The Y Discovery Camps believes each camp experience delivers on the three pillars of our Camping Learning Framework: healthy and active communities, inclusive communities and outdoor communities.
We've created this framework to help you identify the desired learning outcomes for your family, school or community group and to help us in designing a tailor-made camp experience to meet your needs.
Our Camping Learning Framework
Building healthy and active communities
|Campers develop and demonstrate coping strategies to adapt to individual and group challenges.
|Reinforce a positive outlook
|Campers interact positively with each other and develop skills to encourage lifelong physical activity.
|Develop new physical literacy skills
|Campers experience increased movement and social skills, while developing their personal self-confidence and knowledge through participation in individualised camp programs.
|Campers display initiative in setting and achieving personal and group goals.
|Make healthy choices
|Campers understand how healthy choices contributes to their own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
|Campers take responsibility for their own actions and wellbeing.
|Campers experience opportunities to influence and encourage positive group behaviour.
Building inclusive communities
|Campers are inclusive and respectful of others, embrace diversity and contribute to their camp community.
|Campers respect each other’s viewpoints and work together to achieve outcomes.
|Work as a team
|Campers work collaboratively with their peers using effective communication skills to develop trust between group members.
|Connect with others
|Campers develop positive relationships with others, form new friendships and strengthen existing ones.
Building outdoor communities
|Through structured and unstructured activity, campers are able to recognise potential risk and take appropriate action to control or manage the risk.
|Connect to the natural world
|Through interaction with natural environments, campers develop positive connections to the natural world.
|Understand the natural world
|By exploring our unique camp environments, campers develop curiosity to learn and explore the relationships between living and non-living things.
|Campers understand the impact human activity has on our environment and individual actions we can implement to preserve it.
|Care for the natural world
|Campers take responsibility to protect and further enhance the environment through their actions.