Grade 3 Camp
Camp is an exciting time and looked forward to by all students.
Students in Grade 3s have the exciting opportunity to attend their first school camp, which allows them to participate in a variety of social and skill building activities with their peers and teachers. It also gives them an opportunity to develop some independence and will help prepare them for the longer 4/5/6 camp.
Urban Camp - Students in the Grade 3 area attend Urban Camp which is for 2 nights and 3 days. This camp is exciting and enables the students to see the sights of Melbourne, using public transportation. Some of the highlights of the camp are; a visit to Luna Park, Albert Park Aquatic Centre and Dinner out on Lygon Street. This is just to name a few of the exciting activities which await.
Students in Grade 4/5/6 are given the opportunity to build on their camp experiences from Grade 3 camp by attending venues which are situated further away and are of a longer duration. 4/5/6 camps are primarily adventure camps where students continue to develop their independence challenging themselves in a variety of activities and situations.
Grampians Retreat - Students in the 4/5/6 area attend the Grampians Retreat Camp at Dunkeld for 5 days and 4 nights. It is an expansive camp offering many exciting activities in a bush setting. Students learn to appreciate the beauty and serenity of the bush by participating in hikes and experiencing koalas, kangaroos and other native animals and birds in their natural environment. They also participate in a number of adventure activities including the Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Archery, Hut Building, Bush Cooking, Group Initiatives, Bush Art, Ponding, Low Ropes and Rogaining. The facilities, activities and food are all excellent at the Grampians Retreat.
Camp Coolamatong - An enjoyable and busy camp located on Lake Victoria in Paynesville. The 4/5/6 students spend 5 days and 4 nights enjoying their Gippsland surroundings. Camp Coolamatong is ideally located for the complete outdoor camping experience. Set on 170 acres of bushland, farmland and wetlands, with lake frontage and beaches nearby. Activites include Boating, Canoeing, Raft Building, Off Road Cycling, Archery, Geocaching, Rafting and those tricky Uni-cycles. A visit to 90 Mile Beach on the S.S. Neill to play "Foxholes" is a delight not easily forgotten by both staff and students.
Forest Lodge Farm - This camp is situated 10 minutes out of Yarram in the South Gippsland reigon in the Strezeleki Ranges. Students spend 5 days and 4 nights here on a family owned farm and adventure activity camp. This camp features an extensive range of farm yard animals which the students help to care for during their week stay. Activities including Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Canoeing, Archery, Initiatives Course, Bush Cooking, Yabbing and Night Walks. Climbing on the Hay Bales provides hours of entertainment for all our students. This camp is a great way to show off the country lifestyle to our children.
Students return from the grade 4/5/6 camps very happy, exhausted, fulfilled and most importantly with a great sense of achievement and self knowledge. Most have been involved in many new and exciting experiences and all look forward to camp the following year.