Camps and Excursions
All grades from Year 3 to Year 12 attend an annual camp. Camps create the perfect balance of challenge and fun where students collaborate to discover hidden strengths and build resilience. At the same time, students develop perseverance, responsibility, confidence, positive attitudes, and interdependence.
In all the camp settings, there are three underlying purposes:
- To allow for reflection on the student’s relationship with God
- To enhance teacher-student relationships in an informal setting
- To widen the breadth of wholesome leisure pursuits.
|Year level||Camp focus||Location|
|Year 3||Building Resilience||Overnight sleepover at the College|
|Year 4||Team Building||Camp Warrawee (2 day/1night)|
|Year 5||Preparing for Servant Leadership||Tallebudgera Outdoor Recreation Centre (3 day/2 night)|
|Year 6||Being a Servant Leader||QCCC – Mapleton (3 day/2 night)|
|Year 7||History, Civics and Adventure||Canberra and the snowfields|
|Year 8||Friendship and Team Building||Camp Lawrence|
|Year 9||Leadership||Noosa North Shore|
|Year 10||Persistence and Resilience||Mt Barney Lodge and National Park|
|Year 11||Leadership||Leadership Camp and Work Experience|
|Year 12||Collaboration and Reflection||Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island|
*Camping program is included in the Tuition and Fees.
Year 7 Camp
Year 7 students spend a week in Canberra where they learn more about the nation's Capital and spend time skiing.
The camp focuses on:
- Relates to numerous curriculum areas, notably Social Science, Science and Physical Education
- Development of self-confidence/independence/self-identity
- Team building skills
Year 8 Camp
Year 8 students have an opportunity learn some problem-solving skills and decision-making during the camp at Lake Moogerah at Camp Laurence.
The camp focuses on developing:
- Socialisation of new students into the Year level
- Problem-solving and decision-making
- Engender understanding of group actions
- Motor-skill development
Year 9 Camp
Year 9 Camp takes place at Noosa North Shore Retreat. Camp focus is on adventure and leadership skill development and provides opportunities for the year level to spend time together while participating in quality activities.
- Introduction and development of leadership skills
- Identification of leaders
- Promoting personal responsibility
- An awareness of the needs of others
- Offers adventure-based challenges
Year 10 Camp
Year 10 Camp is an outdoor education camp set around the Mt Barney region. Students hike for three days over mountains, carrying all they need to survive. Persistence and resilience are tested and developed during this time. Students also learn to cook with portable camping stoves using some ingredients from the bush around them. This is a camp where students stretch their boundaries to new heights. Devotional times are special as groups of students build relationships and reflect on the challenges they have overcome together throughout the day.
Year 11 Camp
The camp has a wonderful and unique atmosphere as students learn to value others and to serve in a Christ-like way. This camp marks the start of passing on the student leadership responsibilities from the year 12 students to the year 11 leaders. The Year 11 camp is full of experiences to empower and encourage students as they come to understand their uniqueness and special qualities instilled in them from God - and that everyone has a role in leadership.
Year 12 Camp
This camp takes place in Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island. The camp can be characterised by the devotional and spiritual times shared together as a grade with the themes of celebration, recreation and environmental education.
Incursions and Excursions
In addition to camps, students regularly attend excursions related to their studies. Excursions are an important part of College life and provide relevant and real-life experiences to students to enhance or reinforce classroom activities.
Sample excursions and incursions: