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Outdoor Education

Experiencing rites of passage through outdoor education is an integral part of college life at BDC. This is delivered via annual experiential learning opportunities, camps and journey-based expeditions that begin in Year 1 and progress through to Year 12.

The BDC outdoor education program varies significantly from the standard recreational camps as it provides students with new skills at a level suitable to their abilities. The skills, experiences and relationships developed during these opportunities provide students with the confidence to face future challenges both during and beyond school. 

Outdoor education is led by our college staff and assisted by qualified specialist instructors from some of Australia’s premier outdoor education providers.  Annual camps are compulsory components of the Bishop Druitt College experience.

Our Outdoor Education Experiences Aim to Support Student Growth Through:
  • Helping our students to learn more about themselves
  • Supporting and role modelling positive ways to interact with others
  • Providing an opportunity to explore nature
  • Building leadership and mentoring opportunities and skills
  • Building an adventurous spirit
Outdoor Education Dates
Year Group Venue Dates
Year 1
BDC Coffs Harbour
Thursday 5 August 2021
Year 2
BDC Coffs Harbour
Friday 29 - Saturday 30 October 2021
Year 3
Yarrahapinni
Thursday 26 - Friday 27 August 2021
Year 4
Farnworth Glenreagh
Friday 26 - Saturday 27 March 2021
Year 5
Tyalgum Ridge
Sunday 16 - Wednesday 19 May 2021
Year 6
Farnworth Glenreagh
Thursday 18 - Friday 19 March 2021
Year 7
Great Aussie Bush Camp
Myall Lakes
Monday 15 - Thursday 18 February 2021
Year 9
Pindari Adventures
Monday 11 - Thursday 14 October 2021
Year 11
Camp Kokoda
Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 October 2021