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holiday program flyerHi Good Folk,

Winter is here! Thank heavens the rain has cleared and the skies are clear. There is no better time to have some fun in the sun with Brunswick Bush School's Winter Holiday Program. We'll be making the most of this glorious weather adventuring, learning, playing and honing our bush skills. Check out the programs on offer and click on the trybooking link to book in.

If you are struggling financially and need some support with attendance please talk to us. Please see the accessibility section at the bottom of the page. 

Booking multiple days? You only have to answer the enrolment questions once. When you are at 'CHECKOUT', BEFORE you enter your card details, click on the 'Buy more tickets' link in the 'YOUR CART' Box, then select the day you want and you will simply have to fill in the attendee last name/first name boxes for that new day.

 

For all enquiries call 0407898374. 

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Brunswick Bush School Main Program (for Girls and Boys 6-12 years)

Main Program Booking Link:

 trybooking

 

Session Time

           Activity

Description

Monday 4th July

 

9-3pm 

Fire Making Kit 

In this workshop we teach the responsible use of fire. We’ll learn about and forage for special fire making fibres, grasses and barks that can be used for fire lighting. We will make our own fire making kit from what we collect and include a flint and steel. This special fire starting kit can then be carried around in your pack when you are out bush for quick and easy fire lighting. (adult supervision essential). $10 materials charge.

Tuesday 5th July

9-3pm

Canoeing Simpsons 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 paddling deep into the Tyagarah Nature Reserve. We’ll be exploring rugged river banks and looking out for the myriad of bird life that lives in the area. Suitable for children 7+ years. Some canoeing experience recommended.*Limit of 16 children $10 Surcharge

Wednesday 6th July

9-3pm

Flint and Steel making Day 1

An essential tool in any survivalist’s kit is the flint and steel- the quintessential fire-starting tool. In this two day workshop we teach about responsible use of fire and construct our own flint and steel! On day one of this workshop we sew a leather pouch for the flint and steel we construct tomorrow. $5 surcharge for materials.

Thursday 7th July

9-3pm

Flint and Steel making Day 2

The second day of this workshop we construct the flint and steel by whittling a handle from silky oak, sanding it smooth, we then put it together for your very own survival tool that will give your child hours of fun and a lifetime of pride!

$10 surcharge for flint and steel.

Friday 8th July

9-3pm

Nature Play!

We have compiled a list of our most popular games. In this action day you get to run your legs off as we play Capture the Flag, Bush Turkey’s Tail, Catch the Leopard’s Meat, Fire Keeper and more of our favourite bush games.

     

Monday 11th July

9-3pm

Sling Shots

Sling Shots are a load of fun to play with. Today we will be whittling them from forked branches, add some rubber and voila! A toy that will bring hours of fun!To be used with adult supervision. *$5 Materials Charge

Tuesday 12th July

9-3pm

Knife work and Whittling*

Bring your pocket knives. We’ll be whittlin’ away the time by the creek honing our skills and making some fancy craft pieces. We’ll cover the basics of safety and how to whittle. If you don’t have a knife don’t worry we’ll have spares for you to use. Suitable for children aged 7+. *You have theoption of purchasing a New No 7 sized Opinel Knife for$30when booking in.

Wednesday 13th July

9-3pm

Nature Play!

We have compiled a list of our most popular games. Today we go hard and cram as many of them into one day! Run your legs off as we play capture the flag, bush turkeys tail and more.

Thursday 14th July

9-3pm

Canoeing: Kings Creek to Bruns

Today we follow the outgoing tide and adventure down the Main Arm of the Bruns River to Brunswick Heads taking in bush land and wildlife along the way. We'll stop at our favourite tree on the bank for some fun bombs into the water! Suitable for children 7+ years. Some canoeing experience recommended.*Limit of 16 children $10 Surcharge.

Friday 15th July

9-3pm

     Useful Plants and Bush Tucker

There are so many bush tucker and useful plants living right in our backyards. From rope and baskets to fire and food. There is a treasure of natural resources for the survivalist. Today we will adventure into the reserve to see what is in season and what we can find.

Time: 9-3pm

Meet: At the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club (on the grassy side) except for canoeing days. When canoeing we meet adjacent to the river. Notice will be sent via email where to meet).

Cost: $70* per day per child. Some activities incur a materials surcharge (this is listed in the description of the day in the table). 10% discount for siblings.* There is a 50 cent ticket fee and a 2.5% processing for each booking made. 

Bring: A what to bring list is sent out with your booking

 

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, exploring, a swim if weather permits and tonnes of adventure!! Participation in the listed activity is optional, we encourage children to participate but do not require them to.

Checkout our fb page here to see some of the fun stuff we get up to: 

https://www.facebook.com/brunsbushschool/

Need to cancel? see our Refund Policy at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

Just for Grrrrls! (for girls 6-12 years) Winter Holiday Program

The Grrrls only program is back on this winter holidays. This fun program is a special time for girls to connect with each other in a beautiful natural setting while having an awesome day of creating, crafting, exploring and sharing. We want to encourage more girls to be in nature so we have compiled a series of creative activities. 

The Grrls program is being led by Shamila. Shamila synthesises her 20 year experience working in environmental education, embodiment practise, nature therapy and group facilitation in her role as a bush school mentor.

Grrrls Only! Booking Link:

 trybooking

Date

Description

Tuesday 5th July

Valuing the feminine aspects of nature in ourselves and the bush we play, explore, and learn together climbing, swimming, storytelling, singing, dancing, foraging and creating with our sistars.

Thursday 7th July

Valuing the feminine aspects of nature in ourselves and the bush we play, explore, and learn together climbing, swimming, storytelling, singing, dancing, foraging and creating with our sistars.

Tuesday 12th July

Valuing the feminine aspects of nature in ourselves and the bush we play, explore, and learn together climbing, swimming, storytelling, singing, dancing, foraging and creating with our sistars.

Thursday 14th July

Valuing the feminine aspects of nature in ourselves and the bush we play, explore, and learn together climbing, swimming, storytelling, singing, dancing, foraging and creating with our sistars.

 

Time: 9-3pm

Meet: We meet at the Brunswick Heads Tennis Courts opposite the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club

Cost: $70* per day per child. Some activities incur a materials surcharge (this is listed in the description of the day in the table). 10% discount for siblings.* There is a 50 cent ticket fee and a 2.5% processing for each booking made. 

Bring: A what to bring list is sent out with your booking

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, exploring, a swim if weather permits and tonnes of adventure!! Participation in the listed activity is optional, we encourage children to participate but do not require them to.There is a 50 cent ticket fee and a 2.5% processing for each booking made.

Need to cancel? see our Refund Policy at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

Wild Wallabies Winter Holiday Program (for children 3-5 years)

Hop along to the Wild Wallabies these holidays for some great nature play and adventure for the wee’uns! The Wild Wallabies is Brunswick Bush School's nature connection program for kids aged 3-5 years. This gentle and nurturing program provides a fun and adventurous day out. Using nature as our inspiration we explore, play and create while building confidence and resilience in your child. Each day we explore a particular nature based theme.

 The Wild Wallabies will be running Monday, Wednesday and friday on the following dates:

Week one: July 4th, 6th and 8th

Week two: July 11th, 13th and 15th. 

Wild Wallabies Booking Link:

 trybooking

Booking multiple days? Answer enrolment questions once only. When booking multiple days and/or mutliple kids you only need to answer the enrolment questions once. When you are at 'CHECKOUT', BEFORE you enter your card details, click on the 'Buy more tickets' link in the 'YOUR CART' Box, then select the day you want and you will simply have to fill in the attendee last name/first name boxes for that new day.

Time: 9-3pm

Meet: We meet at the Brunswick Heads Tennis Courts opposite the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club

Cost: $70* per day per child. Some activities incur a materials surcharge (this is listed in the description of the day in the table). 10% discount for siblings.* There is a 50 cent ticket fee and a 2.5% processing for each booking made. 

Bring: A what to bring list is sent out with your booking

* There is a 50 cent ticket fee and a 2.5% processing for each booking made.

Need to cancel? see our Refund Policy at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Keeping Bush School Accessible to All

With prices increasing we would like to see our programs remain accessible to all children. If you are struggling financially please come and talk to us. If you have an indigenous heritage we offer reduced rates. If you are feeling particularly abundant you can make a donation towards our scholarship fund to enable other children to attend. Talk to Rohan for more details.

 

Refund/Cancelation Policy

A 10% administration fee applies you if you cancel more than 7 days in advance of the attendance date. A 20% fee applies if canceling less than 7 days from attendance date. No refund is given if you cancel less than 48 hours before the attendance date. We are generally happy to transfer a booking to another date with a minimum 48 hours notice, depending on availability. Unfortunately we do not refund if you forget to attend or your child is sick.