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Adventure Camp – Resilience (NSW)

Offered during the NSW April and September school holidays, Adventure Camp is a fun learning camp for children in Years 4 – 7 who have difficulty with making and keeping friends and/or

Resilience is our ability to “bounce back” or persevere when situations are frustrating, stressful or challenging. Friendship can be challenging for many reasons. Activities in the playground are often unstructured and not teacher directed. Children need to recognise and respond to subtle cues from other children and emotions can be difficult to self-regulate.

At this camp, through fun and challenging experiences, children can practice different and more effective social interactions, and explore strategies for knowing how to:

  • be aware of others’ feelings
  • recognise and respond to social cues
  • understand and communicate feelings in safe and calm ways
  • cope with winning and losing
  • problem solve
  • negotiate conflict

Will this camp help my child?

At Adventure Camp, children are taught cognitive strategies aimed at helping them to be more flexible, to adapt when needed, and to be able to use a range of problem-solving options. Strategies are practised in the context of bushwalking, rock climbing and cooperative boot camp activities.

Children who have trouble with resilience and who would benefit from this camp typically:

  • turn small incidents into big problems
  • have difficulty keeping situations in perspective
  • experience anxiety that can prevent them from ‘having a go’ even when they want to
  • avoid new situations
  • refuse to participate when they are pressured or forced into something
  • have difficulty regulating their emotions e.g. they may cry when something unexpected occurs; they may become very angry when they fail; and/or they may take a long time to calm down
  • give up when they perceive something to be too challenging

Program delivery varies between clinics so check with your local clinic about their programs.

To find out more about Adventure Camp or other school holiday programs and camps available near you contact us today.

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