Giant Swing – Flying Fox – Canoes – Bush Cooking
Archery – Low Ropes Course – Hut Building – Ponding and more
Forest Lodge has a huge range of activities to suit everyone.
We can cater for those in need of a challenge, groups that want to work on building self confidence or just enjoying the property and relaxation.
Many of the activities are best performed in groups, and children love competing against and working with their classmates & friends.
Try one of our proven programs or we can customise a program it to your groups needs.
Activities available include: Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Canoes, Archery, Bush Cooking, Hut Building, Low Ropes Course, Ponding, Raft Building, Initiatives Course, Frisbee Golf. We also have a swimming pool, large sports oval for ballgames including volleyball and basketball rings.
“On Tuesday and Wednesday everyone got split into groups and did the campsite activities. One of the activities was the Giant Swing. You got harnessed in and then you got pulled up to however high you wanted to go. Everyone worked very hard to get you to the top. Then you pulled a cord and swung back and forth like a pendulum” – Sam
“Canoes was my favourite activity at camp, I had never been canoeing before but I think I was good at it, after the staff showed how to paddle they said I was a natural. I loved going around the island and we played games during canoes like tiggy and we also had races, James and I came second, it was the best fun ever! – Aiden”
“I was a bit scared to go on the flying fox at first but I really wanted to have a turn, I was so glad I did and I couldn’t wait to have my second turn. I loved the feeling of going down the hill it was the biggest thrill of my life, I wish I had a flying fox in my backyard – Jack”
“I loved doing bush cooking because the smell of the fire and the damper cooking was sooo good, I have never tasted damper before so I was excited, my damper was pretty well cooked and I had butter and jam which tasted delicious, I also cooked a toffee apple – Sarah”
“At camp, the grade 5’s did archery. We learnt how to safely load the bow. We had 3 practice shots to get used to it and know what we were doing before we had a tournament. In two groups boys and girls we tried to get a bull’s eye. Nathaniel was one successful archer” By Tessa
“On Wednesday, the third day of camp, we split into three groups. One group played cricket, the next group did orienteering and the last group did Hut Building. Hut Building was a real challenge. We got into small groups and we had to design a waterproof hut. After we had finished building it the teachers poured water over the huts while we were inside! Everyone got soaked! Nobodys huts were waterproof and everyone ended up getting wet!” By Kai
Low Ropes Course
“At camp there was an activity that was called the Ropes Course. It was all about balancing on ropes and having fun. The ropes course was made out of ropes and what we did was hold on and step on ropes. Most kids fell off but they tried again. We needed to get into a group of 3 people to help support each other for safety.” By Amy
“We found lots of funny creatures in the dam that I hadn’t seen before, we took them up to the tables and got to look at them through a little glass box to see them clearer. Some little beetles skim across the water so fast. I found a baby yabby and Amy also found a little frog, there were lots of tadpoles too – Jessica”
“we were all split into 2 teams and we had to work really quickly together to build our raft, at first we couldn’t all agree on what to make but we ended up coming up with a good plan, and then we had to race to the island and back, our raft stayed together but the other teams raft came apart cos they didn’t spend enough time making it secure, so we won! – Ethan”
“the initiatives course is all about working together as a team. Everyone was in a team of about 10 or 11. The tasks we had to accomplish were challenging. One of the tasks involved us all standing on a platform that was about 1 metre by 1 metre. One by one we had to swing on a rope to the platform on the other side which was much smaller so we were really cramped and a lot of us had trouble, but we all found solutions! There were a number of different tasks we had to complete. We all enjoyed it. By Tamzyn”
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