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During November, all Year 8 students will be involved in the Narmbool Environmental Discovery Camp, based near Ballarat. This camp involves staying overnight at two separate venues over a three day experience. Half the group stay at the Narmbool Lodge, an environmentally sustainable education centre which allows for a variety of experiences in a managed farm setting. Whilst this is happening at one end of the 3000 hectare property, the other half of the group are at Tea-Tree Gully Bush Camp, which is a ‘back-to-basics’ camp without electricity, gas or modern comforts. At this venue, the students undertake indigenous studies and games, as well as such things as stoking the fires to prepare their own hot water and meals. The accommodation at this camp is in log walled/canvas roofed huts. After a full day’s (and night’s) activities and experiences at each venue, the groups then hike from one end of the property to the other (approx 2hrs hike) and then alternate activities. After the final night, the students pack up and plan for their exhibition projects, then travel to Sovereign Hill for an afternoon of educational sessions and tours.
As part of the Year 9 Personal Enrichment & Extension Program, the five day camp atPhillip Island Adventure Resort will allow the students to engage in a range of activities that will promote team-building and mixing, as well as leadership skills. Activities at the camp include: goal setting; raft building; flying fox; high ropes course; giant swing; challenge activities; surfing at Smith’s Beach.
As part of the college’s extensive Outdoor Education program, Year 9 students are given the opportunity to take part in the Wollongarra Camp, an outdoor adventure experience in the mountains of East Gippsland. This consists of a week-long camp at ‘Wollongarra’ on the banks of the Macalister River near Licola. Students enter the camp on a flying fox and then participate in various farm and outdoor activities, as well as a three day hike in the magnificent high country of the Great Dividing Range. The camp is a real life adventure and an extremely rewarding experience for students of all ages; new friendships are made, exciting adventures are had and a whole new way of life is experienced.
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