During this 10-day program students will work on personal and interpersonal development, using Haileybury’s ACHIEVE framework to guide the facilitation. A unique journey which incorporates paddling on the stunning Glenelg River and bushwalk part of the Great Southwest Walk in Discovery Bay near Portland. A highlight of the program is students being able to meet traditional owners, the Worn Gundidg who take them on country for a tour of special places around Tower Hill. Students then transfer to Portland with a stop at Tyrendarra for a Budj Bim tour with the Gunditjmara people, to learn how traditional owners used natural materials to build fish and eel traps along wetland areas of the southern coast.
BushwalkingBe it a day's hike or a short walk to camp, bushwalking engages all our senses allowing us to explore nature and our place within it. And we always find something exciting along the way!
CampingCamping out in tents is our speciality! We love telling stories around the campfire, looking up at the night sky and creating memories that will last a lifetime!
CulturalEncourage an understanding and appreciation for history and diversity by connecting students to a different way of life through storytelling, bushcraft and more.
CanoeingFollowing the flow of the river, we love to explore the waterways on our canoes. Working as a team, using our muscles and problem-solving together to reach our base for the night.
5th-14th September 2023
DEPARTURE TIME (arrive 30 minutes prior)
Group 1 (Keysborough Campus): Depart 7:00am
Group 2 (City Campus): Depart 8:15am
Group 1 (Keysborough Campus): arrive back at 3:45pm
Group 2 (City Campus): arrive back at 2:30pm
- Bring a packed lunch for the first day (no nuts)
- Full water bottles
- Nut free program
- Personal medications (with letter from parents regarding administration)
- Leave your phone / valuables at home