SCHOOL CAMPS – Progression over a number of year levels

Year 5 – 3 Day: Bunkhouse Camp Adelaide Hills (Dorm accommodation)

  • Students rotate through a range of land based activities in & around a base camp setting.
  • Activities at basecamp include; nature trails, treasure hunts, river/water ecology, camp craft activities, introductory session on trangia stove use, shelter making.
  • All catering provided at base camp.
  • Focus on environmental awareness & human influence on landscapes.

Year 6 – 3 Day: Bunkhouse Camp with an Introduction to overnight tenting (Dorm accommodation with an overnight stay in tents at a different location)

  • Students rotate through a range of bush based activities.
  • Bushwalking to an overnight campsite.
  • Students learn how to cook on the trangia camping stove (food provided)
  • Students stay in dorm accommodation for 1 night.
  • Activities at basecamp include; damper making, camouflage games, rope bridge construction, boomerang making, visit to a local significant indigenous site, problem solving & team initiatives.
  • All catering provided at base camp.
  • Focus on connecting with the environment & indigenous cultures.

Year 7 – 4 Day: Tenting Only (Base Camp setup in bush setting – semi remote)
Activities run from base camp & surrounding areas

  • Students rotate through a range of bush based activities.
  • Bushwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing, orienteering, low ropes & problem solving activities.
  • Trangia stove cooking (students provide their own food)
  • All other catering provided.
  • Students are involved with meal preparation & learn camp cooking practices.
  • Students camp in tents for the entire camp.
  • Focus on communal living & minimal impact practices in the wilderness. 

Year 8 – 4 Day: Bunkhouse Camp (Aquatics)
Activities run from base camp & surrounding coastal areas

  • Students rotate through a range of aquatic based activities.
  • Surfing, snorkelling, raft making, kayaking, fishing, beach Olympics, etc.
  • All catering provided.
  • Students stay in dorm accommodation.
  • Focus on fun, team building & new experiences with new peers.

Year 9 – 5 Day – Multi Day Expedition (introduction to leadership/journey to adulthood)
2.5 day Kayaking Expedition on Murray River
2.5 day bushwalking journey in Southern Flinders Ranges

  • Students provide all their own food & cook for themselves using portable camping stoves.
  • Students camp in tents for the entire camp.
  • Student’s take on leadership roles during the program.
  • Students participate in survival & first aid scenarios.
  • Includes an overnight solo camping experience.
  • Focus on lightweight camping practices & leadership.

Year 10 – 5 Day: Student lead journey (basecamp & expedition component – remote area)
5 day bushwalking & basecamp journey in Northern Flinders Ranges
2.5 day bushwalking expedition
2.5 day base camp in a bush setting

  • Teacher assisted planning done in classroom by students.
  • Completely lead & run by students (with adult supervision).
  • Activities include; rock climbing/abseiling, mountain biking, community service (tree planting, etc.), visiting significant cultural sites.
  • Focus on environmental management & sustainability practices, connection to community & local cultures.