Environmental Leaders gather together at Naracoorte Caves National Park

NATURE: Two students at the Naracoorte Caves last week. PHOTO: Supplied
NATURE: Two students at the Naracoorte Caves last week. PHOTO: Supplied

Ninety young environmental leaders from across the region gathered together last week at Naracoorte Caves National Park to explore the outdoors and immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings at the annual Limestone Coast Landscape Board Earthkeepers camp.

Three camps were held over the duration of the week and Limestone Coast Landscape Education officer Damien Bickley said the aim of the camp is to immerse students in nature, so they can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their surroundings.

Despite the weather, students participated in outdoor activities across the two day camp - there was definitely rain, hail and sunshine on this year's camp.

Some of the activities include bush walks and bush theatre along with the popular 'magic spot' activity.

The magic spot activity allows students time to find a quiet place in the bush away from others and just sit and relax in nature, providing an opportunity to take in their surrounds using all of their senses. Students love this activity as it provides an opportunity to reflect and engage with nature on a greater level.

The Earthkeepers camp is the second meeting for the year for students in the Young Environmental Leaders program (YELP). Students will continue to work on their sustainability projects which they will share with each other at the end of the year YELP Expo.