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After 33 years, Operation Flinders will soon welcome its 10,000th young person. On Exercise 2, our second camp of the year, we will welcome them to Yankaninna Station, home of Operation Flinders' core 8-day program.

This young person represents the thousands of volunteers, hundreds of supporters and dozens of staff who have contributed. As we look at this number, we think about every individual who has transformed their life through our commitment to facilitate connection, purpose and resilience.

We look forward to the next 10,000 young people!

Proud supporter of 10,000 Participant (2)

OPERATION FLINDERS EXISTS TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH QUALITY REMOTE OUTBACK ADVENTURE PROGRAMS.

 

Our programs build optimism, belonging, hope and social and emotional wellbeing through a focus on Resilience, Purpose and Connection. We are unique and proven, and to date, close to 10,000 young people have experienced our adventure therapy programs. Our core program is held over 8 days in the northern Flinders Ranges for young people aged 13 - 18 who come from all across South Australia and are typically referred to us as part of a team of 10 from one school or agency. During the core program, young people can trek up to 100km, experience abseiling, Indigenous culture, bushcraft and build self-confidence through challenging themselves.

Once the young person completes the core program, they are invited to join the Next Step Program, opening them up to a world of opportunity and growth to transform their lives!

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Like many in the community, we are extremely saddened by the passing of Charlie Stevens, the son of South Australian Police Commissioner and Foundation board member Grant Stevens. 

Grant and his wife Emma have generously asked those looking to make a contribution in the name of their son, Charlie, to donate to the Operation Flinders Foundation.

Grant is a highly valuable member of our Board, and our community, and we are very fortunate to have someone of his stature support our organisation so tangibly.

Thank you for your generous support in the loving memory of Charlie.

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OPERATION FLINDERS NEEDS YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT. YOUR DONATION CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN TRANSFORMING THE LIFE OF A YOUNG PERSON AT RISK.

Why 'Moonbeam's Blend'?

Pam Murray-White had a vision – to provide troubled teens with a life changing experience. Pam knew that being “out bush” cleared the head and was good for the soul. So in 1991 and with the spectacular Flinders Ranges as the backdrop, Operation Flinders was born. The first participants carried their gear in backpacks, slept rough, abseiled, learnt about indigenous culture, cooked over an open fire and learnt about resilience, courage, team-work and self-confidence - a format unchanged to this day.

Affectionately known as “Moonbeam”, Pam passed away on 13 August, 1995. In the shadows of Mt. Rose, on Yankaninna Station where the program is run, there’s a memorial to Pam called “Moonbeam’s Vision”. Our label depicts the location of the memorial on a topographical map of the property. Program participants are brought to this spot where they can take a moment to stop and reflect on their journey or leave a thank you note to Pam.

Today, Pam’s vision has evolved into a program that has provided opportunities for over 8,000 young people.

So while you’re enjoying a cup of Moonbeam’s Blend, sit back, relax and know that your purchase is supporting Pam’s work in transforming the lives of young people.

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The Operation Flinders office is located in Edwardstown and we would like to acknowledge that the land we meet on is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country. We would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and recognise that their culture and heritage is still important to the Kaurna people today.