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Year 8 Biloela Bush Camp

The Illawarra Grammar School

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The year 8 camp introduces the students to an adventurous journey at Biloela Bush Camp.

The program develops the fundamental skills they will require in future camps. Setting up a campsite, pitching a tent and cooking on stoves take the students out of their comfort zones and exposes them to new challenges teaching them about themselves and their peers.

The program is designed to build resilience, risk management and build character.

Year 8

Year Level

5 days

Trip Length

Biloela Bush Camp

Location

Activities

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!
Camping
Camping
Camping 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!
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.
Initiatives
Initiatives
Our 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!
Orienteering
Orienteering
There's nothing more exciting than learning a new skill! Orienteering teaches us to read a map and a compass, gauge distances and provides lots of great learning opportunities.
Abseiling
Abseiling
Descending a rock face or a climbing tower, we love the views from the top and the courage we see as students aim for their personal best and encourage one another.
Low Ropes
Low Ropes
Low ropes is the perfect warm-up for the day, with fun obsticals promoting communication, teamwork, decision-making and coordination.

PARTICULARS

DATE

23/10/2023 to 27/10/2023

DEPARTURE TIME

Leave School 8.30am

RETURN TIME

Return to School 3.00pm

NOTES

  • Bring a packed lunch for the first day
  • Full water bottles
  • No nuts
  • All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
  • Personal medications
  • Small personal hand sanitiser
  • Leave your phone at home
The Program

Resources

Gearing up
Clothing & Equipment checklist
The Food
FAQ
FAQ