Disability and Inclusion in the outdoors Workshop
Outdoors Victoria will be hosting a first-ever face-to-face session for outdoor activity providers and other members of the outdoor sectors to gain knowledge on how organisations can be more inclusive and accessible to people with a lived experience of disability -focusing this time on physical disabilities.
Our facilitators, Tim Marchinton and Simon Milligan will bring a lot of tips, tricks and resources. The session will also be focused on sharing challenges and opportunities within your organisation around inclusivity. This workshop will be highly experiential, so come along and be prepared to learn together!
April 21st, 2023
9:30 – 3:30 pm
Outdoors Hub at Westerfolds Park, Templestowe.
Tim loves sharing adventure with young people and believes in the magic of Adventure Based Experiential Learning (ABEL) in a camp environment. He began focusing his career specifically on working with children living with a chronic or life-threatening illness in 1992.
He has delivered adventure therapy programs to children in 40 countries and, during his career, has held recreation management positions all over the world.
In 2002, he founded Purple Soup to provide challenging activity-based programs for children and their families affected by serious illness. These programs are designed to rebuild confidence, self-esteem, trust and courage in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
Tim holds a BA in Recreation Management, a Post Grad in Adolescent Counselling and instructor qualifications in many outdoor pursuits.
Simon is the Accessibility Manager with People Outdoors based in Ballarat. He has been with the Australian Camps Association and People Outdoors since February 2020.
Simon has worked in the outdoors industry for almost 20 years, from kids camps and disability groups in Australia to guiding and working with remote communities in the wilds of Africa, Asia and South America.
People Outdoors Ballarat has established access to camps, staff and loads of cool programs in Ballarat and the western area for kids, teens and adults living with disability. Simon is responsible for establishing and growing People Outdoors in regional areas and day-to-day operations of the Ballarat Office.