Outdoor Education

The college takes great care to organise highly enjoyable camps that challenge and extend our students' intellectual, physical and social gifts and capacities.  

Camps are led by college staff, assisted by qualified specialist instructors.  Outdoor education camps for Years 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 are compulsory components of the college's curriculum. Each camp is designed to offer significant learning experiences and team building activities that cannot be offered in the formal school environment.

Camp Dates for 2020

Year 1 Day Camp

Coffs Harbour

Wednesday 12 August

Year 2 Camp

Coffs Harbour

Friday 6 – Saturday 7 November

Year 3 Camp


Thursday 27 – Friday 28 August

Year 4 Camp

Farnworth Camp

Wednesday 8 – Thursday 9 April

Year 5 Camp

Tyalgum Ridge

Sunday 17 – Wednesday 20 May

Year 6 Camp

Farnworth Camp

Tuesday 7 – Wednesday 8 April

Year 7 Camp

Great Aussie Bush Camp
Myall Lakes

Monday 17 – Thursday 20 Feb

Year 9 Camp

Barrington River

Monday 19 – Thursday 22 October

Year 11 Camp

Myall Lakes

Monday 12 – Thursday 15 October

Article of interest

'Understanding the power of outdoor education' by Dr John Key published in Outdoor outlook 





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