Camping Program

Blackwood Camp

High Ropes at Blackwood Camp

All students participate each year in the camping program which provides students with the opportunity to experience and put into practice, the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills which have been taught as part of the general and specialist programs.The Camping program has been carefully planned to ensure that camps increase in duration and challenge as students move through the year levels within the school.The Early Years students begin the camping experience with a school sleepover.Primary and Secondary students have been provided with a wide range of quality experiences at a number of well-established, accredited camp locations.

The school accesses the following locations:

Blackwood Outdoor Education Centre

Surrounded by the stunning Wombat State Forest the Centre was established in 1970 and provides the ideal setting for adventure, environmental, creative and developmental programs aimed at extending the abilities of students with special needs. The layout of the Centre complements and utilises the natural beauty of the property to provide a variety of activity sites designed to challenge students both individually, and, within a team environment to further their personal, emotional, social and physical development.

PGL Adventure Camps

Campaspe Downs is set amid 180 acres of natural bushland in the Macedon Ranges, close to Kyneton and Hanging Rock. It has a big beautiful lake as its centre point and there is lots of bushland surrounding the site. There are well over 20 adventure activities available to choose from and programs are tailored to the needs of students.

Queenscliff BIG4

The BIG4 Beacon Resort is nestled at the entrance to Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. Surrounded by national Marine Park and just 90minutes from Melbourne, it is set amongst native gardens and opposite the beach. There are extensive year-round facilities on site and nearby attractions that are accessed to engage and challenge students.

Year Level Nights

Location

Foundation Blackwood Excursion
Room 1 1 Sleepover at school
Rooms 2 & 12 2 Blackwood Adventure Camp
Room 3 2 Campaspe Downs – Kyneton
Rooms 9 & 10 2 Campaspe Downs – Kyneton
Room 6 2 Blackwood Adventure Camp
Room 7 2 Blackwood Adventure Camp

Room 20

4

Big 4 Beacon Resort Queenscliff

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