The Matric Enwild happens only once a year and is for any Matric student who wants to do something different to celebrate and mark the enormous milestone of finishing school – something more conscious, more free, more out there. . . more wild!
verb [with object]
1. become (someone or something) wild: [with object and infinitive] : the swim in the stream would enwild our quiet spirits. e.g. She left the city to enwild her being. The finch was enwilded by its sudden freedom.
2. to enter into a state of wildness or wilderness, to become more wild, to enhance or imbue with the quality of wildness, to immerse oneself in or become one with wilderness.
What to Expect
Swim in rock pools, summer sun, showers under a waterfall, sunrises, sunsets, sleeping under the stars, new friendships, explore, beautiful trails , Cape Mountains, naps under trees, take it easy.
Envision, enliven, enwild . . .
6 days for Matrics from communities around the country.
It’s that simple.
When: 10-15 December 2019
Applications close 25 November 2019
“It was one of the most amazing five days I’ve ever experienced. I had the opportunity to meet new people and make life long friendships. The world we live in today is incredibly busy so these precious moments are special and rare – it made me feel like a new person, ready for a new chapter in life.” – Matric 2015
“This experience has been an eye-opening and life-changing experience for me. It was really necessary and helpful for me to get-away and to reflect on this past year and all that I have accomplished. It has showed me how beautiful and amazing this earth we live on really is.” – Matric 2016
“It has been an amazing journey for me. I believe if everyone would attend such, the world would be a better place. Sleeping under a million star hotel has to be the best thing ever. I never knew the stars were so beautiful. Thank you for an amazing life experience. I’m changed” – Matric 2015
“I’ve been on many hikes before but never one like this. This has been a phenomenal experience for me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this experience of a lifetime possible” – Matric 2015
Entries are now open. They close on 30 November 2019.
We have 16 places available – anyone may apply. Thanks to the Rim of Africa Trust there is funding available to support Matric’s getting out into nature to Enwild – therefore the cost is minimal. There is simply a donation that we ask you to make that is a “Pay-it-forward” gesture of R390. This money is put towards helping the Matrics of next year to go out into the mountains, in the same way that this donation from the year before is now going towards helping you to join us.
We have made Matric Enwild accessible to everyone through the above pricing, but it is also very exclusive as there are only 16 places in total each year. This means if you are offered a place after your application and you want to be there, book your place on the bus by paying straight away and commit. Your place will otherwise be handed on to the next person waiting for the spot.
HELP FUND A MATRIC
We are looking for funds to support scholarships that will help matriculants to attend the Matric Enwild programme. This is something different from the conventional Matric Rage – a real way to acknowledge achievement and support school leavers to walk into the mountains as a metaphor for walking into the unknown next phase of their lives.
Many of our applicants come from challenging socio-economic environments, and places are allocated from motivational letters written as part of an application. We focus on creating a balanced group with a mix of gender and participants from diverse backgrounds from across the country.
Contact: Jess Tyrrell
Phone: 0741727327 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org