Introduce your daughter to sailing!
For this adventure, we’ve teamed up with the world class crew from Manly Sailing who will give the girls an introductory sailing lesson teaching them boat handling skills that will allow them to sail small boats, build their confidence and water awareness. (All levels welcome, no previous experience is required as training will be delivered by fully qualified sailing instructors.
What is MissAdventure & How Does It Work?
MissAdventure Mission: To empower girls through adventure, action sports & the outdoors & instil them with a deep sense of self-worth beyond their appearance.
We design active, adventure workshops that introduce girls to new activities, be it rock climbing, surfing, skating, hiking etc so that they can see first hand how strong and capable they are.
We then pair these lessons and activities with an aligned theme (For skateboarding it’s ‘Confidence’) as a conduit to big, wholehearted conversations. We call these debriefs “Fireside Chats” (think the openness, relaxed, sharing vibe of a campfire) and explore issues around self-worth, healthy body image, mental health, resilience, positive relationships etc with the kids. Issues that matter to her now and will matter even more as she begins to weather the storm of adolescence.
Aside from connecting with their daughters, parents are invited to partake in our ‘How to Raise Brave Girls’ forum where we discuss strategies to raise happy, resilient and balanced girls in an ever-changing, increasingly superficial world.
These discussions and curriculums are designed and facilitated by child psychologists, therapists, teachers, parents and experts. Our adventures are operated by qualified coaches and organisations.
• Kids these days spend less time outside than maximum security prisoners
• Girls as young as 8 are worried about having the 'perfect' body
• Half of mental illness begins before the age of 14
We believe #AdventureIsTheAnswer
Theme of MissAdventure Sails: Healthy Body Image
Using our sailing adventure to connect with one another and break down any barriers, we will then jump into some deeper conversations:
Girls Workshop Covers: Seeing our bodies as powerful and finding reasons to value them beyond appearance, identifying where the pressures to look a certain way come from and how to cope with them. Finding ways to fall in love with your body and build self worth through activity and challenge
Parents Chat Covers: The social media climate your daughter is facing, how to positively role model healthy body image at home, how to talk to your daughter and foster her body love, warning signs to look out for, what to do if you suspect body image issues
*These discussions and curriculums are designed and facilitated by child psychologists and counsellors. Headspace staff will also be present
Schedule - Sunday 24th February
8:30 am: Meet at Manly Yacht Club, Sign In, Say Hello to each other!
9:00 am: Introductions/Icebreaker & Safety
9:30 am: Girls Sailing activity | Adults ‘How to Raise Brave Girls’ forum
11:00 am: Morning Tea (provided)
11:15 am: Girls’ ‘Fireside’ Chat | Parents Mingle
11:45 am: Closing ceremony
12 Noon: Goodbyes
All Children require permission to participate. Parent or guardian must sign waivers at the beginning of event.
What to Bring:
All sailing equipment and lifejackets will be provided
Girls: Comfortable clothing you can sail in that may get wet (For instance, T-shirt, long sleeve top, exercise pants) old trainers/closed toed shoes, a hat, towel, something warm and dry to get changed into after sailing a drink bottle and a notebook, sunglasses (with a strap)
Parents: Comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes, sunscreen and a notebook
Tickets are being subsidised by Northern Beaches Council KALOF Division and can be purchased at:
Questions or Need More Information?
Email Caroline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by MissAdventure, YOLOF (Northern Beaches Council) Headspace & Manly Sailing