Next trek: 18 to 23rd September 2022, location TBA
The details below are for information only and will be updated for 2022 closer to the date
For information, nomination, and completion of the admin required before arrival please contact:
POC SA: Paul Wilton
Mobile 0435 780 237
Please note: You will be required to gain a doctor’s clearance to attend.
If you are interested in attending you need to look at the following forms.
Personal and medical information (Will download as a Word file)
General Instructions (Will download as a Word file)
– Participation is free, ex Adelaide.
– Younger veterans and first responders are the target group.
– Each trek will cater for up to 15 participants identified as individuals who will benefit from the experience.
– The trek will be based in the North Flinders Ranges at Moolooloo Station which is 42 km east of Parachilna on the Glass Gorge Road.
– The course will utilise the remote environment combined with team and individual analysis. assisted by skilled leaders. Some nights will be spent in the bush in relatively rough conditions.
– The program will be delivered by service veterans who have faced and overcome the issues which confront others. Civilian expertise will be utilised.
Trojan’s Trek will provide the setting and conditions under which participants will experience a lasting positive shift in personal values and interpersonal relationships designed to improve their lifestyle and community involvement.
The objectives of the trek are to develop in the participants through joint and individual challenge:
– an understanding of how thoughts and feelings influence behaviour,
– exposure to various strategies which will bring about positive change,
– suggested individual responses which are effective in achieving the aim, and
– enhance self-esteem.
How is Trojan’s Trek different from standard therapies and counselling?
Trojan’s trek is a circuit breaker program. Individuals may require follow-up treatment on completion. The differences between this program and conventional treatment may be summarised as follows:
– is culture-specific,
– encourages group identity and experience sharing,
-involves veteran to veteran delivery,
– utilises the remoteness and peace of the bush
– focuses is on individuals transference from “victim to warrior”, and
– includes providing partners with some understanding the illness.
More information can be found here.
To date the impact of the trek on participants and families has been excellent. The program has been independently evaluated by a number of organisations and individuals with new bench- marks set. This approach to stress illness is a valuable adjunct to other methods of treatment. The Foundation knows that the philosophy is sound and may have wider application within the military and other first responder organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
I know you will have many questions prior to your commitment. The following FAQ may assist you.
- Can interstaters get assistance with airfares? A. Yes some assistance is available to offset this cost.
- Do I have to pay to attend? A. No, we provide transport from Adelaide and food during the trek.
- Am I covered for compensation? A. Yes, the Foundation has a Public Liability Policy which covers the activity.
- Am I required to walk very far? A. No, the trek is a journey which is cerebral not physical. Almost all movement between locations is done by vehicle.
- What if there is a family emergency, can I get home? A. Yes but with difficulty.
- Do I have to take special equipment? A. See general instruction.
- Is a shop handy if I forget something? A. No, what we or you carry is all we have. Note: the trek is alcohol and drug free apart from prescription drugs.
- Can I be contacted during the trek? A. Yes a message may be left at the Shearers’ Quarters or homestead at Moolooloo.
- Are medical facilities available? A. Yes, a paramedic will be on hand for the trek and some staff members are qualified senior first aiders.
If you have any questions, please call Paul or Moose :
Mobile 0435 780 237
Mobile: 0408 088 886