Surf & Creativity

Young girls surf clinic aged 8-14 years

Gee Explains the Clinic?

Gee Cormack, Chix founder explains the clinic

Surfing, Art, Music

What it includes:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – Ocean talk, surf technique training, surf session, creative music
  • Tuesday and Thursday – Ocean talk, surf technique training, surf session, creative art
  • 5 hours per day
  • Price is per day and you can book as many days as you like (a minimum of 3 days to book)

Dates: 21st – 25th January
Times:
10am – 3pm

Where: Warriewood Beach, depending on the surf conditions location may change to mona Vale

Activities include:

  • Surfing
  • Music – Drums and Ukelele
  • Art – Mixed Media Art
  • Ocean education
  • Body Movement
  • Surf technique

Please note: Food and drink is not included.


Dear Parent…

Our fun new summer program is for beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers 
focusing on the surf culture and celebrating what it is to be a girl surfer. This new program incorporates the art and skill of surfing, the understanding of body movement, learning to read the ocean, music and art to allow young minds to explore their surfing skills and how surfing makes them feel through art and music.

The Chix team are very excited to be partnering with Phoebe’s Musical Chairs and Judy King to bring together a program that will help the girls develop their surfing skills and their understanding of the ocean, as well as looking into how they can express themselves through the use of beautiful coastal instruments and exploring their natural environment to create all forms of beach art. The team from Phoebe’s Musical Chairs and Judy King have developed many programs through the use of creativity. These programs help children express themselves, implement strategies to build resilience and celebrate what makes each child unique.

The ‘Surf & Creativity School Holiday Clinic’ is all about putting together a group of girls who are similar ages and surfing abilities so they can go out there, have fun and learn something new during their holidays.

Gee Cormack

Chix Founder

Phoebe’s Musical Chairs

PHOEBE CORMACK

Music Therapist

Phoebe Cormack is a Registered Music Therapist (Masters of Arts in Music Therapy, UTS) and vocalist (BMus, SCU) with several years experience working with children and young adults both in a group or individual capacity. Phoebe is the founder of Phoebe’s Musical Chairs which provides Music Therapy and Music Education.

Phoebe uses music to develop children’s ability to to engage positively with others, develop good social skills, the tools to develop good imagination and individuality as well as self regulate and be empowered. 

For the past 10 years, Phoebe has worked with children to encourage resilience and a positive relationship with individuals self esteem and mental health. She brings a wealth of knowledge in ways to use Music Therapy in an engaging way that focuses on fun, creativity and play to encourage children to feel empowered by there emotions.

During the camp, participants will experience a drum circle using improvised patterns, a ukulele session as well as a songwriting group to reflect on the weeks surfing, skating, art making and musical experience.

JUDY KING

Art Therapist

Judy is a Registered Art Therapist (Masters in Art therapy, WSU) and practicing artist (BA Fine Arts, National Art School) and has also been a Registered Nurse for over thirty years: Nurturing, health and art are her passions.

Judy has many years’ experience working with children, adolescents and their families using creativity to explore different aspects of our own distinct individuality. Using art making she provides a space for children to feel safe enough to explore their emotions, helping strengthen emotional resilience and peer bonding.

She is also the Art therapist at Bear Cottage children’s hospice, Manly and uses art with a variety of client groups to provide connection and community engagement.

 

FAQ

If there are any questions about the clinics, please email info@chixsurfschool.com.au or call 0407 071 771.

My child has never surfer before, will the holiday program cater to all abilities?

The holiday program is for all girls of all surfing levels, as long as your child has a basic understanding of the water and is able to stay afloat then we will be able to cater to their level. We are a school that focuses on being hands on with the kids and making sure each one is learning and catching waves.

Does my child need to know how to play the instruments?

Not at all. Phoebe from Phoebe’s Musical Chairs will show the girls how to play the instruments and provide all of the equipment so that the girls are able to have a greater understanding of how to express their love for the ocean through sounds and rhythms.

Do your coaches have working with children clearance?

All of our coaches have gained a clearance to work with children through having a WWC Check so you can trust your children will be safe and well looked after by our staff.

Does my child need to have their own equipment?

We are able to provide surfboards and wetsuits for your child if they require. We do encourage those that have a board to use their own to ensure they are learning on the equipment they will be using at other times but if they are in need of a board or wetsuit please let us know when you make your enquiry.