Camps and Excursions
Excursions and incursions are an integral part of our extra-curricular program. These are educationally based and socially beneficial. They are employed to enhance learning experiences and reinforce concepts taught in the classroom, providing opportunities to apply knowledge and understanding gained at school to ‘real life’ situations.
Camps play an important role in building group cohesiveness, in fostering friendships, and in strengthening the relationships between teachers and students. In addition, it gives individual students opportunities to develop independence and leadership skills. Year 7 camp, in particular, helps facilitate a smooth transition from primary school into secondary school.
All students have the opportunity to participate in camps appropriate to their age and interests during the year. All students are encouraged to attend.
Camps in 2023
Year 7 Camp – Campaspe Downs
The Year 7 camp will run from Wednesday 14th February to Friday 16th February.
An hour’s drive from Melbourne, Campaspe Downs is set amid 160 acres of stunning natural bushland in the Macedon Ranges, an adventure camp close to Kyneton and Hanging Rock.
The purpose of the year 7 camp is twofold. Firstly, it provides a unique opportunity for students to create friendships and memories with their new classmates in a non-classroom setting.
Secondly, we seek to build students’ resilience and independence by involving them in activities that challenge them and move them out of their comfort zone.
The adventure activities include Canoeing, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Rock Climbing, Laser Tag, Leap of Faith, Raft Building, Initiative Exercises, Jacob’s Ladder, Archery, Challenge course and more!
Year 8 Camp – CYC Philip Island
The Year 8 Camp will run from Wednesday 22nd November to Friday 24th November. Situated on 100 acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of Phillip Island, Phillip Island Adventure Resort benefits from its close proximity to many local attractions and beaches.
Featured among Phillip Island Adventure Resort’s large choice of recreational facilities are professionally built and accredited adventure activities, including 3 giant swings, 2×2 high ropes courses and multiple twin flying foxes, as well as two large recreational lakes.
The Phillip Island Adventure Resort facilitates a positive community experience for students attending school camps. The programs on offer are fun-filled, affordable, educational and safe.
Year 9 – Rubicon: Adventure Camp
The Year 9 camp will run from Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November. Rubicon is a residential Outdoor Education school operated by the DET located in the picturesque Rubicon Valley approximately 100km north-east of Melbourne.
Students attend for five days and will engage in a range of more advanced adventure activities including rock climbing, rogaining, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting/canoeing.
Through developing integrated outdoor education experiences, we empower young people to develop the skills for positive growth. This learning fosters a deeper understanding of self and others, supported by the skills to contribute to a positive community and sustainable environment.
Year 9 students are also introduced to a sleeping under canvas during an overnight expedition.