Operation Reconnect

Let’s get fair dinkum, kids today spend far too much time indoors.

Our mission is to reconnect kids with the outdoors.

How our program works

Our Reconnect Outdoors program is designed to let kids get their hands dirty, to immerse themselves in nature, to learn about what nature actually is and discover the important role nature plays in our lives.

Sound like fun? You bet it is.

Student adventurers will embark on a personal journey that will seem them escape the concrete jungle and return to nature.

The program runs over 3 stages, each aligned to a program outcome to reconnect, restore or empower. These stages offer activities and challenges which build in complexity as the adventurers progress through them.

Each stage contains sessions which are designed around the natural elements – earth, fire, wind, water and heart.

Reconnect with nature

Restore the balance in their lives

Empower them with the confidence and ability to make positive change in their lives and the lives of others

Explore our program

Operation Reconnect is a 6-part program designed to build sequentially through the phases below.

The program has been specifically designed to build in complexity and challenge participants as they progress through the program.

HEART

HEART

Stage one: Reconnect

This is our foundation session, grounding kids and creating an awareness around their current participation with nature, and potential to strengthen and grow this connection.
Activities created based on group requirements

WATER

WATER

Stage two: Restore
This commences our Restore phase. Using the awareness established in our Reconnect session, kids are guided through a series of activities to restore a positive connection with the outdoors.

– Shelter building
– Water purification
– Nutrition &  safety

FIRE

FIRE

Stage two: Restore
Using the awareness established in our Reconnect session, kids are guided through a series of activities to restore a positive connection with the outdoors.

– Fire building
– Cooking
– Nutrition
– Gear safety

EARTH

EARTH

Stage two: Restore
Using the awareness established in our Reconnect session, kids are guided through a series of activities to restore a positive connection with the outdoors.

– Day hike
– Mindfullness
– Tent/shelter building

WIND

WIND

Stage three: Empower
We’ve reached our final tier of the Operation Reconnect program! Now we build towards the big finale – an overnight adventure in the wilderness.

– Trip preparation
– Meal planning
– Navigation

EMPOWER

EMPOWER

Stage three: Empower

Empower is the highest level of our Operation Reconnect program and concludes with a 2-night campaign adventure. This adventure offers kids the chance to put their skills into practice while creating genuinely positive psychological connections with the outdoors.

Let’s Start this adventure!


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