RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

Well done! you’ve made it all the way to your Gold Award and now it’s time to orgainise your Gold Residential Project! Outward Bound are here to help!

 

2020 DATES

We will be hosting two Residential Projects in early 2020! Whilst they are not open for booking yet, you can reserve your place by clicking on the links below. We’re sure you are filled with questions and excitement, so stay tuned . . . more details coming soon!

JANUARY 6th-10th 2020. Explore Namadgi National Park, ACT. Stay at Outward Bound Australia’s National Base in Tharwa, ACT. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

APRIL 20th-24th 2020. Explore Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. Stay in Katoomba, NSW. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

What will I be doing on my Residential Project?

You will be having heaps of fun. By day you’ll do guided bush walks, by night you’ll stay in dorm accommodation.

All day walks are with day packs carrying food, water and essential clothing only. You can have a hot shower at the end of the day and sleep in a comfortable bed at night.

We also have an Aboriginal Welcome to Country Ceremony, an evening with astronomers and telescopes and a video night for you to enjoy. Bring plenty of marshmallows because we’ll have a campfire every night too (weather permitting).

You get to enjoy walking through the Aussie bush without carrying your tent and a big pack all day, unlike your adventurous journey (which we love!). We’ll look at the different ecosystems and how they’ve changed since European arrival. We’ll talk about human impact and what we can do to minimise our personal footprint on the planet. We’ll each carry a small bag to remove rubbish we find along the way and learn about best bushwalking practice and Leave No Trace principles. You can even brush up on the navigation skills you learnt on your Adventurous Journeys.

On the final day we’ll assist a bush regeneration project.

What others say

“This residential project allowed me to become involved with the Blue Mountains on a level much deeper than previously as a tourist. The bush regeneration project allowed me to take a first step of direct action against some of the issues I learnt about during the week. Ultimately, the project was a vessel for social interaction with the others in my group, strangers at first but now people I would consider good friends.” Harrison Scott, NBSC Manly Selective HS.