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CAMPference 2023

TEACHER NATURE CONFERENCE & RETREAT

Join us for an amazing professional development weekend of unhurried and immersive hands on learning, outdoor play, networking, idea sharing and nature connection!

Friday 6th October to
Sunday 8th October 2023
LOG CABIN CAMP, CRESWICK, VICTORIA
CAMPference runs 2pm Friday to 2pm Sunday
You can come later on the Friday BUT you won't really want to
miss out on too much of the first day/night fun!
PRE-CONFERENCE SPECIAL - SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER
SAVE $110 NOW.
Got questions about CAMPference? Send an email to tania@nurtureinnature.com.au or give us a call on 0409 843 965

Inspirational Presenters | Hands On Workshops | Time to Play, Wander, Reflect & Connect

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A NOTE FOR VICTORIAN KINDERGARTEN SERVICES: CAMPference is part of Nurture in Nature's School Readiness Funding Menu item inclusions. Campference 2024 date is still to be confirmed, est. April/May 2024
Depending o
n interest through School Readiness Funding, we may consider running 2 CAMPference events in 2024, one earlier in the year and another one later. Please get in touch if you wish to use your SRF Funding to come to CAMPference this year (2023) or in 2024/25. 

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October 2023
LOG CABIN CAMP, CRESWICK, VICTORIA
CAMPference runs 2pm Friday to 2pm Sunday
You can come later on the Friday BUT you won't want to miss out on too much of the first day/night fun!
PRE-CONFERENCE SPECIAL - ENDS SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER
SAVE $110 NOW.
Got questions about CAMPference? Send an email to tania@nurtureinnature.com.au or give us a call on 0409 843 965

Inspirational Presenters | Hands On Workshops | Time to Play, Wander, Reflect & Connect

Tell others about CAMPference 

CAN'T MAKE IT TO CAMPFERENCE THIS YEAR BUT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FUTURE EVENTS?
Enter your details below to jump on our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

A NOTE FOR VICTORIAN KINDERGARTEN SERVICES:  CAMPference is part of Nurture in Nature's School Readiness Funding Menu item inclusions. Campference 2024 date is still to be confirmed, est. April/May 2024. Depending on interest through School Readiness Funding, we may consider running 2 CAMPference events in 2024, one earlier in the year and another one later. Please get in touch if you wish to use your SRF Funding to come to CAMPference this year (2023) or in 2024/25. 

Who should join us at CAMPference?

This unique weekend conference is primarily aimed at educators in the early and primary years, who are passionate about learning more of the powerful role that nature connection can have in their services. 

The sessions and practical activities are designed to be adapted to a wide range of settings and children's ages. As such, we also have many others joining us (from all over Australia!) who absolutely love the experience, such as:

  • Nature play and nature pedagogy practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • School Wellbeing Staff
  • Educators and carers supporting children and young people with disability
  • Playgroup Leaders
  • Council Education Staff
  • Environmental Educators
  • Librarians
  • Nature and Art Therapists
  • Camp Leaders
  • Outside School Hours Care Leaders

There is a welcoming spot for everyone in our programs and in our community ... you don't have to be working in one of the above settings to join us ... AND we have people from all over Australia come to CAMPference!

What really sets this weekend PD apart is the unhurried opportunity to connect and have quality time to share ideas, challenges and inspiration with like-minded people.

So, whether you’re taking your first steps outside on your journey towards incorporating nature inspired learning and outdoor play, or you already integrate lots of nature play and learning into your work but want to extend your knowledge and practice, CAMPference has something special for you

Why YOU should join us at CAMPference

Nurture YOUR wellbeing, grow your confidence and refresh your skills

You'll grow your confidence and knowledge at CAMPference, BUT more importantly, you'll be making your wellbeing a priority with a refreshing weekend devoted to connecting with nature, play and the things that are important to YOU.

"I used to think nature was a side obsession for me, that what I wanted to do was on the fringes and that my professional experiences were not likely to combine with personal interest. Now I know it’s possible, and actually works better, if I can bring all parts of me to everything I do (nature, education, children, and learning). Meeting great people at CAMPerence confirms this! - Lisa, EC Consultant

Plenty of time and opportunity to engage with presenters

CAMPference presenters stay and play with us all weekend, so there's plenty of time to pick their brains, share your experiences and have authentic conversations with them.

"I thoroughly enjoyed all of my interactions with the facilitators, both during the sessions and in conversation. Having the opportunity to engage with each facilitator separate to the sessions was highly valuable and informative. Thank you for providing such a welcoming and collaborative space. CAMPference has such a great culture and usually developing a culture takes a LOT more time than a few short years so well done!" - Zoe, Centre Director

Connect and network with likeminded people

Whether it's your first time at CAMPference or you're one of our returning "groupies" (many come back every year), you'll make lots of genuine personal and professional connections!

An awesome weekend nuturing nature with fellow nature lovers., so glad we get the chance to be together with some minded people enjoying this wonderful country we live in. Can't wait for the next one! - Angie, Family Day Care Educator

An inspiring and connecting PD experience for you and your team

When teams of educators come to CAMPference together, they always tell us that it is such an uplifting and inspring experience, both indiviually and for their team. 

"Thank you for a weekend of connecting with nature, inspiration, knowledge and fun. My team and I gained so much more than we could have imagined. Excellent Excellent Excellent!" - Christine, Educational Leader

What You'll Learn At CAMPference

During this unique and immersive conference you'll get LOTS of fun, engaging, thoughtful and hands-on training to help you to get your kids, class and YOU outdoors and connecting with nature more easily and more often.

Some of the things you will experience at CAMPference include:

  • Lay the foundations for STEAM with outdoor play, learning and exploration
  • Be inspired by real world examples of early learning centres, schools, and other organisations who are embedding nature connection into their programs
  • Learn how to incorporate simple nature skills into your programs
  • Discover innovative, fun and nature inspired ways to engage parents (and colleagues) in their children's nature connection journey
  • Grow your skills and cofidence in nature inspired teaching and learning
  • Discover strategies and ideas for inclusive practice in your nature based programming
  • Develop an understanding of what 'risky' nature play is and learn how to identify and document the benefits as well as the risks
  • Learn about incorporating authentic indigenous perspectives into your programs
  • Learn how to use nature's loose parts in meaningful and engaging ways
  • Get hands on ideas for nature art and crafts that your kids (and you) will love 
  • Create a plan of action to help you put into practice what you've learnt so you can hit the ground running when you get back to work
  • Enjoy the chance to get re-energised and reconnected with nature yourself in a relaxed and unhurried environment

Meet The CAMPference Team & Presenters

The CAMPference team and presenters come from within our own networks and many have loved being CAMPference attendees in past years. Some have joined us EVERY year! This means they've experienced for themselves the wonderfully unique culture of shared beliefs, values and practices, and the nurturing environment that CAMPference is known for.

Through connection and deep conversations with other CAMPference attendees, they have a unique understanding of what they believe they can share from their practice and experience that can be most helpful to others on this journey.

tania
moloney

founder, nurture in nature & Campference host

katie
jacobson

kindergarten teacher,
eC consultant

sally
sudweeks

autism practitioner

bee wise

nicola
strating

teacher

bullarto primary school

Rashidah
Fido

Play therapist, social worker lionhearted counselling

Jo
Pegg

principal 

bullarto primary school

TAMSIN
SCOTT

FOUNDER, HANDS DOWN, NATURE PLAY CONSULTANT,

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

AMANDA
MEYER

eARLY cHILDHOOD TEACHER & lOG cABIN cAMP sTAFF

jennie
schopfer-bons

director & Kindergarten teacher, Syndal Preschool

tilly
riches

Teacher,

Blackwood Special School Outdoor Education Centre

shane
le fevre

Teacher,

Blackwood Special School Outdoor Education Centre

sharon
easley

EDUCATOR & GENERAL SUPPORT

this could
be you in 2024!

Do you have a hands on workshop you'd like to run or a skill that you would to share at CAMPference 2024?
Our fab program and presenters are all sorted for 2023 but if  you've got an idea for an interactive workshop you'd like to present at a CAMPference please get in touch.
Contact: tania@nurtureinnature.com.au or call 0409 843 965

Workshops, Walkshops, Experiences & Sharing Circles

(The Program for 2023 is COMING SOON but here's a taste of some of the great topics we ran in 2022). 

Making Cordage from Natural Materials

Natural
Basket Weaving

Learning in Nature Through an Inclusion & Disability Lens

Storying your Landscape

Introduction to
Sand Play

Being with Nature

Walk

Case Moth
Cubbies

Wayapa
Wuurrk

Campfire
Cooking

Nature Inspired Music & Singalongs

Deep
Listening

Plenty of Unhurried
Networking Time

Collaborative CAMPFerence Creation

Turning Inspiration into Action Labs

Nature Book Nook

The Nature Bus

Here's what people say about CAMPference

"Head outdoors and the lesson will find us!"

I used to think that I needed to create a lesson to head outdoors. Now I think to go outdoors and the lesson will find us! Thank you Tania!

Paul Thompson

Primary School Teacher

"Endless possibilities and learning opportunities"

What an incredible weekend with so many amazing people! I’m so thankful and great full that I had the opportunity to attend CAMPference with our team! My mind is blown by the endless possibilities and learning opportunities for children in nature! I can’t wait to implement and help educators embed these new ideas into everyday practices at the services and begin incorporating more nature based play! Thank you Tania for creating this amazing event to showcase learning from a different perspective!


Courtney Donegan

Early Years Educator,
Warrnambool City Council

"A chance to collaborate and support each other"

Once again another fabulous CAMPference where like minded educators have the chance to collaborate and support each other on the journey of Nature in Education and Outdoor Play.

Joanne Pegg

Principal,

Bullarto Primary School

Book your spot for CAMPference 2023 below ...
Hurry! Space is limited and numbers are capped! Payment Plan Available.

If you require Tax Invoice prior to payment, please call Tania on 0409 843 965 or email tania@nurtureinnature.com.au with the name to go on the invoice and names of person/s you're booking for.
CAMPference is part of Nurture in Nature's School Readiness Funding Menu item inclusions. Please get in touch if you wish to use your SRF Funding to come to CAMPference.

CAMPFERENCE 2023 REGISTRATION

  • 1 x FULL WEEKEND CAMPFERENCE REGISTRATION - 2.00pm Friday 6th Oct to 2.00pm Sunday 8th Oct 2023 
  • All Meals
  • 2 Nights Shared Dorm Room Accommodation
  • All CAMPference Workshops & Session Materials

PRE-CONFERENCE SPECIAL - ENDS 1ST OCTOBER 2023

$700.00 plus GST
(Save $110 NOW; Full Price $800 plus GST)

CHOOSE FROM TWO SECURE PAYMENT OPTIONS

OPTION 1 - Direct Deposit (Bank Transfer)

To PAY BY DIRECT DEPOSIT please use the following bank details for payment.

Account Name: Stressworks Pty Ltd
BSB: 704-191  
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 167411
BANK: Bank First
Ref: Your Surname & First Initial

If you need Tax Invoice, prior to payment, please email details with the name to go on the invoice to tania@nurtureinnature.com.au.

If you need a Tax Invoice after payment, please email proof of payment to tania@nurtureinnature.com.au and we will send you a tax invoice. Nurture in Nature is a trading name of Stressworks Pty Ltd.

CAMPference is part of Nurture in Nature's School Readiness Funding Menu item inclusions. Please get in touch if you wish to use your SRF Funding to come to CAMPference.

If you wish to take up the Payment Plan option, just tick the box on the registration form that you'll be redirected to when you choose this option. We'll then get in touch and send you a tax invoice and details of how to pay the instalments.

OPTION 2 - PayPal or Credit Card

To PAY BY PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD you can choose to pay in Full or take up the Payment Plan option on the checkout page.

Once your payment has been processed, we'll be automatically notified and we'll send you a tax invoice for your records.

SEE YOU AT CAMPFERENCE 2023!

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise the deep knowledge, connection and caring relationship they have to the land and waters on which we play, learn and explore. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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