Indigenous Leadership
programs designed to inspire


Australia needs Indigenous leadership programs that build real world skills for our Indigenous youth. At Indigicate we work closely with many Indigenous organisations to design and facilitate leadership camps.



Our camps focus on building support networks through outdoor experiences like camping and canoeing. The programs directly target Indigenous youth who are in the care of the state, providing them with opportunities to connect with culture and role models.

Indigenous Leadership
programs designed to inspire


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Our Philosophies


Indigicate’s philosophy is to provide a range of outdoor programs that provide young people with positive experiences. We want Indigenous young people to have successful happy lives and we design programs that provide them with the skills to do this.

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What do we do?


Camps, outdoor experiences and International leadership trips for Indigenous young people aged between 11 and 17 years old. The trips are split into girls and boys camps.
We have a team of fully qualified outdoor education instructors who are experienced designers and facilitators. Camps are designed to challenge young people through multi-day journeys

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Indigenous leadership camps


Our leadership camps focus on communication, support, challenge and culture. We take groups of up to 15 Indigenous youth on multi day outdoor camps. The camps are tailored to suit the group and the experiences range from 5 day canoe trips through to 12 day hikes.

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Cultural support camps


Indigicate prides itself on working closely with Indigenous organisations. Over the last five years we have partnered with Indigenous organisations to provide leadership support, equipment and program management expertise. Let us take care of the camp logistics and assist you with your cultural program.


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Our Capacity


We cap the maximum participants per a group at 12 for Indigenous programs. Each group has 4 qualified outdoor staff

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Our proven track record


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.

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Connection based education


Indigicate is serious about safety. Our team are well trained in wilderness first aid, mental health first aid and deescalation techniques. Every group leader carries an emergency kit, first aid kit, satellite phone and severe weather kit. 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 use

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Cultural support camps


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.

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  • "I had the privilege of watching Shawn Andrews, a young, proud Aboriginal man host a yarning circle with 30 non – indigenous people. The power and knowledge he bought really touched the heart and opened the minds of all that were present. If education is the key then Indigicate have the key to unlock every door to educating mainstream Australia and in an open and very empowering way."

    Matthew Atkinson
    Project Manager - Rumbalare Aboriginal Co-operative

  • "Since my first meeting with Shawn in 2014 I have come to know Shawn as a highly motivated, highly energised Indigenous man. His vision of promoting his people, and his determination to provide new opportunities for younger members of Indigenous communities, have been highly influential. He has also worked very effectively to bring genuine understandings of Indigenous culture to non Indigenous youth. Not only has he achieved this through the design and implementation of curriculum, but on-country experiences, and camping encounters within the natural environment. Shawn Andrews certainly has translated his passion to positively influence both Indigenous and non Indigenous youngsters".

    Rick Tudor
    Former Principal Trinity Grammar School

  • "The Indigicate session was a real eye opener to things I've never thought about, considered, seen or heard of. It was a great discussion of our history as Australians as well as the 'other perspective' that we rarely hear from. Things were learnt, history was exposed, eyes were opened and change is coming."

    Student
    SRC Victoria - Executive Student