Outdoor Pursuits

Outlined below, is a broader outline of some of the aspects proposed for outdoors whilst entertaining the children. An exciting adventure experience awaits the little ones at the Royal Academy Adventure Park:

1.      Hierarchy of Needs

  • An introduction to the essentials for survival.

2.      Exploring Those needs

  • Water
  • Food (the importance of good nutrition.)
  • Shelter (keeping warm)

3.      Beyond the Needs

  • Fire
  • Bush-craft (structures, watercraft and river crossing)
  • Assessing the situation
  • Orientation (sun, moon, stars, mosses, termite mounds)

4.      Threats

  • Wild animals/dangerous people
  • Tracking, animal
  • Behaviour and communication
  • Territories and ranges
  • Habits
  • Floods
  • The cold

5.      Opportunities

  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Edible plants
  • Medicinal plants
  • Trees and grasses

6.     Communicating Your Situation

  • The importance of communication
  • Smoke signals
  • Fires
  • Stone
  • Trail-marking

7.      Defending Yourself

  • Weapons
  • Behavior
  • Consideration
  • Attitude
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of the team
  • Importance of community “UBUNTU” (I am what I am because of my community and my community is what it is because of me)

8.     Health and Hygiene

  • Importance of cleanliness
  • Importance of trying to keep healthy under whatever the circumstance

9.     Respect for the Environment

  • Conservation (use and not abuse – sustainable utilization)
  • Your place within the ecology
  • Environmental Karma
  • Basic laws of nature

10.     First Aid

  • Basic first aid