Adventures I have led with children in Grades 4 to 7 (9 – 12 years old)
In August 2019 Red King Adventures hosted an “Adventure Saturday”. We had a group of kids ranging from 5 to 10 years old.
We did a variety of activities including team relays, obstacle courses and free climbing.
Here’s a video containing some of the highlights from the day:
For the final day of our week-long Adventure Holiday Club we had a small group and changed things up a bit.
We first went for a nice forest walk, doing activities along the way:
We spent quite a bit of time birdwatching. We were fortunate to see a host of species including: Bronze Mannikins, Fish Eagles, Blacksmith Plovers, Pied Kingfishers, Helmeted Guineafowl, various Weavers, Cape White-Eyes and a Fiscal Shrike. But the highlight was undoubtedly this Long-Crested Eagle.
After the forest we walked to the beach for some fun beach activities that got the children working as a team.
On Day Four of our Adventure Holiday Club we moved settings and went to the forest and the beach.
Read about the previous days of our Adventure Holiday Club here:
We started the morning with a walk through the forest and did some exploring and climbing:
Once we exited the forest we made our way to the beach we played some games, focusing on teamwork and strategizing…
Throughout the week we were also fortunate to see quite a bit of wildlife. Here were some of the highlights:
Day 3 of our Adventure Holiday Club saw us doing some problem-solving activities and hill climbing, but the highlight was canoeing in the river.
We started the day by collecting more bamboo and working on shelter building.
The we moved down to the river where the children, in pairs, each had the chance to learn how to paddle a canoe.
After that they collected firewood and we made a fire to cook our lunch. During this time we also had a bit of “free climbing” time.
After lunch we tried some group problem-solving tasks.
On Day Two of our Adventure Holiday Club we focused on hiking, climbing and problem solving group activities.
We started off with a hiking trail through some dense forest that included a few rock formations that we need to climb over. At these points the children realized that they would need to help each other in order for everyone to make it over the obstacles successfully.
Then we found a good hill to practice some climbing and descending with a rope. The underfoot was quite slippery and a few members of the group found the challenge a bit scary. It was great to watch them first face their fears and then conquer them.
Once back at the base camp we made a fire and toasted some lunch.
Then we moved onto some group activities that tested the children’s problem-solving and teamwork abilities.
Read about Day One of our Adventure Holiday Club here.
In July 2019 we ran Red King Adventures’ inaugural Adventure Holiday Club.
It was a great, five day adventure and we had a lot of fun going on hikes, canoeing, doing team-building and problem-solving activities, climbing hills, learning outdoor skills and playing some fun games.
On Day One we started by collecting bamboo to build some simple, outdoor shelters.
We did some team, relay races and problem solving activities to get the kids thinking forwards and planning, trying to work out the best methods for completing a task.
We taught the kids some tips about fire-building, and then got one going for our lunch.
We ended the day with a fun, mini obstacle course:
Read about Day 2 of the Adventure Holiday Club here.