Outdoor programs

dangling feetWe help young people to learn about themselves and to learn about others through our Outdoor Program.

Your child will also learn while at camp – the ‘outdoors classroom’. Through all these, your child will broaden their interests and talents, while also learning to balance work and play.

Year level camp programs:

  • Year 2   Wymah Valley Resort (overnight)
  • Year 3   Valley Homestead (two nights)
  • Year 4   Borambola Sport & Recreation Centre (two nights)
  • Year 5   Lake Nillahcootie (two nights)
  • Year 6   Valley Homestead (two nights).

Camps help to challenge and develop important social, physical and mind skills. This plays a crucial role in the individual progress of our students.

All of our outdoor education programs foster and develop the skills that sustain lifelong learning.

As students go on the ‘outdoor classroom’ journey, they experience rock wall-climbing, abseiling, flying foxes, campouts and cookouts, archery, fencing, team-building, initiative challenges and games, canoeing, cycling and BMXing, low-rope courses, bushcraft and construction.

These challenges promote team-building skills, self-esteem, confidence and strength of character as our students develop the capacity to move with assurance between different environments.

The activities also enable the students to work and socialise with each other (in groups of various sizes), while drawing on the need for society’s ships – friendships, partnerships and companionship.

Due to our proximity to the major Victorian ski resorts of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham, many students and their families are able to make the best use of the alpine facilities each winter. Special coaching programs are conducted throughout the ski season, with school teams competing in the Interschool and Australian Secondary Schools Skiing Championships.

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