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Year 8 Camp Marysville

Presbyterian Ladies College

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program is designed to engage and challenge the year 8 students in the outdoors while encouraging them to step outside their comfort zones.

These experiences serve to assist students in the development of self-confidence, communication and resilience. They also provide opportunities to experience leadership, followership and to form a respect for the natural environment.

Year 8

Year Level

5 Days

Trip Length

Camp Marysville

Location

Activities

Canoeing
Canoeing
Following 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.
Bushwalking
Bushwalking
Be 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!
High Ropes
High Ropes
Our high ropes course delivers an exciting challenge with students setting their own goals and developing confidence, determination and decision-making skills.
Cycling
Cycling
A favourite activity among our team, cycling along a windy track together or playing group games builds resilience and independence in young people.
Bushcraft
Bushcraft
Bushcraft teaches students the art of using natural resources to allow them to thrive in the outdoors. During bushcraft, we like to get our hands dirty by building shelters, setting up campfires or identifying plants.

Community service
Community service
Partnering with local charities, students learn about the issues facing their community and help to make a difference, increasing their social awareness and sense of responsibility.

PARTICULARS

DATE

29th April- 3rd May 2024

DEPARTURE TIME

Arrive at school 8:45am for a 9:15 departure.
Buses depart between the pool and sport oval

RETURN TIME

approx. 2:45pm

NOTES

  • Bring a packed lunch for the first day (no nuts)
  • Full water bottles
  • Nut free program
  • All items inside your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
  • Personal medications (with letter from home regarding administration)
  • Leave your phone / electronics at home
  • Small personal hand sanitiser
Example Program

Resources

Gearing up
Clothing & Equipment checklist
The Food
FAQ
FAQ