Sapphire Coast Programs
Here on the beautiful Sapphire Coast of NSW we offer a range of programs throughout the seasons to facilitate healthy connections with the natural world.
All our programs are created with the intention to foster an authentic love and experiential knowledge of our precious ecosystems, as well as building on compassionate social skills and lasting friendships.
During all programs, it is an agreement of all participants, that we are kind to ourselves, each other, and the earth.
All our groups begin their days at meeting points near Tathra, NSW.
If you are interested in any of our programs and would like to find out more, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
SUMMER Workshops 2020
Intro to Wild Awareness & Bushcraft
14yrs+ & Adult (12+ with parent)
An introduction to the Sacred Order of Survival: shelter, water, fire and food. How do we find and use what we have in the bush as a source of connection to nature and survival? Demonstration of shelter building and materials used, sources of water and purification methods, friction fire and use of ferro rods. Demonstration of bushfood types and preparation. Exploration of wild senses through engaging activities. This will be a great workshop to enjoy with your teen, or on your own.
Term 4 Programs 2020
Playful Possums: a bush playgroup for 0-7 years
Be inspired to incorporate nature into your life and connect with likeminded parents in beautiful natural settings.
Monthly Sunday morning gatherings 10am to 12pm. .
Forest Seekers (8-10yrs)
Full day earth inspired exploration, natural learning and play. This popular program has been running for 2 years and is an absolute joy to be a part of. Play in natural environments has a proven range of physical, emotional and mental benefits, and belonging to the Forest Seeker tribe as a supported, mentored peer group is a beautiful gift to your child.
Earth Adventurers (10-13yrs)
This program is full of play and natural sensory integration through exploring a range of environments throughout the Sapphire Coast including freshwater lagoon systems, rocky hidden coves and tall rainforests. We also begin to introduce some great bushcraft skills and challenges with fun, respectful games.
Wild Scouts (14+yrs)
Full day immersion adventures for young teens. Our Wild Scouts program has been running for 3 years now and is very close to our hearts. The young people who join us weekly have developed an amazing connection and respect for our local forests, beaches, rivers mountains and oceans, and have practiced many advanced skills in bushcraft, navigation, canoeing and wilderness awareness.
9:30am – 2:30pm
Sacred Earth Circles (adult)
Monthly circle to learn bushcraft skills, nurturing elemental practices and deep nature connection techniques for peace and well-being.
Fridays 5pm – 8pm
Equine Facilitated Learning (8+ & adult)
Personal growth through expanded awareness of self and nature, facilitated by Kerrie and our beautiful equine team: Bridget and Cherokee. The experience of creating a human-horse connection can be profound, when gently guided using this invitational approach. To read more about the particular model we are trained in, visit www.groundworktherapy.com.au.