Camps Programme

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 underlying focus is developing independence, self-awareness, resilience and teamwork. Almost all camps are fully catered and in dormitory-style accommodation, with the exception of the Year 9 and Year 10 expeditions.

Junior School (K-5)

YEARDURATIONLOCATIONDATE
Pre-primarySleepoverHelena House Hall, Darlington Campus18-19 Oct
Year 1OvernightPoint Peron Camp School, Rockingham14-15 Nov
Year 2OvernightKerem Adventure Camp, Bullsbrook23-24 May
Year 3OvernightFairbridge Village, Pinjarra30-31 May
Year 43 daysBickley Recreation Camp, Orange Grove30 Oct - 1 Nov
Year 54 daysErn Halliday, Hillarys18-21 June

Middle School (6-9)

YEARDURATIONLOCATION2019 DATES
Year 63 daysWoodman Point Recreation Camp, Munster20-22 Feb
Year 75 daysManjedal Activities Centre, Karrakup8-12 April
Year 85 daysCamp Quaranup, Albany11-15 March
Year 95 daysNanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup23-27 Sept
Year 9 - Outdoor Experiences Expeditions3 daysLane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup3-5 April, Group 1
23-25 Oct, Group 2

Upper School (10-12)

YEARDURATIONLOCATIONDATE
Year 10 Expedition5 daysCape to Cape 13-17 May
Year 10 Expedition5 daysKalbarri Gorges20-24 May
Year 11 (2019)5 daysWharncliffe Mill, Margaret River4-8 Feb
Year 11 (2020)5 daysWharncliffe Mill, Margaret River28 Oct - 1 Nov
Year 12 (2019)3 daysKingston Barracks, Rottnest Island8-10 Oct

Helena College facilitates a range of other high school camps that enhance personal and academic growth. These include

  •  Politics and Law trip to Canberra and Outdoor Education expeditions
  •  Peer Support Leaders training camp (held in Year 9, in preparation for Year 10 programme)
  • Overseas language study trips
  • Music camp.

There are also camps run through World Challenge, an independent organisation that provides scaffolded learning experiences for students to plan and fundraise for expedition and community service trips overseas. Helena students have been to Nepal, Vietnam/Cambodia and Tanzania with World Challenge trips.

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