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Boys to the Bush camps are very well organised and provide boys of various ages the opportunity to have a break from their home environment, get to know other young people and participate in a variety of activities that they may not usually have the opportunity to experience.
The camps encourage the boys to form new friendships, build on existing friendships and also give older boys the opportunity to be mentors for their younger peers.
Boys to the Bush camps provide siblings in out of home care the opportunity to spend time together in an informal setting and connect in a natural environment.
The staff are wonderful mentors and role models and engage very well with the participants. The staff are accepting of all young people and are understanding of behaviours and challenges that young men often face.
Boys to the Bush staff are passionate about what they do and go above and beyond to ensure all experiences are as positive and enjoyable as possible for all participants.
Our Son Jon, 14 years, has attended 4 Boys to the Bush Camps and has loved every moment of it. Jon has had some challenges over the years with regards to schooling, including suspensions, bullying and making friends. He also has the bad habit of making poor decisions, which has been testing for the school and his family life. Before the camps we would say that Jon had pretty low self-esteem, he was glued to the computer and was starting to become antisocial
After each camp, we’ve welcomed home a happy kid, full of stories of adventures and feats. A teen that has had a healthy detox from technology. We’ve seen his confidence grow and he’s come home a little bit more mature. While at camp he’s been able to mix with other guys his own age and kids who have faced similar challenges at school. He’s had his social skills tested, which has resulted in him having better luck making and keep friendships at school. Jon hasn’t had the chance to experience the comradely of other males before the camp and we believe that he has benefited from the guidance of the Boys to the Bush Team and boys at camp.
He’s enjoyed the camps so much, especially working on the farms, that he took up AG as an elective at school.
Another benefit of the camp is the fact that Jon has also been more appreciative and considerate of us since attending the camp. After the first camp, he even thanked us for all that we’ve done, which was a “did he actually say that” moment. Boys to the Bush has been a rewarding experience for son and it’s our wish to send him on more camps in the future.
Boys to the Bush has changed my life in so many ways.
Before these camps were available, my five brothers and I wouldn’t get many opportunities to spend time all together because we all live in different places. Now we are all together every school holidays.
The camps are helpful and teach us skills for when we are adults and become independent.
The Boys to the Bush program has surrounded me with positive role models who look out for me, all year round.
There is also now the chance for my brothers and I to spend weekends together, so we can grow up around each other.
A big shout out to the men of Boys to the Bush for putting up with us and changing our boring lives while giving us the inspiration to be better boys and better men in the future.
“The Boys to the Bush camp provided our students with the opportunity to develop new skills and build positive relationships with each other, teachers and camp coordinators, as well as members of the local community…”
“…these guys seriously run the best camp ever!!! He left a boy and returned a young man. Even now, two months on, he still talks about his camp experiences daily… Adam Tim and Richard provide a safe, fun, “blokey” environment where boys can be boys while learning new skills and good work ethic…”
“My boys loved it… They enjoyed meeting and making new friends and have much respect for the 3 leaders…”
I just want to say a Huge thank you to all the guys at Boys to the bush’
Coming across your website and from first contact with Adam, to my boy going on his 1 camp at Easter it is truly one of the best things that has ever happened for my boy and I.
The depth of the convos we have when he returns from camp are wonderful to see and hear him so happy proud and excited is heartfelt.
I can see he has matured more and more after each time he has spent the 4 days at camp with you all. It’s a wonderful thing to see your child so excited about something and happy
I am so thankful for your guidance and support towards my son, not only at the camps but throughout the whole year.
He admires and looks up to you all, he has learnt a lot from you all and I know you have all made a huge difference in his life…
The big T-Man recently attended a camp with Boys To The Bush, these guys seriously run the best camp ever!!! He left a boy and returned a young man. Even now, two months on, he still talks about his camp experiences daily.
As a single mum raising two boys I’m very aware of the male influences in their life, their poppy does an incredible job being a stable and constant male figure for them…my friends husbands & the boys uncles step in when they can….but they don’t get many opportunities to interact with men outside our inner circle and that’s where this camp was super beneficial…Adam Tim and Richard provide a safe fun “blokey” environment where boys can be boys while learning new skills and good work ethic.
Being home schooled and travelling the boys don’t always get to interact with peers their own age, so this camp gave Big-T the chance to “hang with mates” and have that all important peer time away from me and his brother.
This camp meant so much him. He came home and had the most exciting and lengthy conversations with me he was so happy when telling me all about the last few days. And how is one of the older ones and he knows they not meant to have favourites mum but i think I am lol
I’m so grateful he could have the opportunity again thanks so so much
As you know this year and the last 2 years have not been the best or easiest.
Coming across you guys was a blessing. It was what Xave needed. Positive role modes and support.
I’d hate to think of the path he could of taken without all your guidance. So thanks again!