Tumbelin-“Awaken & Live”

Tumbelin is an Adventurous Journey Program
for young people who want to feel “Awake & Alive”.




 Are you a young person?

Where are you at?
– Be brave, be honest, be me
Where do you want to be?
– Dare to dream
– Imagine change

Camping can be a great setting for conversation and community. Tumbelin (a Ngarrindjeri word meaning “Awaken and Live”) – our Alcohol and Other Drug Adventure Therapy Program – helps young people discover new strengths, resilience and abilities within themselves. The capacity to establish and build positive healthy relationships, together with a new sense of hope and purpose, encourages participants to take charge of their future.


Through peer support and mentoring, our compassionate Adventure Therapy staff connect with individuals to support them to build strategies to move forward in their lives. The program focuses on relationships and changing behaviours through:

  • Group-Based Experiential Learning
  • Restorative Practice
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred Approach
  • Reflective Practice


Tumbelin – now SACE accredited!

Do you know a young person struggling with alcohol abuse or drug addiction issues? We can help.

Tumbelin has a successful track record of successfully engaging with students in mainstream and alternative (e.g. FLO) education, in particular, those who struggle with drug and alcohol use and poor mental health.

20 SACE Stage 1 credit points can be obtained by Year 8 and older students who complete the Tumbelin program.

Please get in touch for more information.


Eligibility and Conditions

  • Young people aged 13-18
  • Typical engagement is over 2 terms (6 months)
  • Follow up at 3 months after exit
  • Participants in Youth Intensive Programs have known alcohol/and or drug use
  • Resident in the Murray, Mallee, Fleurieu and Adelaide Hills, Limestone Coast and Port Lincoln regions

Tumbelin program offerings include; Case Management, Coaching (families and youth), School Based Workshops, Group Work and Adventure Therapy Programs.

If you or someone you know is suffering from low self-esteem, depression and/or substance abuse and you think our Tumbelin program might help, please get in touch.

Our conversation starts with the individual in need. Our Tumbelin Case Manager will be there to journey the hard stuff with them.


Riverland Mallee Coorong:
T (08) 8388 5234
[email protected]
32 Wingrove Road, Mylor SA 5153
Barossa Hills Fleurieu:
T (08) 8388 5234
[email protected]
32 Wingrove Road, Mylor SA 5153
Limestone Coast:
T (08) 8723 1445
[email protected]
159 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier SA 5290



Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Permangk and Boandik lands. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the state’s first peoples, recognise their traditional ownership, and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, deep connection and continued guardianship of land and waters. We value the contributions of Elders past and present, and are committed to learning from those emerging.