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Women of the Wild (senior)

The Outdoor Education Foundation

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Women of the Wild is a 7-day bushwalking journey for girls in the beautiful and rugged Victorian High Country. During the journey, the girls will practice traditional bushcraft, cook over a fire and sleep in tents. The program helps the girls deepen their friendships, explore positive risk taking and develop skills such as leadership and resilience that will be needed for the next stage of their lives.

GROUP

Year 9 girls

Trip Length

7 days

LOCATION

Mt Stirling

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!
Initiatives
Initiatives
Our many initiatives can be large or small group activities on the land or water, encouraging social connection, negotiation, problem-solving and adaptability, all while having fun!
Bushcraft
Bushcraft
Bushcraft teaches students the art of using natural resources to allow them to thrive in the outdoors. During bushcraft, we like to get our hands dirty by building shelters, setting up campfires or identifying plants.

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!
Cooking
Cooking
For many, this is the first time they will be cooking and preparing their own meals. Some discover a new passion while developing healthy habits and self-belief.

PARTICULARS

DATE

28/11/2022 – 4/12/2022

DEPARTURE TIME

Students will depart on Monday morning (28/11) at 8:30 am from Mansfield Secondary College.

RETURN TIME

Students will return on Sunday afternoon (4/12) at 1:30 pm to Mansfield Secondary College.

ELDER’S NIGHT

On Saturday 3rd December from 3:30 – 6:30pm a significant female elder in the girl’s life is invited to the campsite to share an early dinner with their young person.

The elders will be met at King Saddle Day Shelter, Mount Buller and then walk approximately 1.3 km into the campsite.

Elders will need to bring a plate, bowl, cup, cutlery and torch.  Please also bring something warm to wear and a raincoat.

CONTACT DURING THE PROGRAM

If in the case of emergency, parents need to contact a student, please contact the Field Duty Manager on 0428 576 281.

ILLNESS

If students are unwell at departure, they won’t be able to attend the program.  If they become unwell on camp, parents/guardians will be contacted to provide transport home.

BEHAVIOURAL EXPECTATIONS

Students actions and behaviours contribute to the camp experience and the safety of everyone.  It is the student’s responsibility to be safe, be learning, show respect and to enjoy the experience.  Following the safety instructions of staff is essential.  If a student’s behaviour repeatedly or significantly impacts the safety of themselves or others they may be required to leave the program transported by a parent/guardian.

FURTHER NOTES

Please bring:

  • A packed lunch for the first day
  • Full water bottles
  • No nuts
  • No mobile phones
  • All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
  • Personal medications to be given to group leaders at departure
Program outline

Resources

The Food
Clothing and equipment checklist
Gearing up
The Outdoor Education Foundation

Our funders

Funded by the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants.