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The key to a better business is being informed. Research always plays an important role in being informed. This page is added to continuously so keep an eye on additions to our research database.  

A list of various research reports are listed to the right for ease of access. 

Journal of Outdoor & Environment Education

Members of Outdoors NSW & ACT are able to 'add-on' a JOEE subscription to their membership to keep up to date on academic papers relating to the Australian Outdoor Industry. 
Register for your subscription here.



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Thanks to the Outdoor Industry Association USA the attached report looks at the impact on the US Outdoor Industry and its ongoing impacts. 

Click here to read the report


CAMP Pricing Report 

In understanding the challenges in pricing camps for schools, Outdoors NSW & ACT conducted a price report and made it available to participants of the data collection. 

The findings were significant on understanding location, seasonality and the differences between processes on "FOC" considerations. 

Current Research Underway

Camp Provider Survey - CURRENTLY OPEN 

Camp providers make up a large part of the Outdoor Education Industry and service school children to build skills of resilience, social connection, adventure, and improve mental health. Many schools program this activity as an essential to their yearly calendar whilst other schools may not.



As an organisation we have no understanding of the following;

  1. Number of schools in NSW that are programming Outdoor Education into their yearly calendar

  2. Number of schools in NSW that are not programming Outdoor Education into their yearly calendar

  3. What are the obstacles/perceptions of the schools that do NOT program Outdoor Education


Desired Outcomes

  • Quantitative information pertaining to participation in Outdoor Education by schools in NSW

  • Qualitative information pertaining to perception, participation, and obstacles in Outdoor Education by schools

  • Other findings that relate to increasing participation in Outdoor Education by school children in NSW

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