ReWild Your Family – Warrandyte River

  • 21/03/2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

It’s time for families to get back some WILD time! Do you have a deep longing to create life-long memories, spend quality time and most importantly connect with your family outdoors?

Located just 40 mins from Melbourne, Pound Bend Reserve in Warrandyte is located along the tranquil Yarra River and is the perfect bush location for families wanting to enjoy a quiet day out in nature.

Our ReWild Your Family program is a regular weekend outdoor gathering, aimed to get families out into the bush to learn various bushcraft and bush survival skills that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors. This is for families who are passionate about what we do and want to learn the skills themselves. Whether you love camping or are a complete newbie, perhaps you are planning a big trip with your kids, or simply want to bring back some traditional hands-on learning and deep nature connection with your child. Our ReWild Your Family is for you!

You will learn essential bush skills for survival such as how to stay safe and navigate in the bush, track and identify wildlife, know what to do if you see a snake, how to identify bushfoods, use tools, make cordage and even build your own nature boat to sail down the river.

Our ReWild Your Family program is a unique opportunity for you to visit some of Melbourne’s best National Parks, enjoy a child-focused bushwalk and receive mentoring in the bush with our experienced forest school leader Adam.

We meet at a different location each month so there’s a new National Park to explore and learn about. Each month is also a different focus and new skills to learn, while also being able to practice ones that have already been learnt.

We provide a range of outdoor equipment such as magnifying glasses, tools, compasses, binoculars, maps and field guides for you to use with your child, as well as bush tea and bush tucker if we are cooking.

This ReWild Your Family program is run by Ashlee.

Ashlee is an early childhood educator and wilderness camp leader who has been working with children for nearly 10 years. She is also a puppet designer and has worked on many projects with children, making outdoor performances and connecting them with their local area. Ashlee grew up in the bush in Warrandyte and lived the first 4 years of her life in the Papua New Guinea highlands. A real bush kid, and eco explorer, Ashlee has fonds memories of playing in the mud and near rivers, building cubbies, and having a deep connection to her land and the animals. These early connections have stayed with her for life and she can’t wait to be part of the next generation of eco explorers.

Ages: 5 years +

*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.


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