Back to Bogong
Our 7 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
Click here to apply for one of the ‘Back to Bogong’ programs
Click here for the permission and medical forms
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.
Future Makers Extension Programs
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 2018.
Click here to complete the online application for the Summit to Sea program.
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 from a student’s perspective.
Click here to watch a short video for the Nepal program.
Click here to complete the online application 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 watch a short video of our Kimberley program.
Click here to complete the online application for the Kimberley program.