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Sun and Stars Bushclub - Term 3

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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, 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.

We are excited to announce the addition of two new bushcraft mentors this term, which means more kids can come and join in the fun! Another change this term is the introduction of weekly themes. Each week we will study one particular area of bushcraft in it's entirety and play games, learn skills, be physically challenged, hear stories and enjoy some Earth Arts all around a central topic...

Week 1 – Animals - 28th July

Animals paint the most vivid pictures in our minds, whether it’s the inquisitive marsupials, the majestic birds or the buzzing insects, there is a place for all in nature. This week we explore animals that live around us in the Samford Valley, we will become them as we learn their movements and learn to spot and identify them.

Week 2 – Tracking, Foraging and Sourcing - 4th August

Food and water are essential to survival, and the skills to find these are paramount. This week we investigate the skill of tracking and of finding water. Tracking and awareness are one in the same, one without the other is but half a story, and the same goes for sourcing water.

Week 3 – Plants - 11th August

Plants are not only used for food, but also for construction, for medicine, fire lighting, insect repellents or indicators of nearby animals. It’s a wonderfully diverse world out there as we explore our local flora in Plant Week and all that they have to offer.

Week 4 – Fire - 18th August

The campfire is quintessential to bush lore, camping, and survival. Learning how to light fires, being safe around fires, managing them and extinguishing them is a crucial skill we investigate this week, but we also investigate its other uses besides cooking, warmth and light…how many more can you think of?

Week 5 – Environmental Awareness - 25th August

Environment; the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives. This week we will investigate our environment and eco-system from the micro to the macro; from the ants in the ground to the stars in the heavens, how they affect us and how important each is to the greater workings of the whole.

Week 6 – Pioneering - 1st September

The art and science of building structures such as bridges, shelters or towers with rope and locally sourced timber. The beauty here is not simply the technical knowledge of knots, lashings and anchorages, but it also provides elementary engineering training and is great at developing initiative, resourcefulness and team building. This subject is always popular.

Week 7 – Self Development - 8th September

Connection to self is one of our core principles and paramount for all humans no matter how old we are. Without getting too deep with the little ones, we can still take stock of ourselves, pay attention study martial arts such as tai chi, or yoga. We can learn to breathe, to express ourselves in art, music or movement…what makes us happy? What are we grateful for? What do we need?

Week 8 – The Tribe - 15th September

After the self, can come our connection to others, our Tribe, our Community, our Family. This is week 9 because the final week is a celebration of all we have achieved together, it’s a time to dance and celebrate, to play trust games, put on performances and sing, whoop or howl at the tops of our voices.



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.

Our sibling discount will continue according to the following table which will be calculated for you at checkout by purchasing the appropriate tickets;

Term 3 discount table

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