Eco Adventure Camp for Schools
Let the adventure begin with our brand new Eco Adventure Camp launched in 2018. What better place to learn about the environment than right where the river meets the sea? This two night camp for up to 60 students is highly educational and packed full of fun. Bring your classroom outdoors to experience:
Your students will be in safe hands with Canoe the Coorong; an award winning kayaking company located right on our door step. For grades 4-7 this kayaking activity is designed to safely teach children basic kayaking skills whilst having funy playing games in our stunning local environment. Sessions are two hours in duration.
Goolwa Barrage Walk
Just minutes drive from Narnu Farm you will find the Goolwa Barrage comprising five massive barrage structures in the river channels separating Lake Alexandrina from the sea at the mouth of the River Murray and the Coorong. Students will learn how the barrage system functions as well as look at local bird and wild life. On many occasions seals can be viewed from these structures.
Explore Coorong Beach
Students will embark on an adventure through the sand dunes to learn about the local ecology, Aboriginal history and bush tucker before arriving at a magical expanse of beach. If students still have the energy, they can play beach games on the vast expanse of sandy shoreline.
Interactive hands-on session showcasing our important local aquatic animals, including freshwater fish, turtles and pipis, that call our region home. The students become aquatic ecologists and learn the skills necessary to monitor and conserve aquatic animals. There would be an opportunity to see and identify key local species, the equipment used to sample them as well as the water quality in which they live, the ecology of the species and how this relates to how and where they live.
Each child will have an opportunity to have a horse riding lesson, learning horse safety before mounting. They will learn basic riding skills including steering, stopping and on a two night camp even get to try trotting. The first component of the lesson will take part in the indoor riding arena followed by a ride outside around the farm. This activity is a favourite amongst the kids and is available on both the Farm and Environmental program
Here at Narnu Farm we believe in kids spending more time outside in the natural world, using their imagination, searching and discovery capability, teamwork and cubby–building skills. Our nature play forest and spacious grounds provide the setting for an exciting wilderness survival challenge. Teams of students are provided with a list of key survival materials. They search the farm to locate the items and return to the forest, where they build a shelter and a survival kit from an assortment of materials they have found. Kids just love this challenge.
Farm Animal Feeding
We have deer, emu, goats, chickens, guinea pigs, cats and sheep as well as a regular little zoo of cute baby animals including piglets, lambs, kids, calves and chicks. It seems they all need to be fed twice a day! The children will love getting involved with our friendly farm animals, patting, collecting eggs and learning about what makes them special.
Vintage Truck Farm Tour
Using our restored 1960’s Bedford Truck ‘Elsie’ we take children on a slow meandering tour of the farm meeting the many horses we have. Children are able to feed the horses carrots and see them up close from the comfort and safety of the truck.
On the truck ride we visit the highest point of Narnu Farm where we have views overlooking the Coorong sand dunes, ocean and the Murray River. This tour is a great way for children to view the environment around them.
Narnu Adventure play
Our unique playgrounds, Fort Narnu and the brand new PS Narnu Paddle steamer allow students to practice imaginative play and challenge themselves in a variety of different and fun ways. Most importantly it will help wear them out so they sleep better!
We have a range of activities that students can participate in for their School Activity (supervised by teachers). These include:
- Farm Orienteering Course (Download Farm Orienteering Questionnaire)
- ½ court tennis
- Table Tennis
- Fort play
- Walk to Sturt’s Monument
- Bonfire (during non fire ban season). Fire is set up and ready to go
- Night penguin tour to Granite Island (see optional extra activities)
- Movie night using our large movie screen and DVD projector
- Night Walk
All night time activities are supervised by teachers or parents.