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
Travelling in small groups, this camp provides a unique wilderness experience on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Approximately 40 kilometres 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 at two of South East Queensland’s best mountain biking areas Hidden Vale Adventure Park and the Wooroi Trails right on our door step at Tewantin National Park. This trip gives students the opportunity to develop and challenge individual riding skills whether they are basic to advanced.
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.