Olave Program Retreat

Olave Retreat is a revamp of the Olave Program Conference typically an annual weekend long lightweight camp for Olave Members however 2021 will see this event delivered as a hybrid event with online and in person attendance.

Olave Retreat 2021 is based around 'rebuilding together' after a rollercoaster year. Focus will be on reflecting, revitalizing and rebuilding through community, self-development and adventurous activities.

All Olaves and Adult Members aged 18-30 years are encouraged to participate in this Retreat either in person or online from wherever you may be. 
Senior Guides are strongly encouraged and welcomed to get involved in this Retreat. This is a great in sight to what it means to become an Olave Member.

Participate in this Retreat individually online or attend one of the Region Hubs, either way you will get to meet or revisit some amazing like-minded Girl Guides and…Let's Rebuild Together! 

Information for Participants


4 - 5 June 2021


Friday - Individual adventures activity  
Saturday - 8.30am - 4pm


Hybrid event 
- Online
- Region Hubs


Senior Guides 14-17 years
Olave Program Members 
Adult Members 18-30 years


$20 - Olave & Adult Members 18-30 years in person & online ticket
$15 - Senior Guides 14-17 years online ticket

- Senior Guide tickets include self care package and access to the event on Saturday morning only. 
- Olave and Adult Member tickets include self care package and for all day event access Saturday either at the Region Hub or online.

All attendees will receive:
  • Event badge posted to them once registrations close.
  • Self care package posted to them once registrations close.
  • Recordings of sessions after the event.


    Registered Senior Guides, Olaves & Adults

  • Self care activity
  • Adventurous activity

  • Ideas will be provided in your pre-event package you receive in the mail!!

    Saturday Schedule

    Registered Senior Guides, Olaves & Adults

    - Arrive at Region hub for in person attendees
    - Dial into zoom meeting for online attendees

    - Welcome
    - Acknowledgement of Country

    – Overview of the day  

    – Share how your Friday night self care or adventurous activity 

    9:30am – 10:30am
    – Activity 1, more details coming soon  

    10:30am – 11:00am
    – Morning tea 

    11:00 am– 1pm
    – Activity 2, more details coming soon

    1pm – 2pm
    – Lunch  
    - We say good bye to Senior Guides

    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    – Activity 3, more details coming soon

    – That's a wrap 

    4pm onwards
    - Region Networking for in person attendees

    Session Details

    Keep a look out, more details are coming soon!

    What you will need

    Online Attendees

    • Electronic device with camera and microphone inbuilt
    • Participants are to wear their Guide polo shirt during the online sessions and comfortable bottoms.

    • Notebook & Pen
    • Self Care Package items

    In Person Attendees

  • Participants are to wear their Guide polo shirt and comfortable bottoms.
  • Bring your own snacks, lunch and drinks.
  • Service Project & Pre-Event Challenge


    WAGGGS are supporting the Global Youth Mobilization and we encourage you to give your support too.

    The Global Youth Summit is being broadcast live on 23 - 25 April 2021 and you can be apart of it too. If you are not able to attend the Summit there are other ways you can support. Click on the button below to find out more.

    Service Project - Global Youth Mobilization


    Senior Guides, Olaves and Adult Members Your challenge is to accumulate 100 points by completing a number of challenges with will reward you with the Olave Program Centenary Badge!

    More information, list of challenges and how to submit can be found by click on the button below.

    Olave Program Centenary Challenge  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. Who can attend Olave Retreat? 
    A. All current Olave Members and Adult Members aged 18 – 30 years are able to attend the Olave Retreat. There are also sessions that are open for the Senior Guides to attend.

    Q. What is included in the ticket cost? 
    A. Event badge and self care package which will be posted to you once registrations close on Wednesday 19 May. Recording of some sessions throughout the event, live interactive event and platform to engage effectively.

    Q. Why is the Senior Guide ticket cheaper? 
    A. Senior Guides are invited to attend only part of the the Saturday sessions. Olaves and Adult Members are invited to attend the whole event and encouraged to attend the Region Hubs.

    Q. How can I attend this event?  
    A. 2021 OPC will be a hybrid event that you can attend either online from wherever you are or at a Region Hub that is close to you. Once you are registered, log in instructions will be emailed to you before the event.

    Q. As a Senior Guide, does my Unit Leader need to attend?  
    A. No, you can attend this event individually.  
    Q. What do I need to do before I attend this event? 
    A. 1. Register online through Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT website event page  
    2. Complete the Pre-Event Challenge 
    3. Participate in the Service Project 
    4. Prepare your setup: 
    - Choose a private area that is quite with no distractions. 
    - Ensure you have strong internet connection. 
    - Make sure you have an electronic device with a camera and microphone to be able to interact during the conference. 
    - Get comfortable and enjoy the conference! 
    4. Or, arrive at your Region Hub

    Q. What do I need to bring to this event? 
    A. Refer to the above 'What You Will Need' section.

    Q. When is the last day to register for this event? 
    A. 5pm Wednesday 19 May. Make sure to register before this time to ensure you receive your pre event package in the mail before the event. Don’t miss out! 


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