Garapine - 14-16 December 2018
Give yourself and your family the gift of an unplugged break that will allow you to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the world around you.
Come and join us in swapping virtual tweets with real ones and we'll send you back relaxed, energised and ready to return to your daily life with new strategies and habits to reclaim your life 24/7.
14 - 16 December 2018
Mary Valley, Queensland
Why an Unplugged Camp for Families?
As adults, parents, teachers and employees many of us rely on technology to run our busy lives and at times our use of technology can get the better of us. As we grapple with our own problematic use of technology and 24/7 connection, we watch our children's fascination with digital devices and, at times, obsession with games, social media, apps and selfies.
We are constantly reminded about the concerning statistics around technology use (did you know that in Australia, 13.4 million Australians are now spending 18.8 hours per day online), the pace of change – new apps, new sites, new devices, and technologies association with existing and new mental and physical health conditions and social media tragedies. On the flip side, we also know that technology can have amazing benefits and will continue to enhance our lives in ways we are yet to understand.
We can’t (and quiet often don’t want to) live without digital technology. So how do we create a healthy relationship with it at work and home?
The Unplugged Camp is one initiative from The Digital Detox project, which aims to create space away from the everyday which is fun, challenging, inclusive and activity based. Our Unplugged Camp for Families gives families the opportunity to take time out to create and embed helpful technological boundaries, re-establish family connections, develop a more in-depth understanding of the interface between technology and human behaviour and have fun! Our relationship with our family is our first, often most enduring, relationship so let’s give ourselves the gift of family connection at camp before re-connecting in a new and healthier way on our return to our busy, data-driven lifestyles.
Garapine is a 180 acre outdoor adventure playground, located in the stunning Mary Valley. Situated less than 2 hours north of Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, Garapine gives you the freedom and
excuse to truly unplug and decompress.
In a world of busy, Garapine is as far from the pressure everyday life as it is possible to be. With its stunning views, the property borders
the Mary River and overlooks the Valley.
2 nights accommodation
All meals and healthy snacks
Daily Kids & Adult Yoga/ Meditation
Camp Fire - Spotlight - Stars
Digital Wellbeing Workshops
Adventure & activities include:
Create & Play with nature
$220 per dorm style room*
Plus (below pricing pp)
Adults and Teens (13 and over)
$295 Standard (SUPER EARLY BIRD $245 when purchased before 17 Oct 2018)
$245 Standard (SUPER EARLY BIRD $225 when purchased before 17 Oct 2018)
Little ones (0-2)
*Each room has its en suite with two showers. There are up to 10 beds in each dorm. Families can take the whole room or share with family friends to double the fun and reduce the cost.
BYO Linen with optional linen cost of $33/person