The Foundation works to transform the lives of young people from the age of 13 - 18. The 8-day program is held in the northern Flinders Ranges where young people trek up to 100km, experience abseiling, Indigenous culture, bushcraft and build self-confidence through challenging themselves. These young people come from all across South Australia and are typically referred to us as part of a team of 10 from one school or agency.
Once the young person completes an Exercise, they are invited to join the Next Step Program. This program opens them up to a world of opportunity and growth to transform their lives!
Operation Flinders couldn’t exist without the tireless contribution of a huge number of volunteers. From spending 8 days in the field working directly with young people to contributing to the massive logistical effort for each exercise at our Edwardstown warehouse; there are a variety of ways you could contribute your valuable time.
Our volunteers generally fall into two different categories:
Field Volunteers and Foundation Volunteers.
Creating opportunities for young people facing challenges through adventure therapy programs that provide demanding experiences, personal development and pathways to wellbeing and life success.