Kokoda Challenge Youth Program
The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program has been the Kokoda Youth Foundation’s flagship program since its inception in 2005. Although the program has evolved over the years to better equip today’s youth with the tools to face challenges, the values remain the same: inspiring local kids to persevere through adversity using the values of the Kokoda Spirit – courage, endurance, mateship, and sacrifice.
KCYP relies on volunteer leaders to mentor young people through their journey of tackling the 96km Kokoda Challenge, embarking on a peak experience in Malaysia, and engaging in community service. You will be there to guide the Kokoda Kids every step of the way.
The program begins with a 2-day adventure camp at Camp Kokoda, our outdoor education facility in Mount Maroon. This is where the kids and your fellow leaders will get to know each other through activities like the giant swing and high ropes course, designed to push you out of your comfort zone and learn about group dynamics.
Mentor local kids in the community
Give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of young people.
Meet likeminded volunteers
Form friendships with other volunteers that will become lifelong friends.
EXPERIENCING HISTORY AND CULTURE
Keep experiencing history and culture
Hike the 96km Kokoda Challenge
You'll conquer Ausralia's toughest team endurance event alongside your group
GAIN NEW SKILLS AND LEARN HISTORY
Keep gain new skills and learn history.
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Keep giving back to our community.
All expenses paid
Entry into The Kokoda Challenge, your trip to Malaysia and even your trekking pants and shirts will be covered.
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