Positive Start Journey Programs

Journey Development Programs (JDP)

Provider Overview

JDP is a sister company of Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp that hosts our 120-bed residential camp. We host an array of school groups, community groups and corporate groups and facilitate programs that are rich in personal development, positive wellbeing, and traditional group activities. At JDP our philosophy is to be an extension of our clients’ values and aspirations in experiential learning settings. We have been a provider for many years in the space of wellbeing and personal development and programs in some amazing locations throughout Victoria.

Positive Start Program Style

Journey Development Programs provides fully resourced hike programs for beginners through to experienced students. Our facilitation crew are passionate about the awe-inspiring destinations they visit but more importantly they are passionate about the students’ individual journeys and development.

All JDP programs are underpinned by quality gear (One Planet), experienced crew, QTF Adventure Activity provider accreditation and Parks Vic Tour Operating Licences. 

Program Description

JDP programs offer students the opportunity to pursue development opportunities, search for the awe in every day and take the time to fully lay back in nature’s embrace. A hike is often much more than a hike, it’s a right of passage, a lifetime memory and often the start of a lifelong love for the outdoors.

At JDP we consider it a privilege to be able to provide this introduction to the outdoors to young people.

→ Kinglake Ranges Introduction to the outdoors hike.

The perfect setting for an introduction to the outdoors and hike craft. This hike is entry level and departs from our main base and is closely supported by KFA Camp facility.

It features interpretive information about the forest that is regrowth from the 2009 Black Saturday Fires, exploration in a pine plantation and crosses over the King Parrot creek. Fully supported hike program with the ability to have up to 5 groups walking independently.

*3 or 5 day options. Suitable for years 7-12

→ Grampians Hike

Featuring the North Stapylton Loop and iconic Wonderland walk, this relatively easy hike takes in the best and most memorable – so you want to continue your hiking into the future. Top quality gear, amazing facilitators and Victoria’s absolute pristine hike location is fully supported by state of the art communications and logistics crew. Journey Development Programs focus on real personal development and an understanding of wellbeing – wherever it is found. The Grampians is indeed an environment to explore both. *3 or 5 day options. Suitable for years 7-12


→ Wilsons Prom Journey

Featuring Tidal River base campsite and hiking routes departing from Tidal River. This coastal National Park is an amazing location with options for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, beach & water safety. The Land use history of The Prom is an important story to tell when spending time here also.

Groups will spend a night at the base before heading off for a multi night hiking loop where they will take in some of Victoria’s Southernmost vistas.

*3 or 5 day options. Suitable for years 7-12


→ Mt Disappointment- Hume & Hovel Hike

A 5-day journey that starts on our back doorstep in the Mt Disappointment State Forest. This program follows the story of explorers Hume & Hovel and their expedition from Sydney to Melbourne. The trials and tribulations of the exploration team and what they encountered along the way. This program offers great place-based information, moderate hiking each day and the development of campcraft. *5 Day Hike journey

Student Profile

We offered varied levels of Journey programs that can be either 3 day/2 nights or a full week. The difficulty and challenge can be altered to suit your school and cohort and will depend on the previous experiences in the outdoor education space.

Available Journey Program Dates and Locations

We have available dates throughout 2022 and would love to discuss the possibility of a journey with you and your School. 

Please contact us via info@journeydp.com.au

Or call us on 57865230

See our Journey Website under the ‘Schools’ tab


You can also checkout our KFA Camp website



How to Book?

Please contact us via info@journeydp.com.au

Or call us on 57865230

See our Journey Website under the ‘Schools’ tab


You can also checkout our KFA Camp website



Your can find our testimonials via the below links:

Testimonials-KFA Camp


Other Positive Start Journey Providers

The DET has approved eight quality Journey Providers who have committed to offering tailored Journey-based programs to eligible Victorian schools. These Positive Start Journey Providers offer a range of all-inclusive programs to suit your school’s requirements and suitability. 

Take your time to explore the Journey providers below. You will find a link to the provider’s website for further detailed information about their Positive Start Journey programs. Follow the steps outlined in the ‘What’s Next?’ section to secure a booking with your chosen provider.

Halls Outdoor Education

Up The Creek

Aus Camp

Outdoor Education Group (OEG)

Each Wild


Outward Bound

Contact us for any enquiries that you might have in relation to journey-based camps.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which our conference will be held.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present as well as their emerging leaders.

*Images by OEG via www.oeg.edu.au