Justin joined Kokoda Youth Foundation Outdoor Education Department in 2022.  He brings extensive experience in management and operations,  having had a military career and previously owned a business.  As a veteran Justin identifies with the Kokoda values of Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice and looks forward to sharing these with clients and colleagues.

When Justin isn’t at work he enjoys spending time Kayaking and bushwalking with his family.

I have over 22 years of experience in the Outdoor Industry and have worked in Africa, Asia and the UK over the years.

Since having kids of my own, I have not worked with kids in the outdoors directly but have been involved indirectly in support and admin roles and I am passionate about the impact of outdoor education.

I am very excited about joining KYF and working closely with the Outdoor Education team.

When I’m not working, I enjoy playing hockey and soccer, and spending time next to the sporting fields cheering on my kids.

As a family, we all also enjoy spending time in the outdoors.

Charley brings her enthusiasm and love for the outdoors to our camps after working and adventuring on the ski fields of Canada as well as qualifying as an outdoor leader through TAFE Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.

During Charley’s studies she did some work experience at Camp Kokoda and felt an immediate connection to the values of Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice. She has been leading camps with us ever since.

Katie has been involved with the Kokoda Youth Foundation since 2021 as a volunteer. In 2022 Katie was a participant in the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program, where she learnt about the Kokoda Youth Foundation in depth as well as the Kokoda Campaign.

Since then, she worked in other outdoor education facilities before joining the Kokoda Outdoor Education team as a camp instructor. She enjoys being able to facilitate growth and challenge in the young people attending camp and sharing with them the four pillars of the Kokoda Spirit – Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice.

In her spare time, Katie loves camping, hiking and “anything outdoors”.

Jared has been part of the KYF since 2019, when he joined the Foundation as a 2019 KCYP Kokoda Kid whilst finishing school.

Since then, he’s learned to live by the four pillars of Kokoda (Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice) and joined the Camp Kokoda team, where he’s been able to give back what he has learnt throughout his time as a Kokoda Kid and in the Outdoor Education setting.

Craig has over 35 years’ experience of working in the building and construction industry and brings his many skills to keeping our camp in tip-top shape.  One of his latest projects is an obstacle course that students are tackling as part of their program.

When Craig isn’t working, he enjoys camping and hanging out with his dog, Kip, in his downtime.


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