We don't conquer rivers, we understand them.
Outdoor education is Indigicate's passion. We want young people to love the outdoors and understand our deep connection to land. Our outdoor programs are different to other companies. Everything we do is Indigenous and we exist to create programs that close the gap of disadvantage for Indigenous people. We do this by changing the focus of our programs from destination focused to experience focused. We design our programs to allow for significant time in camp to allow time for conversations and lessons around camp. Your students benefit from our experience and guidance. When they finish our programs they have a deeper understanding of Indigenous Australians and better pathways towards reconciliation.
What We Do
Indigicate’s philosophy is to provide a range of outdoor programs that provide students with positive experiences of Indigenous culture. We want students to participate in authentic, sequential, cultural experiences. Experiences that help them understand that Indigenous Australian culture is complex and beautiful.
Primary School Camps
Primary school camps provide fantastic opportunities for students to learn Indigenous curriculum. Our skilled staff will visit your school and facilitate engaging, interactive, curriculum based lessons. The most popular lesson that we facilitate is open conversation in the evenings. The open conversation is a fantastic method of introducing the students to history and provides them with a safe space to talk about Australian history.
Secondary School Camps
Indigicate loves educating young people in the outdoors. We design and facilitate whole year level school camps in many locations across the state. We have the expertise and experience to ensure your students are safe and that they have an enjoyable camp experience. Our outdoor education pedagogy is unique . We tailor programs to the students and focus on connection to self, country (land) and community.
School camps and outdoor education programs are experiences that last a lifetime. Indigicate works with schools to ensure that the best outdoor venue is chosen for your school group. We have experience in many state and national parks and even have access to remote locations that can only be accessed with permission from Indigenous people. We have so many favorite venues, two that we love using are Gariwerd (Grampians) and The Bochara (Glenelg river).
Indigicate can design and facilitate a camp for a maximum of 90 students at one time.
Our programs range from shorter, 3 to 5 day VCE and cultural immersion camps for 12 participants through to 14-day, multiple activity programs for up to 90 students.
We will be increasing our capacity in 2020. Please contact us for more details.
Programs tailored to you
Indigenous pedagogy has a deep two way learning component. Two way learning for us means that we need to understand the schools culture and the year levels needs. We work closely with the school to foster a relationship that enables us to tailor camps that suit your values and learning outcomes. When we work closely with schools the students learning is enhanced and the outcomes are stronger.
Indigicate is serious about safety. Our team are well trained in wilderness first aid, mental health first aid, deescalation techniques and severe weather protocols. Every group leader carries an emergency kit, first aid kit, and satellite phone. All of our programs have a support person who stays in a central location and keeps regular contact with the leaders. Our risk assessments are extensive and we have extensive experience at all the venues we us
Connection based education
Connection based education is the foundations of our Indigenous pedagogy. We want young people to connect. Connect with themselves, nature and community. Indigenous Australians are renowned for their connection to country and community. Our connection practices teach students to stop focusing on individual needs and open up to listening to the world around them. Our connection practices are the best parts of our programs.
Price/ Booking Indigicate
Booking Indigicate is easy. Click the link below, fill out the booking form and lets us do the rest. The cost for booking Indigicate for a school incursion or excursion is $750.00 per day. Secondary School Camps range from $110.00 to $180.00 per student, per day.