WildCraft Rangers

  • Fridays, school term time
  • For children aged 11 – 14 years
  • $90 per day, full term commitment (8 -10 weeks)
  • Held in Guanaba

Wildcraft Rangers is a weekly forest school program for older children. This program is offered as an 8-week trial for Term 1 in 2022, where children will be involved in self-paced outdoor recreation experiences learning bushcraft skills, participating in group projects and having adventures in the rainforest.

CONSERVATION – Birdwings Forest School has a number of ongoing conservation projects that the children will be involved in. The children may also form a conservation project of their own to benefit the local community and ecosystem.

CONNECTION – Our practices mentor children in developing an awareness of their natural environment, local and national Aboriginal culture, and learning something new about themselves and their group each week. Children’s experiences become part of our learning stories, forming a tradition of sharing wisdom and advice based on actual learning events. In this way children teach children each week.

ADVENTURE – Adventure and Challenge are part our growth. We maintain a predictable rhythm to our days so that we can manage our needs and plan our time, however every week the children decide the nature of their day’s activities. Our environment includes wild rainforest, dry bushland, rocky creek beds, sparkling natural rock pools and sharing space with other creatures and the elements.

BUSHCRAFT – The children will learn a range of handcraft and bushcraft skills: from sewing and weaving through to fire-lighting, whittling and shelter-building. These skills will help the children to design and complete their own projects, which may including cooking, crafting and building

To register please complete the form below and this will place you on our waiting list. We will contact you when a vacancy is available. If your child attends primary school it is necessary that they have a flexible learning plan in place and are attending with permission from their school.