Camps

Camps are an integral part of our learning programme, providing age-appropriate challenges that enhance resilience and personal growth. Our camps programme is integrated with the core learning experiences and structured so that each builds on the personal and academic growth of the previous year.

The programme begins in Pre-primary, progressing each year until the Year 12 final retreat at Rottnest Island where students reflect on their school years and prepare for the challenges ahead.

At the Glen Forrest Campus, there are also camps for specific subjects and interests such as the Politics and Law trip to Canberra, Year 11-12 Outdoor Education expeditions, overseas language and cultural trips, music camp and a ski trip to Victoria.

Students may also sign up for expeditions through World Challenge, which supports students in planning camps that focus on both adventure and good citizenship. Currently, we have students planning and fundraising for the 2017 World Challenge expedition to Tanzania. In 2016, there were two World Challenge expeditions, one to Tanzania and the other to Cambodia/Vietnam.

For more information on the camps programme contact Bob Simpson, Deputy Principal – Curriculum

 

2017 camps
Duration
Camps – location and activities
Date
Year 6
3 days, week seven Term One
Woodman Point Recreation Camp, Munster

Archery, flying fox, rock climbing, tenpin bowling and ice skating

 13-15 Mar
Year 7
5 days,week nine Term One
Manjedal Activities Centre, Karrakup 27- 31 Mar
Year 8
5 days, week five Term One
Camp Quaranup, Albany

Coastal study, team building, sailing lessons, fishing, Anzac Centre and

Discovery Bay visit.

27 Feb -3 Mar
Year 9
5 days, week five Term Two
Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup

Study skills, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, circle songs, team building,

juggling and the ‘Nanga Challenge’

22 -26 May
Year 9 (Outdoor Education Training Expedition)
2 groups – 3 days in week ten Term One OR 3 days in week two Term Four
Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup

Preparation for Year 10 expeditions. Students hike around 10 kilometres each day, carrying backpacks with all requirements including  food, fuel stoves and tents. 

5-7 April (Semester One class)

16-18 Oct (Semester Two class)

Year 10
2 groups – 5 days in week nine Term Three  OR 5 days in week 10 Term Three
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition – Kalbarri or Cape to Cape

This expedition fulfils the Adventurous Journey requirements for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students choose to hike either through the Murchison Gorge, Kalbarri or the Cape to Cape track between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the south-west. 

Kalbarri group: 11-15 Sept
Cape to Cape group: 18-22 Sept
Year 11
5 days, week one Term One
Wharncliffe Mill, Margaret River

Transition to Adulthood camp incorporating a challenging adventure programme and developing students awareness of their responsibilities and rights as young adults.

Raft building, abseiling, climbing, caving, circle songs, and environmental interpretation

30 Jan – 3 Feb
Year 12
3 days in October school holidays
Kingstown Barracks, Rottnest Island

The Rottnest Retreat concludes the camps programme, giving students chance to reflect on their school years and mentally prepare for the final assessments/WACE exams, as well as the other challenges ahead.

Bike rides, snorkelling, circle songs, relaxation strategies, surfing, scenic flights and mini golf

5-7 Oct
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