rivers, learning to fish, track, make fires and to simplify… just ‘being’ at one in nature. Adam now hopes to share his childhood & adult experiences with the next generation to inspire a deep connection with nature. He is a forest school leader and has a background in Outdoor Education.
Ashlee is a qualified and experienced, early childhood educator and forest school leader who has been working as a wilderness camp leader and as a theatre puppet maker for children for nearly 10 years. She has a passion for connecting children to nature and does so through creative activities, stories and games.
By giving children small achievable tasks to complete, they learn to become more independent while developing self-esteem and learning to assess risk and make sensible and informed decisions about how to deal with unfamiliar and unpredictable situations. The children will work both independently and as a team and take these skills home with them that can use anytime in the bush.
Ages: 5 – 12 years
*Parents are required to stay and are responsible for their children at all times.