Girls Adventure Deep Creek
Guided hike and camping
Welcoming girls aged 10-14 and their mothers/aunties/grandmothers for an experience in Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Country.
An experience designed to allow girls and their mum or other female caregiver to enjoy the challenge and adventure of overnight hiking. While allowing the girls to feel the responsibility of carrying their own gear (appropriate to their age, height and weight).
This girls adventure in Deep creek is an overnight camping experience. It is a great chance to bond with each other, explore positive body image conversations, meet new friends, learn new skills and share the outdoors with positive and inspiring women.
Professionally led by our Strong Daughters Outdoor Leader. A qualified and experienced bushwalking leader alongside a junior peer mentor.
We meet at Yankalilla for a briefing and coffee stop at 9.30am. After introductions we have our first immersion activity to bring our team together. This is also your last chance to buy a sandwich/roll for lunch later .
We will drive approximately 30 minutes to our start point. Note this road includes some unsealed (bumpy) sections yet is 2WD friendly. Before we head off on the trails we distribute gear, discuss the menu and food options, weigh our packs and adjust for comfort. We ensure each child and adult is carrying a safe load according to their age/height/weight. We may lunch here before we head off OR enjoy it along the way at a comfortable spot.
Officially the adventure begins and we embark on the trails. Taking a steep descent to a beach where Deep Creek joins the ocean. We have a creek crossing here (we may have to take our shoes off), then a steady climb and a walk on well-marked tracks. We pass through pretty scrub and bushland to our nights campsite. Our hiking distance is approximately 6km.
Upon reaching our campsite we offload and have a stretch. Then its time to set up camp which includes a demonstration on how to build an emergency shelter and how to pitch a tent. When we are all set up we can enjoy an afternoon hot drink together. We include a stove and fuel demonstration so you can have a go at cooking your camp dinner later on. Some dessert and hot drinks (you can bring your own treats if you like) will be on offer too.
Chillax time – listen and share: funny adventure stories, reflect on the days adventures and a chance to laugh. We have a few campsite activities and games planned!
Meals Included: Trail Snacks, Afternoon Tea, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 6km
Start the day with a fresh brew of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. A morning stretch and a 60 second meditation. Breakfast will be prepared on the stoves provided.
The tents might be wet from overnight condensation (or rain) so we will give them the longest time possible to dry. Aiming to pack-up the tents and gear and be ready to hit the trails once more at 9.00am. Todays route includes a waterfall and a creek crossing with downhill and uphill sections along native bush trails.
Arriving back to our cars we have time for a final stretch, before unpacking our bags and equipment.
We offer a reflection activity as a group before heading home. If anyone is keen, we can meet in the town of Yankalilla for a choice of lunch spots.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 6km
Need To Know
- Self drive own vehicle (2WD suitable)
- Tent (2 or 3 person) or bring your own
- Backpacks 60-75 litre for adults
- Cooking stove & Fuel
- Padded sleeping mats
- Hiking pole for adult
- All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
- 2 course camp dinner
- B x 1 | L x 0 | D x 1
- 1 night tent camping
- Professionally guided walks by our female Leaders
- Emergency shelter construction
- Make a paracord bracelet
- Teamwork exercise
- Insights into hiking and camping
- Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
- Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
- Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
- Small group guided experience
- Leave No Trace principles
- Invitations to connect with nature
- Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
- National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
- Big Heart Adventures designed head sock for daughters
- A charity contribution to our Give Back program
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
- Items of a personal nature
- Sleeping bag and liner (see us about hiring)
- Torch (see us about hiring a head torch)
A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel
- Rainproof jacket and pants
- Daypack for child (35 litre approx.)
- Water bottles/hydration kit (min 2Ltrs)
- Personal medications
- Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
- Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
- Sleeping attire
- Sleeping bag
- Head torch / torch