School camps are a vital part of our school program and begin in Year 2. The camping program provides a unique opportunity for students to build resilience and enjoy fantastic outdoor experiences whilst creating irreplaceable childhood memories. Positive team building, enhanced socialization and evolving independence and responsibility are just a few of the key outcomes for camp participants.
Year 2 & Year 3
Easing our middle school students into their developing world, we kick off with a sleepover night at school for our Year 2 students. Then a two night camp for Year 3 at Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp held in Term 4. Here, the students enjoy many challenging and fun activities and for many students, this is their first two night experience away from home.
With a year already under their belt, Year 4 students embark upon a two night trip to Camp Manyung on the Mornington Peninsula. Again a wonderful, challenging and exciting program is enjoyed by the students in a beautiful coastal environment where some of the activities are based at the pristine, local beach on Port Phillip Bay.
Approaching the senior years, Year 5 students attend a four night camp at Cave Hill Creek in Beaufort. On the way the students enjoy the wonderful teaching and learning program at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, where they pan for gold and experience a classroom environment as it was in the gold rush days. Activities at Cave Hill Creek can include abseiling, mountain bike riding and canoeing to name a few.
Enjoying their final senior year at Aspendale Gardens, our Year 6 students travel to our nation’s capital on a four night tour to Canberra. This is an excellent trip where the students visit some amazing venues such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the Royal Mint to name a few.
We also offer an optional Snowsports program which aims to introduce primary aged children to downhill skiing at Mt. Buller and to extend the skills of students who have already had skiing experience. This is a two-night, three-day program involving lessons conducted by the Mt. Buller Ski School and staying at Spark Ski Club.
Snow Camp 2019 Photo Gallery