We offer a variety of non-specialised recreational activities suitable for teachers or group leaders to run independently.
Love playing games? This rotational activity has a great mix of old-fashioned favourites like Poison Ball, Pony Express, and Chuck the Chicken. It also includes the popular Israeli version of dodge ball, Ga-ga. We provide an activity brief and all equipment prior to rotations. The activity can also include indoor gym games, table tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, soccer and indoor cricket - perfect for those wet weather days.
Navigating through an environment is absolutely critical to being active in the outdoors. Orienteering involves cross-country navigation, with maps and compasses used to visit checkpoints. It’s a great mix of navigation skills, problem solving and fitness that is enjoyed on one of the three orienteering courses spread around the camp
Course one: Map reading course and environmental quiz. Suitable for primary age students.
Course two: Grid Reference course. Suitable for secondary or tertiary students.
Course three: Compass course. Participants will be sent off in groups to different locations to complete the course. Suitable for secondary or tertiary students.
Cliff top walk
This activity can either be a leisurely stroll or an interactive environmental discovery walk. Participants discover different plant and animal life as they make their way to a lookout point with stunning views of the ocean and the township.
Nature walk (Coogoorah Park)
Set around the river and canals of Coogoorah Park, participants can explore established tracks through the wetland and see a variety of native animals and vegetation.
Nothing screams ‘childhood adventure’ like building a hut or a cubbie! It’s always been fun for kids to use what nature has provided (without destroying anything living, of course) to build a shelter. In this activity, individuals will work in a group and build a hut with natural materials.
Participants look at photos and see if they can find where the locations are around the camp. This is a great activity to orientate participants with the facilities and layout of the grounds.
Park search (Coogoorah Park)
Park search encourages participants to move around the Coogoorah Park answering questions about things they find along the way. Activity guidelines are provided.
Fishing (Coogoorah Park)
Fishing is the backbone of any good adventurer’s skill set! Not only is it one of the most popular sports in Australia, it provides thousands of people with a gateway to beautiful, natural places. In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of fishing according to the sustainable ‘catch and release’ principle.
Individuals will get the opportunity to learn how to use bait to catch a fish and then remove a hook from a fish’s mouth once it has been caught so that it can live to swim another day. This program builds not only personal independence, but also teamwork and responsibility. The most common fish encountered is bream.
The fun never stops at the beach! To keep your group entertained we have a variety of fun activities on offer at either the Main beach or Point Roadknight. Upon request, we can provide sand sculpture equipment, beach cricket sets and teacher notes for beach carnival-style games. We also have a beach volleyball court adjacent to our archery range.
Team brain games
These are teacher/leader-led initiatives that are mainly located in the gym or on the outdoor basketball court. They include lateral thinking problems and some initiative styled games. They also rely on teamwork and cooperation to ensure the group can reach their full potential.