The Campfire Boardroom

The Campfire Boardroom is a wilderness retreat and individual empowerment program for adults run in Kangaroo Valley NSW near Sydney, and is ideal for groups and corporate teams. 

About the program

Our Campfire Boardroom wilderness retreat program is usually run in beautiful Kangaroo Valley, NSW – just two hours from Sydney and three hours from Canberra. We can also run the program in other locations in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. 

Participants will:

  • Immerse in nature and appreciate the importance of being still. There will be a daily practice of meditation and breathing techniques.
  • Participate in challenges both physically and mentally that invigorate and empower.
  • Participate in activities that enhance collaboration, communication and promote a sense of belonging.
  • Have fun.
  • Provide a network of friends as future contacts for ongoing connection.

The program has been designed to build resilience, enhance self-esteem and empower the participant, and is run over a 3 day/2 night or 5 day/4 night format. We provide nearly everything which includes accommodation, food, activities, equipment, and potentially transport. The evening always concludes with the 'boardroom meeting' around a campfire, with the whole group sitting together to chat, listen, engage or simply be 'present'. It is not a dry camp but alcohol is restricted.

For corporates and teams, this is an ideal platform to develop trust, friendship, effective communication and respect between co-workers. 

Available Dates

5 day program

  • Mon 3 Jun – Fri 7 June 2024
  • Mon 21 Oct – Fri 25 Oct 2024

3 day program

  • Fri 28 Jun – Sun 30 Jun 2024
  • Fri 13 Sept – Sun 15 Sept 2024

Corporate retreat and team building

For companies, the Campfire Boardroom program is an ideal platform to develop trust, friendship, effective communication and respect between co-workers – perfect for a corporate retreat or team "away day", with a 3 day/2 night or 5 day/4 night format.

Our location in Kangaroo Valley NSW, just two hours out of Sydney or three hours from Canberra makes it ideal for companies seeking a unique way to bond and empower their people.

Time spent in the wilderness and around the campfire provides a unique environment to share ideas, brainstorm, collaborate but more importantly, appreciate those around you in a way that is in stark contrast to the work environment.

Mental health and wellbeing

Being in an outdoor environment immersed in the beautiful surrounds of nature has its own therapeutic benefits. When combined with experiential activities where small challenges are presented, the resulting energy has a powerful impact upon group dynamics. As the challenges incrementally increase over the duration of the camp, there requires support and nurturing from within the group. 

The Campfire Boardroom program is also a magical opportunity to participate in a process of self-empowerment. The unique combination of outdoor adventure activities combined with time spent around a campfire simply chatting or 'shooting the breeze', the ideal environment is created for sharing to occur. 

Sharing thoughts about the day’s activities, sharing responses to the outdoor challenges, sharing thoughts on life, possibly sharing one's own personal story but always knowing that you are in a safe and trusted space where you can be genuinely heard. It doesn't matter if at the end of the program you don't abseil off that cliff edge, what matters is that you have a group of mates who support YOUR decision because your space is being held by that group of supporters.

Results are not necessarily defined by success but by a cohesive response where participants have worked collaboratively in pursuit of an enriching outcome. A qualifiable process that nurtures intrinsic development and fosters positive relationships within a group dynamic.

It is our personal goal to deliver a program where the integrity of what we provide is paramount. Our intention is to combine all the holistic aspects of the outdoor environment with the intimacy of a quality group of participants to maximise the outcomes.

A red sunset behind a large gumtree
A group of people at Sunset sitting around a campfire

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • The 3 Day / 2 Night Program – $2,200 
  • The 5 Day / 4 Night Program – $3,200 

Typically we run our Campfire Boardroom wilderness retreat program in Kangaroo Valley, renowned for the beauty of its natural landscape and a warm country welcome. Within easy reach of Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra, it is an ideal destination for a group or team to gather. 

We can also run our program in other locations in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Numbers are capped at 12 participants per group with a minimum of 8 participants.

The small group number allows for the fostering of friendships in environments where trust is paramount. The program consists of numerous outdoor adventure activities like rock climbing, abseiling, navigation exercises, an overnight canoe expedition, team building activities, mountain biking and river hiking, as well as time together at camp and particularly around the campfire every evening.

  • New friends
  • New focus
  • A sense of achievement
  • A greater sense of self-worth
  • Continuing support and friendship.

We provide nearly everything which includes accommodation, food, activities, equipment, and potentially transport. All you need to provide is clothing, toiletries, a sleeping bag and a pillow. A suggested clothing list will be provided.