Toowoomba InspireU Youth Leadership Camp

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit’s Outreach and Engagement team facilitates a regional youth leadership camp at Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre in Crows Nest.

This camp is the result of a partnership between the Outreach and Engagement team and the Darling Downs South West Region – Toowoomba Office of the Department of Education and Training. 

This five-day camp provides an opportunity for up to 60 young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in Year 9 through to Year 12 to explore concepts of identity, leadership, the power of education as well as cultural awareness. 

Students learn about the many varied pathways and opportunities available to them throughout their schooling journey as well as their post-school options. Over the five days, students take part in a range of activities including archery, canoeing, traditional language sessions facilitated by the Central Queensland Language Group, and workshops delivered by University of Queensland staff in areas such as biology and aerospace engineering.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the InspireU Youth Leadership Camp, students must:

  1. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin;
  2. Be enrolled in schooling in Years 8, 9 and 10 in 2018.
  3. Be considering an Overall Position (OP) eligible pathway.
  4. Have school attendance rate of 90% or greater.
  5. Have positive engagement and behaviour at school;

How do I apply?

To apply for the InspireU Youth Leadership Camp, you need to submit a completed Application Form and provide some additional information that will support your application.

This includes:

  • A completed Application Form including:
  • The signed consent of one of your parents or guardians;
  • The signed consent of your school principal and/or senior school representative;
  • A copy of your latest school report.
  • All sections to be completed in full.

For more information

Send an email to with the subject title being InspireU Toowoomba Regional Youth Leadership Program.