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- Social Justice and Aboriginal Studies Programs

Beyond Limits Outdoor Education was founded in 2012 based on adventure-style team building activities incorporating kayaking, mountain biking, beach games and team building activities.

Initially providing programs at Adare and Nunyara, Beyond Limits has grown to include programs at Tarooki (Robe), Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Deep Conservation Park.

In 2015, Beyond Limits provided its first program with a social justice theme leveraging off the many social justice services Uniting Church SA and its agencies provide throughout the State. The annual program provides awareness of many of the issues impacting refugees and homelessness and is a signature event for Beyond Limits as well as the school involved.

Last year, a second school participated in a social program and for the first time Beyond Limits hosted a program with an Aboriginal studies theme.Year 7 students participated in dance, painting and basket weaving workshops as well as played traditional Aboriginal games in Belair National Park.

The photo below shows students receiving a lesson on cooking Kangaroo tail at Colebrook Reconciliation Park near Blackwood.

- Teacher Feedback

This camp will go down as a true highlight of 2017. Activities were top notch and the facilitators were great - built rapport, highly encouraging and giving useful and constructive observation and feedback. Excellent all round - thank you all.

Damien Borda (Hackham West Primary School)

- Adventure Activity Programs

In 2012, Uniting Venue SA introduced activity programs at three of our five campsites – Adare, Nunyara and Tarooki.   At the time over 50% of campsites across Australia were successfully providing programs and it was clear that we simply needed to make a start.

In the year just passed (our fifth year) Beyond Limits hosted a little over 100 programs at six different locations.  Our activities and programs are now designed within the framework of a ‘Sequential Camps Experience’.  A school group can attend a four / five / six year level program camp at Nunyara, then progress to a seven / eight program camp at Adare, a nine / ten program tent camp at Adare and return to Nunyara for a leadership retreat in years 11 / 12.  Most schools conduct their own program for 11 / 12 leadership retreats however we have been successful in providing team building activities of approximately 90 minutes in duration (generally on the morning of each day of their retreat).

We now employ 20 permanent and casual staff who all maintain an active Christian faith and we provide a number of Catholic, Independent Christian Schools and government schools a sequential camps experience across a variety of year levels.

- Merry Christmas

Best wishes and a blessed New Year - Merry Christmas from us to you.

- Adare to host KCO 2016

Adare is pleased to be hosting, for the very first time, KCO in September of this year.  In recent years Adare has hosted a number of large groups including The Boys Brigade and Schoolies however KCO will be by-far the largest event held at the venue.

The theme for this year’s KCO is Burst – Life with Jesus. Children will explore how God is the author of new life and wants us to have new life as burst by Jesus. This is about beginning again, excitement, refreshment, freedom, energy and faith in Jesus.  The theme theme stems from KCO being held in the season of Spring in 2016 but also how KCO itself is starting afresh. This year of transition sees KCO growing out of what has always been and growing in a new way.

Preparations are well underway to host the hundreds of children and volunteers who are expected to attend this year’s event.  The major work undertaken was to move a number of caravan site powerheads to create a functional space for the stage area to be set up in.  This functional space will also benefit school and youth camps who currently use the space for activities and as a playing field.  Additional lighting was also added.

Adare looks forward to working with the KCO team during this year’s event and beyond as Uniting Venues SA seeks to play a greater role in the development of the Churches youth.

- New Staff in 2016

We are pleased to announce that a number of new staff members have joined UVSA during the December / January period.  A big welcome to Dayna, Carly, Taj, Deegan and Monica at Adare.  Jess, GraceT, Grace H and Rachael at Nunyara and Hannah, Lydia, Tom and Jarom at Beyond Limits.  Welcome everyone and best of luck in your new roles!

- Adventure Camps at Tarooki

Last week staff from Beyond Limits Outdoor Edcation spent the week at Tarooki Campsite and facilitated the first of four planned camps at Tarooki this term.  Tarooki is located in Robe which is the ideal location for beach games, kayaking and mountain bike riding.  And the spring weather was just perfect.  Thanks heaps to Karen for preparing meals which sustained the students (as well as the facilitators) throughout the day. We are all looking forward to heading back to Tarooki in the coming weeks!

- Program Camps for Years Four, Five & Six

Schools camps in Adelaide just got a whole lot better!  Students in years four, five and six, will benefit from a range of age-appropriate activities designed to enhance participation, self-confidence and problem solving.  Amongst these activities include build your own billy carts, bush cooking, shelter building and much, much more.  A field trip to nearly Belair National Park includes an environmental education element too.  Why not contact us for further information.  

- Nunyara hosts Social Justice program

Recently a group of year 11 students from St Bridgette's College (Horsham VIC) participated in a week long social justice program at Nunyara.  In conjuction with Pilgrim Uniting Church and Wesley-Calyton Uniting Church, students were engaged in activities and site visits which informed them about a variety of social justice issues including homelessness and refugees. 

- Adare introduces 'Tent Style' camps

This week Adare will host the first of four 'tent style' camps in 2015.  Our tent style camps are specificially designed for year nine and ten age levels and are held during terms two and three of the school year.  Students will be divided into groups of 12 to 15 and each group will provided with a sufficient amount of three person tents, self inflating mattresses and eating utensils.

- Nunyara adds playing field and camp fire

Nunyara is please to announce the construction of a playing field and camp fire area.  The camp fire is available for use during the winter months and the playing field is a significant new feature of the venue.

- Adare adds camp kitchen and high ropes

Adare is pleased to announce the completion of the camp kitchen and installation of the flying kiwi (high ropes element). The camp kitchen is perfect for groups staying in the caravan park and the flying kiwi will be a great hit with the kids attending a Beyond Limits camp at Adare.

- Introducing Beyond Limits

UVSA is pleased to announce the launch of our program service provider - Beyond Limits Outdoor Education.  Beyond Limits provide facilitated small-group activities designed to encourage participation, communication, cooperation, teamwork and initiative. Follow us on facebook for all the last news-

- Emmaus 50th Anniversary

Emmaus campsite held their 50th Anniversary on Sunday 14 April.  Over 100 people gather from near and far to celebrate 50 years of camping ministry at Emmuas.  Maybe it's time you spent a weekend at Emmaus.

- New Centre Manager at Nunyara

Uniting Venues SA is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Harris as the new Centre Manager of Nunyara.  Michelle has a number of years experience in Christian camping and has a passion for customer service.  We look forward to Michelle's contribution to Nunyara.

- New Activities for 2013

Looking for a program camp or city experience venue?  What about a 90 minute team development session?  Uniting Venues SA is pleased to announce a range of new activities for 2013.  Check out the activities at Adare and the activities at Nunyara.