Half day, one day and two day courses for schools

“Flinders College engaged Sticks and Stones Adventures for our Year 9 Marine Studies program. Charles introduced the students to the essential skills required for survival on a desert island, including fire making and water collection. Charles is a natural with teenagers. He has an authoritative but gentle nature that encouraged all participants and allowed them to experience a degree of success they would not otherwise have achieved. I have no hesitancy in recommending Sticks and Stones for any school program. We will certainly be booking Charles again for years to come.”

Michael McLean – Head of Middle School – Flinders Christian Community College


 Wilderness Express

This course is a fun, approachable introduction to outdoor skills. Groups will learn about the five priorities of wilderness survival and . Activities include but are not limited to: 

> The sun as a compass

Harvesting water from trees

> Avoiding toxic plants and some that are useful

Fire lighting

Making distress signals


These workshops can be run at most outdoor locations in Victoria or Northern Territory.


Some workshops include worksheets

 Wilderness 101

Wilderness 101 is a jam-packed day of skill-building and challenges. Activities are underpinned by a strong focus on teamwork and cooperation which encourages leadership, innovation and problem solving. Activities include but are not limited to:

> Planning for survival and rescue
> Prioritising needs

> Fire making through friction
> Water procurement
> Identifying toxic plants

> Signalling for help


This workshop can be run at most outdoor locations in Victoria and the Northern Territory.


  • Sticks and Stones survival workbook

Wilderness Journey

The Wilderness Journey is a two day course specifically designed to prepare students for travel both at home and overseas. The five priorities of survival become second-nature after theoretical instruction and practice. Universal bushcraft techniques in the art of primitive fire making, water procurement, navigation and other skills are honed. Students construct their own shelter to sleep in overnight before testing their mettle in a hike back to civilisation!

A resonable level of fitness is recommended for this course

> Planning your survival and rescue
> Psychology of survival and the five priorities
> Making shelter using both natural and man-made materials
> Nature for navigation
> Universal water finding and procurement techniques
> Edible, medicinal and useful plants around us
> How to avoid poisoning from toxic vegetation
> Fire making using the primitive friction method

> Cooking on fire
> String and traditional tool making
> Trap and snare making
> Day and night universal distress signals
> Navigation, map and compass reading

> Hiking



Next Available: Nov 2020


Location to be advised.

Northern Territory - location to be advised.


  • Sticks and Stones Adventures survival kit

  • 24hr food ration pack

  • Lunch upon course completion on day two

Important Information for Schools

  • Each workshop or course is tailored to the group based on activities, location and estimated numbers
  • One and two day courses require outdoor space for most activities and for this reason cannot be run entirely indoors
  • Half-day workshops are designed for the outdoors however if no outdoor space is available a gymnasium or assembly hall will be sufficient and activities will be modified accordingly
  • Some activities have a group size limit, please ask if this applies to the activities you are booking
  • Teachers are required to supervise students during the workshops and courses
  • Sticks and Stones Adventures is covered by public liability insurance
Half Day Wilderness Express
  • 1-15 students = flat rate of $1125
  • 15 - 30 students = $71.25 per student
  • 31-45 students = $68 per student
One Day Wilderness 101
  • 1-15 students - flat rate of $2406
  • 16-30 students =$156 per student
  • 31-45 students = $144 per student
Two Day Wilderness Journey
  • 1 - 4 students = $663 per student

  • 5 - 10 students = $594 per student

  • 11 - 15 students = flat rate of $6,250

The total cost will be for the number of students confirmed by the organizer no later than one week prior to the incursion date. Should additional students attend, the final invoice can be adjusted to include the additional per person costs.
Please note: a travel charge may apply for locations outside the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made via telephone or email and may incur a cost depending on notice given prior to booked incursion date:
  • More than two weeks      = full refund of deposit
  • Two weeks to two days   = 50% charge of total cost
  • 48 hours or less                 = 100% charge of total cost


per student

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