St Andrew’s provides an exciting camps program for all our Prep to Year 10 students. The Camps are a compulsory and fun part of each child’s education. The aims of this program are to improve:
- Social skills
- Bonding within year groups
- Environmental understandings
- Outdoor skills
- Understanding of self and others
The program is designed to build on skills and provide increasing levels of challenge and self-reliance as children progress through the year levels. Locations and activities are chosen to be age-appropriate as well as to provide a variety of environments and activities. Camps are learning-rich experiences where students achieve incredible personal growth.
Moreton Bay is a wilderness jewel on our back doorstep. Before the camp even begins, students must work with buddies to plan their menus and buy their food. The journey begins in the sheltered waters of the southern bay, then they venture out to campsites on South Stradbroke Island. They learn paddling techniques and by the end of the week are navigating themselves and planning their route depending on tides and conditions.
Fraser Island Hike
Traveling in small groups of 14 students with 2 teachers, this camp provides a unique wilderness experience on World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Approximately 40 kilometers is hiked over the five days with each group staying in a new location every night. Students (and teachers) must carry everything on their backs including food, tents and clothing.
Based in the Noosa Hinterland region, students travel a trail network through forests and small towns. Each night sees us setting up camp in a new location and each day brings a mixture of relaxing fire trails and more technical single track. Students self-cater for the entire week and navigation becomes their responsibility as the week progresses.
Whitsundays Scuba Camp
Students fly to Airlie Beach and spend 3 nights in town completing class and pool sessions. They then set sail on a maxi yacht to the islands where they complete their open water dives and spend 2 nights living on board.