The Illawarra is a great place for the team to get some time away from the office, to learn and strategise together. Just 90 minutes south of Sydney, and a beautiful drive down through the Royal National Park.
There are a range of venues around the Illawarra that offer fantastic views and opportunity to interact with nature:
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama - Overlooking the beautiful Kiama Harbour and Pacific Ocean, within walking distance is the famous Kiama Blowhole and historic Terrace shops. Offers various modern conference rooms, 4-star accommodation, and on-site cafe, restaurant and bar.
Sage Hotel Wollongong - Overlooking the Blue Mile, and walking distance to Wollongong Lighthouse and Harbour. Offers meeting and conference facilities, with an on-site cafe and 4-star accommodation.
Mt Keira Scout Camp - A rustic escape into nature, with various break-out spaces across a hilled forested area. The Lodge is sits at the centre of the camp, a charming timber and sandstone building. Basic sleeping facilities are on-site, including The Chalet with four rooms that can accomodate up to 40 people.
Rumpus are the pioneers of purposeful play experiences, having worked with some of Australia's most innovative companies like Atlassian and IKEA. We work with a diverse range of talented and skilled artists, educators and facilitators who are experts in their industries and passionate about passing on their experience and enthusiasm. Our tailor made programs provide the perfect experiences for your team.
Hands-on creative workshops that allow participants to explore a new activity, and learn evidence-based tools to manage their mental wellbeing.
Opportunities for teams to undertake the nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid training program. This can be delivered through a combination of self-paced online learning and a half-day seminar.
A creative hands-on learning experience for team leaders, providing them with useful strategies they can put it into action straight away.
Turn-on your right-brain creative muscle with hands-on art and making, opening up space for creative thinking and fun.
Workshop options include: Superhero Comic Drawing, Speed Portraits, and Plein Air Sketching.
Gather your team around the kitchen table to learn new skills, taste novel dishes, and continue the human tradition of "breaking bread".
Workshop options include: Greek Meze, Passata Party and Get Pickled.
Improve mood, lower stress levels and boost indoor air quality while learning about planting, growing, harvesting and enjoying plants.
Workshop options include: Australian Bush Foods and DIY Pallet Garden.
Bring the joy of dance, music and singing to the workplace, inviting laughter and boosting feel-good hormones.
Workshop options include: Flash Dance, Tribal Beats and Circus Skills 101.
Over here at Rumpus, we are following the media, watching the news, reading the articles, listening to the podcasts, feeling the feelings. We are learners, our work is about learning. National Reconciliation week has driven home just how much further we have to go in truly working towards healing.
Did you know that drawing, singing, dancing, knitting, any creative practice, actively reduces stress hormones and promotes calming of our nervous system?
Mental Health First Aid is the nationally accredited training for individuals and teams to be able to effectively respond to mental health issues. Rumpus is providing Online Mental Health First Aid to individuals, organisations and workplaces throughout Australia. We serve people in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
Are you feeling wired, hyper-vigilant and awake? Panicky, fluttery in the belly, a bit shaky? Or exhausted, flat and drained?It’s so very likely that right now many of us are in Survival Mode: our flight/fight response is ON, adrenaline is surging and we are unconsciously and consciously primed to perceive danger. This is so understandable right now. We’ve never been through this before.
As we try and find a rhythm in this new way of being and living right now, try to remember to include a dose of nature, each day. It will do us all the world of good.
The Irish Government are choosing to describe ‘self-isolating’ and ‘quarantine’ as Cocooning.
Folks, let’s talk about ‘Social Distancing’. Us humans are ‘social’ beings which means we seek and crave companionship and are suited to living in communities, yes? It’s wired into our DNA, our bones. Ya feel? Well, nothing about that has changed. We are seeing, and sure you are too, humans getting real creative with ways to continue to connect, and be connected in these times.
Skillshare invites anyone in the community to share a skill by teaching a class. We are not seeking experts, we are seeking passionate individuals who are eager to pass their knowledge along.
Pay-it-forward for an artist from bushfire affected South Coast to attend retreat. Make a donation to support the Giving Chair at Jamboree Creative Escape.