Outdoor education camps are an essential part of our program. They serve many purposes for the College as our camps are planned and delivered sequentially across grade levels.
The benefits our students gain from our Outdoor Education program include:
- the opportunity to learn through enjoyment
- identifying their personal strengths and weaknesses
- understanding how persistence in extending one’s self-imposed limitations can bring success in the most challenging of situations – be they physical, emotional or social
- learning the skills of resilience - the ability to bounce back from setbacks or challenges with confidence and optimism
- the opportunity to support and reinforce pastoral curriculum in the most practical of settings
- physical exercise, healthy living and an opportunity for staff and students to interact and build strong relationships
- professionally facilitated groups deal directly with concepts such as leadership (and equally importantly, followership), inclusiveness, the value of working towards a common goal and the recognition of the unique attributes each individual can bring to the team
Our camp programs are designed to help students recognise that responsible risks can be managed. Students are provided with guided reflection to determine how they might approach a similar situation again. Thus, a vital element for our students on their camp experience is the transfer of learning into everyday contexts.