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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)
|Pre-primary||Sleepover||Helena House Hall, Darlington Campus||Four|
|Year 1||Overnight||Point Peron Camp School, Rockingham||Four|
|Year 2||Overnight||Kerem Adventure Camp, Bullsbrook||Two|
|Year 3||Overnight||Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra||Two|
|Year 4||3 days||Bickley Recreation Camp, Orange Grove||Four|
|Year 5||4 days||Ern Halliday, Hillarys||Two|
Middle School (6-9)
|Year 6||3 days||Woodman Point Recreation Camp, Munster||One|
|Year 7||5 days||Manjedal Activities Centre, Karrakup||TBA|
|Year 8||5 days||Camp Quaranup, Albany||One|
|Year 9||5 days||Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup||Three|
|Year 9 - Outdoor Experiences Expeditions||3 days||Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup||TBA|
Upper School (10-12)
|Year 10 Expedition||5 days||Cape to Cape||Three (2020)|
|Year 10 Expedition||5 days||Kalbarri Gorges||Three (2020)|
|Year 11 (2020)||5 days||Wharncliffe Mill, Margaret River||Four (2019)|
|Year 11 (2021)||5 days||Wharncliffe Mill, Margaret River||One (2021)|
|Year 12 (2020)||3 days||Kingston Barracks, Rottnest Island||One (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.