Westwood Farm

Lions Youth Haven Educational Program at Westwood Farm

Lions Youth Haven is a registered not for profit organization owned and supported by the Lions Clubs in Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Westwood Farm is located on the Kambah Pool Road 20 minutes from the centre of Canberra .The farm consists of 200 hectares bounded by nature reserves and national parks.

The objectives of the education program are to:

  • Provide an outdoor environment where young people are able to learn basic skills which equip them to better fill their places in society as self-sufficient and productive individuals.
  • Provide experiences for young people where they can gain confidence and self-respect.
  • In particular the program aims to develop team building, problem solving and knowledge about farm activities including chicken-rearing, handling and feeding poddy calves and lambs, plant propagation and Water Watch The program will be tailored to meet students’ interests.

Our 8 Week Program

In 2017, for students from Year 7, we will be running an 8 week program from week 2 to week 9 each term.

These operate with a trained teacher, a staff member from the school/s and 8 students.

A bus is available to transport students to and from school. Morning tea and lunch are provided with the students involved in the preparation and cleaning up.

Students are expected to wear suitable clothing for an outdoor activity with covered shoes and a brimmed hat.

Students are also encouraged to bring a water bottle.

This program has been heavily subsidised through a grant from The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund (Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised program 2016-17) and the Lions Clubs of Canberra. The cost for the 8 week program is $2200 and schools are invoiced at the end of the program.

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