about2019-09-25T02:41:12+00:00

Inspiring Change.

Building stronger communities.

We are passionate about working with young people AND their communities,
because we know it’s not enough just to impact the individual.

We believe in a future where:
young people have a strong sense of belonging and purpose in their community as they journey into adulthood;
where families feel empowered to foster deeper connections by having conversations that matter;
where school communities value the skills needed to engage in authentic human connection;
and
where the whole community around our young people is full of adults who see the remarkable value of it’s youngest citizens.

Creating Space.

Inspiring young people to discover who they are becoming.

At AW, we create space.

Space disconnected from the shackles of daily life.  Space offered by the outdoors, that gives the physical and capacity required for learning, changing and growing.  Using our experience, expertise and passion for the success of every individual, we give you the tools that guide you through the challenges offered in this space towards a better understanding of who you are.

Because the challenge of finding your path forces you to develop the confidence you need to walk it.

Committing to Action.

Embracing the weird stuff that makes us awesome.

We do things differently at AW, because if there is anything we have learned in our 20 years in the business, the status quo is not working.  Gone are the days where a one size fits all approach is enough.  We are committed to designing and delivering bespoke programmes to meet the needs of any customer, because we know every customer is different and we love it.  We draw on evidence-based frameworks when designing our programmes and train our tribe the best ways to deliver them for maximum impact.  We are not afraid to push the boundaries and embrace the weird, which is why you will enjoy adventure, theatre, challenge and fun on all of our programmes.

Keen to know more about those frameworks we mentioned?  We don’t blame you, they are awesome.

Positive Psychology
Rites of Passage
Social Emotional Learning
Experiential Learning
Programs: Adventure Camps Western Australia | AdventureWorks WA Building Skills for Life. #adventure #camps #expeditions #culturalimmersions #experiences

AW Design Principles.

We don’t leave our program design to chance. We have used a combination of rigorous research and our 20+ years’ experience to develop AW’s nine Design Principles, which underpin 100% of our program design.

RISK & CHALLENGE2019-09-24T15:31:32+00:00

Know the limits, love the limits
We understand that the road to adulthood is tricky. Because of this, others shy away. Not us. With over 20 years’ experience in the game, we understand the power of the outdoor environment, and how far we push on the outside to create positive change on the inside.

How we do it
AW believes in stretching young people to push past their perceptions of risk and their own capability in a supported, fun
environment.
We regularly use healthy risk and challenge to help young people see their capabilities, challenging them to push further than they think is possible.
We are disrupting the status quo, working to normalise and celebrate healthy risk-taking. Learning from challenge is essential to growth and reaching potential.

QUIET & REFLECTION2019-09-24T15:30:51+00:00

More Space. Less Pace.
We are the antithesis of daily life, detaching people physically and mentally and bringing them together in shared solitude.
We return to a space offered by nature, where people have time to think and space to get to know who they are and who they can become.

How we do it
AW programmes provide regular opportunities for stillness and calm. We are building the capacity of our young people to sit alone and feel capable of self-reflection in that space.
AW creates the space for young people to process and reflect on experiences both individually and together.
We facilitate regular opportunities for a full body and mind check- in, helping to build emotional awareness and self-reflection skills.

SKILLS & SERVICE2019-09-24T15:36:13+00:00

Life skills, not camping tools.
Our work doesn’t finish when you leave. Helping people realise their potential is the first step on their path to achieving it.
We work with the school curriculum and alongside the communities surrounding young people to ensure development of these skills continue.

How we do it
AW develops all programmes with the goal of building skills and capabilities that are transferrable to every area of a young person’s life.
We work with young people to identify their strengths and then support them to link those strengths with how they can serve the wider community.
We believe in empowering young people to take their place in their community, building their sense of purpose and belonging, which in turn builds resilience to challenge.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION2019-09-24T15:37:51+00:00

Creating quality conversations.
We create capacity for real conversations. We listen and are listened to. When people are truly heard understandings can be reached, frustrations can crumble, and resentments can be solved.
This shared understanding of each other develops deeper connections and stronger relationships.

How we do it
AW celebrates the richness that comes with diverse experience and supports young people to connect with each other through conversation and story.
We believe that story has the power to unite and connect and that this building of connection can break down barriers where they may have existed before.

DISCOVERY THROUGH SUCCESS & FAILURE2019-09-24T15:39:53+00:00

Great stuff happens in hard places.
We believe that the best things happen when things get tough.
In these moments, we are forced into an uncomfortable place which helps us realise how strong and resilient we truly are.
This place is where the magic happens.

How we do it
AW is committed to embracing and honouring failure for the growth that it brings.
We encourage our clients to acknowledge and honour the successes and pride ourselves on knowing that success looks different for everyone.
Our programmes create a safe environment to explore what success and failure looks like for each of us.

CONNECTION TO SELF2019-09-24T15:41:04+00:00

Every young person has potential.
Every young person has the potential to be brilliant. Sometimes it’s clear and sometimes you need help to find it.
When you realise this potential, you can become the best version of yourself.

How we do it
Every AW programme is designed with the student as the focus, with the goal to increase everyone’s self- efficacy and awareness.
We give young people ownership of their experience by creating an environment built on equity.
We support students to identify and connect with their strengths, passions and gifts building confidence and intrinsic motivation.

CONNECTION TO NATURE2019-09-24T15:51:18+00:00

Growth flourishes in the outdoors.
Just like the growth that surround us, success in nature occurs through organic balance of the right ingredients.
We take these ingredients – light, space, quiet, challenge and use them to create an environment ripe for self-discovery.

How we do it
AW uses profound nature to create separation from the shackles of daily life.
We leverage off this disconnection from routine and technology to increase and deepen connection in the cohort, both amongst students and adults.

CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY2019-09-24T15:52:54+00:00

Strong young people create healthy communities.
We recognise the collective power of whole people. By fostering growth in the next generation, we build confidence, uncover potential leaders, grow greater networks and develop healthier communities.

How we do it
AW believes in creating clear pathways for young people to use what they learn on our programmes to contribute to building healthy communities.
We build on the understanding of students that they are part of something greater than just themselves and challenge them to consider their place in their community.

INNOVATION & CREATIVITY2019-09-24T15:54:45+00:00

Embrace change.
We believe in a mindset open to change. This change culture enables successful outcomes for ourselves and the people we work with.
We make sure it flows through our organisation and is present in every engagement we have.

How we do it
AW is committed to programme design that is agile and able to respond quickly to emerging trends and research.
We deliver programmes that create a space for students to explore different avenues for creative expression, building their capacity to problem-solve and think outside the box.