Winter is here and the days are crisp and clear. Come and join Brunswick Bush School for some fun in the sun and heaps of fantastic holiday frollicking, adventure and connection. We have several new activities on offer plus all the usual shenanigans! We'll be getting warm learning about fire, making kites and tie dyeing with natural dyes!
Click of the booking link adjacent to the day you wish to book in to and that will take you to our booking website.
NEWSFLASH! These holidays we are also offering a holiday program for 3-5 year olds called Holiday Wild Wallabies! It will run Wednesday and Friday on both weeks of the holidays. See below for details.
Brunswick Bush School July 2019 Holiday Program (for 6-12 years)
|Mon 8th July||Canoeing Simpson’s Creek||One of our most popular activities, we spend the day on the beautiful Brunswick River, catching the incoming tide up the wild reaches of Simpson’s creek. Exploring river banks and encountering wildlife, we camp for lunch on a beautiful bush beach and then catch the outgoing tide back again.||
|Tue 9th||Make your own Flint and Steel||A flint and steel is a great practical tool for lighting a campfire when you are out bush. It’s a must have for anyone who takes their fire lighting seriously. Today we construct our very own flint and steel, carving a special wooden handle and putting it all together for a fine tool you will get years of enjoyment from. Please note there is a $5 surcharge for the materials.
|Wed 10th||Tie Dyeing with Natural Dyes||This natural tie dyeing process uses plant tanins, is easy to learn and heaps of fun. Create your own unique and amazing designs. Bring your own white cotton shirt or cotton fabric to make your own tie dye creation.||
|Thur 11th||Coastal Birds and Kite making||Do you know many of the birds that inhabit the northern rivers coast line? Today we learn about some of the many birds that live around the Brunswick River. While following the theme of flight we will be making our own kites and flying them on the beach!||
|Frid 12th||Bark Boats||Get your sea farin’ legs on as we make model boats out of bark, seed pods and palm fronds and sail them on the high seas of the Brunswick River.||
|Mon 15th||Friction Fire!||Learn the art of fire making using friction fire methods! We will make a bow drill and show different methods of starting a fire using your bare hands. Way cool and super fun!||
|Tue 16th||Nature Looms
||Come and join us for a fun and relaxing day by the river as we make our own bush looms and weave colouful pieces of nature art. We will be using wools and materials we find in the bush to make a beautiful take home piece of art at the end of the day!||
|Wed 17th||Fire Making Kit||Let's go bush! as we collect special fire making fibres, grasses and barks to make a fire starting kit that can be carried around in your pack when you are out bush. We then practice making a fire using the things we have collected. As a part of your kit, everyone will receive a flint and steel to take home. Please note there is a $5 surcharge for the flint and steel.
|Thur 18th||Mini Beasts||Have you seen the amazing beasts that roam the bush! You wouldn’t even know they are there because they are so small!! We will be collecting these mini beasts, looking at them up close and learning about their fascinating behaviour!||
|Frid 19th||Wind powered beach racers!||Get set for race time! Design and make your own super cool model dune buggy built from recycled materials and powered by the wind then race it down the beach.||
All activities will run from 9-3pm and are based outdoors for the entire day. We meet outside the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club and then head into the bush (except for canoeing days. When canoeing we meet adjacent to the river. Notice will be sent via email where to meet).
The activities presented on any given day may change due to weather, numbers and other unforeseen circumstances. In the case of wet weather we set up basic tarp shelters. Each day is interspersed with games, sacred circles, 'sit spot' (nature meditation), a swim if weather permits and other nature connection activities.
Cost is $60* per day per child. 10% discount for siblings.
Checkout or fb page here to see some of the fun stuff we get up to:
For more information contact Rohan on 0407898374
* There is a 50 cent booking fee for each booking made. Also there is a $5 surcharge for the flint and steel activities where the child takes home a flint and steel. This is clearly mentioned in the activity description.
Wild Wallabies Holidays July 2019 (for 3-5 years)
Brunswick Bush School is excited to announce the Wild Wallabies Holiday program being offered these holidays. Based on our popular term time program for children aged 3-5 years we spend the whole day outdoors (9-3pm) exploring, creating, playing and learning. Two mentors accompany the group (max 13 children). The cost is $60* for the day. Please click on the link next to the day you wish to book in and that will take you to our booking website.
The Holiday Wild Wallabies program provides a mix of structured and unstructured activities as we move through the bush accessing different ‘play’ spaces throughout the day. Gently led by two mentors the day consists of a variety of nature themed activities such as games, arts and crafts, meditative time, sharing circles, stories, exploring bushland, learning about the surrounding plants and animals, swimming (weather permitting), climbing trees, singing and free play. It's a fun day out which will ground and energise your child without over stimulating them.
Call Rohan on 0407898374 for more details.
* There is a 50 cent booking fee for each booking made.
|Date||Craft Activity||Booking Link|
|Wed 10th July||
|Friday 12th July||
Nature Paint Brushes
|Wed 17th July||
Bush treasure hunt
|Friday 19th July||