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Newington Challenge - Myall Lakes

Director of Newington Challenge - Linda Munns

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Newington Challenge is an outdoor education program for Year 9 and 10 students. The program includes activities to teach camping, hiking, mountain biking, and paddling, as well as a semi-remote environment to expose students to healthy stress. Students learn teamwork, kindness, problem-solving, and self-awareness, with an emphasis on selfless actions and food-sharing. The program is designed for small groups of 14 students, with staff, instructors, and student leaders from year 11 and 12.

Year 9 -12

Year Level

5 days

Trip Length

Myall Lakes

Location

Activities

Bushwalking
Bushwalking
Be it a day's hike or a short walk to camp, bushwalking engages all our senses allowing us to explore nature and our place within it. And we always find something exciting along the way!
Camping
Camping
Camping out in tents is our speciality! We love telling stories around the campfire, looking up at the night sky and creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Canoeing
Canoeing
Following the flow of the river, we love to explore the waterways on our canoes. Working as a team, using our muscles and problem-solving together to reach our base for the night.
Cycling
Cycling
A favourite activity among our team, cycling along a windy track together or playing group games builds resilience and independence in young people.
Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking
We'll teach students safe paddle methods and techniques, turning, stopping and how to work together to gain some speed as we splash along the waterways.

PARTICULARS

DATE

8th April – 12th April 2024

DEPARTURE TIME

7.00am

RETURN TIME

2.30pm

NOTES

  • Arrive at School 6.30am (Drop off – TBC)
  • Return time Friday 2.30pm (Pick Up – TBC)
    • Parents will receive an SMS update on arrival time Friday
  • Bring a packed lunch for the first day
  • Full water bottles
  • No nuts
  • All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
  • Personal medications
  • Leave your phone at home
The Program

Resources

Gearing up
Clothing & Equipment checklist
The Food
FAQ
FAQ