Horizon camps are fully programmed and run by trained Youthworks staff, with school teachers taking on a supporting role - meaning less stress and administration for school staff. What makes Horizon unique though is that it’s an inherently Christian program, developed to support the mission of Christian and Independent Schools.
The Horizon program features learning across three different spheres – the outdoors, education and community all delivered within the context of biblical Christianity.
Students will: Explore God’s creation in the outdoors, experience life by conquering challenges and acquiring skills and build awareness of self and others within a community.
Programs are designed to be sequential across school years, building on what students have learnt previously, but you can also function as a stand-alone event.
All programs are designed in consultation with you to complement the unique nature of each school, while delivering value to all stakeholders, including teachers, parents and students.
Days are fully programmed between 8am and 5pm with outdoor activities and an integrated Christian Discovery (CD) session, with Youthworks staff also catering all meals. Evenings are your own, with the exception of one night of your program, where Youthworks guides will run a night program, chosen by you from a variety of options before camp. Students will be split into activity groups of about 15 students, and we endeavour to assign the same guide to each group for all activities across the camp.
Our guides will present the Christian Discovery sessions during your camp, usually one at the beginning of each day. This is a chance for your students to study the claims of the Bible, and have the opportunity to respond in an open discussion with their activity groups.
Our guides are trained in presenting in a way that keeps students engaged, while encouraging them to think critically.
You can also choose the themes and outcomes of Christian Discovery sessions to be focused on by our guides and incorporated into activity debriefs throughout camp.
Youthworks runs Horizon camps at three locations within NSW, with a variety of accommodation and activity options, all priced competitively.
Whether you’re looking for a physically demanding camp – full of paddling, hiking, and sleeping in tents – or a camp designed to build interpersonal relationships through teamwork activities like rock-climbing and initiatives, Youthworks can design a package to meet your needs.
Partner with Youthworks and use our staff and facilities to help run your school’s Duke of Ed program. We’ve got the staff, the equipment,
and the experience to make it a success.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is an excellent program that equips young people for life and work. At Youthworks we have been facilitating Christian Outdoor Education programs for over 30 years. The Adventurous Journey section of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is just one of the great ways in which our programs can help young adventurers grow in their understanding of God, themselves, and the world around us.
Partner with our adventure experts
For many schools, successfully planning and delivering an Adventurous Journey is simply too great a challenge in the midst of a busy teaching schedule. By partnering with Youthworks, you can have access to all our outdoors experiences, including qualified instructors, supervisors and quality outdoor equipment to hire for the trip. We ensure that your journey is delivered in a suitable location for the needs and outcomes of your students.
Your journey will be facilitated by fully qualified and professional Christian Outdoor Educators who are passionate about using adventures in creation to provide life changing experiences for young people. Each journey is planned and delivered in accordance with current industry standards and reviewed by industry leading risk management processes.
You will be supported by the best resources, equipment and logistics including real-time satellite monitoring and communications systems operated by our expert expedition coordinators.
School Holidays Duke Of Ed
Youthworks will be running Bronze and Silver Duke of Ed Open Registrations during the 2019 school holidays.
If you are wanting to take part in either the Bronze or Silver journey, please book below, if you have any questions about the expeditions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Mission is an eye opening urban adventure taking place in the heart of Sydney City.
See Sydney city like never before.
Youthworks City Mission takes you to a place like no other. Incorporating both education and fun, this eye opening experience is perfect for groups looking to catch a glimpse into the lives of some of Sydney's most disadvantaged.
"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." - Isaiah 1:17
Over the three day course, your group will venture into the heart of Sydney CBD and learn first hand about the various social justice issues facing our community.
Students will gather a better understanding of what life is like on the city streets and grow closer together as a group.
Click here for a City Mission program outline example.
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Feeling Adventurous? Customise an existing program, or design your own from start to finish.
Our Tailor Made Adventures can take you wherever you want to go. If you have a vision for your group, our highly experienced staff can make it happen. Whether it be in the snow or desert, in Australia or overseas, our team will get you there.
Tailor Made Adventures are exactly that: tailor-made.
Our highly qualified staff will work closely with you to coordinate and run the ideal adventure experience for your group. Tailor Made Adventures are the perfect solution for groups with big ideas and the need for a fully customisable adventure experience. We will go above and beyond to help you achieve the vision for your adventure.
Get in contact with us today to start building your custom adventure.