Activities

Apex Camps Sunshine Coast offers more than 30 awesome outdoor adventure activities for you to choose from!

Take advantage of our beach-side location with an Inflatable Water Park, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Raft Building, Canoeing, Beach Games and more! Or step outside of your comfort zone on our Low, Mid or High Ropes Courses and Flying Fox or our 12-meter high Rock Climbing Tower! 

Other popular activities include our Mud Pit Challenge, Archery, Fencing and Catapults. 

We also offer a great selection of supervised night programs to keep the kids entertained all evening.

With fully qualified, accredited and experienced activity staff, our activites are exciting, fun, safe and sure to engage everyone.
 

  • Each activity session is 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Total of eight activity sessions plus two night activities over a standard 3 day / 2 night camp. Download a sample itinerary here.
  • Having trouble deciding on a suitable activity program? Let us help you tailor a program to suit your desired outcomes.
  • Risk assessments for each activity are available here.

 

ADVENTUROUS SKILLS 

  • Mid Ropes & Flying Fox
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Inflatable Water Park^*

INTERMEDIATE SKILLS 

  • Raft Building
  • Fencing

SOFT SKILLS

  • Archery
  • Beach Games
  • Bush Skills
  • Catapults
  • Mud Pit Challenge
  • Field Games
  • Fishing
  • Low Ropes & Team Builders
  • Orienteering
  • Radio Rogaine
  • Team Builders
  • Pool Games
  • Court Sports
  • Whole Group Round Robin

WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • Yoga
  • Personal Empowerment Workshops

PREMIUM ACTIVITIES

  • High Ropes & Flying Fox*
  • Surfing 
  • Body Boarding 
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

NIGHT ACTIVITIES

  • Supervised Camp Fire & Night Games
  • Supervised Camp Fire & Damper Making
  • Minute-To-Win-It Games Night
  • Outdoor Cinema Movie Night with Popcorn
  • Games & Trivia Night
  • Night Olympics
  • Red Faces
  • Dance Night / Disco

 

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTIONS

ADVENTUROUS SKILLS

 

ABSEILING

Description coming soon!

 

MID ROPES & FLYING FOX

Used as a tool for personal growth, the unique design of our 1.5 metre high mid-ropes course allows individuals of all ages and abilities to take part creating personal challenges while building supportive teams. Students then have the option of climbing up and flying down on the Flying Fox, a guaranteed highlight of the activity.

Note: Best suited to ages 6 and up, however confident and/or tall 5-6 year olds are accommodated for.

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Take advantage of the picturesque bush location & riding direct from the camp participants can experience the beauty of the local forestry trails taking in the awesome coastal scenery. Excellent instructors, multiple route choices & good quality bikes of all sizes enable the team to cater for all age & skill levels from Lower Primary through to High School.

 

ROCK CLIMBING

Climb to new heights on the largest Rock Climbing Tower in South-East Queensland, an impressive 12-meters high. This activity can cater from beginners to expert climbers with up to eight different climbing routes, depending on the participant’s ability. Our qualified instructors will give climbers one-on-one tips and techniques to ensure they get the most out of their ability.

 

CANOEING

This activity offers the opportunity to learn useable skills, have fun and develop an understanding and appreciation of rivers and their surrounding environments. Canoeing can be successfully mastered by participants of all ages and encourages the development of communication, support and teamwork.

Note: Participants are not required to be able to swim. 

 

INFLATABLE WATER PARK

This is quickly becoming one of our most popular activities, with the entire group taking part together. Everyone is sure to have blast with a 50-minute on water session time with inflatable obstacles, slides and jumps. PFD’s are worn throughout the session and on-site lifeguards provide a full safety brief prior to the session beginning. This is sure to be a favourite for the group!

^Additional waivers are required for use of the park.

*Suitable for ages 6 and up. Participants must be able to swim. 

 


INTERMEDIATE SKILLS

 

RAFT BUILDING

This session is conducted on the Maroochy River, a short walk from Camp. Raft Building involves group problem solving, team work and construction skills. Basic instruction in knot tying and lashing is included. Participants are then required to construct rafts from resources provided and complete set challenges using their vessels. This is a fun and often wet session, fostering teamwork and friendly competition.

*Participants must be able to swim. 

 

FENCING

Fencing is a unique opportunity for participants to try their hand at a new skill. We supply all the safety equipment and resources whilst under the supervision of a specially qualified fencing instructor. This is an interactive team based activity where participants learn the history of the sport, practice some fun pirate skills and Olympic style duals. Fun team challenges finish off the session where everyone gets to test out their new skills.

 


SOFT SKILLS

 

ARCHERY

This is one of the most popular traditional school camp activities that can be enjoyed by all children regardless of their age, ability or skill level. Using an array of bows suited to specific age and participant abilities under skilled supervision, this activity is sure to hit the mark.

 

BEACH GAMES

Designed for fun and laughter to wear energetic campers out. Games are tailored to suit the group’s age and program objectives, including traditional beach relays and competitions. This activity is best suited to primary school ages. Visiting the beach is a must, particularly for non-coastal schools. Conducted at North Shore patrolled beach, approximately 25-minute walk from Camp.

Note: This activity does not involve free swimming, though participants may get wet during some games.

 

BUSH SKILLS

Bush Skills are a practical activity teaching participants skills and knowledge about surviving in the bush, camp craft and emergency situations. It includes hands on activities such as fire lighting without matches, shelter construction, damper making, water collection and navigation.

 

CATAPULTS

Incorporating the history and the use of catapults in medieval wars, participants are taught basic knot tying skills and design so that they can build their own team catapult. They then shoot sponges at each other to test out their skills and aim.

Note: Young participants may simply make use of a pre-built catapult and the activity combined with another activity

 

MUD PIT CHALLENGE

This session focuses strongly on team work and communication as participants work through various challenges of our army inspired’ Mud Pit Course. The Course has many traditional challenges including: rope swings; cargo nets; tyres and a mud trench. This is the perfect activity for anyone with a sense of adventure and fun and a willingness to get a little muddy.

 

FIELD GAMES

Includes all enjoyed field games such as Soccer, AFL, Rugby and Cricket.

 

FISHING

Enjoy a relaxing session on the banks of the Maroochy River wetting a line in hope of landing that big catch. All equipment is supplied and instructed by our staff.

 

LOW ROPES AND TEAM BUILDERS

Cables, logs and ropes run throughout the trees for participants to challenge themselves in different ways, approximately 30cm off the ground. This activity requires team trust through a series of exercises. Participants do not wear harnesses therefore the use of spotting by team mates is a must. The low ropes are accompanied with an introduction session where the participants must demonstrate a series of basic trust exercise before being allowed on the course.

 

ORIENTEERING

How do you teach maths skills in the outdoors? Hand out the compasses and we’re set for fun in the sun learning how to find your place in space. This session looks at compass use, pacing, recording data and working together as a team. This activity is sure to get everyone thinking and communicating effectively.

 

RADIO ROGAINE

This team based, timed, competitive challenge focuses on communication, spatial awareness and group dynamics. Participants are provided with a site map identifying the location of a series of check points. Working together each team must locate as many check points as they can within a given timeframe. Bonus points are earned by completing a radio based task at each check point. The use of radios as the communication media necessitates the relearning of basic communication etiquette (turn taking, listening skills, thinking before talking, being clear in communication) and provides some excellent talking points for debrief on communication. It’s also a lot of fun and can be completed as a night activity.

 

TEAM BUILDERS

'Together everyone achieves more' as groups take part in (sometimes hysterical!) activity challenges such as completing the 'electric grid maze and lava crossing'. Participants work together to negotiate solutions and make use of various equipment in order achieve success for their group. Team Builders focuses on developing the 5 Cs of team functioning (Communication, Co-operation, Commitment, Care & Concern), with participants experiencing both physical and cognitive interaction.

 

COURT SPORTS

Description coming soon!

   

POOL GAMES

Description coming soon!

Note: Participants who are unable to swim may take part by staying in the shallow end of the pool. 

 

Whole Group Round Robin

Whole group round robin is the perfect way to get your entire group working together. This budget friendly activity is completed in the oval with students rotating through various team challenges and sporting games.

 


MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
 

YOGA

Our engaging and fun yoga sessions are not about sitting still! Discover basic yoga poses for focus, co-ordination, balance and flexibility, along with breathing techniques that can be used to manage emotion. You will learn to be present and feel empowered, have fun with partnered poses and yoga games and, at the end of each session, enjoy peaceful relaxation. Sessions are run by an experienced kids yoga instructor with a background in teaching, and can be tailored to all ages - or choose from one of the themed sessions.

   

PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS

Learn mindfulness, improve self-esteem and resilience, gain leadership skills and more in our Personal Empowerment Workshops. These dynamic, fun and engaging workshops are designed for all ages, to help better equip you for life's challenges. The workshops are run by a qualified life and mindfulness coach with more than 20 years experience in personal development. They can be tailored to suit your group dynamic. For more information and a detailed description of each workshop, click here


PREMIUM ACTIVITIES

 

SURFING

Always a favourite, the Learn to Surf Program is designed to have all students catching waves, controlling surf board, paddling, standing up and riding the waves to the beach. This activity is best aimed towards Upper Primary & High School children. Conducted at North Shore patrolled beach, approximately 25-minute walk from Camp.

*Participants must be able to swim. 

 

BODY BOARDING

The Body Boarding Program is a great introduction to surf skills aimed at Primary School aged students. Students are taught how to catch waves, control, and learn to turn on the body boards. Conducted at North Shore patrolled beach, approximately 25- minute walk from Camp.

*Participants must be able to swim. 

   

STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARDING

Our Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding offers adventure and skill learning on the water, all within a 5 minute walk from camp. Standing full height on the latest SUP boards, participants experience a real adventure on the iconic Maroochy River. The ease of use of our extra large boards along with expert instruction make this adventure activity suitable for Upper Primary School students and above. 

*Participants must be able to swim. 

   

HIGH ROPES & FLYING FOX

The ideal challenge, our High Ropes Course features two parallel runs with a central Flying Fox. Developed for more mature participants, this activity gets people working in pairs with a focus on communication and personal challenge, as the ground support encourages and checks the safety of the climber.

*Suitable for ages 12 and up and at least 140cm in height.

 

 

 

IMAGE COMING SOON!

COMING SOON: NEW ADVENTURE HIGH ROPES & TWIN FLYING FOX

Challenge yourself on the latest in aerial adventure courses to hit the Sunshine Coast!

Incorporating the most up-to-date technology, our new High Ropes Course and Twin Flying Fox provides the best available personal safety system for participants by ensuring a constant connection to the overhead life lines. The revolutionary new belay system recognizes when a carabiner is clipped and closed on a safety cable, and will only then allow the other carabiner to be opened and transferred to the next element. Participants from ages 10 and up can take part in our 'Sky Skater' and legendary 'Sky Surfer' - 12 metres high, in total safety.

After traversing the adventure course, participants can experience the thrill of launching themselves from the 15 metre high tower and racing their mate on our twin 70 metre zip lines - the only twin flying foxes to be found on the Sunshine Coast!

Teamwork, personal challenge and a sense of achievement are to be experienced, all with unparalleled safety equipment.

 



NIGHT PROGRAMS

 

SUPERVISED CAMP FIRE, NIGHT GAMES & TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS (maximum 50 per fire)

Enjoy a camp fire under the stars by our specially designed fire pit. Our staff will give kids an authentic campfire experience, with toasted marshmallows and interactive games that focus on team building, problem solving and just good fun. 

 

SUPERVISED CAMP FIRE & DAMPER MAKING (maximum 40 per fire)

As with the Camp Fire & Night Games, our staff will supervise all aspects of the fire and will lead the group in damper making. All equipment is supplied to bake the damper along the coals of the fire. This iconic Australian dish is sure to entertain and provide a nice little treat at the end of the night.

 

MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT GAMES NIGHT

Based on the popular game show, Minute-to-Win It is a hilarious activity for the whole group and perfect for all year levels. Teams compete to complete challenges and games within the one minute time limit. This high energy and uplifting games night is sure to have everyone up and laughing their way through these challenges.

 

OUTDOOR CINEMA MOVIE NIGHT WITH POPCORN

Relax under the stars and watch a movie on our large pop-up cinema screen. This is the perfect relaxing activity after a busy day on programs, we will provide the popcorn and ice blocks. There is an option to watch the film inside the hall, dependant on hall availability. Fee includes movie licencing.

 

GAMES AND TRIVIA NIGHT

If you are looking for a team based activity where everyone can come together in a relaxed and fun environment; you will not find a better option than a quiz night. Let our facilitators entertain the group with fun and interactive trivia questions and mini games in between to keep everyone engaged.
 

NIGHT OLYMPICS

Description coming soon!
 

RED FACES

Description coming soon! Please note, this activity is suitable for ages 11 and up. 
 

DANCE NIGHT /DISCO

Description coming soon!

 

Please note, risk assessments for each activity are available here

Follow us on Instagram @apexcamps