Our camping program is based around the Curriculum relevant at each year level. Each camp may have a cultural, environmental or historical emphasis and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at Nichols Point.

We aim to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in a sequential camping program that aims to provide shared class experiences and a sense of group cohesiveness. Camps extend on classroom learning and promote resilience, confidence, resourcefulness, cooperation, leadership and tolerance.

The camps gradually increase the amount of time spent away from home while still experiencing a positive and supportive environment.

The Camping Program is as follows:

Prep

Activity Day: Prep students participate in an Activity Day that is based around the Inquiry topic being taught at the time of the Camp.

Prep Students remain at school at the end of a school day, participate in a range of activities and have tea before being collected at approx. 6.00pm.

Grade 1/2

Activity Day/Sleepover: The Grade 1/2 students participate in an Activity Day. This is also based around the Inquiry topic being taught at the time of the Camp.

The Grade 1/2 students spend their day out in the community and participate in a range of experiences. Upon the students return to school they stay to enjoy tea before the Grade 1 students are collected at approx. 6.00pm.

The Grade 2 students remain at school and stay the night for a ‘sleepover’. The students are up bright and early in the morning for breakfast and are collected at approx 8.30am.

Grade 3

Swan Hill Camp: Grade 3 students participate in an overnight excursion to Swan Hill. The students stay in dorm accommodation and spend majority of their time at Pioneer Settlement engaging in a range of activities and tasks from the ‘Olden Days’. Students take their sleeping bag and pillows and are responsible for their own belongings while on camp.

Students leave for Swan Hill at approx 7.30am and return the next day at approx 5.00pm.

Grade 4

Adelaide Camp: Grade 4 students participate in a 2 night excursion to Adelaide. The students stay in dorm accommodation and participate in a range of activities revolving around Australia’s history and the environment. Students take their own sleeping bag and pillows, are responsible for their own belongings and manage their own spending money while on camp.

Students leave for Adelaide at approx 7.00am and return the next day at approx 5.00pm.

Grade 5

Ballarat Camp: Grade 5 students participate in a 3 night camp to Ballarat. The students stay in motel accommodation.

Students spend majority of their time learning about the Gold Rush at Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Centre. They also travel to Melbourne for a day and take guided tours of the MCG, Immigration Museum and the Aquarium.

Students are responsible for their own belongings and managing their spending money.

Students leave for Ballarat at approx 7.00am and return 4 days later at approx 4.00pm.

Grade 6

Canberra Camp: Grade 6 students participate in a 4 night camp to Canberra. The students stay in motel accommodation.

Students spend their time in our Nations Capital learning about our Government and political systems through visits to Old and New Parliament House. They also learn about Australia’s history when visiting the War Memorial, Regatta Point and The National Museum.

Students are responsible for their own belongings and managing their spending money.

Students leave for Canberra at approx 7.00am and return 5 days later at approx 5.30pm.