Ropes, Tools, Weaving and Survival…How to Add Life Skills and Value to Your Outdoor Programs Across the Ages

Thursday 26th May
Session 3
2:25pm -3:15pm
Room: TBA
Education & Outdoor Learning

Expand your bushcraft and outdoor skills in this workshop presented by the passionate staff at The Y Kids Go Bush.

Whether you work with tots or teens in the outdoors, in either a structured or youth led philosophy, this is an opportunity to reinforce, upskill and solidify your technical skills. Presented either in a single guided session, or an available moment, technical skills delivered in a safe and professional way allow an opportunity for learning, connections with others or the environment, and provide opportunities to maximise affective abilities and add value to your program.

• The role of rope, swings, and pullies

• Sticks as tools and trees for climbing

• Creating with nature, mud clay and found items

• Basket and yarn weaving

• Lashings, knots and whippings

• Fire and tools ….how to set boundaries for success

Getting outside is good for our mental and physical health. Through strong and thoughtful facilitation, these added opportunities can be added to any nature based activities with appropriate and often minimal equipment. Leaving memories and the real life skills long after the program ends, yet opening a door for future independent opportunities.Ropes, tools, weaving and survival…how to add life skills and value to your our outdoor programs across the ages

happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background
happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background

Danielle Bain & Liz Haines

Kids Go Y 

Liz (Nature Program Coordinator The Y Kids Go Bush) and Danielle (Nature Program facilitator The Y Kids GO Bush) have combined 12 years of delivering youth led nature based programs at Kids Go Bush, The Y Anglesea Recreation Camp. Both are involved across the numerous youth led outdoor programs coming from outdoor education, environmental science and forest school backgrounds.