School

Partnerships:

Oz Adventures, (Queensland School of Adventure & Training) has enjoyed a successful long standing partnership with school and other organisations in the Wide Bay and further a field in Queensland. The scope this relationship has expanded over a 21 year period to include all Key Concepts to Individual and Team Effectiveness, Behaviour Management and a range of guided treks and camping excursions.

Benefits:

Oz Adventures, (Queensland School of Adventure & Training) as a premier adventure-based training organisation, is ideally positioned to provide solutions to your Schools Outdoor Education needs. Oz Adventures (QSAT) prides itself upon its ability to deliver to schools a large range of activities and venues from which to select. This ability stems from our investment in relationships with various venue and activity providers and from our experienced staff and their understanding of your needs and your groups requirements.

Firstly: Our team is experienced in providing safe and challenging programs for schools and students of all ages and abilities. Secondly: Our quality and safety standards are second to none, Oz Adventures, (QSAT) will not compromise where safety of participants are concerned. After much review, we are able to meet or exceed all requirements stated.

School Program Design:

Methodology
The program would be structured around the concept of Experiential Learning, which follows the rationale that doing something does not necessarily result in any particular learning unless we: • Observe the result of the action (both the planned and the unplanned); • Reflect on what worked well and what could have been different; and • Plan, i.e. implement the learning from the observation and reflection by planning to perform better in the next event. This planning can take the form of goal setting and will ideally be applied to both the training program and the participants broader existence (home, sport)

It has been recognised that if learning objectives for an activity or game are discussed they are more likely to be achieved. The experiential learning process of observing and reflecting allows us to evaluate our goals, reset new goals and to take our new knowledge with us to the next task. (continuous improvement)

The experiential learning process has been successful when learning from one situation can be transferred to another.

Adventure Activities

Our Experiential Adventure-Based Training Programs cater for all age groups, due to the many different needs that schools have it is much better for us and you to discuss these needs and design a program that will be both Effective and Efficient plus have Quality Outcomes. Each activity has a Briefing on Safety, Description of Equipment with a Debrief and Reflection/Evaluation at the completion.

Our own Instructors/Facilitators conduct all of these activities on site. Our facilitators have a wealth of knowledge and experience which is passed on to participants as well as remaining Safe and Fun. Please ask for our Risk Assessment Forms that all our staff are required to understand and abide by.

All the Activities can include Key Concepts such as: Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Listening and Communication Skills, Confidence, Self Discipline and Self Control, Understanding of Self and Others, Problem Solving Skills, Leadership, Trust, Difference of Opinions, etc.

The following activities can be included into your School Program.

Abseiling
On site we have a 10 metre Abseiling Tower that is able to have 4 Abseiler’s going over at the same time, the tower also has an Overhang and Climbing Walls, the techniques we utilise are design for progressional training, if time permits this type of training can lead to other techniques. The first technique is called – Single Rope Backwards Abseil, if time permits on your program other techniques can be taught such as: Australian Karabener Rundown (Forward Rap Jump) Flying Wedge (Double Rope forward) Overhang (No Wall) Star Jump (Forward, No Wall) Snake Slide (Forward Upside Down, like a snake) etc. (Age Limit Conditions)
Climbing
Climbing is a means of ascending using Safety Harnesses, Ropes and are Belayed as they Climb, the Tower has the ability to cater for 4 Climber’s at one time. (Age Limit Conditions)
Low Ropes Course
The Low Ropes Course has 18 sections that keeps everyone busy great for all ages and is a good lead in for the High Rope, when doing this activity groups work in teams of 3 , 1 doing the challenges and 2 acting as spotters (Safety) Excellent for Listening and Communication Skills.
High Ropes Course
Our High Ropes Course is constructed using poles and trees around a lake environment, it has 10 sections ranging fro 6 metres to 18 metres in height, this activity requires team work and each participant is required to utilise Safety Tape Lines under supervision. (Age Limit Conditions)
High Element Challenges
Pamper Pole: (Leap of Faith) 7 metres up and, stand on a pole and jump forward to try to grab a Trapeze, Get lowered down under control.
Centipede: 12 metres up climb 1 beam after another to reach the top.
Dangle Duo: (Horizontal Logs) 12 Metres High, make it to the top working in pairs.
Ding A Ling: (Caving Ladder) 12 Metres High, climb to the top using mind body coordination.
Possum Pull: Team High Element Challenge. 15metres High.
(Age Limit Conditions)
Flying Foxes
2 Zip Wires (Flying Fox) (1 over water) from the High Ropes Course the other over land from the Abseiling Tower
Group Dynamic Problem Solving Challenges
Designed for Team Building and Group Bonding and all other Key Concepts, these activities include: * Spiders Web
* Time Tunnel
* All Aboard
* Electric Fence
* The Wall
* The Bucket
* Jungle Swing
* Zig Zag
* The Trolley
* Unbalance Log
* Adventure Challenge: The group will be divided into teams an issued a map, instructions and itineraries, their aim is to follow the clues and maps to complete a scavenger hunt, at the completion of this activity the groups will be asked to finish their task. * Survivor:: We put the teams through a series of tests that are both fun and stimulating, when the tests have been successfully completed they can go back to the campsite. We have many, many, more challenges that are too numerous to mention.
Map Reading and Navigation Courses
On site we have 2 Navigational (Orienteering) Course, one for Primary School ages and a more challenging one for High School up, other courses can be set up as required. Subjects covered in Map reading include: Compass Work, Navigational Data Sheet, Map Details, Pacing, etc. Participants work in small groups to achieve goals.
Canoeing
Canoeing is one of the most popular activities in the warmer months. We have a number of lakes on site our main lake is the largest private man made lake in the district. In the canoeing sessions we cover all the Safety aspects of the sport as well as paddling techniques, rafting up, capsize drills, etc. They are 2 person canoes which require teamwork.
Still Water Rafting
Fun with a challenge is best to describe this activity, a design is given to the groups, they are then required to work as a team to layout, construct and navigate around an obstacle course without the Raft breaking up.
Military Style Obstacle Course
A series of ongoing team challenges that is military designed, get to get any team to work together, this is a very physical challenge and will need everyone involved to participate at their best, the course is built on and around a marsh full of water and trees, come off and you get drenched (muddy)
Paintball / Skirmish
Paintball is a fast action packed adventure sport for all people over the age of 15 years. It’s a sport were everyone is equal, physical attributes does not create good players, but quick thinking, luck, daring and teamwork does.

Paintball can be conducted just for fun or a program can be drawn up to suit using the same Key Concepts as the other activities.

Special School Rates Apply.

Additional Activity Options
(The following activities are priced separately and can be included in you program on request)
Horse Riding Susan River provides up to 30 horses – ask for more information if you are interested.

Para Sailing Para Sailing all done on the Large Lake on the Property.

Water Skiing Water Skiing – in safety on the Lake

Other Water Activities (e.g. Banana Rides, Tube Rides) Have fun going around and up and down.

Indigenous Cultural Program
To Be Advised
We are able to organise Tourism Trips for your school:
Fraser Island We are able to organise a one day trip to Fraser Island – Australia’s Largest Sand Island.

Whale Watching Half Day Whale Watch – Australia’s Whale Watch Capotial.

Reefworld See Shark Shows, Turtles, every tour is explained in detail.

Other: Ten Pin Bowling, Go-Karts, Beach Activities, Museum, Shell Shop, Fishing Trips, etc.

Facilities and Accommodation

Oz Adventures (QSAT) have a range of facilities to make your camp memorable. The facilities are yours to use for the duration of your stay. Pleas be aware that adequate supervision is needed when these facilities are in use, this is your responsibility.

Please bring your own bats, balls, etc. We have some on site, which you are welcome to use, but we cannot guarantee their condition, due to the number of groups using them.

Sport and Recreation:
  • Lake for Swimming.
  • Area for Ball Games.
  • Campfire.
  • Bush Walking Areas.
  • Coming soon (Basketball Court – Cricket Pitch – Beach Volleyball Court)
Dining:
  • Large Dining Area and Kitchen
  • We can cater for over 120 people
  • We can cater for Special Dietary Needs
Accommodation:
  • Our Cabins can sleep up to 80 (These are converted shipping containers)
  • Tent sites are available (Due to be a large property Tent and or Bush Shelters can be set almost anywhere, unlimited numbers)
  • Separate male and female areas
  • Unisex Shower, Toilet and Sink area.
Activity Areas:
  • Dining area is able to be used as a night activity area
  • Undercover meeting areas.

Price List

Breakfast: (Continental) $7.00 Plus $0.70 GST Per Person.
Breakfast: (Hot) $9.00 Plus $0.90 GST Per Person.
Morning Tea: $3.00 Plus $0.30 GST Per Person.
Lunch: (On Site) $7.00 Plus $0.70 GST Per Person.
Lunch: (Packed) $8.00 Plus $0.80 GST Per Person.
Afternoon Tea: $3.00 Plus $0.30 GST Per Person.
Dinner: (Includes Desert) $9.00 Plus $0.90 GST Per Person.
Supper: $9.00 Plus $0.90 GST Per Person.
Cabins: $9.00 Plus $0.90 GST Per Person.
Tents or Bush Shelters: $6.00 Plus $0.60 GST Per Person.
All these can be done as a separate program at the costs below. However if you decide to stay with us please find a few Suggested Programs at our School Rates: Most of the Activities require a Full Session (Minimum 3 Hours) – Depends on Number of Participants.

Abseiling: $55.00
High Element Challenges: $55.00
High Ropes Adventure Course: $55.00
Low Ropes Adventure Course: $33.00
Canoeing: $33.00
Climbing: $33.00
Group Dynamic Problem Solving: $33.00
Military Style Obstacle Course: $44.00
Paintball: $55.00

All prices are per student and includes GST

Our Downed Aircraft Survival/Leadership Program is normally conducted away from the Centre, if you are interested in a program and prices just contact us.