Our sessions introduce children to design, craft skills and project management. Beyond the sheer fun factor of being in a creative social learning environment, project based craft, is a fantastic way to prepare your children for all those assignments that both school and life will throw at them in the coming years. The class environment is similar to a club, and our heritage house is like a giant cubby house for young people. 


TEEN SUSTAINABLE CRAFT RETREAT

Perfect for young people aged 10-17 years. Learn basic skills in sewing, embroidery, crochet, printmaking and jewellery design. Click here for the full program.


CREATIVE HEARTS JUNIOR RETREAT

Perfect for kids aged 5-9 years. Have fun with yarn craft, a variety of painting techniques, clay sculpture, paper maché, and straw and hama bead art. Click here for the full program.


VACATION CARE

Vacation care is available from 9am-5pm each day of the retreats and includes the programmed workshop on the day. Contact The Nest for an information pack at thenestcommunity@gmail.com.


TEEN MENTOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Nest has a mentoring program for young people. If you are aged between 15-17 and looking for some work over the holidays email thenestcommunity@gmail.com. This is an excellent opportunity for young people interested in gaining experience in tutoring, mentoring or art and craft skills.


When you book your child into a retreat or workshop at The Nest you are not just purchasing a creative experience for yourself but you are also contributing significantly towards making The Nest activities accessible to those less fortunate. As a not-for-profit organisation, the money we make goes directly back into our community programs.