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)

YEARDURATIONLOCATIONTERM
Pre-primarySleepoverHelena House Hall, Darlington CampusFour
Year 1OvernightPoint Peron Camp School, RockinghamFour
Year 2OvernightKerem Adventure Camp, BullsbrookTwo
Year 3OvernightFairbridge Village, PinjarraTwo
Year 43 daysBickley Recreation Camp, Orange GroveFour
Year 54 daysErn Halliday, HillarysTwo

Middle School (6-9)

YEARDURATIONLOCATIONTERM
Year 63 daysWoodman Point Recreation Camp, MunsterOne
Year 75 daysManjedal Activities Centre, KarrakupOne
Year 85 daysCamp Quaranup, AlbanyOne
Year 95 daysNanga Bush Camp, DwellingupThree
Year 9 - Outdoor Experiences Expeditions3 daysLane Poole Reserve, DwellingupOne (Group 1) and Four (Group 2)

Upper School (10-12)

YEARDURATIONLOCATIONTERM
Year 10 Expedition5 daysCape to Cape Two
Year 10 Expedition5 daysKalbarri GorgesTwo
Year 11 (2020)5 daysWharncliffe Mill, Margaret RiverFour (2019)
Year 11 (2021)5 daysWharncliffe Mill, Margaret RiverOne (2021)
Year 12 (2020)3 daysKingston Barracks, Rottnest IslandOne (2020)

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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