Leadership, Communication and Team Building Using Outdoor Adventure...
At School Camps Qld and School Camps Australia the focus is on the kids. Queensland school camps are a memory that most of us will cherish throughout our adult life. Through learning and development using experiential activities, children grasp the key outcomes more quickly and hold onto them for a long time to come.
School Camps Qld works with the school camp venue and the school teachers to incorporate key outcomes suggested by teachers as the strategic goals of our camps. Education through experience is essential to a child learning development. A great example is the High Ropes Course, one of the activities available. The ropes course is an individually challenging activity for the students. The course places physical and demands on the student and encourages them to have a go at something that they may not get to do often, if ever again. Facing their own fears, students must negotiate their ay through a series of obstacles and challenges. At all times, the teachers, facilitators and other students are available for support. However, ultimately, the student must face their own individual challenge. A little bit like life.
Each activity including adventure camp activities are debriefed to raise these important points and highlight the various learning for the student. Outdoor adventure suits all types of kids and if they are afraid, that's okay. There is plenty of groundwork to do to offer support for students experiencing the thrill of the high ropes course.
Building Activities for Kids
Team building activities and adventure camp activities are an absolute necessity
for kids as they grow up in life. These activities inculcate cooperation,
communication, and teamwork in children. Try these games and activities, and
help your child become reconciling.
in social functions, we see kids fighting over a piece of chocolate
or a toy, or making noise and crying. To stop such petty quarrels and behavior,
there is a need to bring these kids together, to do some constructive activity
which will help them understand the positives of cooperation, patience and
teamwork. Constructive activity can be in form of team games that are more
often than not, fun. These activities bring kids together, to share, play and
win, in a positive way. This also helps children to open up, forget their
shyness, and improve their communication. Some of the team building games
and activities are as follows:
School Camps Qld is an organisation that co-ordinates Queensland School Camps, high school and primary school camps, with the head office located on the Gold Coast and provides school camp venues, catering, transport and activities and camping in the rainforest and campgrounds in the rainforest and bushland throughout Australia and specifically Qld for schools, youth groups,
social groups and churches.
You can choose from many school camp venues Australia wide:
Or a combination of two of these or all four!
- School Camp Venues
- Adventure Camps with adventure camp activities
- Camping in the rain forest and bushland
- Day Excursions
- 1/2 Day Excursions
- Farm Camps
- Art Camps
- Music Camps
- Leadership and Communication Camps
- Ski Resort Camps
- International Language Trips
Activities can include Adventure Camp Activities, Abseiling, Adventure Parc, Archery, Bush Survival, The Leap of Faith, Raft Building, Canoeing, The Giant Swing, Terrordactyl, Outback Art, Bush Survival, Evening Activities, Bushwalking, Music activities, Leadership and Communication and Team Building Initiatives, Swimming, Adventure Camp Activities camping in the bush and more.
Teachers are important to the future of our students and we recognise that this is important to us and is one of our key outcomes for camp. We want the teachers to enjoy the camp as much as we and the students do.
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Fox and the Geese:
To play thisSchool Camps Qld game, make the kids stand in a circle. Tell them to extend their left arms and grab any person's left arm, except for the person who is on their right. Now instruct the kids to extend their right arms and do the same with their right arms. The group will now be tangled, they have to untangle themselves without leaving the other person's arms. They can instruct each other. This is one of the best indoor team building lessons for kids.
Make kids form a circle and assign each of them a number. The child with number 1 will start the game by calling out his own number, and another number at random, like, 'One, Four.' Now, the kid with number 4 calls out his own number, and another number at random, like, 'Four, Nine.' Let a few rounds pass, then change the game by adding a new rule. Now, the kids should also clap twice in unison as the numbers are being called out. The game becomes challenging because while clapping, kids have to concentrate on the numbers as well. The aim is to see how many rounds the group can play without getting mixed up with the numbers.All In Activity
This is another very effective activity that builds up creativity and cooperation among kids. Ropes of different lengths - five feet, ten feet, fifteen feet, and twenty feet, are required. Tie the ends of each rope forming a circle. Ask an entire group of kids to get inside the circle formed by the rope, without a single body part being outside the circle. Start the game with the twenty feet rope. Once they have achieved that successfully, ask them to get inside the circle formed by the fifteen foot long rope, and so on, until they get to the smallest circle. As the circles get smaller, it gets increasingly difficult for them to get inside, and they will need to get creative and cooperative to complete the task.Tug Of War
This is the one of the oldest and classic team building exercises that requires strength as well as a creative mind. Only a rope is required for this activity. Divide the kids into two groups and have them stand in a line, one behind another, facing the opposite team. Mark the center of the rope, or tie a ribbon at the center, and give the ends of the rope to the two teams. Also mark a spot or line on the ground, which the two teams cannot cross. Now, ask the teams to pull on the rope. The team which crosses the center, or the line marked, loses the game. This activity requires kids to think and realize things, such as putting stronger people in the front and back, and weaker people in the middle, so that they can win.
These team activities give kids an opportunity to express themselves and open up to people. The most important thing that they learn is sharing - be it happiness, sadness, or fun. Working in a team will make them aware of things like cooperation and trust, and in a way, make them responsible human beings. They will learn not only how to contribute in a team, but, also how to appreciate each other's work.By Sourabh Gupta
Follow The LeaderThis is one of the funniest activities that kids enjoy. One child is made the leader and all others are told to ape him. Whatever the leader does, has to be copied by the others. It's a hilarious and fun filled activity.
Write Three Things
Tell each kid to write down three things about themselves - two of them true and the third a lie. When they have finished writing, ask each of them to read whatever they have written, one by one. Ask the other kids to guess what they think is true and what is a lie. This game enables the children to get to know one another better.