Everyone is confronted with challenges in their lives. Often, challenges occur when we are striving for success but the fear of losing, or not succeeding in our goals hold us back. Most of the time it’s when we try something we’ve never done before, and our personal fears become our greatest hurdles and challenges to overcome.

If you never challenge yourself, how can you grow?

Sometimes we may find ourselves stuck in a bit of a rut, stuck in our everyday routine and comfort zone. Spicing up that brain-numbing lifestyle can be easily done through personal and professional challenges. Setting challenges can motivate and drive you to incorporate new mindsets to problems. Overcoming these challenges can provide you with a new perspective and can create new life experiences that can foster growth.

What happens if you DO challenge yourself?

There are countless positive impacts when it comes to successfully challenging yourself, but the best ones are the personal and professional benefits you can attain when overcoming your challenges. What usually stops us in achieving our challenges and goals is the fear of failure and the idea that the effort we put in may come to no real reward at the end. Ever heard the saying, “nothing worth having comes easy”? Well, it’s true! The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Facing challenges will intellectually, morally and physically enhance your life. Your self-esteem and resilience will be strengthened as you learn new skills and acquire new knowledge in tackling challenges and new experiences. Overcoming the unknown provides a sense of excitement and fun that gives you that drive to conquer it! By setting challenges, you’ll redefine yourself completely. As you grow internally, people will see it on the outside. You’ll gain stronger relationships with others as you become more enthusiastic and able to communicate with others on a more refined level.

It is said that people who challenge themselves every day are more successful. This is because they are constantly discovering and learning new things. Personal growth develops confidence and can help in your personal and professional lives. Camps are a perfect place to challenge yourself as you are confronted with new challenges in a group setting; whereby you are forced to make new friends, participate in challenging activities, learn independence and adapt to new environments.

Nothing happens when you do nothing, so challenge yourself and see where you can go!

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 10:07

A little dirt never hurt anybody

The side effects of exercising have been proven to increase and improve the efficiency and effectivenesses of our overall wellbeing, physical and mental health. Sometimes all we need to get a little bit muddy, sweaty and feel that slow and intense burn of exercising.  But, what are the benefits of enjoying fitness in the great outdoors?

In order to succeed in school and in life, children need ongoing opportunities to learn and build essential skills. School camps have the unique ability to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students, that support them to think critically and creatively, to develop problem-solving skills and to become greatly engaged in their learning.

The worst thing to do before leaving for a school camp as a teacher is begin running around trying to remember all the different things you may or may not need to keep you going throughout your action-packed camp. No need to panic, we have you covered with a checklist like no other! You will feel prepared, relaxed and ready for anything to be thrown your way.

When you think of summer camps you may find yourself reminiscing of your own personal past experiences. Like late night bunk bed chatter, inspiring camp counselors and the special ability camps provide to build team spirit and strong friendships for life, there are some things that never change! But what’s new in adventure school camps today? 

We have all experienced a school camp at some stage of our lives and as a result, the joy experienced at these camps creates memories that have lasted a lifetime. We’re going to discover the 6 things you need to know about school camps to make your experience at Outdoor Adventure Company a memorable and joyous occasion.

More often than not, teachers begin to feel overwhelmed with the amount of planning and involvement that goes into a school camp and rather miss out on the exciting memories and the creation of relationships with their students. Let’s be honest school camps aren’t a relaxing holiday, as much as we wish that they were they simply are not. Sometimes they involve waking up at the crack of dawn, constantly rounding the kids up and calming them down from all the excitement.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:27

The benefits of corporate retreats

Did you know only 20% of companies have ever participated in a corporate retreat? Yet the benefits of these retreats away from daily life are not to be discounted or overlooked. In this article we outline the benefits of attending a corporate retreat, to help you establish stronger bonds with your co-workers and teammates.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:36

The benefits of school camps

Over 75% of schools in Australia have integrated school camps into their yearly curriculum activities and recent research has revealed that student’s psychological wellbeing and emotional balance is greater due to their participation and involvement in the school camps.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 08:18

Encouraging learning outside the classroom

Research has found that children learn leadership skills, team building, confidence, independence, and so many other life-skills through being outdoors in a natural environment.  School shouldn’t just be a place of education through textbooks and exams. School should be a constant journey of experiences that enable students to grow and develop their own personalities and unique characteristics. Allowing them to become a more motivated and enthusiastic young individual. Camps such as Outdoor Adventure Company are now being integrated into the school curriculum to bring a balance of classroom education and learning through endless outdoor and group activities.

Mother nature is so incredibly precious and delicate yet so powerful and strong.

From the 18th to the 20th of January 2019, the Outdoor Adventure Company will be holding an event that shares the knowledge, connection and wisdom of women from all backgrounds, ages and races. It will be 3 days of pure connection both spiritually and mentally, where we will learn to nourish our bodies and the planet as one.

The Outdoor Adventure Company feels incredibly lucky to be able to host such a spiritual and personal event on our own grounds located on the majestic Hawkesbury Valley.

It’s shocking to see how many children suffer from obesity and what’s even more shocking is that this number is increasing. What’s the reason for this rising issue? Is it society or our wealthy lifestyle? Even more important is the question that many ask, what can we do to minimise obesity?

As little girls, we grow up trying on our mums wedding dresses and prancing around the house imagining ourselves as Cinderella walking down the aisle to our imaginary prince charming. But now you’re all grown up, marrying the man of your dreams and the day is coming closer and closer. Planning a wedding comes with an abundance of preparation, information, time and a pinch of stress; but it shouldn’t be like that. At Australian Bushland Weddings we make dreams spring to life and create memories that will be cherished forever. The process has been made a lot easier for yourself so that you can focus on your big day, as we have signed up with easy weddings to make it less stressful.

As adults we look back on our childhood with the fondest of memories. We remember the days where we rolled around in the mud like little mischievous kids we were; making mud pies and building forts out of branches of trees from the backyard. We must understand the great importance of childhood, and the impact of being a ‘kid’ has on our cognitive skills and ability as an adult.

Birthdays are one of the greatest memories for a child, so why not make it unforgettable by organising an outdoor, natural, adventure filled camping birthday party?

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