Five day Program Extensions
Extension Programs are an opportunity to further explore the Alpine environment, extend outdoor skills, leadership skills, community and social skills and build independence. Take on a challenging expedition in the Alpine environment and share this with other like-minded young people from across the state.
In 2018, we are offering two extension programs:
The Hike’n’Raft (3 day hike & 2 day raft combo)
The journey begins on the Bogong High Plains, hiking in the stunning Alpine Environment. We may make a side trip to climb a summit or two before we make our way down to the Mitta Mitta River. From here we ditch our backpacks, and switch to rafts and sleds, with two days of white water adventure as we make our way downstream.
Click here to watch a short video on the Hike & Raft Program.
The Summits Hike (5 day hike)
This journey, on foot, is an amazing chance to discover more of the Victorian Alps. The route roughly includes summits of Mt Nelse, Mt Cope, Mt Jim, the Jaitmathangs and Mt Fainter. Travelling in heathlands and grasslands, through snow gums and over crystal streams. If willing, we could journey down to cross the Big River before climbing up high to the top of Victoria, Mt Bogong at 1986m.
Click here for more information and an application form for the 2018 Extension Program.
Click here to watch a short video on the Summits Hike Program.
Future Makers Extensions
We currently offer three extension programs to Year 10 students who have completed the Future Maker Program in Year 9. Information sessions will be held at schools who have run the program.
Summit to Sea
One of the best wilderness journeys possible in Australia, a twenty-one day expedition from our highest mountain, Mt Kosciusko, all the way to the ocean at Marlo. We move through some of the most scenic and diverse environments in South Eastern Australia, using snowshoeing, bush walking and white water rafting as modes of transport.
Click here to see the Summit to Sea Video from 2016.
The CEDA (Cultural, Environment, Development & Adventure) Nepal program provides students with a rounded experience in a developing country with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world.
The four aspects of the program that are addressed are:
- Cultural – students experience world heritage listed cultural sites both within the cities and countryside of Nepal.
- Environment – students will address the competing environmental issues in some of the most spectacular locations in the world.
- Development – students will have the opportunity to contribute to a local Nepalese development project and make a real difference to a community and its people.
- Adventure – students will be a part of a multi-day trek, camping in tents and exploring the local environment in the Solo Khumbu region of Nepal. This area will enable students to access the Himalayan mountain range.
The twenty-one day program will take place during the Victorian term three holiday break and then flow on into the first week of term 4.
Click here to watch a short video for the Nepal program.
‘A cultural learning experience of a lifetime’
Outdoor School is offering an exciting educational learning adventure in the form of a eighteen day extension program at JARLMADANGAH BURRU ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY. As well as having the opportunity to go ‘bush’ and experience the history and culture tied to living on the land students will be immersed in the daily workings of this remote Indigenous community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Click here to see footage from the Jarlmadangah Community and Kimberley Region.