About Camp

October 18, 2011

What is Green Supercamp Australia?

Our adventure camp is a school holiday program aimed at teens and young people who are looking to improve their academic and life skills and have a lot of fun along the way!

SuperCamp has been running in Australia since 2013 and offers both Junior and Senior Forums. Read our outcomes report (PDF), which offers you the amalgamated outcomes achieved by the incredible young people who have already graduated from our past Green SuperCamp Australia Programmes.

Happy campers at Green Supercamp Australia

Who is the school holiday program for?

The Junior camp school holiday program is for young people aged 10 – 14 years and goes for 7 days.

The Senior camp school holiday program is for teens aged 14 – 18 years and goes for 10 days.

It doesn’t matter how academic or outgoing you are (or aren’t!), all young people are welcome to this program.

 

When is camp held?

Camps are held over the Australian school holidays.  Check out the booking section for upcoming camp dates.

 

Where is camp held?

Camp is held at Cave Hill Creek in Beaufort, Victoria, Australia, which is about 2 hours drive from Melbourne. We offer assistance for campers travelling from interstate or overseas and have a bus shuttle to and from the airport. Check out the FAQs for more info about travel connections.

Cave Hill Creek in Victoria

 

The aim of our school holiday program

These are just some of the outcomes Green SuperCamp Australia helps campers to achieve:

  • mindmappingRaise grades and improve test results
  • Develop powerful academic skills
  • Study smarter
  • Enhance writing skills
  • Take meaningful notes
  • Accelerate memorising speed
  • Read more efficiently and effectively
  • Improve social skills
  • Build self-confidence
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Resolve differences more quickly
  • Intensify focus
  • Create positive lasting relationships
  • Enhance character
  • Increase motivation

Camp team and staff

On the first day of camp, everyone is assigned to a team of 10-12 campers with two team leaders. This unit forms a close, supportive bond for the entire camp, if not for years to come.

Every camp has a student-to-staff ratio of 5:1. This is to ensure every child will get the focused attention they need and will constantly be surrounded by positive, encouraging role models.

Two highly trained facilitators run the sessions for the campers, with the support of a small crew team.

Students at the Green SuperCamp Australia school holiday program

A day at camp

Fun, energy and learning underpin every day at camp with a regular day usually looking like this:

7:30 a.m.   Breakfast with the team
8:30 a.m.   Key or Value of the day – learn about yourself
10:30 a.m. Academics – academics made fun and school made easier
12:30 p.m. Lunch time
1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Activites – dance, hiking, football, soccer, study time, art, media, music, and more
3:30 p.m.  Afternoon Session – continue academics and have some fun in the Main Room
5:30 p.m.  Dinner
6:30 p.m.  Real-life skills activities – communication, creative thinking, and goal-setting.
7:00 p.m. Calls home to parents
9:00 p.m.  Team check-in – share stories and insights from the day
9:15 p.m.   Announcements, closing words, music
10:00 p.m(ish). Lights out

Campers running outside at our adventure camp

What we learn on our school holiday program

 

Life skills for young people

The 8 Keys of Excellence – The “code” for personal excellence.

Communication and relationships – Convey your needs, opinions, frustrations and feelings in a positive manner. Learn new tools to communicate clearly, resolve conflicts with family and friends, listen without criticism, and make your points heard.

Leadership – Move outside your comfort zone, apply your new communication and interpersonal skills, learn what makes a good leader. Learn leadership techniques that you can apply in school situations and in other aspects of your life, from sports to clubs and groups.

Creative thinking and problem-solving – The “move your life forward” 21st-century skills. Learn creative thinking skills and the steps to solving problems.

Breaking through personal barriers – Bust out of self-imposed limitations and fears. Challenge yourself physically and mentally to break through barriers that block your success. 

Motivation and goal-setting – As you learn how to break through barriers you become more motivated to tackle new challenges. At this point we explore the value and process of setting personal goals in several impactful exercises.

Campers practicing trust at our school holiday program for teens

Academic skills for students

Quantum Study Strategies – Meet deadlines and improve test results. Tests and grades get better when you find out your personal learning style, learn test-taking skills, study skills and how to set up a great study area.

Quantum Reading – Read fast, comprehend more, move on. Learn a powerful reading method that simultaneously increases reading speed and comprehension.

Quantum Writing – Plan, write, polish. Learn to overcome writer’s block with fast-writing and clustering, get creative and handle any writing assignment with less stress and better results.

Quantum Note-Taking/Mind Mapping – Take useful notes that work best for your brain. “Notes:TM” and Mind Mapping work the way our brains picture information. Learn these methods for class lectures, reading assignments, term papers, or presentations.

Quantum Memory – Remember anything, anytime. Learn powerful ways to store and recall vocabulary words, history dates, and other facts using the peg, location, and association methods.

 

Campers learning academic skills at Green SuperCamp Australia

Ongoing support for campers and parents

For campers, the learning doesn’t finish just because camp does! We hold regular webinars after camp to check in with everyone. These are a great opportunity to get help implementing what was learned at camp into real life situations.

For parents, we hold a Parents Q & A session before camp begins and provide a handbook which covers everything taught at camp. We also hold regular webinars for parents after camp, to share insights and strategies to continue to support campers at home. If you’ve already been to camp, log in to access the webinars.

 

History of SuperCamp

SuperCamp is the original academic and life skills camp. Started in 1982, it was the first camp of its kind in the United States, Europe, Asia and now Australia. SuperCamp has become the trusted worldwide leader in enhancing academic, leadership, communication and relationship skills for students.

Bobbi DePorter, co-founder and president of SuperCamp, and her elite team of educators have changed the lives of over five million kids worldwide through SuperCamp and Quantum Learning school programs. Author of over a dozen books, Bobbi is acknowledged as a leading authority on effective learning and youth development. SuperCamp uses proven research from the fields of education, neuroscience, cognitive and behavioural psychology, and adolescent development to create a learning environment of positive and engaged young people who achieve results, time and time again.

The primary leadership at Green SuperCamp Australia is provided by Heather Yelland, Director of The Elevation Company. This powerful programme is run by the “Elevate Children” division of The Elevation Company.

Heather Yelland at the opening ceremony of a Green SuperCamp Australia school holiday program