We have a diverse range of activities that we can choose from when designing programs. An effective program requires careful selection, sequencing and design of activities based on the age, needs, goals and abilities of the participants. We aim for our activities to be fun, adventurous, challenging and hands-on. Activities that we use as part of our programs include:
Individual Challenge: by encouraging people to take risks within a safe and supportive environment, individuals can explore their own potential and build their confidence and self-concept. Examples include abseiling, climbing, flying fox and high ropes activities.
Team Development: providing simulated and real life problems for people to solve together is a way to build relationships as well as improve creative thinking, decision making and group interaction skills. Examples include group games, problem solving, trust activities, raft building, canoeing, rowing and vertical activities where participants take significant responsibility for each otherís safety.
Leadership Development: individuals must be able to lead themselves before they can effectively lead others. We are able to work with your school or organisation to design a program which develops improves understanding of leadership theory and provides opportunities for people to experience leading and following within a small group setting. We are able to align programs with the leadership approach and ethos of the school.
Journeys: the experience of travelling as a self-sustained group over land or water provides many opportunities for growth through real life physical and mental challenges. Examples include bushwalking, overnight walks, canoeing trips and multi-method expeditions. We have experience in developing journey-based programs in remote areas of regional Queensland.
Environment and Heritage: activities that explore the natural world and promote conservation and sustainable living can be linked to educational curriculum. Examples include: measuring the flow and quality of the water and looking at the impact of farming and vegetation.
Creative Arts: can be used within a program in a variety of ways including providing a break from physical activities, social time, building trust and to aid reflection. Examples include mask making, murals, poster making, flag making, drama and use of digital video and still cameras.
Adventure for All Abilities: Everyone has different needs, strengths, experience and abilities. We work in partnership with a number of organisations providing outdoor recreation programs for people with special needs including people with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities and mental illness. PCYC has pioneered a number of innovations in technique and equipment to make adventure accessible for all.