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Camps are often among the strongest and fondest memories that our students take with them from their years at Helena College. They are also 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 consecutive year builds on the personal and academic growth of the previous year.
The programme begins in Pre-primary with a sleepover on campus and progresses each year to a final retreat for Year 12 students to reflect on their school years and mentally prepare for the challenges ahead.
As well as the year level camps, there are many other camps for particular subjects and interests such as the Politics and Law trip to Canberra, Years 11-12 Outdoor Education expeditions, overseas language and cultural trips, an annual ski trip and a music camp.
Students at the Glen Forrest Campus may also apply for biennial expeditions through World Challenge, which focuses on both adventure and community service. In 2019, students travelled to Nepal for their World Challenge expedition. Previous destinations have been Cambodia/Vietnam (2016) and Tanzania (2016 and 2017).
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