Combining practical outdoor skills and teamwork, Wilderness learning helps young people to reconnect with the environment, gain a better understanding of nature and build their confidence in the great outdoors.
Wilderness learning is an exciting module that teaches young people a wide range of bushcraft skills necessary to survive in a wilderness scenario. Young people are encouraged to think and understand which elements can be utilised in conjunction with newly acquired skills such as learning to construct a shelter, safely lighting a campfire using natural materials, make a fire with bow drill and cook a variety of meals outdoors.
By working together in teams, Bushcraft also teaches important life skills such as resilience, communication, problem solving, creativity and overcoming personal challenges.
- Develops self-confidence using the great outdoors.
- Supports personal development, important life skills and growth.
- Develops an understanding of our relationship with the natural environment and the role it plays.
- Helps young people work creatively to solve a series of challenging problems.
- Teaches practical bushcraft, survival and teamwork skills.
- Making fire (bow drill technique).
- Lighting a camp fire.
- Construct a shelter.
- Cook a meal.
- Survival techniques.
- Route-finding, navigation, map reading, compass use.
- Understanding of regional environmental issues.
- Wilderness ethics and practices for everyday life.