The Program

The weekly program is as follows:

Term 1 ( 15 Jan - 20 March 2020)

During this term the students will go on a rock climbing trip to either Waterval Boven or the Drakensburg.

Their major project for the term is to build a mountain bike trail and to plan a trip (in theory) through Africa.

Date

Week

You will learn

15 Jan

Week 1

Wilderness First Aid

20 Jan

Week 2

TLB licence, PDP licence

27 Jan

Week 3

ARA training (Adventure & Recreation)

3 Feb

Week 4

Vehicle repairs & Maintenance

10 Feb

Week 5

Power Tools

17 Feb

Week 6

Hospitality & Tourism

24 Feb

Week 7

Lawn mowers, fences & tswana

2 March

Week 8

Trip planning project & Mountain bike trail project

9 March

Week 9

Camp facilitation

16 March

Week 10

Rock climbing trip

Term 2 ( 31 March - 12 June 2020)

The trip for this term is to Marekele nature reserve and the project is to build a civil structure from foundations to finish.

Date

Week

You will learn

31 March

Week 11

Firearm handling & Competency

6 April

Week 12

Firearm handling & Competency

14 April

Week 13

Building Foundations / Livestock & game farming

20 April

Week 14

Electric & Plumbing, FAGASA (weather & climate)

27 April

Week 15

Hunting, taxidermy, butchery

Obstacle course building

4 May

Week 16

Tiling, FAGASA (astronomy), water department outing

11 May

Week 17

Building - Painting, plumbing & electric

18 May

Week 18

Orange farm, canopy tour outing

25 May

Week 19

Facilitator training, lodge manangement, FAGASA (ecology), event practical

1 June

Week 20

FAGASA (The biomes & taxonomy), event practical

5 June

Week 21

Marekele trip - FAGASA (animal behaviour, plants & grasses)

Term 3 (7 July - 18 Sep 2020)

The trip for this term is to the Kruger park. Their project is to arrange a major event.

Date

Week

You will learn

7 July

Week 22

Event organizing / Aakwaba predator park

13 July

Week 23

Darting / anti poaching / pig farm / 4x4 driving

20 July

Week 24

Fire fighting & fire breaks

27 July

Week 25

Hygiene for food handlers, Supervisor course

3 Aug

Week 26

FAGASA (fish, amphibians, reptiles)

10 Aug

Week 27

Kruger Park trip

17 Aug

Week 28

FAGASA (birds & mammals)

24 Aug

Week 29

FAGASA (conservation & habitation)

31 Aug

Week 30

FAGASA (Exam preparation)

7 Sep

Week 31

Tractor & Implements

14 Sep

Week 32

Survival / Agriculture

Term 4 (29 Sep - 2 Dec)

This term the students will be going on an amazing river rafting trip on the orange river and the project is to plan a farm with a business plan to generate R2m in 2 years. 

Date

Week

You will learn

29 Sep

Week 33

Photography

5 Oct

Week 34

Slate factory / Chicken farm / FAGASA revision

12 Oct

Week 35

Predator park / Exotic game farm

19 Oct

Week 36

Practical Experience

26 Oct

Week 37

TLB Licence

2 Nov

Week 38

Practical Experience

9 Nov

Week 39

Practical Experience

16 Nov

Week 40

River rafting trip

23 Nov

Week 41

Final exams / Graduation


Your average day will look like this:

06h00

Feed animals & Farm duties

06h30

Breakfast

07h00

Program

12h00

Lunch break

13h00

Program

16h00

Farm duties

18h00

Dinner

19h00 

Free time / work on projects

22h00

Bed time

On Saturdays you will only be busy with the program until 1pm unless the program requires weekend attendance. Thereafter you are on free time and may leave the premises or stay if you like. You will be responsible for your own meals for Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunch. Everybody has to report back by Sunday 5pm. Dinner will be provided on Sunday night.

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