Dad&Toddler - A One-on-One Overnight Campout Experience
A unique opportunity for dads to take time out from the bustle of daily life, to bond with their toddler (1.5y/o to 3y/o). In a society where interest rates and cost of living are pushing us to work more hours, it is important to take some precious time to escape and do something special with our loved ones. Spending one-on-one time with our children is one of the best ways to create unique, fond and long-lasting memories with them. Join a small group of dads with their own toddlers for this little but super-dooper adventure, at a private farm adjoining the Avon Valley National Park (45min from Perth)
Most of the planning and logistics while camping go on us, so your focus will be mostly on getting the right gear, the right level of excitement, getting there, setting your camp up (and down on Sunday) and spend some very special play-time with your child.
Some of the items you’ll need are:
A roomy 2-person tent/swag, mat/mattress, sleeping bags, camp chairs, head-torches, raincoats, gumboots (in case we have rain and puddles to splash about). The use of phones will be discouraged for most of the time with the intention of pausing from that common distraction.
* A list of more important items will be sent once you confirm your booking, so you are well prepared and fail-proof.
* Dads will be fully responsible for their toddler at all times, for all the duration of the event.
* This is an alcohol-free event, and the use of phones will be discouraged for most of the time.
* We provide dinner on Saturday evening and Breakfast on Sunday morning.
It builds confidence and self-esteem in children.
It helps your kid disconnect (from tech devices), and reconnect (with nature and its wonders)
Camping is great for bonding with your child and it’s a good exercise.
Camping teaches survival skills and it is also affordable.
1:00pm: Arrival – Switch off and put away electronic devices
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Set up tents/swags with as much children involvement as possible (1on1)
2:15pm – 3:00pm: Snacks (after a hard session of setting up) (1on1)
3.00pm – 4:00pm: Follow the child (1on1)
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Games (including finding firewood) (1on1)
5:00pm - 6.00pm: Dinner around fire (social while observing what children make out of the moment)
6:00pm-6:30pm: Marshmallows and brushing teeth (social and 1on1)
6:30pm-8:00pm: Slowing down - Dad&Toddler in their tent, chatting, telling stories, playing cards, reading books.
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Opportunity for dads to have a yarn around the fire;
9:00pm: Lights out.
7.00am-8:30am: Wake up, coffee/tea, breakfast (social)
8:30am-9:30am: Clean up - Pack-up (as much children involvement as possible) – Please take your rubbish with you.
9.30am – 11:00am: Field/campsite exploration, play – Group photo (group)
11:30am – Group check out - Departure
Also send us an email if you would like to see more of these events in the future, and you will be the first to receive information about them.
“The moment I decided to follow instead of leading, I discovered the joys of being part of a small child’s world” - Janet Gonzalez-Mena
Let's do this!!!!
Yours in service
Ed Gonzalez (Founder at The Bridge Project: Dads)