One of Victoria’s premium school adventure camps and group accommodation venues.

Team Building

Valley Homestead provides the group accommodation facilities, the organisational support and the perfect environment to enable you to offer your participants an ideal conference or team building experience.

In addition to fulfilling your own agenda, consider all the different outdoor education and adventure challenge activities on offer for both groups and individuals to test their personal skills and abilities to work collaboratively with their peers.

Conference Facilities

  • Dining room with seating capacity of 120 (suitable for keynote and after-dinner speakers)
  • Lower Lounge & Conference Room with a seating capacity of 100, theatre-style
  • The Meeting Room with a seating capacity of 40
  • The Seminar Room with a seating capacity of 20
  • Extensive courtyard and lawns
  • Bush Activity Centre
  • Bush Conference Room, carpeted, heated, generator lighting, seating capacity 60+
  • Undercover Campfire Area

Team Building Activities

Lateral Thinking

Taking approximately 2 hours and catering for up to 140 participants, the lateral thinking activity focuses specifically on team building. Sub-groups of up to 15 work as self-managing groups, drawing upon the leadership skills, thinking abilities and energies of all participants within the group.

This is usually a non-competitive activity with an emphasis upon an OH & S approach to all solutions, which must also only be group solutions. Simple obstacles become as complex as the mix of personalities within the group.

A Valley Homestead Instructor introduces the course and sets you on your way.

Bush Survival Day

The Bush Survival Day can occupy the whole day from 9.30 to 4.00pm or it can be shortened to allow for the inclusion of a 2-hour afternoon activity on the high ropes.

As one of Valley Homestead’s enduring activities, the Bush Survival program teaches the skills of safe and effective camp fire lighting and billy boiling in a well supervised session prior to participants then being isolated in the bush in groups of approximately 10.

Each group is given a box of food to be cooked, a box of matches, a billy of water and some foil. The group cook their lunch, make up a chant and also are required to build a stretcher to transport their ‘snake bite victim’ back to the Bush Activity Centre.

Instruction is given during the morning session on various aspects of coping in the bush including bush fire survival, emergency procedures, snake bite treatment and other related topics. The end of the day includes a ‘debrief’ with each group reporting, on their success or otherwise in bush cooking, performing their chant and by a demonstration of each group’s stretcher in action.

© Copyright 2017, Valley Homestead. All Rights Reserved.