Outdoor Adventure with a Military Twist on the Sunshine Coast

Do you love the outdoors? Hungry for an adrenalin rush? Always dreamed of fighting on the front-line?

Then sign up for military-style adventure at Corporate & Group Xperiences at Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast.

The brain-child of ex-serviceman, Ray Carson, Xperiences offers a range of high energy outdoor experiences – from paint and gel ball; to zipline and rappelling; segway sessions; night vision excursions; and PT battle exercises in the bush and on the beach.

Ray has partnered with ex-paratrooper Tim “Stomps” Cuming of SF Training to run corporate fitness programs as part of Xperiences.

But the two have recently set their sights on a new offensive: helping fellow veterans at risk.

SMEAC and Camp X-Ray

The pair founded SMEAC – a not-for-profit organization that borrows a military acronym standing for situation, mission, execution, administration and communication.

SMEAC (Veterans Helping Veterans) is the driving force behind a proposal to open a much bigger military-style training camp on the Sunshine Coast.

Camp X-Ray would train troubled and struggling ex-servicemen and women in a military-style environment, re-engaging them with other veterans. The long-term goal is to offer them meaningful employment – running youth and school programs at the camp.

Ray and “Stomps” say the need to act is pressing. Since 2001, Australia has lost 41 soldiers to enemy fire in combat – but in the same amount of time, 577 have been lost to suicide. The ripple effect on families and society is profound.

Head to the SMEAC website to find out more about the proposal and ways to donate to the cause.