Australian Outdoor Youth Programs

National Survey of Australian Outdoor Youth Programs

Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (OYPRA)

The Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (OYPRA) is an Australian group founded in 2009 with the aim of establishing quality evidence of the extent to which outdoor, camping and nature-based programs are associated with reliable improvements in resilience, learning and wellbeing among young people. In 2011, OYPRA commenced an online survey of Australian providers of outdoor programs, in which staff who worked on existing programs were asked to reflect on their current practice. The study set out to establish, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the scope and diversity of outdoor youth programs on offer in Australia.

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