• dougmoczynski

As Christmas rolls around and we enjoy the summer weather, I’d like to wish you all the very best for the holiday season and a safe and happy 2022.


The start-up phase of any new business is a daunting one. With your support and the support of our wider community Gippsland Adventure Therapy is off to the very best start.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and encouragement throughout the year. To all those who have come along for sessions and our community days, thanks for making this work so enjoyable. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all and exploring the outdoors with you. We’ve had lots of fun along the way and some pretty epic adventures!


While planning out our summer adventure offerings, I was encouraged to reach out for funding support to help deliver specialised adventure activities.


EPEC Group answered the call and I am so grateful for their support. EPEC Group is an electrical engineering contractor, providing high voltage power engineering services to the renewable power generation industry.


They are a solutions focused organisation working to create a brighter and more sustainable future. EPEC Group have very generously donated to Gippsland Adventure Therapy for the purchase of equipment for our 2022 programs.


Their support will mean greater access to water based activities and bike riding for Gippsland Adventure Therapy participants. The money will be used to purchase equipment including wetsuits, surf boards, snorkel and fins (including new full-face snorkel masks), bikes and bike rack as well as upgrading some other equipment.


Donations like this blow me away and will continue to make a positive impact in our community for years to come. A huge thanks to the team at EPEC Group.


As we prepare to say farewell to 2021 please get out there and enjoy all the wonderful natural treasures Gippsland has to offer. From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I look forward to all the exciting things 2022 has to offer.


Yours in adventure

Doug


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  • dougmoczynski

Only 32 days until summer! I bet you’re looking forward to getting outside with a bit more freedom in the coming weeks.


With the days warming up and better weather just around the corner, many of us are thinking about getting into more outside activities in the many beautiful locations here in Gippsland. I’m no different and am getting super excited to spend more time on a surfboard and at the beach.


I hold ‘Community Activity Days’ on the last Saturday of each month and with restrictions starting to open up I think we’ll have more success in getting back together as a group in nature. By donating my time, these days can run at the lowest cost possible to try and make adventure activities accessible for people who may not normally have the means to pay the full cost of a guided session.


I hope these days will provide a safe space for you and your family to try new experiences, widen your social circle and discover parts of Gippsland that you may not know about. It’s a community focused event where we can all connect and enjoy some positive social interaction in a beautiful natural setting.


These are some of the activities that will be on offer:

· Stand Up Paddle Boarding

· Snorkeling

· Canoeing

· Abseiling

· Rock climbing

· Nature walks

· Bush craft

· Caving


As we re open the state and begin to enjoy events such as these, we all need to ensure we keep each other safe. Gippsland Adventure Therapy will ensure all staff are fully vaccinated and follow a COVID safe plan and the governance set out by Parks Victoria and DHS for all licensed tours operating on public land.


At this stage all participants over 16 will need to be fully vaccinated to attend.


Keep an eye out on the social pages and in your inbox for announcements of the month’s activity.


Yours in adventure,


Doug Moczynski


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Wow! 3 months into the full-time delivery of Gippsland Adventure Therapy. I know now, without a doubt, that this is the best decision I could have made.


I love working with each of my clients and seeing them engage in the outdoors and nature. Thanks again to everyone for believing in me, trusting me with this work and engaging with my service.


It’s been an overwhelming couple of months. Learning on the run and finding time for all the back of house requirements of running a small business.


I’ve made it through the start-up fog and have a clear vision for the future. In 2022 Gippsland Adventure Therapy will offer:


· Regular individual 3 to 6 hour sessions. New clients will be able to access up to 10 sessions. After that there will be an option for rereferral back onto the wait list. Current on-going clients will remain so until such time that you no longer need the service.

· Community Days on the last Saturday of each month. Want to access outdoor adventure activities in a safe and supportive environment? These days are low cost and aim to provide more people with the opportunity to join in. I'll announce the activity and location at the beginning of the month. Registrations will be open to individuals and families on the website.

· Group sessions. Looking to book a one-off group activity session? Please contact me to chat about the available options to suit your group.




I have big hopes for expanding the service even more in the future. I promise to keep you in the loop with more on that as it happens. I can’t wait to grow Gippsland Adventure Therapy into something amazing!


Yours in adventure,


Doug Moczynski


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