To venture into the natural environment brings numerous challenges. These challenges are intended to extend your son physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The Wambana Program will at times raise feelings of uncertainty, fear, and discomfort for your son.
A key role for staff of the extended stay program will be to guide your son through these challenges to ensure feelings of success, exhilaration and happiness. The program is designed to provide your son with experiences beyond those common to normal routine living. Ultimately, our philosophy is about fostering growth, and to achieve this, a program with elements of perceived risk will help your son effectively navigate the transition to adulthood.
All activities undertaken adhere to standard professional operating procedures. Qualified and experienced staff plan and deliver a program that is appropriate for your son and tailored to the ability of the participating groups. Student safety is of critical importance to us. An effective communications system will be in place to enable staff in the field to quickly access appropriate help should any emergency arise. All students will be expected to acquire, with the assistance and guidance of staff, an awareness of personal safe practice, both on and off campus.