We promote independence through environment and facilitate the lifelong skill of team work through nature, connection, responsibility, creativity and free play.
This fosters growth and is a crucial part of childhood development.
STIMULATE ADVENTURE, SELF-CONFIDENCE, IGNITE INDEPENDENCE, CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Challenged to reflect and review their participation style
Opportunities to explore their potential
Learning through doing
Apply their learning into their everyday life
Development of independence, confidence, resilience and self-awareness
Develop the ability to reflect and process experiences to establish learning and growth
Learn to value challenge and individual strengths and weaknesses
Reflect and have fun away from the distracting technological world we live in today
Explore and expand social skills such as developing and maintaing positive relationships as well as resolving confrontational situations
Enhance awareness on age appropriate development issues such as positive risk-taking, behaviour and the impact of those choices
Explore positive leadership and role modelling
Understanding group dynamics and individual influences
Explore and understand the effect of bullying and negative behaviour
Group goal setting and the process of getting to that point
Working together constructively
Bonding and supporting each other through negative and positive experiences
Promote positive community interaction
Reinforce school values and culture
Focus on realistic themes affecting communities such as valuing challenge, bullying, leadership, developing cohesive groups and positive team building behaviours, community citizenship and rites of passage
Reinforcing the positive messages and behaviour to the wider community and role modelling to the younger generation
Contributing to the Kokoda Park experience
Kids say they aren’t interested, they lack access and are uncomfortable outside. In the meantime, they’re growing more and more attached to life in cyberspace and further detached from the natural world. Our program’s provide kids the perfect opportunity to see what they’ve been missing in the great outdoors.
Camp experiences lead to building the foundations of stronger children who can lead others, show empathy, navigate through difficult group dynamics, value the differences in everyone, and give of oneself for the benefit of others.
Through teamwork, kids learn that they are each an integral part of the camp community where they can feel a sense of acceptance and belonging.
Kokoda Park facilitates an environment where kids learn that to succeed they must work together with their peers and their camp leaders. At camp, children have the opportunity to learn about tolerance, listening to others, caring and understanding.
In a distracting digital world, camp offers valuable space where kids can slow down, connect and focus. Away from the pressures, labels and social structure of school
According to research 70 percent of parents report that their child gained self-confidence while at camp. Whether they work through homesickness or tackle an activity that pushed them outside of their comfort zone, kids walk away feeling a stronger sense of personal pride and self-reliance