Future Makers Extension Programs
In 2024, we will be offering 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.
Please click here for more information on the Extension Programs.
‘A cultural learning experience of a lifetime’
Outdoor School is offering an exciting educational learning adventure in the form of a 19-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.
Dates: July 31 – August 18
Cost is $4500.
Click here to watch a short video of our Kimberley program.
Click here, for the 2024 application for Kimberley 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.
Dates: Saturday September 21 – Friday October 11.
Cost is $2000.
Click here to see the Summit to Sea Video from 2018.
Click here, for the 2024 application for Summit to Sea.
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 22 day program will take place during the Victorian term three holiday break and then flow on into the first week of term 4.
Dates: Saturday September 21 – October 12
Approximate cost is $8000 maximum – refund may apply depending on flight costs.
Click here to see the CEDA Nepal Facebook Page
Click here to watch a short video for the Nepal program.
Click here, for the 2024 application for the CEDA Nepal program.
The Murray Meander program will not be running in 2024.
The Murray River region is one of Australia’s oldest living cultural landscapes. Join us on a journey to experience the Murray River by using canoes to explore significant sections of the river over the September school holidays.
Over the 14 days you’ll experience clearer waters and mountain views, paddle through the world’s largest River Red Gum Forest and experience the Ramsar listed Lakes Wetland environment. You’ll explore conversation projects, learn about the rich cultural history, see firsthand the diverse flora and fauna, hear tales from farmers and develop an understanding of how significant the Murray River is.
Dates: To be confirmed.
Approximate cost is $1800.
Back to Bogong
Our 6 day 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.
We currently offer two opportunities to come ‘Back to Bogong’. Any student currently enrolled in a Victorian government high school, in years 8 to 11 is eligible to apply.
Click here for more information on the ‘Back to Bogong’ programs.
Hike & Raft
A journey over 5 days which includes 3 days hiking and 2 days white water rafting. The Hike & Raft is an opportunity to gain new experiences; hiking, camping and white water paddling. You will get plenty of opportunities to build teamwork skills. Hike across the Bogong High Plains, visiting Mt Nelse on the way, before descending to the valley, where we will meet & paddle along the beautiful Mitta River.
Click here to watch a short video on the Hike & Raft Program.
A journey on foot over 5 days & 4 nights spending time on the spectacular Bogong High Plains. The ‘Summits Hike’ will challenge you to step outside your comfort zones, to build your independence and to work with others to camp in the Alpine Environment. The summits reached will include some of Victoria’s highest peaks: Mt Cope, Mt Nelse, Spion Kopje and Mt Bogong.
Click here to watch a short video on the Summits Hike Program.