SILVER - PacknPaddle BROKEN BAY

SILVER - PacknPaddle BROKEN BAY

THE PROGRAM VENUE – BROKEN BAY

Broken Bay is situated to the north of Sydney. The bay comprises of three arms, being the prominent estuary of the Hawkesbury River in the west, Pittwater to the south, and Brisbane Water to the north. This program traverses the calm waterway of Pittwater and the stunning Westhead which separated Pittwater and Cowan Creek. 

OUR PROGRAM STAFF

YouthAdvance prides itself on the fact that we only employ industry leaders. YouthAdvance is a company that is driven to create young leaders and the experience of our staff have in adventure-based education and recreation programs allows us to structure our programs so they are not only focused on participant experiences but heavily driven on creating measurable program outcomes.

Our lead program guides are employed with no lease than 6 years minimum experience and all qualified in the activity being undertaken.

SAFETY AND RISK

YouthAdvance’s partner company Remote Safety Solutions is a leading remote area risk and emergency management specialists. From this safety is foremost in all of our Adventurous Journeys.  

Pre-program you are supplied with our comprehensive Risk Management and Emergency Management Portfolio for the program venue. This portfolio is your reference guide to the associated program hazards and their risk profile and the management processes to limit these hazards. It also lists our emergency actions plans and emergency 

PROGRAM FACTS

  • Participant to staff ratios 7:1
  • Maximum number of participants for this program venue per trip  is 18 (Back to Back programs available for larger bookings)
  • Emergency communication equipment carried, VHF, UHF, PLB, Satellite Phone and Sat Messenger and Tracker
  • Maps and navigation equipment supplied to each participant
  • Transport to and from the program venue (Sydney) based School included in advertised price
  • Live tracking of all participant groups with web portal for parents and booking clients to view
  • All guides hold wilderness or remote area first aid qualifications
  • Modern, registered well-maintained kayaks and safety equipment
  • Powerboat support for paddling sections
  • FREE pre-trip briefing
  • Medical data collected using CareMonkey e-platform for paperless collection

PROGRAM ROUTE

This program starts and finishes at the Bayview Park, Pittwater. Day one consists of a morning of water safety and paddle technique training before heading out into the lower reaches of Pittwater. Traveling north the route takes you in and out of several small bays past Scotland Island and then up to Barrenjoey Headland, From there it’s across the bay to the Basin Camp Ground for the night. 

Day two takes you up and over Westhead where we’ll  enjoy a number of stunning views towards Cowan Creek and the west. We will also take the time to respect the Aboriginal culture in the area and time will be spent on learning about our country’s traditional landowners. With some trail walking and several off-track sections, map and compass skills will be required. The final leg on day 2 is back into Pittwater for the night at the Pittwater Youth Hostel which will be exclusively ours for the night. (Monday to Friday bookings only, dependent on availability)

EQUIPMENT

Your child using the appropriate gear is instrumental in ensuring that they have an enjoyable and comfortable experience. We have the following options available;

Purchase equipment up to  40% off via the RSS Online Equipment store

Hire via Camplist www.camplist.com.au

TRANSPORT OPTIONS

For organisations wishing for a door to door program option, we can arrange for our 25 seater mini-bus to pick up from any location prior the program and then return once the program has been completed.

Contact our staff to request a quote for this service.

PROGRAM FEES

$380.00 Per Participant

DISCOUNTS APPLY FOR GROUP BOOKINGS

FIND OUT MORE!

Call 0431 248 389 or email [email protected] to find out more