So what makes us unique to any other options
Warriors academy is accredited by the international gap year Association, which means that we have passed the rigorous, safety, and professional standards giving you the peace of mind that you are dealing with a credible and professional organisation.
Warriors Academy is International and Multicultural creating an environment where you will have the freedom and exposure to understand our world and there for becoming a bone fide global citizen with an international network.
Warriors Academy is ideal for school leavers and for all those looking to reassess their direction during or after their studies.
The highly qualified Staff at Warriors Academy, hold a Multi Activity Instructor Certification putting you in the hands of passionate leaders and experts.
Warriors Academy gap year consists of 4 7 week- stand-alone programs giving you the flexibility to participate in as many program as you like.
Warriors Academy leads by providing the most comprehensive variety of, unrivalled training, activities experiences and travel visiting all 9 provinces and 4 neighbouring countries. This gives students a broader perspective and the skills to adapt and thrive in a fast paced and challenging world.
We are the only Training Academy that uses the internationally renowned life coach and personal mastery specialist Rudi Viljoen. During the program student will explore, discover and create their own greatness leading to independent emotionally mature adults.
We are an international adventure and outdoor training Institution. completing your warriors Academy gap year program serves as your first year of your multi activity instructor qualification. Should you decide to pursue a career in the outdoor and adventure tourism industry you will be miles ahead.
A Typical Day on this Course
Summer Quest in South Africa is charged with sunny skies, hot days and warm nights. Sunscreen, sunglasses, slip-slops, (beach sandals), shorts and hats are used on a daily basis. With the travelling and outdoor activities, cooling off is mainly done in natural pools. Activities mentioned happen on a daily basis bringing grounding and forming strong habits, growth and emotional wellbeing. Warrior's values and principals are applied throughout the Quest to ensure a positive outcome.
The Summer Quest is built around the Toltec Emotional Fitness course, Adventure Pursuits, Community Service, Workplace Ready courses and the Conservation Awareness and Experience components.
Who are we looking for?
Age 16 - 24
What we can offer you
SUMMER QUEST (FEBRUARY TO MARCH)
Emotional Fitness (Toltec) course covering:
A global/international outlook, collaborative, critical thinkers, creative innovators, EQ focused, self-reflection, leadership and followership development, team player and values focused, transformation to a solution orientated individual, generate high levels of responsibility and accountability, able to cope with change, greater emotional insight and resilience, implement self-correction, and an expanded capacity for observation, reflection and insight. This program sets the foundation for the Quests that follow and is the cornerstone of the Warriors program.
Abseiling, boat handling & loading, camp craft, cliff diving, cycling and cycle expeditions, Ebenezer Mile Swim, First Aid Level 1, hiking, kloofing expedition, mountain biking, orienteering, rafting expedition - The Olifants River rafting, adventure challenge race, and self-defence instruction.
Ongoing local community service commitments, animal shelters, old age home visits and engagement with disabled children, fund raising for selected charities.
Part I Individual Framing. How to develop a professional identity and present a digital presence to the real world covering: Career considerations, personal website, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, social media etiquette, online CV, presentation skills, personal wellness and healthy lifestyle, sexuality education, time management, stress management, De Bono -thinking skills workshop, tertiary studies: what to expect and how to cope.
Engagement with the natural world
Living an Eco positive life style, developing Eco positive attitudes, interacting with the Endangered Species & Cheetah Project, the Khamai Reptile Centre, and the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, introduction to permaculture.
Safety considerations remain a priority and whilst every effort is made to deliver the full program, we have to retain the option of flexibility depending on local conditions, weather and availability of venues. Should unavoidable changes be made, we will guarantee a similar valued experience.
INCLUDED in the cost:
1. Accommodation - 48 Nights
2. Food - 140 meals
3. Activities and courses
4. Professional Coaching services
6. Training materials
8. Equipment as per activities
1. Laundry services
2. Personal pocket money
3. Personal gear (can be rented by "Rent-a-Mom")
4. Activities outside of prospectus
5. Medical emergencies
6. Transport to & from Warriors Academy
at the start and finish of each Quest
7. Emergency transportation to doctors or other related services
8. Medical and travel Insurance (US students it is pre-requisite to get travel and medical insurance from iNext, to be added to your account)