Challenge by Choice
instructors facilitate programs in accordance with the philosophy of
Challenge by Choice. This is based on experiential learning theory,
which we define as being able to undertake an experience that a
participant can relate back to their life or existing lifestyle in a
There is an understanding that everyone has varying
thresholds for challenge and these challenges can range in their nature
and variety. We aim to provide an experience that enables participants
to determine their own level of challenge and broaden and develop their
perceived limitations through participation in adventure activities both
in individual and team environments.
All camps staff will aim to
provide a safe experience in which the participant can explore and
extend their abilities and limitations. Our Department Camps Program
Standards and Instructor Code of Ethics encompass that overriding
intent. Participation through excessive pressure and intimidation will
not be supported.
This ethos recognises that the attempt is more significant than the result.