Activities

CYC offers a range of activities for visiting groups. The majority of activities are undertaken in the nearby Tallebudgera Creek and Tallebudgera Surf Beach, while some of our Adventure Activities are located in the Numinbah Valley.

Canoeing

An old favourite, enjoyed by students for many years. CYC EDUCATION takes students along the culturally significant Tallebudgera Creek to Crab Island and beyond! 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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Canoeing basics, cooperation, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Leadership program

Amazing Race

Based on the TV series, students follow a series a clues and complete a series of challenges to be the first team to complete the Amazing Race. The races takes place on the shores of the Tallebudgera creek.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Cooperation, problem solving, critical thinking
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-9
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Beach Games

The beaches of the Gold Coast are some of the famous in the world! Imagine a relaxing afternoon enjoying the sun, sand and water while your students are entertained with a series of beach games designed to teach surf safety and awareness, while highlighting the natural environment. CYC beach games explore the natural environment in a way that makes learning fun.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integra on, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Body boarding basics, surf awareness, environmental education
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Body Surfing

A great whole group activity, which highlights the power of the ocean and currents. Students use hand planes to help them catch waves from “out the back” to the shore. Body surfing teaches the art of catching waves.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Surfing basics, resilience, humility
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Self Awareness program

CYC Island

A great way to build on the skills established by our canoeing program. Students use compasses, navigation and written instructions to navigate their way along the Tallebudgera creek in an effort to find all the equipment necessary to construct a catapult! A great way to develop team work, initiative and communication

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Communication, problem solving, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Leadership program

Dragon Boating

One of the all me great team building activities. Experience the power and excitement of the dragon boat with 21 of your mates! CYC’s dragon boat cruises up and down the Tallebudgera Creek and can be used within our coastal or adventure programs.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS Up to 22
KEY OUTCOMES Paddling basics, team work, communication
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Leadership program

Fishing

Relax along the bank of the Tallebudgera Creek while wettng 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!

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Fishing basics, environmental education, coping mechanisms
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Subject Specific program

Free Swim

A great way to unwind after a day of non-stop activities. A free swim at the end of the day ensures students get the time they need to communicate and interact with their peers in a controlled environment. It’s times like these that make camp the memorable experience that it is!

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Initiative Games

A great way to establish, or build on the groups unity and cohesiveness. Initiative Games is a land based activity and takes advantage of the wide open spaces of Tallebudgera and Burleigh Heads. CYC EDUCATION’S instructors will take your group through each of the stations, while encouraging group participation and cooperation.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Critical thinking, awareness of others, humility
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-9
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Leadership program

Mini Surf Carnival

You can’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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-9
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Raft Building

One of the all time great team building activities. CYC EDUCATION’S raft building is raft building with a difference! Set on the universal Tallebudgera Creek, our instructors will ensure each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment and some new found skills both physical and social.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Communication, problem solving, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-9
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Leadership program

Rock Walk

Explore the amazing hexagonal basalt rocks and round boulders that line the Burleigh Headland. The rock formations are the result of numerous eruptions of the now dormant Mount Warning. Slow cooling of the thick lava resulted in shrinkage and cracking into six-sided columns. Many slid and rolled to the water’s edge.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Environmental awareness, cultural awareness, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Subject Specific program

Snorkelling

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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Snorkelling basics, Self reliance, sense of self
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Self Awareness program

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The newest activity to the CYC line up. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) 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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Stand up paddle basics, humility, resilience
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Surfing

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

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Surfing basics, resilience, humility
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Self Awareness program

Tubing

Students (& teachers) love racing around the ski lanes of the Tallebudgera Creek behind our boat. Teams of two jump in and hang on as our skilful 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!

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Self confidence, coping mechanisms, resilience
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Burleigh National Park Exploration

The Burleigh Heads National Park is on CYC’s doorstep and is teaming with native ora and fauna. Jellurgal, to the local indigenous community, is a culturally significant location with many significant sites still remaining, including a midden and fish trap.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Environmental awareness, cultural awareness, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Subject Specific program

Caving

The Gold Coast Hinterland has some great spots to explore – none better than the caves that meander through Turtle Rock. Caving extends a student’s identity while developing their sense of trust. Incorporating a high degree of perceived risk, while keeping actual risk very low, it’s a great opportunity to teach students about assessing and managing risk.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Coping mechanisms, awareness of others, self confidence
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Adventure program

CYC Carnival

Just plain fun! Students rotate through our dunk tank, inflatable bungy run, jousting ring and jumping castle in an evening dedicated to student-teacher relationships! There’s not a student alive who wouldn’t want to see his teacher dunked at the hands of a well directed throw!

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

High Ropes

Great for developing a student’s sense of self and personal identity and when used as part of CYC’s adventure program, provide great opportunities for students to develop an awareness of others and leadership skills.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Self confidence, coping mechanisms, resilience
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Adventure program

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the scenery of the Gold Coast Hinterland from the saddle of a mountain bike. Generally used as part of CYC’s adventure program, mountain biking encourages students to assess and manage risks, and in the context of an adventure program, develops a students’ personal responsibility for themselves and others.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Self confidence, coping mechanisms, resilience
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Adventure program

Rock Climbing and Abseiling

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Self confidence, coping mechanisms, resilience
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Adventure program

Hiking

Taking in the Gold Coast Hinterland through a back to basics bush walk is a must for all schools. Walks can last for as little as a couple of hours, to as long as a couple of days. When included as part of CYC’s adventure program, students will hike, paddle, climb, abseil and cave their way through the hinterland.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 20-25
KEY OUTCOMES Coping mechanisms, awareness of others, self confidence
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Adventure program

Archery

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Camp Fire

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Water Skiing

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Dance Party/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 all-inclusive as those in the audience can’t help but jump up and join in the dancing and singing.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Coping mechanisms, awareness of others, self confidence
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Glow Worms

A great evening activity for those groups who have access to a bus. The glow worms at Natural Bridge (Springbrook National Park) are a sight to behold.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Coping mechanisms, awareness of others, self confidence
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Self Awareness program

Indoor Surf Carnival

CYC has taken the surf carnival and moved it indoors. A great way to work off extra energy on night 1! Students break into teams to complete for the ultimate prize, the crown of “CYC Indoor Surf Champions”. The evening filled with modified surf carnival games such as ski and board races along with some great traditional games such as dog and bone.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-9
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

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. A great final night activity, CYC staff will arrange a movie for your group with consultation.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Night Beach Walk

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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

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.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Problem solving, communication, honesty
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

10 Pin Bowling

CYC can facilitate your trip to any of out local 10 pin bowling alleys on the coast. A great way to spend an evening.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Circular Rhythm

CYC partners with Circular Rhythm, a one man show offering cultural education delivered through music, song and expert instrument demonstration. A must for any primary school group!

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Cultural awareness, sense of self, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-9
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

David Fleay's Wildlife Park

CYC Partners with David Fleays Wildlife Park to deliver some great native fauna experiences. Whether it’s a night spot light tour or an interactive experience, students will enjoy gettng up close and personal with the animals.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Environmental awareness, cultural awareness, awareness of others
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Subject Specific program

Indoor Rock Climbing

CYC partners with Paramount Adventures Centre to bring you an indoor climbing gym second to none. With 850 sq mtrs of wall space and over 11mtrs of vertical height, Paramount providing a huge variety of climbs suitable for both the beginner and advanced climber. Challenge yourself by tackling the pole, overhangs, barrels, angled walls, flake & crack climbs. For the more experienced climbers there is a dedicated bouldering area; a simulated rock tower with a high level of difficulty; graded climbs with new routes set regularly & lead climbing available.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 3 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Self confidence, coping mechanisms, resilience
SUITABLE AGES Grades 7-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Self Awareness program

Indoor Trampoline Parks

CYC has established links with the latest craze - Indoor trampoline parks. A great way to spend a wet day, or plan to visit as part of your program.

TIME FRAME Generally conducted over a 2 hour period, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program

Theme Parks

CYC can book any of the Gold Coast’s theme parks on your behalf. We can also provide for all your transfer needs.

TIME FRAME Generally an all day activity, however other time frames can be negotiated depending on your requirements.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS No Limit
KEY OUTCOMES Social integration, awareness of others, relationship
SUITABLE AGES Grades 3-12
WORKS WELL AS PART OF A
Social Integration program
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