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Sun and Stars Bushclub - 2018 Term 1

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Baden Powell Park

68 Cash Avenue

Samford Valley, QLD 4520

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At the end of a busy week, it’s always great to reconnect with nature and set up for a good weekend ahead. It’s no different for your children, but often those Friday afternoons can get fraught with over-tiredness. Why not send them to us for some nature connection time?

In the beautiful backdrop of the eucalypt and pine forest of Baden Powell Park, conveniently located just a few minutes from Samford Village centre, Sun and Stars Bushcraft invites you to their after-school Bushclub.

The program runs every Friday during term time (except the first and last), from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and is open to anyone aged 4 to 17.

Throughout our time we will be pondering the question of what it takes to thrive in the bush and how can we feel more at home there. Investigating this question will include survival skills, nature connection and community building. We will explore, challenge and play, light fires, sing, dance and run, growing together in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
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Back by popular demand, we are re-introducing our themed weeks where, each week, we will study one particular aspect of bushcraft in its entirety and play games, learn skills, be physically challenged, hear stories and enjoy some Earth Arts all around a central topic...

Week 1 – Rock Climbing and Abseiling - 9th February

We thought, why not kick the year off with a bang and let the kids challenge themselves on the park's 20m abseil tower! Working mainly from the 10m platform all the kids will get the opportunity to try rock climbing and abseiling for the afternoon.

Have no fear though, we will have mentors on the ground taking in nature walks, playing in clay, running games and lighting fires so any children who find the wall a little too daunting, they'll be plenty of other fun things to engage them with for the evening.

Week 2 – Survival - 16th February

Week 2 will see us playing some games around survival techniques. Nothing too serious for the younger ones, but entertaining scenarios where they can work together as a team to decide how best to stay safe in the bush. Also a chance for the older bushcrafters to learn some key fire lighting and water sourcing techniques

Week 3 – Animals - 23rd February

We will track some of our local animals, learn some bird language, mimic animal movements and understand how they help us in our environment, and how we can help and protect them as well.

Week 4 – Nature Connection - 2nd March

This week we will truly meet nature. Immersion, sit spots, observation and discovery. We'll explore the creeks, bushes, animals and insects we share our environment with and how we can best live together

Week 5 – Plants - 9th March

Discovery of our botanical friends that provide us with food, medicine, building materials, oxygen to name but a few. We'll investigate some bush tucker and uses of our local flora at BP Park

Week 6 – Primitive Technology - 16th March

A look into the technology of our ancestors, hunting techniques, fire carrying, fishing and shelter making. A fascinating introduction and exploration of days past and historic technology

Week 7 – Celebration - 23rd March

The final week we'll have a celebration of the term, dress up, sing around the fire, maybe make some instruments and feast on campfire pancakes, damper and toasted marshmallows.

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Requirements

We request that all parents get their child to the Meeting Tree on time. This not only helps all the children transition well into the afternoon, but we are only in this space a short time before walking to base-camp, so late drop-offs get particularly tricky. We actively encourage kids to get dirty so clothes you are happy for them to do this in are a must. Please also send your child with the following items;

An appropriately sized backpack containing;

• A water bottle
• Spare change of clothes
• Rain jacket/sun hat etc. as appropriate to conditions*
• We will provide a small afternoon tea of fruit, popcorn, tea/hot chocolate and marshmallows around the camp fire, but if your child needs more food, please make sure they have something extra in their pack to see them through

*we run our programs in all conditions except storms and will adjust any plans according to the weather that day. Part of being in the bush means learning to handle rain and sun alike, but we must dress appropriately for this.

Please view our ticket pricing for sibling discount rates and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

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Baden Powell Park

68 Cash Avenue

Samford Valley, QLD 4520

Australia

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