We believe in the power of experiential learning.
And want every Australian student to enjoy the benefits of hands-on experiences, in scenic and supportive environments. So we partner with local communities, indigenous groups, philanthropic individuals and organisations, to provide extension programs that are resume-ready. Internationally recognised. And often, life-changing.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is considered the world’s leading youth achievement award. Participated in and recognised by 140+ countries. A welcome sight on resumes. Everywhere.
Working to the requirements of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, we create challenging courses that encourage students to form a positive relationship with the natural world, each other, and themselves.
Under the guidance of qualified instructors, students are left largely to their own devices, putting themselves to the test via a variety of hands-on activities. Across all manner of terrain. In all kinds of conditions.
It’s never easy. And it’s not always fun. But the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a program, and the confidence it builds, makes all the effort worthwhile. Whilst also proving to both the students, and future employers, they have what it takes to triumph over adversity. Take command of a situation. And see something through.
This program was created in conjunction with generous partners, making it possible for us to engage and provide experiences for boys living in regional areas of Australia.
Taking place in the rugged High Country of Victoria, the program is creates a safe and supportive environment for young men to be physically, emotionally, and mentally challenged. And rewarded, too.
The five or ten night Journey culminates in a final night activity where the young men are joined by a significant male role-model in their life. Young and old(er) share a meal together, over which they discuss the lessons they’ve learned in going from boyhood to manhood. For many, it’s a coming-of-age experience that changes their outlook on life. And what it means to be a man in today’s world.
This competition tests leadership. Resilience. Strategy. And teamwork.
A sense of adventure is required. And some fitness necessary.
It’s open to any school or community group.
Four-person teams. All boys. All girls. Or mixed. Ages 15yrs - 18yrs-old.
Winners receive Youth Adventure Race trophy. Prizes from Mainpeak. And automatic qualification to defend their title the following year.