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PRO-COUNSELOR MASTER CLASS PROGRAM

Earn your Surf Lifeguard, First Aid, Skipper and Camp Counselor Qualifications and learn to Kayak, surf and SUP in the ocean while having an adventure of a lifetime!

 

TRAINING, EXAMINATION AND INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION IN:

  • Emergency First Response Qualification - Primary and Secondary Care

  • Surf Life Saving Qualification

  • SAMSA Skipper Qualification

 

EXCURSIONS:

  • Big Five Game Reserve (Hiking, Tracking, guided Game Drives and Endangered species Interactions)

  • Day trips to a variety of venues in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND IN-HOUSE CERTIFICATION:

  • Advanced Medical Emergency Service; Camp emergencies

  • Deck-hand and Boating (preparation for Working on Yachts – Boat Launching, Handling & Loading, Towing a Skier, Engine Trouble Shooting and Practical Skipper Hours)

  • Sports Science (Theory of Sports, Dry Needling, Massage and Anatomy)

  • Teaching (Teaching Practicals on lesson planning, Voice Projection, Timing, Communication and Lesson Content)

  • Child Psychology (including Discipline, Motivation, recognising and dealing with common behavioural problems and Symptoms such as ADHD and ADD)

  • Ropes and Abseiling Supervisor Training

  • Swim Instructor Training – Swim safety training

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS:

  • Regular Personal Fitness Assessments by qualified personal trainer

  • Daily Training in a variety of disciplines (e.g. Swimming, Cross fit, Yoga, Pilates and Running) as well as extreme sports (e.g. Self-defence, Lifeguarding, Paintball, Surfing and SUPing). The focus is on discovering and developing new skills rather than showmanship of existing talents.

  • Mental training (Effort, Grit, Resilience, Determination and Stamina)

  • Travel to, and Entry into, various Sports Competitions, Tournaments and events (e.g.: Midmar Mile, Trail runs, Adventure and Obstacle Races)

  • Studies in Nutrition, Personal Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle (e.g.: Time- and Stress-Management)

  • Plant to Plate (hands-on vegetable planting, composting, organic pest control, harvesting and preparation)

  • Cooking Courses (Indoor & Outdoor, Individual & Bulk, with & without Recipes, Artisan Bread-Making, Catering and Budgeting)

 

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Psychological Support by a professional counselling psychologist (via Workshops, Guided Meditations, Journalling and Daily Reflections) helping students find purpose and direction in life.

  • Fundamental principles of being a Better Person (Etiquette, Kindness, Integrity, Honesty, Dependability, Self-awareness, Responsibility, Accountability, Positive Thinking, Creativity, Innovation, Coping with Change, Self-correction and taking Criticism)

  • Leadership and Teamwork: Different styles, characteristics, advantages and approaches to leadership, Principe’s of Humility, Strategic Planning, Solution-orientated Thinking, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking and Collaborative Teamwork

  • Career and life management (Identifying and developing a passion into a Career, diving into short and long term options, and research around how best to invest the Seed Capital (R10,000 pp upon Course completion for investment in a business or further studies).

LAND ADVENTURES:

INTRODUCTION, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED TUITION IN:

  • Flow arts (Poi Spinning, Fire-Staff, Dancing, Singing and Drumming)

  • Arts and crafts (Drawing, Painting and Artistic Expression using different Mediums and Materials)

  • BMX and Skating (Skills and Tricks on different Surfaces, Ramps and Venues)

  • Paintball and Airsoft

 

OCEAN ADVENTURES:

INTRODUCTION, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED TUITION IN:

  • Free Diving with, marine life in the open ocean (whales, dolphins, turtles and sharks)

  • Fishing and Foraging e.g.: (Crayfishing, Prawning, Musseling and Lagoon, Shore or Deep-sea Fishing)

  • Kayaking levels I, II and III (flat water, running water and ocean)

  • SUP (Flat water, yoga, ocean)

  • Surfing and Body Boarding (different beaches, swells, and conditions)

 

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS STUDIES:

MINIMAL THEORY AND MAXIMUM EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN OUR HIGH STAKES BUSINESS GAME COVERING:

  • Social media (Photography, Videography, Journalism and Media with practical experience in writing blogs, taking and editing data and the production of film clips)

  • Hospitality Business and Event Managing (Tourism, Event Planning, Project Management, Wine Tasting, Debating, Public speaking, MC’ing and Presentations)

  • Working and Earning Money as a Sugar Bay Counselor

  • Fireside chats from inspirational people who have made career out of following their passion. The focus will be on careers in sports, adventure and travel. Speakers will include Kinglsey Hollgate, Professional athletes, tour guides and experts in the working international travel adventures (TEFLA, International Yachts and Camp Counselors and Au-pairs)

 

REAL AFRICAN BUSH EXPERIENCES IN:

  • Marine Biology (Marine Ecology & Ecosystems, Tides, Ocean Life, Rock-pools and Conservation)

  • Big Five (Game Hikes, Drives and Animal Interactions in big game reserves)

  • Birds, Trees and Plants (Species identification and Studies)

 

HUMANITARIAN WORK:

PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED

  • Participation in a variety of philanthropic projects – Swim Safe Workshops

 

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT & SKILLS WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS:

  • Workshop Best Practice (Layout, Safety, Housekeeping)

 

WEAPONRY AND SELF DEFENSE:

  • Assault Course Training

  • Weapon Safety, Manners and Legal regulations