Thrill Seekers Clubs are run by an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist and encompass:
- Going Wild Club – outdoor therapy with mud, dam, forest, field and pool experiences to enhance the senses, connectedness, and overcome challenges. Also includes reading, storytelling, writing and school readiness skills. School aged programs for an hour on Saturday afternoons. Kinder to young adults during school hours.
- Ninja Warrior Club (DIR Floortime) – held weekly at YMCA Mango Hill, including Ninja Warrior from 6.30-7.30pm Wednesdays for 7-17 year olds, Kinder Ninja from 1-2pm Fridays, and young adults during school hours. Includes ninja rig, trampolines, gymnastics bars, air mat and large floor space for games. The venue is hired exclusively to reduce the sensory and social demands.
- Revolutionaries Club (DIR Floortime) – held weekly at Revolution Park North Lakes from 9-10am Saturdays for 5-17 year olds (school hours for kinder and young adults) with trampolines, warped walls, indoor rock climbing and air mats. The venue is shared with the general public at a quieter time of day with softer music, to assist with learning to cope with slightly higher sensory and social demands than at YMCA. Young people can stay on for an extra hour after the therapy session ends, to socialise and practice their skills. Please note that from 10am the centre is much busier than when the therapy program runs from 9-10am.
- SAS Survivor Club (independence with daily living skills) – military style boot camp co-facilitated by an Army Officer and therapists for an hour on most Saturdays for 5-17 year olds (school hours for kinder and young adults). Includes outdoor adventure activities such as ropes courses, commando course and laser skirmish, whilst focusing on developing independence with personal care, household tasks, community activities, planning and concentrating, with a bush theme. Activities like high ropes are 1.5 hour sessions on an occasional basis.
- Adrenaline Club (excursion practice and psychosensory therapy) – held on occasional Saturday afternoons (school hours for kinder and young adults) when SAS Survivor isn’t running. Practice skills like how to work out who to choose to sit with during group transport, what to do and what to talk about; as well as gradually increase your tolerance to sensory input in a social environment. Activities are graded from local mini-golf and aqua parks for example, through to Aussie World and then the larger theme parks, with rides within each theme park also graded as coping skills increase (depending on age and developmental stage).
- Generation Pound online (replaces Thrill Seekers Clubs when COVID restrictions prevent them running) – drumming rock band movement workout that aims to improve the health, lives and minds of youth. MOVE, ROCK, PLAY and MAKE NOISE! The use of lightly weighted exercise drumsticks offer a unique way to explore movement. Make-up sessions for Thrill Seekers Clubs that are replaced by Generation Pound may also be available. Thanks for enabling the sustainability of our programs during uncertain times, by participating in these alternatives.