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Our team of highly qualified and trained professionals are committed to providing and facilitating safe, student-led, educational experiences in unique outdoor recreation environments.
From tourism and education specialists to logistics, and destination experts, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff aim to deliver outstanding service and excellent customer experiences.
Our Management team is supported by an advisory board, whom where industry experts, leaders, and community members reside.
Joel is passionate about youth leadership and development through outdoor education, community service and travel experiences.
Born in New Zealand, one of the worlds most pristine natural environments, Joel now calls Melbourne home.
With over 10 years’ experience in nature based tourism, outdoor education, and community development, Joel is the founder and the head of the School Camps Australia Group, responsible for companies such as OutBeyond. Through this line of work, Joel has been directly responsible for more than 15,000+ students and their experiences on school camps, study tours and international travel and exchange programs.
Joel has held positions responsible for the safe delivery, risk management and compliance policies for over 60 Australian schools attending outdoor education programs. Previously holding key leadership positions within the Australian camping and outdoor recreation community as a board director of the Australian Camps Association (ACA).
Joel regularly advises organisations within the International Education and Tourism sectors, both in Australia and abroad.
An advocate for child safety, wellbeing and youth leadership, Joel also sits on the safety sub-committee of the SCA group. Safety is not a checklist, safety is a culture, and through rigorous interdisciplinary training of personnel, we are able to improve that culture.
OutBeyond programs have been designed with safety at the forefront, and student experience at the centre of everything that we do. Joel provides students and staff from all around the world with the opportunity to learn, grow and develop as global citizens, beyond the walls of the classroom.
Ben, like many other Australian’s, has been extremely fortunate to attend numerous youth camps as a child through the Australian education system.
Growing up in Melbourne, Ben attended two very prestigious schools on the Mornington Peninsula, gaining enough experience and skills through their cross-curricular educational approach to then lead camps at the young age of 16. At that age, Ben knew that leadership was a natural skill of his. By growing his knowledge in the area of youth development through working in child care and camp education, Ben was able to assist students to gain additional skills and knowledge that complements academic education and set’s young people up with important life skills to take on the world.
Growing up with a father working in corporate safety Ben began to recognise and manage risk from a very young age, naturally continuing to ensure the safety of students, teachers and colleagues. Ben’s love of Australia and culture has seen him live in two major cities of Australia as well as regional Queensland and Victoria.
Nothing pleases Ben more than being able to show International visitors this beautiful country.
Originally from the UK, Peter moved to Australia six years ago, and has been working in Outdoor Education for over 10 years. Graduating with a degree in Geography and Economics, and earning his Outdoor Quals in the UK, Peter’s love of the outdoors took a turn into the professional world after working at a US summer camp in 2006. Having spent 9 summers in the US, working as both a facilitator and more recently as a Program Co-ordinator, Peter also brings 6 years experience working as a Group Leader, Activity instructor and facilitator in the Aussie bush.
Peter firmly believes that Outdoor education provides a unique opportunity for young and future leaders of today to learn, develop and use both important life and teamwork skills, that you cannot teach in a traditional 4 walls classroom. Peter lives and breathes the outdoors, whether he is living his first love of Mountain Biking or hiking a multi-day trail, he’ll be up to share the adventure.
YuKan, can speak 3 different languages, English, Cantonese, Mandarin. She has completed her Accounting and Finance degree in Hong Kong, but was in love with outdoor since she joined the Boy Scout Association when she was 12 years old.
YuKan applies her outdoor experience into education and facilitation. She became an outdoor facilitator right away after she graduated, working with international students from all over the world for the past 4 years in different countries through Asia and Australia.
YuKan believes experiential learning is good for students not only academically, but also for their personal development. Through her love of travel, YuKan has visited 13 provinces in China and 18 countries in the world. She loves doing solo trip with her big backpack. and meeting the locals. Travelling has opened her eyes, making her be more accepting and patient.
Dana joined OutBeyond through her desire to try something new, challenge herself and most of all build confidence in an international organisation.
Whilst completing her Master degree in Global Media and communication at Melbourne University, Dana joined an OutBeyond program as a student volunteer. Here Dana witnessed the totally different education model between China and Australia and the magic power of outdoor education in developing children’s character.
Before coming to Australia, Dana had several working experiences in different media sectors, including Chinese Top 1 TV Broadcasting System, a China Central TV Television（CCTV) documentary director's studio, and an advertising company. Dana is in love with communicating with audiences through the power of word and graphic. Now Dana has chosen the Outdoor Education as a new fresh start.
I'm a 22-year-old that loves being in the outdoors, helping others and making a difference. Outside of my time facilitating camps, I am Motivational Speaker for Schools and a Personal Trainer. The three jobs give me the ability to inspire and impact students in different ways; whether that be through outdoor education facilitation; to help students get outside of their comfort zones, through speaking; to empower them to chase their dreams, or through personal training; to be more active and live a healthier lifestyle.
Jess completed her high school education in Melbourne, in that time she became a qualified swimming teacher for 8 years and gained a love for teaching. She completed the Bachelor of Education and has been teaching and facilitating for 4 years in a school-based environment, whilst also taking students into the outdoor classroom for outdoor education programs.
I love being able to facilitate these amazing experiences for students and teachers, watching them challenge themselves and witness them grow as people and become more confident in very rewarding.
Jess has facilitated throughout Australia and North America, learning that there are nearly no limits to what can be learned in the Outdoor Classroom.
Mary has been working in classrooms as a teacher’s aide for 9 years, helping build confidence and communication skills with the students. She has studied education and has a strong passion for helping students realise their full potential.
Through her work with OutBeyond, Mary has developed the outdoor education skills needed to facilitate her own camp groups.
As a creative being, Mary thrives with art based projects and activities, having studied Arts and currently undertaking a degree in Textile Design, she is able to bring some colour and creativity into her camps which help the students relax and express themselves in a way other than verbal communication. She loves to see the students challenge themselves and try breaking out of their comfort zones, it’s incredible the way that learning outside of the classroom can encourage a whole new understanding of self and environment.
Through her love of travel, Mary has visited 18 countries since her first solo trip to Europe when she was 20 years old. The experiences of travelling both solo and in a group have taught her confidence, compassion, patience, acceptance and are a strong reminder to be open minded and ready for a new life experience.
When visiting Australia, there is so much to learn. Our beautiful natural sights are breath-taking and also provide a great opportunity to learn safety and outdoor education. Students can expect to have the trip of a lifetime when coming to Australia. It is the chance to challenge yourself and learn more about how you can work in a team, be a leader, and surprise yourself with the amount of achievements and stories you will return home with.
OutBeyond was awarded a Silver Award in the category of Specialised Tourism Services, a service or product that Integrates with other tourism products to enhance the visitor experience, OR; Directly provides a service or product to the visitor that enhances their visitor experience.
The Australian Tourism Accreditation certifies tourism businesses that meet specific quality assurance criteria ensuring they are committed to exceeding consumer expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice. All quality tourism accredited businesses undertake regular onsite audits to ensure compliance.
The distinctive QTAB brandmark provides visitors and participants with an assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service and business procedures.
OutBeyond is a member of the Australian Camps Association, the peak body for residential camps and activity providers in Australia.
OutBeyond is a recognised Duke of Ed Employer and a Licensed Operator of providing Duke of Edinburgh programs to schools and individual students.
OutBeyond is licensed tour operator with Parks Victoria. As the State wide peak body for our National Parks, Parks Victoria govern all National Parks and as an operator in these parks where must adhere to strict rules and regulations set by Parks Victoria.
We are committed to protecting the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. We are endorsed by LNT to provide education programs on the environment and outdoor ethics.
OutBeyond is a member of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) as a key contributor to camping and camp programs on an international level.
OutBeyond is an accredited provider of nature based education programs and outdoor education programs with Parks Victoria,
OutBeyond has been identified and endorsed as an influential provider of International Education products and services to schools, universities and training colleges.
OutBeyond is an accredited under the ATAP quality assurance accreditation program
To request a full disclosure of OutBeyond certification and accreditation information, please send us an information request.
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We encourage and empower our people to ask the challenging questions, of themselves and of others, to take on responsibility and to be accountable
We depend on forward thought and thrive on working with our community to create shared value and lasting impact to serve the younger generations
We take initiative, focussing on student outcomes through enhancing the learning opportunity
We learn from our mistakes as well as our successes to deliver excellence on a real level
We deliver honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of program participants, partners and employees
We embrace all challenges with open arms, persevere over long periods of time, and never lose the passion
We work together across borders and perceived boundaries to meet the needs of our customers, team members and partners to help everyone win
We treat ourselves and others as people of value and accept everyone’s differences as strengths to enhance what we do
We encourage curiosity and strive to understand our team members, partners and clients and accept them, treating them as we’d like to be treated – as unique, valuable individuals
On every occasion, we are loyal to our team members, and treat our community like family
We encourage individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, with a strong focus on minimising harm to our planet
We always deliver service to the best of our ability
We strive to have fun and to turn the experiences of our participants into unforgettable memories
The world is changing fast, and young people will need to be agile and willing to adapt to meet tomorrow’s world head-on. We’re learning all the time. We listen to others
Above all else, we value the truth. The most important thing is to keep our word, never taking advantage of anyone and always telling the truth. We will always pursue openness and honesty, even when it hurts or we have bad news to deliver.
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