“Our school has had a relationship with Character Builders over many years. The quality programs focusing on building students’ skills has been what has kept us returning year after year and has seen us commit to expanding the number of groups worked with. ”

“The Kokoda Challenge experience is one which students speak about long after the day is complete. At the Mt. Coot-tha location students learn about their own strengths and how to support others as they face physical and mental challenges, pushing themselves to conquer the Kokoda track and activities built in to the walk. The activities on the day are designed to develop co-operative skills and develop leadership within the group, an experience that simply cannot be replicated in the classroom environment. ”

“Our school has had a long association with Character Builders as we have searched for ways in which to develop problem solving and team building skills with our student groups. The Kokoda challenge experience has given our students the opportunity to learn about soldiers serving in Papua New Guinea and the qualities needed for survival. Students have learned about the necessity to “dig deep” and draw on their personal skills to become successful in completing physical and mental challenges based on the Kokoda experience. This program is quality from beginning to end and has proven to be a favourite that students now look forward to as they finish their primary school education.”

– Maree Wallace, St Lukes Catholic Parish Primary School

The Kokoda Experience provides a wonderful opportunity for students, who otherwise might not have anything to do with each other, excel as a unified team. Learning to work together to achieve a common goal is a trait we desire in our students but one which many fail to form through lack of opportunity. The activities throughout the course of the day instil a sense of achievement and accomplishment in all students. The Kokoda Experience lasts so much longer than just that one day.

– Justin Wise & Anne Maree King, Shailer Park State School

As regular customers, we are so grateful for being able to access an organization that knows exactly how to cater to teenage needs. The Excursions are organized, fun and manage to tick off all the boxes with regards to team building and perseverance. The staff are authentic, passionate, caring and very efficient running their activities/ assisting with supervision. Thank-you ‘Character Builder’s’ for giving our students a great experience year after year

– Mafalda Stevenson, Canterbury College

Our students certainly benefited from the genuine care, skill and enthusiasm of the Character Builders staff. They were not only active and involved during the camp, but went above and beyond prior to and after the camp to ensure that our students received the best experience possible.

– Kristin Harding, St Thomas More

“I am a Year 5 Teacher at Aspley State School and have attended a number of Kokoda trail Development days over many years. I find the activities highly motivating and valuable for our students each year. It is particularly useful when the children are planning their approach for becoming Student Leaders in Year 6. I would highly recommend this Excursion from an educator’s perspective”

Aspley State School

“The staff at Character Builders have always been amazing with our students! They are highly motivated, very caring and extremely organised Over the years, all of our students have responded positively to their methods of delivery. Working with Character Builders is always a lot of fun!”

St Margarets

“We have been working alongside Character Builders for a number of years now. We have found them to be a reliable, cost-effective and an enjoyable company to work with. The students have gained great insights into ‘Stepping Up, Stepping Back and Encouraging Others’. All of the activities are engaging and really challenge the students to step out of their comfort zone. Character Builders offers a differentiated program that caters to all of our students’ needs. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Character Builders to look forward to many more adventures with them. ”

Faith Lutheran College

“We have used Character Builders to facilitate our leadership workshops and programs. I highly recommend their professionalism, attention to detail and services.”

Michelle O’Brien – Student Success Unit - Griffith University

“Our teams loved the Amazing Race. The challenges and facilitators were great.
Thanks to Damon, Shane and Belinda for understanding our needs and the great job they did on the day.”

Claire Randall Life Without Barriers

“Thanks to Character Builders for a highly engaging and energetic team building afternoon of Olympic Games. It was great to see the team working together and laughing while vying to take out first place! Well done on taking the time to ensure the event was tailored to our needs, demonstrating your understanding of our business and making sure everyone was having a great time.”

Sally Bruce – General Manager, Mortgages – NAB Melbourne

““Every year our Company puts together a team building day and this year we decided to outsource the organisation of this event to Character Builders. Character Builders were extremely helpful and professional and our team had a great day. We did a CBD scavenger photo treasure hunt and made wood fired pizzas. Damon assisted with this process organising the food, coach transport and hunt. On the day Damon and his team were great in making sure our team had a good time with plenty to talk about. I would definitely recommend Character Builders.””

Esslyn Hendry, Super Retail Group Ltd

““Thanks to Character Builders for organising our "Ready Steady Cook" team building night. The "Ready Steady Cook" competition was professionally organised with the finest foods and it was so much fun watching teams trying to put their culinary skills in action!! Nice wines and fine beer flowed all night and everyone had a fantastic night. It really brought our team together. I will be highly recommending Character Builders to all employers wanting to achieve confidence and unity in their organisation.””

Dibbs Barker Lawyers

“Thank you for the wonderful day you ran for our team. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed all the fun team building activities. ”

Laura Macleod – The Ruby Room

“I would like to extend you and your team my heartfelt thanks for the last couple of days you spent with our boys. All feedback I have received from staff and students who attended them has been overwhelmingly positive and extremely complimentary of the way you guys conducted the days”

Mr Michael O’Brien – Vice Rector Formation, Padua College

“We will continue to enjoy the leadership incursion collaboration with Character Builders in the future in the quest to build confident, open minded, caring and knowledgeable student leaders. ”

Mrs Rebecca Lennon, Head of Primary, Moreton Bay College

“A well-prepared, energetic and empathetic team who related very well to the girls in our school.
Leadership activities were fun, engaging and well run and they achieved the teamwork goals we had established including collaboration, communication, problem-solving and showing initiative.
We were very impressed by this team of professionals!”

Peta Vincent - The Glennie School Toowoomba

“As a company Character Builders promises to engage, motivate and help create unity, respect, self-esteem and confidence; this was definitely our experience and I will be using them again in the near future.”

Darryl Mulholland - YMCA Clem Jones

“Character Builders provides a thought-provoking and emotionally challenging leadership program that succeeds in harnessing the power of storytelling and shared enjoyment. Students find the courage to be vulnerable. In doing so, they emerge as a more understanding, cohesive and potentially powerful team, ready to take on the challenge of school leadership.”

Jane Elliot - Clayfield College

“Character builders is a company I highly recommend for working with school students, especially around the issues of developing relationships and friendships amongst teenage girls. Damon and his staff have great insight into the issues affecting young people and the skills to enable the youth of today to see themselves and their interactions with others in new and positive ways.”

Wendy Mayes – Ipswich Girls Grammar

“Working with Damon and his Character Builders team has given our students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills. Their programs highlight the key attributes of student leaders to allow them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses. All our students walk away from these sessions energised and with a repertoire of new skills.”

Sharon Flack – A.B. Paterson College

Some of our School and Tertiary Clients

Some of our Corporate Clients