This page contains important information about the activities in which your students may be involved.
Cut and paste the sections that are relevant to your camp.
These details must be sent home with the consent form. It provides clear details about the activities and will assist parents in making an informed decision about whether they wish to have their daughter or son participate.
- TEEC is staffed by qualified teachers. One of these teachers will be accompanying students on all activities during the day.
- TEEC staff have current First Aid qualifications.
- A TEEC vehicle will be available in case of emergencies
Black Gully Campus
- Accommodation is in tents. Students will set up / pack up tents and will be involved in other camping activities.
- The Black Gully Campus facilities include toilets and hot showers.
- Students may be involved in the preparation of meals in the fully equipped kitchen. At present, the meals are fully catered.
- The campus is located on Black Gully Road, Tinaroo. The telephone number is 07 4095 9555 during business hours
Barron River Campus
- Accommodation is in dormitories.
- Fully catered meals.
- The Campus is located on Tinaroo Falls Dam Road, Tinaroo. The telephone number is 07 4095 9555.
The following is a summary of the learning outcomes that we hope to work towards and assist students to achieve:
- An awareness of the importance of both personal independence and interdependence
- Increased love for and attitude towards caring for the natural environment
- Improved self-esteem, group co-operation and physical fitness
- Preparedness to persist and meet challenges in a safe setting
- Enhanced personal and physical skills and knowledge of the natural environment
A defined area will be identified for supervised swimming
ActivitiesSwimming may happen where the program permits
Students will be paired with a 'buddy' and will be instructed on the expectations of behaviour and activities.
Adult supervision will be provided for swimming.
Various locations within the Tinaroo Dam environs are used - depending on the focus of the activity.
Explore Rainforest, Planted Pine and Dry Forest environs. Group cooperation and leadership application.
Students are given detailed instructions for safe hiking/bushwalking.
At least two adults to supervise each group. A mobile phone and first aid kit are taken on each hike.
Students will paddle to various locations around Tinaroo.
Students utilise "Canadian Canoes" or "Sit-On-Top Kayaks" for transportation to activity sites. Some expeditions involve students paddling across wide expanses of open water. Students paddle in groups of 2, 3 or 4 persons in a canoe. At times the instructor will take the decision to link the canoes together and tow them single file.
A qualified canoeing instructor gives pupils instruction in basic strokes and safety and emergency procedures. Students are given clear instructions about what is expected of them whilst canoeing. Students will wear a Personal Flotation Device (Life Jacket) at all times.
As required by Education Queensland's School Health and Wellbeing Initiatives the leader has an instructor's certificate. Two adult supervisors one of whom is a teacher will accompany each group. A motorised Safety Boat always accompanies the group on longer trips.
Towed Canoe Trip
This activity usually begins and ends at the TEEC. A number of locations around Lake Tinaroo are used depending on the program planned.
This activity is used as a means of transport to a variety of different activities around Lake Tinaroo. The canoes will be linked together and towed behind the safety boat. There will be no more than four people in each canoe. Canoes will be towed on flat-water (wind speed of 15 knots or less). If wind is greater than 15 knots, an alternative program will be substituted. On the rare occasion when wind conditions increase during the day, it may be necessary to return students to TEEC by safety boat or by motor vehicle.
Adults and students are given instruction in emergency procedures. Students are given clear instructions about what is expected of them whilst under tow. Students and adults will wear a Personal Flotation Device (Life Jacket) at all times.
As required by Education Queensland, the leader will have appropriate training. At least two adult supervisors, one of whom is a teacher, will accompany each group. The safety boat driver will hold the required license.
Various locations on Lake Tinaroo.
Involves building a raft and paddling a defined course
Personal safety considerations, briefing and de-briefing by supervising teacher.
Adult supervision with each group. A Safety Boat is available.
At approved sites around Tinaroo.
Students lower themselves down a cliff face with the aid of ropes and specialised abseiling equipment. Cliffs available vary in size to suit the ability and maturity of students.
Students are given detailed instruction in the skills and safety requirements- as specified in Education Queensland guidelines. Our teachers employ a "Challenge by Choice" philosophy in which pupils are encouraged to challenge themselves by progressing from a very basic slope up to a more challenging experience. Students are not forced to attempt anything, with which, they are not comfortable.
Instructors have the appropriate training as required by Education Queensland. At least two adults will supervise this activity. Students have a safety line attached at all times, which is controlled by an adult.
High Ropes Course / Vertical Challenges / High Activities
Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre, Barron River and Black Gully Campuses
Students climb up on to a linked course or standalone challenges. Students are in harness and attached to a safety line at all times.
Our teachers employ a "Challenge by Choice" philosophy in which students are encouraged to challenge themselves by learning a series of skills and progressing through a variety of elements at height. Safety and Emergency procedures as specified by Education Queensland.
Teachers have the appropriate training as required by Education Queensland. At least two adults will supervise this activity. Students have a safety line attached at all times.
The Giant Swing
Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre (Black Gully Campus).
This activity is an element of our high ropes course. Students are harnessed into a giant swing. Their classmates work together to haul the participant to their chosen height where they are released to swing free.
Our teachers employ a "Challenge by Choice" philosophy. The participant chooses what height their companions will pull them to before they swing. Safety and Emergency procedures as specified by Education Queensland
Teachers will have the appropriate training as required by Education Queensland.
At least two adults will supervise this activity. Students have a safety line attached at all times.
Group/Team Challenge Adventure Course
Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre, Barron River and Black Gully Campuses
Series of group/team cooperation activities.
Personal safety considerations, briefing and de-briefing by the supervising teacher.
Adult supervision with each group.
Camping Away from Base
In carefully selected locations in the State Forests around Tinaroo Dam.
This activity may or may not include an expedition involving a hike. It will involve students and teachers in:
- erecting their own "bivvy" (fly sheet)
- sleeping under these shelters - no walls or floor
- packing and waterproofing a backpack
- hiking for a full day carrying a backpack
- no showers
- using camp toilets
- preparing and cooking own meals on an open fire and or on a camping stove
Students complete all the above with a minimum impact on the natural environment. The group will use map and compass to navigate when necessary. Students are involved in making decisions - adult supervisors have appropriate input into decision making. In a number of sections, students may have to navigate through open forest country or through rain forested areas with no defined tracks. When on water in canoes, students are supported by a Safety Boat.
Students are given detailed instruction in packing and waterproofing their backpacks, constructing a shelter and cooking using the camping stoves. Additional detailed instructions are provided if map and compass work is required.
Two adults (at least one teacher) with each group.