Mount Beauty Secondary College offers Year 9 students the opportunity to participate in the Future Makers program, offered by the Outdoor School – Bogong Campus.
The Bogong campus is situated in Bogong Village, North-East Victoria. This is located 16 km from Mount Beauty and 15 km from both the Falls Creek ski resort and the Bogong High Plains. Bogong Village is surrounded by the Alpine National Park. Bogong is 380 km from Melbourne and takes around 6 hours to get there by bus.
The purpose of the program is to develop future ready young people, as per Bogong’s vision to be “educating for sustainable living”. Students will be challenged to become initiators, leaders and managers of change in a world where they have the ability to influence their own futures.
Initially the Future Maker learning capabilities will be delivered within the Year 9 curriculum, during normal timetabled classes. The program then involves a two week residential component where students attend Bogong and undertake a five day student led expedition in the Alpine National Park.
Activities may include bushwalking, climbing/abseiling, mountain biking, orienteering/rogaining, canoeing, pioneering, high ropes, creek walking, and the sensory trail course.