Appointment of School Camps Program Director

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Bobbie-Lee Sutherland to the newly created position of School Camps Program Director.

To help you get to know Bobbie-Lee and understand what she will be doing at Great Aussie School Camps, we asked Bobbie-Lee a few questions about herself.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I grew up in Culcairn, NSW, and love netball, soccer, camping and kayaking. I am married and have two beautiful daughters.

What do you love most about the Albury/Wodonga region?

The thing I love most about Albury/Wodonga is its central location. It is a beautiful spot on the Murray River with both the snow and beaches within easy driving distance. The area has a wonderful country atmosphere which is welcoming and family friendly.

Why did you choose to become a School Camps Program Director?

I chose to work as a School Camps Program Director as I enjoy working with children and working outdoors. I love designing programs and creating activities that allow children to build confidence, promote lateral thinking and strengthen relationships with their peers. It is extremely rewarding watching children grow and learn whilst having fun, especially through adventure-based learning.

What is your experience?

I started out my Outdoor Recreation career in Geelong where I completed my Certificate 4 in Outdoor Recreation. I then moved to Darwin and worked as a seasonal school camp instructor. From there my experience with children led me to become an after-school care coordinator with a company I worked with for 4 years in Darwin, Sydney and Albury.

Working in after school care and completing my Certificate 3 in Early Years Education and Care allowed me to develop a strong understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework. This is the standard that all of my school care programs aim to meet.

What are you looking forward to in your new role?

I look forward to continuing to use this framework for future program outcomes at the Great Aussie School Camps. I will also be tailoring programs and expanding the outcomes to meet elements of the Australian Schools curriculum.

As the Programs Director at the Great Aussie School Camps, I am able to provide guidance and support to my team of instructors. I also provide them with opportunities to further develop their skills and experience. All of this is extremely rewarding.

Meeting teachers and students on their next adventure with Great Aussie School camps is something I’m really looking forward to.

Contact Bobbie-Lee to work with you on your next School Camp.