Ingwe Forest Adventures has been operating since Dec 2004 offering a variety of educational programmes that promise fun and adventure with many of our past groups coming back again and again.
In July 2009 Ingwe received endorsement by the Western Cape Education Department
Apart from the dedicated and experienced team, Ingwe Forest Adventures works with one group at a time, giving you exclusivity and our undivided attention. Plus, Ingwe has had a long working relationship with Nature’s Valley Trust since it first opened in 2004 and officially forged a stronger partnership in 2009, working together to enhance the skill and expertise of both organisations. This is a unique opportunity for schools to use for their outdoor education programmes covering a multitude of skills needed to ensure curriculum criteria is fulfilled.
Harkerville Forest Lodge is the ideal venue for our youth camps if they require accommodation please visit their website www.harkerville.co.za
Ingwe Forest Adventures will very willingly organise your accommodation needs.
On arrival at your selected venue, depending on your programme requirements, we would be there to welcome you and go through the itinerary and general rules. During our programmes make sure cell phones and other electronic gadgets are safely packed away so we can focus on each other. We work on a first name basis and our most important rule is respect for each other, the venue you are visiting and the environment.
Groups are briefed on their programme for the day and then split up into teams. Our activities have been developed with an emphasis on outdoor education, leadership skills, building effective teamwork and ‘thinking out of the box’. Most importantly, the challenges are set out for a team to tackle an 'obstacle / challenge' not as a competition against the other team, but rather as a team that overcomes and completes it as an effective group.
Teams participate in various activities to help them build their team spirit with plenty of fun and laughter along the way! The programme which has been chosen will determine the activities. Ingwe Forest Adventures facilitators are present at all times during the programmes, we aim to work on a 1:10 ratio and we welcome involvement and participation from the teachers/group leaders.
Every programme ends off with a debriefing session and feedback forms (dependant on programme) followed by a slide show presentation of the pictures taken during the day (the group gets a free copy!) and then ending off with handing out of certificates.
If the group is staying over, the teacher/group leaders are responsible for the night time duties and getting the children up in the mornings.
Programmes can be tailor made to suit your specific needs and we welcome your participation and suggestions.
Our facilitators bring a wealth of experience into our programmes and are passionate about Nature and Conservation and the importance of educating our youth in the preservation of it.
We are linked to many other conservation and community awareness projects right on our doorstep and can include this in your programme. We excel at designing packages to suit your needs.
Ingwe Forest Adventures is ideal for fulfilling Presidents Awards and Eco Schools Green flag criteria.
Our programmes require at least ½ day, but a full day is preferred
A minimum of 16 participants is required
Tea breaks, equipment, facilitation, certificates and copy of pictures taken is included in the rate
Enquire for special combo rates if more than one programme is chosen
Indemnities will need to be signed for each participant by their parent/legal guardian
Old clothes and closed shoes to be worn
Hat, sunscreen and small daypack with water bottle if doing one of the hiking programmes
Any special medical or dietary needs to be communicated prior to programme date
Terms & conditions apply