LEAP GAP YEAR

Our one month program will focus on basic training & provide hands on experience in: Facilitation, Camping, Game Ranger Training, Lodge & adventure camp Management & Game Farm Management.

Facilitation

  • Camp Facilitation
  • Low Ropes
  • Team building
  • Program design
  • Situational awareness
  • Presentation
  • Debrief & Report writing
  • Do & Don’ts of camping 

Ranger Training

  • Introduction to being a Field Guide
  • Concervation
    • Ecology
    • Tree Identification
    • Grasses
    • Bird Identification
    • Community outreach
      • Tracking
      • Map work & Direction
      • Radio procedure
        • Phonetic alphabet
      • Anti poaching
  • Situational awareness

Lodge & Adventure Centre Management

  • Tourism & Hospitality – Introduction 
  • Customer service
  • Booking Management
  • Front of House
  • Lodge & Event Marketing
  • Staff Management & Leadership
  • Meal Planning
  • Meal preparation / Catering
  • Stock taking & planning
  • Basic Maintenance & Repairs

Camping

  • Trip Planning
  • Meal Planning
  • Camp set up
  • Situational awareness
  • Camp structure
  • Meal preparation / Catering
  • Cost & Budget
  • Camp Safety
  • Wilderness First aid 

Game Farm Management & Maintenance

  • Basic maintenace 
  • Roads
  • Erosion
  • Fence maintenance
  • Water management
  • Invasive plant species control
  • Firebreaks & Firefighting
  • Farm Safety

During this month students will go camping, sleep out under the stars & do game drives in a Big5 reserve. We will assist students to register with FGASA. ( Field Guide Association of South Africa) ARA, (Adventure & Recreations Association).

Students will gain first hand experience of the Lodge, Adventure Centre daily operations. During this month the will be exposed to the inner workings and get a feel for “ a day in the life of a Lodge manager, ranger, field guide or facilitator.”

Accommodation is reserved at our Phiri Enyane Private camp. Two separate dormitories for boys & girls. Students need to bring their own bedding. A communal kitchen, braai area and mess hall.

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