Wardu is the Wirangu word for Wombat. Wardu camps offer an immersive experience for up to 40 people, which connects participants to Scotdesco's culture, history, land and language. Our camps help acknowledge our past, help participants understand our history, and help shape our future together.
Try your hand at skills, such as foraging for bush tucker, and making Boomerangs. Spend time exploring the vast and barren landscape of South Australia as you trek through the bush to the stunning coastline of the Great Australian Bight. Camps typically run for 7 nights.
This sample itinerary from our Camps International Partnership will give you an insight into what you’ll be getting up to on a Camp.
Our community teaches male camp attendees to make traditional Boomerangs which you can take home with you.
Female camp attendees are taught to make traditional Bush Medicine, which includes sourcing the ancestral plants and even taking a jar home!
LOCAL PRODUCE & CATERING
Scotdesco offers full catering services for Wardu camps, including cooked breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning/afternoon tea. You’ll also learn how to make the perfect damper by the local chefs.
Scotdesco community members teach our local language of Wirangu as a traditonal and rewarding camp activity.
With many talented artists located at Scotdesco, our community offers Aboriginal dot painting lessons and pottery, offering both individual and group art works.
TOUR OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
With beautiful country surroudning Scotdesco, its a great opportunity to travel to local attractions for day trips. Some popular experiences include The Nullabor, Head of Bight Whale Watching centre, and the Pink Lake.
You’ll also be able to see the Murrawijinie caves which include Rock Art of the indigenous people that used to live there thousands of years ago.
WARDU CAMP REVIEWS.
"I absolutely loved talking to the elders about everything and just loved learning about their culture, and the differences between their lives now and how they were raised. I also loved getting to know everyone on the camp and bonding with the team"
"It was an amazing experience that I will never forget and has truly changed the way that I’ve seen the world. I’ve made some great friends and it makes me want to go out and experience more of the world" - Camp international participant
"Great experiences, enthusiastic staff and a real passion for making a difference to communities"