Student Camps

Duke of Edinburgh Camps

By Daring and by Doing

The Duke of Edinburgh Award aims to offer all young Australians the opportunity to experience a sense of personal achievement through individual challenge, teamwork and fun. The Award is an internationally recognised program that encourages a sense of adventure amongst its participants. Significant commitment and organisation are required to complete the program as well as effort, perseverance and initiative, which are put to the test on the adventurous expeditions.  Success in the Award Program comes through a conscious decision to accept and take up challenges.

Each year, Year 9 students begin working towards achieving their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  The Award has four components including volunteering, physical recreation/fitness, skill and adventurous expeditions.  At the Bronze level, students are introduced to bike riding and hiking in two expeditions.  They also learn skills in camp craft, teamwork and navigation along with other elements that build character and only occur in the great outdoors.  The lessons learned as well as memories and friendships gained are invaluable