Camps

StudeYr7Campnts from Year 3 onwards participate in the Camps Program. The aim of the program is to develop independence and responsibility. Each student participates in activities which build team spirit and accountability to others and the community.

Camps often challenge students to undertake tasks and activities for which they may not otherwise have the opportunity. They are challenged by the natural environment and by the responsibilities of communal living.

Many students find that the Camps Program offers them the environment in which they can strive for success and stretch their abilities further than in day to day experiences.

Year 3 – YMCA Camp called Lady Northcote in Bacchus Marsh.
The camp takes place in mid September each year. Year 3s are introduced to adventure activities such as flying fox, orienteering, archery and low ropes. Students will also develop skills in learning to become independent.

Year 4 – Camp Manyung
Year 4 Camp introduces values such as respect, responsibility, inclusiveness and striving for personal best. Students use these values, amongst others, to work through the challenges that they experience during the camp.  These further developed values and skills are then brought into use in the classroom upon students’ return.

Year 5 – Phillip Island Adventure Park
A 3 day camp at Phillip Island is organised for Year 5s. It is situated on 80 beautiful acres right in the heart of Phillip Island, featuring abundant palm trees, a variety of adventure activities, swimming pools and 4 acre-lakes. It is in close proximity to many of Phillip Isand’s attractions and beaches.

Year 6 – Alexandra
In Year 6, the students spend three days at Alexandra adventure resort. This camp helps to develop their communication and team work skills, which benefits them across various curriculum areas.

Year 7 – Grampians
Our Year 7s spend a week at the Grampians in Victoria’s west, exploring the wonders of the Australian bushland.

Year 8 – Snowy River

Our Year 8 students will spend a week in Term 3 at Karoonda Park, Gelantipy which is in Snowy River country. Activities include Horse Riding, Rafting, Abseiling, Flying Fox, Orienteering, a ropes course and more.

Year 9 – Experiential Learning

Year 9 students complete the great challenge of 9Ways, highlighted by the Outdoor Experience program. They learn how to pack, cook and camp at school, before heading outdoors for a one-day practice hike, followed by two overnight hiking adventures.