Ardoch Youth Foundation 2013 Outdoor Education Camp
The Alice Sloan Trust is excited that the first camp with the children of Frankston Aldercourt Primary School was a wonderful success!
Please read the following text received from Ardoch Youth Foundation:
MANY THANKS TO THE ALICE SLOAN TRUST
Ardoch Youth Foundation’s partnership with the Alice Sloan Trust enabled Grade 5/6 students from Aldercourt Primary
School in Frankston North attended an inspiring outdoor education camp at Briars near Mount Martha. We are so
grateful to Alice’s family and all of the Trust’s supporters for your kind generosity – the outdoor education camp is a
wonderful opportunity for children from an area of significant disadvantage
Briars Outdoor Education Camp is on the Mornington Peninsula and just 23km from the school in Frankston North but it
felt like a world away. The location enabled children who were nervous about travelling far from home to feel confident
about going on camp and they loved the experience. The school used the opportunity of the camp to encourage the
students’ school attendance and engagement in learning – to great effect.
At the outdoor education camp in October 2013, the children had a fantastic time, challenging themselves to try the low
ropes course, flying fox, giant swing, leap of faith and archery, as well as enjoying team building games, exploring and
learning about the bush. There was very wet weather that but the children hardly noticed the rain and made the most of
“I liked the leap of faith because it was scary. I went off the top the first time! I enjoyed being in a cabin with all
my friends and I liked the food. It was good”
“I enjoyed the flying fox. It was fast and made my stomach drop! The food was quite good. I liked the orange
jelly the best. Thank you for allowing us to go on camp.”
The Alice Sloan Trust outdoor education camp at Briars was the highlight of the year for the school, and they are already
looking forward to the opportunity for 2014. Thank you so much for broadening the horizons of these students and for all
your fantastic support of Ardoch Youth Foundation.
Please read the full report found in the Ardoch Youth Foundation Summer 2013 Newsletter
Thank you so much to all supporters of The Alice Sloan Trust for making this possible.
We look forward to the next camp later on this year!