Younger Heroes Programs 2024

Up and coming Programs 2024

The Younger Heroes (YH) is seeking nominations for participation in the programs, each catering to 10 families (parents and children) aged between 9 and 15, with flexibility for younger or older participants on a case-by-case basis. The Younger Heroes team consists of facilitators, support staff and health professionals with extensive experience in supporting individuals and families, through delivering high-quality, experiential and interactive/fun programs.

These fun and upbeat programs’ primary focus is enhancing individual and collective resilience and facilitating stress recovery following high-stress, high-impact occupations. The objective is to address the effects of these occupations and the stress they bring, which can significantly impact the children. The goal is to prevent generational trauma and assist families in working together to overcome challenges. 

The YH program offers participants the opportunity to engage in outdoor/nature-based programs, with a deliberate focus on minimising technology interruptions and unnecessary distractions. The program covers all accommodation and meal expenses, requiring participants only to arrange their transportation to and from the meeting point.




Program Dates

ADF Members Current and Ex Serving NSW Program

April  12th to April 14th 2024. Mount Warning Uki NSW


Western Australia Program

May 31st to June 2nd, 2024. Busselton WA

NSW program

Date TBC

Mount Warning Uki NSW


We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and donors for their invaluable support in delivering these programs. At Younger Heroes, we are committed to nurturing the future generation by providing enjoyable and educational programs that allow children to spend quality one-on-one time with their parent who have served our country. Our emphasis on disconnecting to reconnect underscores the program’s dedication to strengthening family bonds and creating lasting memories.

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In the event of an emergency the parent/guardian will be contacted first. Please provide a second contact in case they cannot be reached.

With my signature, I agree and understand that it is my responsibility to offer more than 4 weeks notice for cancellation.

Accident Release, First Aid, Media and Financial Responsibility Wavier

Please read and sign below.

Registration forms cannot be accepted without a signature!
I authorise and grant permission for a representative of The Younger Heroes to treat minor injuries including scrapes, small cuts, splinters, and insect bites, ideally in the presence of a parent or guardian. I authorise and grant permission for a representative of The Younger Heroes to obtain emergency medical care from any licensed physician or hospital and/or medical clinic should my child become ill or injured. I therefore freely and voluntarily execute this release with such knowledge, assume the risk of personal injury and/or property loss arising from or in any way connected with the Younger Heroes Program. I hereby release and discharge any and all agents from any liability, claim, cause of action, demand or damages from injury or damages of any kind to myself or my child or my property as a result of participation in the programs of The Younger Heroes. I grant permission and understand that photos and other images taken during this event could be used in print advertisements and other forms of media. I understand that should my child become a disruptive force during the educational program, the instructor may choose to release him/her from the program.

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Common Questions
  • Small day pack – Recommend at least one each for Parent and Child*
  • Shoes for hiking / walking in bush. Ideally these are ankle high boots and lightweight*
  • Water Bottle*
  • Comfortable long pants to hike in*
  • Long sleeve shirt to hike in*
  • Lightweight fleece*
  • Waterproof/resistant jacket
  • Basic medical items (suncream, bandaids, sting cream, Aeroguard)
  • Spare change of clothes for time around camp
  • Jumper or warm jacket (ideally one that is weather/waterproof or resistant)
  • Second pair of shoes for the campsite – flip flops/sandals are suitable
  • Torch (head lamp or hand held)*
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Dry warm clothes to sleep in
  • Toiletries/sunscreen/insect repellent
  • Personal medications as needed
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • A musical instrument if you are happy to perform

TYH supply everything, from tents to mattresses and all cooking equipment. Just pack a sleeping bag and pillow for comfort. (Don’t forget a torch to look for glow worms)

A moderate range of physical fitness will be fine.

No, we strongly suggest that no foods, especially sugar (lollies) are brought on the program.

TYH will be supply all adequate meals plus morning tea and afternoon tea.