WELCOME CYCEDUCATION is the education arm of CYC Burleigh and incorporates Outdoor Education Stays, Day Programs and first aid and outdoor recreation training and qualifications designed specifically for educators and students. Although CYC Burleigh has been operating outdoor education programs from its site at Burleigh Heads for the best part of 45 years, CYCEDUCATION was officially launched in 2011. Specialising in educational experiences designed to challenge, develop and excite, our Education Officers develop programs specifically suited to your school’s needs and deliver these programs in environments from the bush to the beach. Each program is designed with the group’s desired outcomes in mind whilst being underpinned by safety, relevant curriculum and activities designed to extend each individual. Our beach location nestled in the Burleigh Heads National Park, within walking distance of the famed Burleigh Heads surf break and the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek, offers a unique spot from which to launch your stay. 2. Activities such as canoeing, surfing, stand up paddle surfing, tubing, snorkelling, mini surf carnivals, team building and raft building are a great starting point from which to extend students with tasks such as “The Amazing Race” and the “Recon: CYC Island”. Trips to the hinterland, Surfers Paradise, or the numerous theme parks take only minutes in the bus. However, we are not locked in to this site. CYCEDUCATION believes there is more to school camping and outdoor
education than the beach and theme parks and as such, regularly takes advantage of the near by Gold Coast Hinterland to lead schools on bush orientated, adventure based expeditions. Our bush location, conveniently located 5 minutes from the Pacific Motorway, 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and 10 minutes from either Fingal or Coolangatta, develops students sense of self reliance and resilience while performing tasks such as canoeing, bush walking, orienteering, bridge building, problem solving and team work. Each program is again tailored to suit your groups individual needs with the choice of back to base camping or expedition style where students carry with them everything they need for their trip, including their accommodation! CYCEDUCATION’S staff are perhaps our greatest asset. A committed group of Christians, dedicated to ensuring each student has an experience they will remember for the rest of their life, each staff member is passionate about seeing students develop throughout the course of their stay. If you would like more information regarding CYC EDUCATION, please contact the office on 07 5535 1324, or admin@ cycburleigh.com.au.
QUICKFACTS Sleeps 130 Campers Catering Available
CYC has Educational Officers on staff to help you plan your camp, everything from designing the perfect program to completing risk assessments or CARA’s, our team is here to help. Many schools book a faceto-face meeting with our Educational Officers to make this process as painless as possible. If you would like an Education Officer to pay you a visit, phone or email the office using the details below. Alternatively, if you like what you see already and would prefer secure your spot straight away, tentative bookings can be made by contacting the office on: P: 07 5535 1324 E: email@example.com Once a booking is made, our staff will work with you through the necessary paperwork and ensure your preparation is as smooth as possible.
Close to Beach & Waterways Seminar Room Dining/Activity Hall Teachers Lounge
BOOKINGS.................................................................... 3 BEACH CAMPUS .................................................... 4-11 BUSH CAMPUS .....................................................12-17 ACTIVITIES ..........................................................18-23 DAY PROGRAMS .................................................. 24-25 FIRST AID ............................................................ 26-27
CYCEDUCATION can take care of your transportation needs. CYC’s partnerships with a number of bus companies ensures your price will be the lowest around. cyceducation
BEACH CAMPUS CYCEDUCATION’s beach campus is located in the Burleigh Heads National Park, within walking distance of the famed Burleigh Heads surf break and the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek. The Gold Coast Hinterland, theme parks, Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast’s many other attractions are only minutes away.
For schools wanting that outdoor education experience, our activities are based in and around the Tallebudgera creek. This natural setting provides plenty of opportunities for student engagement and personal development. For those schools looking to take advantage of the Gold Coast’s many other attractions, CYC is located within a stone’s throw of: SEA WORLD
WET ‘N’ WILD
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
FLEAY’S FAUNA CENTRE
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
10 PIN BOWLING
RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT
CYC Burleigh Heads
CYC is located approximately 20 minutes north of the Gold Coast Airport cyceducation
facilities CYCEDUCATION’s beach campus has accommodation for up to 130 guests in dormitory style cabins, each sleeping between 8 and 10 people. Some cabins are en-suited while others are located adjacent to, or a short walk from communal facilities. In addition to our cabins, we have specially appointed teacher’s accommodation, in an effort to ensure our teachers get a good nights sleep!
Groups at CYC are entitled to use all common rooms and equipment at no extra charge, therefore, you will have access to our: Dining room • Seating for 130 • Kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave & drink dispenser • Coffee/hot chocolate vending machine • PA + data projector Recreation Room • Seating for 130 • PA + Data Projector (TV Reception available through projector) • Drink & Snack Vending Machines • Carpeted – Suitable for indoor games Chapel • Seating for 30 • Data projector Laundry • Coin operated washing machine & dryer Teachers Lounge • Air Conditioned • Lounge Suites • Complimentary Espresso Machine • Complimentary Wifi Equipment • White boards • Lectern • AV cables • Table tennis table • Microphones, leads, stands • Basket ball hoop • Over head projector
BEACH CAMPUS catering Our catering team, led by our Head Chef, Craig, is pleased to provide a menu that will satisfy the hungry tummies of your staff & students. Meals include cereals, a variety of breads, fruits, salads, vegetables, chicken, beef, fish & pastas just to name a few. Special dietary requirements and requests (such as birthday cakes) are easily catered for. CYC Burleigh is a fully catered center. No self-catering is available.
Cereal + Sausages
Hot pancakes and maple syrup, fluffy scrambled eggs, grilled herb tomatoes with a blanket of cheese topping and a choice of white whole meal or multi grain toast.
Thin beef sausages, poached eggs, grilled herb tomatoes with a blanket of cheese topping and a choice of white, whole meal or multigrain toast.
Homemade pizza with an Italian tomato base topped with ham, cheese, onion, capsicum & pineapple. Served with a tossed garden salad, fresh bread, salad dressing and sauce.
Traditional beef lasagna served with a salad buffet. Fresh bread and dressing also available.
Ice Cream Dessert Ice cream with fruit salad
Cold meat platter, served with a delicious salad buffet accompanied by fresh bread (white, whole meal and multigrain).
Tender topside beef rubbed with mustard and aromatic spices served with crunchy roast potatoes, garden green peas, carrot rings and rich gravy.
Apple Crumble Dessert
Cereal selection + fresh fruit platter with watermelon, North Queensland rock melon, apple and orange.
Cereal + Pancakes
Cereal selection + Fresh fruit platter with watermelon, North Queensland rock melon, apple and orange.
Hot dogs served on a fresh torpedo roll with a choice of tomato sauce or mustard, grated cheese and coleslaw.
*Sample 3 Day Camp Menu
Diced apple sprinkled with cinnamon, topped with a fine crumble mixture and baked to golden brown, served with homemade caramel custard.
BEACH CAMPUS programs CYCEDUCATION’S programs are specifically designed to suit your group’s individual needs. All our activities have inbuilt progression and scaffolding in an effort to ensure our older students get as much satisfaction from the activities as our younger ones. Most activities are designed to last approximately 2 hours and cater for 20-25 students. Therefore, a total group of 80 would be broken into four groups of 20.
CYCEDUCATION designs specific educational experiences in the areas of: • Social Integration programs • Leadership & personal development programs • Year level programs • Self Awareness programs • Subject specific programs (Geography, SOSE, HPE, Sport) • Environmental programs • Indigenous culture programs CYCEDUCATION also has specific educational experiences for: • Summer programs • Winter programs • Day programs
Group 1: Surfing Group 2: Stand Up Paddle Group 3: Tubing Group 4: Raft Building
Group 1: Stand Up Paddle Group 2: Tubing Group 3: Raft Building Group 4: Surfing
Group 1: Tubing Group 2: Raft Building Group 3: Surfing Group 4: Stand Up Paddle
Group 1: Raft Building Group 2: Surfing Group 3: Stand Up Paddle Group 4: Tubing
*Sample 3 Day Program
The above 3 Day Program starts from as little as $150 per camper. Schools are able to add or remove activities to suit their needs and price range.
SAMPLE 5 DAY PROGRAM TIME
Night Beach Walk
Indoor Surf Carnival
Group 1: Surfing Group 2: Stand Up Paddle Group 3: Canoeing Group 4: Raft Building
Group 1: Stand Up Paddle Group 2: Canoeing Group 3: Raft Building Group 4: Surfing
Group 1: Canoeing Group 2: Raft Building Group 3: Surfing Group 4: Stand Up Paddle
Group 1: Raft Building Group 2: Surfing Group 3: Stand Up Paddle Group 4: Canoeing
Group 1: Body Boarding Group 2: Recon: CYC Island Group 3: Tubing Group 4: Snorkeling
Group 1: Recon: CYC Island Group 2: Tubing Group 3: Snorkeling Group 4: Body Boarding
Group 1: Tubing Group 2: Snorkeling Group 3: Body Boarding Group 4: Recon: CYC Island
Group 1: Snorkeling Group 2: Body Boarding Group 3: Recon: CYC Island Group 4: Tubing
ROTATION 2 ARRIVE
bush CAMPUS LOCATION
BURLEIGH HEADS BEACH CAMPUS
CYC’s bush campus is located 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and 10 minutes from both Fingal and Coolangatta beaches.
CYCEDUCATION’s Bush Campus located on the Tweed River at Terranora, take advantage of more than 60 acres of natural undulating bushland. The centre incorporates over 5kms of hiking tracks, numerous dams and the mighty Tweed River with Stotts Island only meters from our launch area.
TWEED RIVER KINGSCLIFFE
BUSH CAMPUS STOTT ISLAND NATURE RESERVE
bush CAMPUS FACILITIES CYCEDUCATION’s bush campus has been specially designed to foster the personal development and self-reliance of students. Each aspect of the Centre encourages students to explore scenarios that would normally be outside their comfort zone. Everything from the hot water donkey fed showers to the compost toilets, bush kitchen, camp ovens, fire pits and tent sites ensure students are continually exploring new experiences. The Centre is environmentally self sustaining which means that everything we take in, we must take out! The bush campus can accommodate up to 100 campers. Designated campsites are spread throughout; interlinked by hiking trails, water crossings and performance tasks. CYCEDUCATION provides all necessary equipment for students and teachers. Depending on the expedition, CYC will provide students with: • Packs • Tents/swags • All food • Water bottle
For schools wanting that expedition experience. Our activities are based in and around the Centre and provide opportunities for student engagement and personal development.
SAMPLE 3 DAY BUSH CAMPUS PROGRAM TIME
CAMPSITE PACK UP
CAMPSITE PACK UP
ROTATION 2 ARRIVE AND PREPARE PACKS
Group 1: Hike to Campsite 2 (Dam Crossing/Raft Build) Group 2: Hike to Campsite 3 (Orienteering & Navigation) Group 3: Hike to Campsite 4 ( Bridge Building) Group 4: Hike to Campsite 1 (Island Canoe Adventure)
LUNCH ROTATION 1
Group 1: Hike to Campsite 1 (Island Canoe Adventure) Group 2: Hike to Campsite 2 (Dam Crossing/Raft Build) Group 3: Hike to Campsite 3 (Orienteering & Navigation) Group 4: Hike to Campsite 4 ( Bridge Building)
LUNCH ROTATION 3
Group 1: Hike to Campsite 3 (Orienteering & Navigation) Group 2: Hike to Campsite 4 ( Bridge Building) Group 3: Hike to Campsite 1 (Island Canoe Adventure) Group 4: Hike to Campsite 2 (Dam Crossing/Raft Build)
Group 1: Hike to Campsite 4 ( Bridge Building) Group 2: Hike to Campsite 1 (Island Canoe Adventure) Group 3: Hike to Campsite 2 (Dam Crossing/Raft Build) Group 4: Hike to Campsite 3 (Orienteering & Navigation)
LUNCH All groups meet at rendezvous point, unpack and DEPART.
CATERING Thereâ€™s nothing better than a hearty meal after a long day in the field. At the beginning of your stay, students pack their own rations and carry it with them in their pack. At each campsite, a bush kitchen awaits where students can prepare and eat their meals by the warmth of an open fire or taking in the views from Kingscliffe to Surfers. Each of our ration packs are prepared specifically for your groupâ€™s dietary needs
CANOEING :: An old favourite, enjoyed by students for many years. Students not only develop the necessary skills specific to canoeing, but also learn that team work is always more effective than working as an individual.
THE AMAZING RACE :: Combining canoeing, raft building, catapults and navigation, students race around the Tallebudgera creek in an effort to perform a series of challenges. This activity is a progression on both canoeing and raft building and further develops a student’s communication, cooperation and social engagement skills.
RECON - CYC ISLAND :: Using skills learnt while canoeing, students navigate their way along the Tallebudgera Creek using compasses and clues gathered along the way. The final destination will reveal a mission almost impossible. A big hit with the students!
One of those activities that’s a winner with everyone, no matter what their age! Surfing develops a student’s sense of balance and core strength and fosters an attitude of resilience. If at first you don’t succeed, try again! Students love the chance to get among the waves and ride a board all the way to the beach.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING :: The newest activity to the CYC line up. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the most enjoyable things you can do on the water. Its suitable for all ages, in fact kids are often better at it than adults! SUP develops a student’s sense of balance and core strength and is a great way to facilitate personal attributes such as endurance and perseverance.
TUBING :: Students (& teachers) love racing around the ski lanes of the Tallebudgera Creek behind our boat. Teams of two or three jump in and hang on as our skillful drivers weave their magic. Of course, safety is our number one priority here at CYC and as such we are continually reviewing our activities to guarantee maximum participant safety whilst ensuring that everyone has the time of their lives!
RAFT BUILDING :: One of the all time great team-building activities. CYCEDUCATION’S raft building is raft building with a difference! Our instructors will ensure each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment and some new found skills both physical and social.
SNORKELING :: Participants experience the wonders lurking beneath the surface of the Tallebudgera Creek. Launching from Echo Beach, in the Burleigh
Heads National Park, students snorkel along the bank and over rock formations to get an uninterrupted view of the abundant sea life of the creek.
BODY BOARDING :: Fun, Fun, Fun! Students build on their knowledge of the ocean while developing their skills of wave catching, wave riding, bottom turns, cut backs and drop knees! Closely supervised by our instructors, student’s safety is our number one priority.
Relax along the bank of the Tallebudgera Creek or Tweed River while wetting a line! Each student is taught the basics of fishing with a rod and reel, shown how to cast, learns how to bait a hook and will hopefully land that big one! Teachers can participate or sit back and tell the students about the one that got away!
TEAM BUILDING :: A great way to establish, or build on the group’s unity and cohesiveness. Team Building is a beach-based activity and takes advantage of the wide open beaches of Tallebudgera and Burleigh Heads. CYC EDUCATION’S instructors will take your group through each of the stations, while encouraging group participation and cooperation.
INITIATIVE GAMES :: Complements Team Building perfectly. One based on land, the other based on the beach and in the ocean, Initiative Games encourages a student’s social development and problem solving skills.
activities LIFEGUARD SURF SAFETY TALKS :: One of the most important aspects to any visit to the Gold Coast. Gold Coast City Council Life Guards instruct students on all aspects of the beach and ocean from rips and currents to stings, bites and the sun. Lifeguards will come to CYC or your students can visit them at the beach. A must for all camps.
MINI SURF CARNIVAL :: You canâ€™t come to the Gold Coast and not experience a Mini Surf Carnival! Our instructors will lead your group through the carnival incorporating events such as flag races, ocean swims, beach runs, tug of war, surf rescue relays and board races. The Mini Surf Carnival builds on the knowledge gained from the Lifeguard Surf Safety Talks and enables students to experience first hand, the elements of the ocean in a safe and controlled environment.
BRIDGE BUILDING :: All that stands between you and your campsite is a deep, fast flowing, treacherous creek. You must cross it to reach your destination! Work with your group to build a bridge that will not only support your weight, but the weight of your whole team!
ORIENTEERING/NAVIGATION :: Using maps and compasses students navigate their ways through the natural beauty of CYCâ€™s Bush Campus, performing a series of tasks along the way.
ISLAND CANOE ADVENTURE :: Enjoy a leisurely 4.5 hour canoe adventure in and around Stott’s Island. Ducking under low lying branches and vines, winding your way through narrow tributaries and hopefully spotting a platypus! This is canoeing like you’ve never experienced!
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCES ::
CYC partners with Second Nature Asia Pacific to deliver some of the best environmental education programs around. Whether its traversing the rocky shores of the Burleigh Headland, paddling the mangroves of Currumbin or Tallebudgera creeks, exploring the Burleigh Heads National Park or investigating the built environments of the Gold Coast, we’ve got you covered. Our programs align with the new National Curriculum and are designed to meet your school’s specific needs.
TRIVIA NIGHT :: A night of great laughs, fun and the odd piece of trivia. Our staff will design and facilitate a trivia night suited to your school’s age, cultural identity and location to ensure your students get the most out of the night.
MOVIE NIGHT :: A great way to wind down after a hectic few days of non-stop activities. Watch a movie on the big screen in our Recreation Room. Students bring pillows and blankets and settle in for a relaxing night complete with popcorn. A great final night activity, CYC staff will arrange a movie for your group with consultation.
activities KARAOKE NIGHT :: A crowd favourite! What student doesn’t want to get up on stage and perform in front of their friends? Can be run either as an individual activity or as a cabin group activity. This activity quickly becomes allinclusive as those in the audience can’t help but jump up and join in the dancing and singing.
DANCE PARTY :: Experience the sights and sounds of one of CYC’s legendary Dance Parties. Lights, smoke machines, mirror balls - we’ve got it all. Each party is designed to represent your school’s demographic and taste in music from hip hop to country, to rock or top 40. Teachers can supervise from the perimeter or get down with the kids!
NIGHT BEACH WALKS :: Experience Burleigh beach at night. CYC instructors will lead the students on a beach walk to North Burleigh and back, incorporating games along the way. Students are kept entertained by glow sticks and are closely monitored by teachers and instructors.
THEME PARKS :: Take advantage of CYC’s proximity to the theme parks of the Gold Coast. Within 30 minutes, you can be at Dream World, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Outback Spectacular or Sea World. Each of these parks have relevant educational applications, resources and pricing. CYC can take care of your reservations, educational needs and transport so all you have to worry about is having fun.
day programs CYCEDUCATION has day programs available for schools either at our place or yours. Each program is designed and run in the same way as our overnight stays however students (and teachers) get to go home to their own bed at night! CYCEDUCATION can come to you (your school or a local beach or creek) or you can come to us. Most of the activity options available for overnight stays, are available for day programs. So whether its an afternoon team building session or an end of term rewards day for students, CYCEDUCATIONâ€™s day programs are the perfect way to experience the fun and excitement of our activities without staying overnight! For more information on day program, please contact the office on 07 5535 1324, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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first aid training DAY PROGRAMS & FIRST AID
CYCEDUCATION has a training arm dedicated to delivering first aid to students and teachers. This Nationally Accredited 1st Aid course (HLTFA301B - previous known as Senior First Aid) teaches participants the ability to administer first aid care in emergency situations, as well as treating injuries and other illnesses. Upon successful completion, this nationally recognised training course is valid for 3 years, at which time it must be renewed. The CPR module involved with this course is valid for 12 months and requires annual renewal. There are many delivery options available for both students and teachers. To enquire further, contact the office on 07 5535 1324, or email@example.com
22 Rudd Street Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220 P: (07) 5535 1324 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Apr 15, 2012
CYCEDUCATION is the education arm of CYC Burleigh and incorporates Outdoor Education Stays, Day Programs and first aid and outdoor recreatio...