What they say...

I was the leader of the group and had the role or CEO. I loved being in charge and delegating team tasks to my team mates, it was so fun being responsible for the camp.
Catherine
Student
Geelong Grammar
My experience with OutBeyond was great, the staff and students are all amazing and I would highly recommend this camp. My favourite activity was kayaking.
Alex
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Student
Wellington College
The whole camp was fun and I can’t wait for the next one! OutBeyond you are awesome!
Josh
Student
Padua Mornington
I used the camp budget and purchased food for the group as part of our dinner. I had to manage the team’s money and they were very grateful”
Kayla
Student
Balwyn High School
The Phillip Island Duke of Ed camp was fun! Lots of great activities made it easy to make friends.
Kayla
Student
Duke of Ed

Activities

Financial Management

Increase skills in financial planning and management, we give students guided control over their groups finances and spending.

Coastal Expeditions

Team Building

OutBeyond runs a variety of Team Building aimed at increasing teamwork and leadership development, and making better friends in the process.

Introduction

China is a totally unique experience and an amazing opportunity for Australian students to see the origins of a culture that has so much history with Australia. For developing a young person's empathy and understanding through Global-mindedness, there is no better place to explore. Participants will enter this program with an Entrepreneurial mindset, working on team projects with their team and local students. The OutBeyond Greater China Exploration Program is a journey through major cities and regional areas that span China's storied past and it's progressive future. 

Our participants will not only be taking in these sites as if on tour, they will be immersing themselves with the local community, learning from International students and developing their own global networks with friends they make along the way. Visiting world-class attractions like the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the Great Wall North of Beijing and the Shaolin Temples of Henan are just some of the amazing stops on the program. Led by locals our program participants are provided with unique opportunities and unforgettable life-changing experiences. 

The OutBeyond Leadership Development program gives student participants a real opportunity to take on responsibility that develops independence through active ownership of their camp/tour experience. They will have safe and simulated leadership experiences that are student-led, outcomes focused and teacher-guided. From the very beginning of the program, students will take on key roles and responsibilities that carry through the entire duration of the program, on a role-rotation sequence, facilitated and guided by our highly trained and qualified staff. Please note, this program is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold practice and qualifying journeys.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Program Planning. Pre-departure workshop Day 0

OutBeyond Facilitators will meet with the student group 4 weeks before the group is booked to travel. This will assist students, parents and staff with planning and preparing for their camp program. It’s also the time when students are given ownership and responsibility of their camp program and meet the OutBeyond staff and teachers who will be travelling with the group.

Fly to Zhengzhou - The Heart of China Day 1

Day 1 is the team travel day. Early afternoon flight from Melbourne to Zhengzhou, the Heart of China, where the team will transfer to the hotel and get some rest before the next few days, exploring of the Old and New Zhengzhou. Students will be responsible for leading the group on multiple layers of transport, including learning about the Uber of China, DiDi.

Visit to iPhone City - Foxconn Day 2

China's industrial culture will be on display with a visit to the Apple iPhone City, Foxconn. Here students will learn about the industrious culture and see the links to their very own lives in Australia. Understanding this culture will introduce one of the key themes, Young Entrepreneurs. This will be explored throughout many parts of the OutBeyond program.

Australia and China - Global Neighbours Day 3

Visiting the sister school of a Melbourne College in Zhengzhou will give participants an understanding of how interconnected the 2 education systems are already and that global communities can begin with students. The team will spend time in the school taking part in activities with the local students and OutBeyond Educators, they will also run some Team Challenges and Games with the local students. This will develop communication skills and give them experience delivering activities in an international school.

Shaolin Monks - Be Part of the History Day 4

Travelling into the mountains surrounding Zhengzhou, the team will visit the Shaolin Temple, home to the much-revered Shaolin Monks. This ancient order has a significant place in China’s history and our team will be able to learn within the martial arts school, meet students who are training and assist in some basic English Teaching lessons. Here they will see performances from the Shaolin Monks and take in a part of China that is steeped in tradition.

Xi’an - home of the Terracotta Warriors Day 5

Arriving in Xi’an, the old capital of China, the team will base themselves inside the Old Wall surrounding Xi’an City. Cycling along the Old Wall gives incredible views of surrounding areas and highlights the collision of the Old and New China. Visiting the Terracotta Warriors in nearby Lintong will see the team walk through the park where thousands of terracotta statues of the King’s Army have been excavated in the last half century. The warriors are a sight to behold.

Building a Global Community Day 6

The team will be distinguished guests of a Shaanxi High School, where they will be welcomed by ceremony and taken on a tour with local students. Here the team will engage in cross-cultural immersion, sharing stories, food and taking part in an Australia-China Activity session. The team will lead games, challenges, develop communication skills and create friendships with local students. This is a great opportunity to build their own global network and community.

Beijing - the New Capital Day 7

Beijing will be the team’s base for this 2-Day tour of Beijing’s most significant sites. Visiting the Great Wall of China is a must do for international visitors, but it is also a challenging hike. The Wall is a moderate - difficult hike and students will be responsible for navigating the section they visit, maintaining the group on what can be a busy walk. The students will have the amazing experience of Camping at the Great Wall after their days’ exploration.

Forbidden City Exploration Day 8

Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square have a long and storied past which is open for exploration in the countries capital. Students will visit the significant sites, learn from local guides and explore within the walls of the Forbidden City. Together, the team’s understanding of the cultural and political significance of these areas will grow and with it their empathy and understanding of China.

The Future Belongs to the Entrepreneurs Day 9

Building on the Young Entrepreneur theme of the program, the team will visit Alibaba - the world’s largest e-commerce company. The visit will focus on 21st century business ecosystems and also on the grass-roots beginning of a 6th grade teacher in an apartment to a billion dollar company. This visit becomes a great base for the team to understand the theme and apply it to challenges set by OutBeyond for them to build the understanding of business.

China’s “Future” City Day 10

Shanghai is often called “China of the future” and is a great city for the team to finish their program before returning to Australia. Here they will see a city that has a totally different community than anywhere else because of its cross-cultural influence over the years. With a large expat community, the team will meet some Australians living in China and have the chance to learn about their experience. Here the students will have the chance to reflect and share with the team all of their experiences and lessons learnt over a celebration dinner in traditional Chinese style.

Return Journey to Melbourne Day 11

The team will have a last chance to do some souvenir shopping and soak up the Chinese culture in Shanghai, preparing for their return trip home. The team will depart on an afternoon flight to Melbourne, returning the following day after flying overnight.

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Few countries will rival China for its deep connection to history as well as its commitment to the future. On the OutBeyond Greater China Exploration Program, participants will have the chance to explore both! Visiting iconic historical sites, learning about diverse cultures as well as seeing those at the forefront of tech, education and global community building is all on offer with OutBeyond in China.

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