Lighthouse Keepers Quest Cape Otway
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Lighthouse Keepers Quest School Camp
Location: Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Walk
Camp Duration: 2-10 Days
School Camp Style: Journey-Based or Residential
Theme: The Superintendent of Port Phillip District, (now Victoria) Lieutenant Charles Latrobe has assigned your team the task of manning the Cape Otway Lightstation until the new Head Keeper and his wife (Henry and Maryanne Ford) arrive in a few days time...
Suitable for: Grade 4 - Year 12
Accommodation: Head Lightkeepers House (renovated group accommodation), eco dorms, and camping out in tents
Food: Restaurant Quality Fully Catered / Expedition Hiking Menu or Self Catered option
A traditional cooking activity where students can hand pick their ingredients from the bush. Using their handmade woven baskets, students prepare a baby snapper with coastal saltbush, mountain pepper berry, native rosemary and warrigalgreens, all cooked inside the lomandra basket on an open fire. A great sequential activity after snorkelling in the ocean!
Setting the scene:
The Superintendent of Port Phillip District, (now Victoria) Lieutenant Charles Latrobe has assigned your team the task of manning the Cape Otway Lightstation until the new Head Keeper and his wife (Henry and Maryanne Ford) arrive in a few days time...
This is the most important of jobs in the whole colony as all new migrants, visiting difnitaries and colony supplies will be relying on the safe passage of all ships through the western entrance of Bass Straight, one of the most hazardous sea passages in the world!
The aim of this expedition is to provide participants with a real experience of Australian pioneer life through the daily challenges and adventures of Light Keepers. This can be tailored to fit the needs, age and experience of the students and desired outcomes of the school.
Every Quest Skills for Life program or journey is tailored to the specific needs of the school and the students that participate.
Objectives and Outcomes:
- Awareness of early pioneer life in Australia
- Overcoming problems as a team
- To understand individual/s strengths and weaknesses in order to work effectively, and enhance self-esteem
- Successful Teamwork and communication
- Understanding the role of a leader
- Develop responsibility, hazard awareness and risk assessment
- Meet challenges in outdoor activities
- Gain an understanding of the natural environment
- Environmental Awareness