Kids Adventure Club success inspires expanded 2022 program - Outdoors Great Southern
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Kids Adventure Club success inspires expanded 2022 program

 

The Outdoors Great Southern team is celebrating the success of the first Kids Adventure Club program by planning an extended program for 2022.

With the first series in term four of 2021 sold out within a week and the second fully subscribed shortly after, it’s clear there’s demand for the Kids Adventure program, which offers an outdoor, active alternative to traditional team sports.

Outdoors Great Southern Skills Development Officer Andy Percy said three new sessions would be offered for kids across years one to nine:

  • Little Adventurers (Years 1-3)
  • Junior Adventurers (Years 4-6)
  • Senior Adventurers (Years 7-9)

“The new program will start the first weekend after school goes back in 2022 (the first weekend in February). We intend to offer introductory sailing and mountain biking for students in the older two age groups and nature-play programs for the younger children (years 1-3). It’s a great way of inspiring a love of nature and helps set the scene for a more active lifestyle as they grow older,” Mr Percy said.

The recently completed series guided 30 participants in honing their navigation, risk management, leadership and communication skills, as well as introducing them to the more technical aspects of bushwalking and canoeing.

“The kids had a bit of an adventure over the course of the series, hiking around Uredale Point/Point Possession trail and paddling in Princess Royal Harbour. During the last session we managed to include a raft building activity which they enjoyed.”

Tickets are not yet available for the 2022 sessions, but expressions of interest including the name and age of potential participants can be registered via email to andy.percy@outdoorsgreatsouthern.org.au

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