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CAMP PROGRAM OUTLINE

    

Junior & Middle Years

Students attend age-appropriate camps, ranging from a sleepover at school in Year 2 to a ‘get to know you’ camp at the start of Year 6 and the annual Year 6 Study Tour to Canberra.

In the Middle, Pre Senior and Senior Years, the Outdoor Education Program is sequential in nature, building on the skills developed in previous years.

    

Year 7

Early in Term 1, Year 7 students venture to The Summit adventure camp in Trafalgar East. The range of first-class facilities and challenging activities enables immense personal growth for the campers. The unique ‘challenge-by-choice’ philosophy allows students to step outside their comfort zone and make new friends. The Summit camp also teaches the building blocks of camping, with each Year 7 having an opportunity to sleep in a tent and cook their food on a camp stove for one night.

    

Year 8

Students in Year 8 undertake a challenging yet rewarding journey along the mighty Murray River. Each group of 12 or so students will build a raft on which they will paddle down the Murray for two days. The Year 8s will also hike some beautiful, flat trails along the meandering river. Students will camp in tents and be responsible for cooking their own food for the week. The skills learnt in this week are vital for successful completion of the Year 9 Outdoor Education experience.

    

Year 9

The Year 9 program is perhaps the most challenging of all Outdoor Education experiences at Peninsula Grammar. Not only does the program run for 10 days, but students and staff also participate in a range of confronting activities with a high degree of perceived risk, designed to enable individuals to face their fears. Mentors love to see the personal growth that occurs among their students during the program.

Students kayak down the Thomson River, tackle a high ropes course, zoom around on mountain bikes and navigate through a forested area. Students undertake a wilderness hike at Wollangarra and are self-sufficient for four days. They carry their own equipment and are responsible for cooking their own meals. Students also undertake a practical conservation project at the Heyfield Wetlands (where Peninsula Grammar students have planted more than 10,000 trees over the last 10 years). Click here for information on our Peninsula to the City Program.

    

Year 10

At Year 10 students choose from a wide variety of camps, each building on skills developed in previous years. Options include hiking, surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, environmental exploration, fly fishing and horse riding. Students embrace the opportunity to develop their skills in an environment of their choosing. Most camps are journey-based, requiring students to be self-sufficient for the week. They plan and prepare their own meals, carry all equipment and negotiate the unique challenges set out in the program.

SCHOOL TOURS 

Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email enrolments@peninsulagrammar.vic.edu.au.

 

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