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.