Youth Development Camps


Our Youth Leadership programs disconnect the negative influence social media has on teenagers and re-engages their minds with positive real-life experiences!


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We help parents by positively influencing their kids’ future.

At Cockatours we know that social media and smartphones are having a negative impact on our youth. We  created youth leadership programs to take teenagers out of the city away from reception and that temptation.

Over a few days we engage their minds with fun challenges and diverse activities with safety as a priority. We know that when a teenager re-engages with life, they perform better at school and this opens the door for a more prosperous future.

All you need to do is book the date!


Dear Mum and Dad,

Every single day, 1 Australian aged 15 to 24 dies from suicide. And every single day, 100 to 200 Australians aged 15 to 24 will attempt to take their own life. Suicide has become the leading cause of death for young Australians.

It’s a hard truth to swallow. But the saddest truth is that every year the stats get worse.

The most common reasons youth take their own life is feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless, alone and believing that noone understands.

Teenagers who use social media for more than 2 hours a day are more likely to experience low-self esteem, poor body image, depression and anxiety. These negative thoughts lead teenagers to make irreversible decisions that leave families and communities absolutely devastated.

The most dangerous weapon a teenager can hold is not a gun… it’s a smartphone. And it’s sitting in their pockets every single day.

Putting your phone down and getting out into nature is not some whimsical ideation of a hippy… It’s a matter of life and death. We are all responsible for doing something and I’m calling on you to take up the challenge.

Put your phone down and step outside. I can’t solve this problem on my own and so I need your help I might not be able to change the world… But I can change the world for any young Australian who attends our Leadership Development Program. All you need to do is put your phone down and come with me into nature.

Brian Ross
Managing Director

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 Brian ‘Rossy’ Ross has earned his reputation as a reliable and trustworthy man. He is respected and trusted by his peers and seniors. He has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal and even has a Guinness world record.

Being trained in Muay Thai and promoting love and kindness, Brian ‘Rossy’ Ross is the ideal role model every young Australian needs.


See your children gain life skills that lead to a more prosperous future.

Book a structured program that forces kids to disconnect from their phone and reconnect with life.

See your kids come back home reinvigorated with a spark for adventure.


 Step 1: Select the date and book.

Step 2: Receive a confirmation call from the team.

Step 3: Tell the kids they are about to do something really awesome!


Finding an affordable development program for your kids can be challenging, that’s why we provide the lowest price we possibly can.

At first it might feel a bit strange to entrust your kids with someone you hardly know, but Brian Ross’ trustworthiness is proven with his Order of Australia Medal.

It’s normal for city kids to have never been out into the bush, these programs have been designed so that your kids don’t need any experience.

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