Rise Above Program

Problem Solving Activity for Rise Above Program

Creating and sustaining a successful team starts and finishes with effective leadership

Our Rise Above program offers teamwork, leadership, resilience and well-being development.

Rise Above is a fresh, new education program being offered at our three Uniting Venues.

The Rise Above Program provides a positive educational experience by delivering a wide range of dynamic activities based on teamwork, leadership, resilience and well-being.

Through facilitator led activities, your group will be challenged in problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration in order to achieve goals and cultivate positive relationships. Each program is tailored to suit your groups’ needs and can include both on site and off site activities, all with a focus on the desired curriculum outcomes you wish to achieve.

  • The Amazing Race
    Amazing Race is a fun and dynamic activity that combines communication, problem solving and physical challenges. Rise Above instructors facilitate your session, providing input and guidance as you travel on your race around the site. Minimum age recommendation – Year 6 (12 years).
  • Initiative +
    Initiative + involves a series of interactive activities centred on developing teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. Each challenge can be tailor-made to achieve specific curricular or group outcomes. Minimum age recommendation – Year 6 (12 years).
  • The Indiana Obstacle Course
    This is a highly interactive team building adventure that requires students to effectively work together in order to safely transport Indiana’s long lost treasure back to its origin.  Depending on the weather, conditions and day the Indiana Jones activity can be altered between a wet and a dry course. Minimum age recommendation – Year 6 (12 years).
  • Evening Programs
    As well as programmed day activities, Rise Above offers a variety of evening teamwork and challenge activities for all ages.
  • The Outdoor Cinema
    Movies under the Stars – Grab your favourite movie, some popcorn and relax under the stars, with our outdoor cinema. For more information contact us on 1300 138 125.

 

School Camp and Community Groups
School Camp and Community Groups

Rise Above Frequently Asked Questions

What activities will we be doing at camp?

Each program with Rise Above is developed in conjunction with the school/group, and each contains a different combination of activities and program areas.  Many activities are also influenced by what season it is. Some of our favourite activities include: a venue wide amazing race, wet and dry obstacle courses, team challenges, a bush walk, games and lots more.

What kind of leadership activities will we do?

Participants will be given the opportunity to self-lead key aspects of their program, working as a team to solve problems and tasks. You will have fun whilst developing leadership qualities and skills for life.

Does Rise Above offer activities for participants with disabilities?

We are inclusive of all groups and try to cater for everyone as much as possible. Those with additional needs are very welcome.

What is the staff to camper ratio?

Supervision is a critical factor in managing risk in the outdoors. A minimum of one Rise Above staff must be present for each activity.   The minimum supervision ratio will be: 1:15 per participants. 

Are group leaders, teachers or carers required to participate?

Group leaders, teachers and carers are required to be present at activities for supervision purposes.  It is completely up to them as to whether they would like to join in on the fun or sit back and watch!

How long do activities go for?

On average activities run for 1 hour and 30 minutes, however activities can be shortened or extended depending on your group schedule.

What happens if it is raining?

We take this on a case by case basis. If it is severe weather including lightening, hail, or heavy winds we must bring the group inside to run indoor activities as an alternative. If, however, if the rain is light and the group would still like to be outdoors we can often proceed with the activity.

Will I get a refund if it rains?

Unfortunately, we do not provide refunds.  We have wet weather activities in place for every group.

Do you have a child safety policy?

Yes, Rise Above is an activity of the Uniting Venues, and is covered by Uniting Venues Child Safety Policy.  This policy is available to download from our website on the following link Child Safety

As a condition of this policy all staff hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).

Do you have a question or enquiry? Phone 1300 138 125 or send us an email

We welcome your phone calls to the team at Rise Above on, 1300 138 125 or send us an email riseabove@unitingvenues.org

Rise Above Program Themes

Uniting Venues School Camp Activities

Benefits

Creating and sustaining a successful team starts and finishes with effective leadership. Leadership is an essential skill used to foster a productive and harmonious team environment.

These activities will:

  • Challenge students with the notion of creating a legacy by positively influencing others
  • Empower students to lead themselves and take responsibility for their own choices and actions

Available at all 3 Uniting Venues, the Rise Above Program is tailored to each group’s needs to provide a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

 

Teamwork activity for Rise Above Program

Benefits

The ability to work effectively in a team which involves communication, collaboration, innovation and conflict management is vital in any school community, ultimately encouraging a sense of unity.

These activities will:

  • Develop positive group dynamics through a series of team based activities that challenge students to work together to achieve outcomes
  • Encourage students to reflect on their personal strengths

Available at all 3 Uniting Venues, the Rise Above Program is tailored to each group’s needs to provide a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

 

Rise Above activity builds resilience

Benefits

Resilient and confident students, have the capacity to look on the bright side, plan and confront overwhelming obstacles. These skills can contribute to the creation of strong social bonds and supportive communities, and the maintenance of healthy relationships and lifestyles. Activities will focus on:

  • Build positive self-image, self-respect and respect for others
  • Develop the notion of BOUNCE BACK
  • Explore the importance of setting goals and identify ways to achieving them

Available at all 3 Uniting Venues, the Rise Above Program is tailored to each group’s needs to provide a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

Rise Above Program Team Activity

Benefits

Student well-being, defined as a sustainable state of positive outlook, and satisfaction with oneself, others and the school community, is crucial in recognising that education should not just be about academic outcomes but rather the ‘whole child’.

Following the Well-being Framework established by the NSW Department of Education and communities, these activities will focus on the importance of physical and mental well-being including tools to establish and maintain health, relationships and well-being.

These skills can contribute to the creation of strong social bonds and supportive communities, and the maintenance of healthy relationships and lifestyles.

We have a range of activities that works to develop these skills in resilience for groups of all ages and abilities.

Available at all 3 Uniting Venues, the Rise Above Program is tailored to each group’s needs to provide a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

Rise Above Program Team Activity
Teamwork activity for Rise Above Program
Workshop Leader handling indoor activities
Rise Above Workshop Leader of Elenora venue
Elenora Venue Workshop for Rise Above Program

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