Year 7 Camp
This camp is the beginning of a four year sequence of Adventure Learning at Penrhos College. Penrhos College and OEG staff jointly facilitate this program. The OEG component introduces the underlying philosophies of all our programs (challenge by choice, no put downs and personal responsibility). A basic understanding of group dynamics and personal responsibility is introduced through the Adventure Learning activities. The Year 7 students will be divided into their form classes for the duration of the camp. This encourages the development of relationships between peers and their form teacher as they move through these activities together.
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.
InitiativesOur many initiatives can be large or small group activities on the land or water, encouraging social connection, negotiation, problem-solving and adaptability, all while having fun!
Raft BuildingWorking together, students design and build a raft out of available materials then test it out on the water, raft building is loved by students of all ages.
Flying FoxApproximately 2 meters above ground, our flying fox gives the exhilarating sensation of flight while also improving students' balance, coordination and body strength.
Camp craftCamp craft familiarises students with all that is involved in preparing and establishing a campsite. Students learn to set up their tents, a handwash station, camp kitchen and how to use tarpaulins.
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!
21st-23rd February 2024
- Bring a packed lunch for the first day (no nuts)
- Full water bottles
- Nut free program
- All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
- Personal medications- With letter from parents regarding administration
- Leave your phone/electronics at home
- All students who require an EpiPen must bring two (2) EpiPens on Camp – unexpired and with a clear inspection window please!
- Remember to bring your Hand Sanitiser!