Maranatha Recreation Camp | Sunshine Coast | Tropical Bushland | Nature Conservation


ACTIVITIES

OUR ACTIVITIES!

High Ropes    

 

Our most challenging and rewarding activity! Treetop adventure courses set 10-15 metres above the ground. 

Participants take a big step out of their comfort zones and practice problem solving while learning how to manage their fear. Plenty of support is provided from the instructors and team mates and getting through the high ropes is often a transformative experience and a significant sense of accomplishment. 

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Mid Ropes  

 

Another treetop course, the Mid Ropes is available at our Yandina Centre.  At an average of seven metres high, our Mid ropes course is perfect for participants aged 10 and up.

The course has recently been expanded with two extra sections, allowing participants to ease into the course and height. Individuals proceed through the exciting course elements, wobbling bridges and tightropes continuously. The final element of the course is a thrilling jump from the Flying Fox.

Jungle Ropes/Ringtail Ropes

The Jungle Ropes course is ideal for first time and younger participants. Also named Ringtail Ropes at our Boulder Centre, this activity features challenges that focus on being fun while still providing a thrill!

Abseiling 

 

Our Yandina Centre features an 11 metre abseiling tower, built into our unique twin-trunk Eucalyptus Tree. Participants scale fixed staples and are then taught the skills needed to abseil safely down the other side. Don't forget to bounce if your feeling brave!

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Giant Swing

Maranatha's latest addition. Student's are pulled 13  metres in the air by their peers and then pull a rip cord to go for a thrilling swing! One of our more daring activities, the Giant Swing pushes participants out of their comfort zones and requires full team participation.

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Possum Pull 

 

A student favourite!  Possum Pull encourages team effort, participation and cooperation. Participants are harnessed and attached via a rope to a team of their peers. Try not to scream as you are swung up to 10 metres in the air! Available at our Yandina site.

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Leap of Faith

 

A classic outdoor ed activity, Leap of Faith tests a student's nerves as well as their self-belief. Participants scale a 7m ladder and then take a leap into the void - like a miniature bungee jump! With the option to challenge themselves further by leaping for a buoy, Leap of Faith is a dynamic activity suitable for a wide range of students. 

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Jacob's Ladder  

 

Recently built at Maranatha Yandina, Jacob's Ladder is a 10 metre high climbing activity.

Working in a small team to pull themselves up this suspended ladder and no man get's left behind. A fantastic activity for encouraging team work. Get's harder the higher you get!

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Pool Sports  

 

A popular Summer choice!  Splash about in our 25M Saltwater Pool and enjoy a range of fun activities run by our instructors. All instructors possess First Aid, CPR and Bronze Medallion qualifications. 

Tower of Tremble 

 

The Tower of Tremble is all about team effort to build as high as you can.

Two climbers are supported on belay by their team members to build a trembling tower of creates. Working together the team passes up crates to the climbers who are building the tower.

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Archery 

Everyone loves archery! Strong light recurve fiberglass bows and aluminium blunt point arrows make it easy for young archers to practice outdoor archery. Learn to hold the equipment, draw, focus and aim for the target. Who can get a bulls-eye?

River Rafting 

 

This is a team activity in building your own 'river worthy' raft.

A great activity for a group to work together planning, designing, communication and constructing a raft from scratch. Grab some pontoon floats, ropes and planks and build a 'river worthy' raft to race against the other teams. What better setting than our beautiful and private stretch of Maroochy River.

Bushcraft 

Learn about local environment, native animals, trees and stories.

Build a bush shelter, light a campfire, boil a billy for bush tea and make delicious damper with syrup. Perfect setting to hear some local legend stories and enjoy the fire scenery.

Rocket Ball  

 

The giant rocket ball sling-shots are permanently fixed into the ground.

Aim the balls at the targets and try to beat the other team. This is fun for all ages.

Group Initiatives  

These games are designed to encourage team work, cooperation and pro-active participation.

Participants will implement negotiation skills, time management, effective communication and leadership skills.

This is a fun and productive activity resulting in a positive team spirit, encouragement and trust.

Challenge Trail 

 

Challenge Trail is about leadership, discovery and appreciation of the natural environment.

The trail winds through the forest amongst hanging foliage, logs and rocky sections. The group works as a team to finish the course blindfolded. This requires excellent communication skills and participants rely on senses other than sight.

Dam / Bush Hike  

 

A superb bush walk starting from our very own stretch of the South Maroochy River (aka Wappa Creek).

 

Starting at camp and following the bush tracks leading to the Wappa Falls and Wappa Dam. En route, you'll hear some stories about the local ecology and history. The Dam Hike is about group cohesion and environmental appreciation. 

Bridge Building  

 

This is an engaging activity and draws on the lost art of knot tying.

The bridge building teams learn square and diagonal lashing and how to tension ropes and follow a briefing on how to construct a Burma Bridge strong enough for the whole group to climb across. The group discusses structural principles. Building materials include big bamboo poles and ropes.

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Yoga

 

Calm the Mind, Stretch the Body!

 

Relax by releasing mental and physical tension through a variation of simple yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. 
 

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Canoeing

Enjoy a paddle in beautiful Wappa Creek. 
Groups will learn basic skills and manoeuvers in a canoe.  

 

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Radio Rogaining

Radio Rogaining is an activitiy where particpants race to test their navigational skills and teamwork using UHF radios, a map and a compass. 

(AVAILABLE AT BOULDER CREEK ONLY)

Drumming

Drumming workshops are high energy, fun and powerful.

The drum masters will engage the group in rhythm. Drums and percussion instruments are provided or you can bring your own. Everyone gets to practice some beginner's rhythms to collaborate in a huge finale. Drumming workshops improve coordination, movement and cooperation focus and listening skills.

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Mountain Hike

Enjoy a hike up beautiful Boulder Mountain following a track in the Woodum National Park. It is an approximate 1.6km return hike appreciating nature. 

(AVAILABLE AT BOULDER CREEK ONLY)

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Creek Exploration 

 

Have the opportunity to explore Boulder Creek Rock Pools and the creeks that run through Woondum National Park. Groups will learn about the native wildlife that inhabits the local area as well as learning about the Gold Rush that made Gympie famous and participate in gold panning through the creek bed. 
 

(AVAILABLE AT BOULDER CREEK ONLY)

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NIGHT ACTIVITIES

Minute To Win It  

 

A very fun and entertaining night full of quirky games.

Up to ten teams compete against each other with a range of fun and quirky challenges. Based on an international game show franchise where contestant will use household goods to compete against the other teams. Maranatha style! Lots of fun and VERY LOUD.

Camp Fire Experience  

Gather round the fire once the sun has set and the stars are shining. Learn various techniques to start a campfire, cook damper and make billy tea. 

Circus Skills  

 

Sparkles the Clown is not your average everyday clown.

She leads a class focusing on building confidence coordination, motor skills, strength and flexibility through circus skills and games. This is a fun, light-hearted session with an emphasis on building team work skills and group participation. Each session begins with a warm-up and a fun introductory ground based circus session and finishes with a cool down. 

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Evening with the Owls

 

An evening of team building challenges.

 

Participants are randomly placed in a team based on a country. Each country is is handed a passport filled with clues on how to complete The Amazing Race, moving from one country to the next with challenges to complete along the way. You'll need communication, leadership and fair play skills to complete the race successfully. 

Drumming  

 

Drumming workshops are high energy, fun and powerful.

The drum masters will engage the group in rhythm. Drums and percussion instruments are provided or you can bring your own. Everyone gets to practice some beginner's rhythms to collaborate in a huge finale. Drumming workshops improve coordination, movement and cooperation focus and listening skills.

Disco

Get ready to Dance!

A DJ will get your group up and moving with a variety of dancing, music-based games and teamwork whilst listening to all the popular songs! 

Gubbi Gubbi

Indulge in a Cultural Indigenous Experience lead by a local Gubbi Gubbi custodian. 
Gain knowledge and insight of the culture through their various workshops. 

Movie Night

BYO Pillow!

Enjoy an old fashion movie night set up for you with popcorn provided! 

Request our Outdoor/Pool cinema option in the warmer months for a real amazing movie experience.

Night Adventure

Enjoy a mix of different activities ranging from night games on the oval, a night bush walk, marshmellow roasting, damper making, flint and steel fire lighting and more!

Camp Out 

Sleep under the Stars!

Groups spend the night camping in tents outside by a warm fire.

They are taught basic camping and bushcraft skills.

(AVAILABLE AT BOULDER CREEK ONLY)