We offer specially tailored Nature Connection Camps camps and in-school programs for schools, facilitated by experienced and qualified mentors.
Our workshops, camps and events offer adults the knowledge and skills to become change agents in their community.
Bellingen’s local youth group – the Environmental Youth Experience (EYE) has been offering camps and activities since 2007.
Event announcements, Lisa’s EYE legends, Benn’s Ponderings, Sustainability Elder Interviews and Andrew’s Nature Blog.
Check out what we’ve been up to recently!
Eat the Street
Our latest project from Bellingen EYE… changing the world one garden at a time!
The youth of Bellingen EYE have long been interested in growing good, healthy food in our community.
In 2011 EYE was instrumental in the establishment of the High School Community Garden. We have picked fruit to raise money for a camp. There was the amazing garden/art project out the front of Kombu, that has turned into a favourite munch & run playground for the local littlies. And of course there is the constant inspiration of “older-than-EYEs” in our community – community gardens, edible streetscapes, incredible private gardens. So it was no surprise when the young people involved in planning for the Eat The Street grant identified growing organic food in public spaces as one of their main goals for the Youth Opportunities NSW application.
Past EtS Events
What others say about us
“Being out in the bush at camp is kind of indescribable….we are in the forest, dancing and making wild noises in our tribe….and it’s like we are ourselves, our real raw selves, and we aren’t hiding anything and it is okay……and so much fun!”
“A fun adventurous holiday with all my friends… The mentors on this camp are both incredible role models and beautiful, fun, smart people! I also love getting to know new people and making new friends, that is definitely also a stand out. The bonds you form on a camp like this are tight, family like bonds. I think jEYE provides the perfect balance between education and fun and provides important life skills. I love going on jEYE so much.”
“…EYE has transformed the ways I live my life, creating a space that furthers my own sense of self and the way I interact with the natural world.”
“My daughter is a girl of the great indoors. Over the years that she has attended EYE camps she has gained a real appreciation of the natural world and is much more comfortable and confident with her place in it as a consequence.
I think more real learning is to be had on a 3 day EYE camp than a term at school – learning about working with others in a group; learning about thinking independently; learning about the world around us; learning new skills and learning about responsibility. It has also been great fun. EYE is an invaluable part of my daughter’s education.”
The CEL team is made up of passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced local environmental educators.