Camps


Rationale

Camps are seen as an integral part of the Buckley Park College curriculum as they enable students to explore, extend and enrich their learning and their social skills development, in a non-school setting. They complement, and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at the school. Our school wide camp program has been developed to meaningfully engage students with our college values; namely, determination, respect, trust, honesty, responsibility, creativity, and tolerance. Camps provide a valuable opportunity for enhancing the social and academic development of students, participating in a range of outdoor and adventure activities not normally available within the classroom based curriculum; and enriching the sense of belonging of both teachers and students to the school community. Furthermore, all of our camps aim to offer our students enjoyable and memorable experiences that support the establishment and progression of meaningful learning relationships between peers, and with teachers.

Aims / Purpose

  • To reinforce, complement and extend the learning opportunities beyond the classroom
  • To develop an understanding that learning is not limited to school, and that valuable and powerful learning takes place in the real world.
  • To provide a safe, secure learning experience for students in a venue external to the school.
  • To further develop social skills such as cooperation, tolerance, communication, individual and group interaction.
  • To further develop problem solving and life survival skills.
  • To extend understanding of their physical and cultural environment.

Implementation

There are year level camps which are an integral part of the school curriculum. The section on the left lists these camps (dates are  approximate).

 


 

Additional camps are also run depending on need and demand.

Year Level

Camp

Duration (approx.)

Date

10

Outdoor Education

Various

During unit

       

11

Skiing

4 days

August

Various

Music Camp

3 days

May

Various

Overseas tour

Japan & Germany in alternate years

Various

Mid-year

Year Level Camps 2021

Year 7 Orientation & Outdoor Recreation (ADANAC Yarra Valley)

(3 days in March)

This Camp gives new students an opportunity to meet each other and break down barriers from a formal classroom situation. Ensuring a successfaul transition to secondary school life, students build lasting relationships with  teachers.


Year 8 Tasmania Tour

(5 days in May)

The Tour of Tasmania, further enhances student/teacher relationships. It gives students an experience of touring with their peers. and forms part of the Humanities curriculum.

Year 9 Britannia Park Camp (Westburn)  

(3 days in March)

The camp allows students to develop team building and initiative, and continues to develop student/teacher relationships.

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