Learning for life
Learning how to live with other people in a more challenging environment than our everyday urban lifestyle, is a key element of our learning for life program at SPW.
Outdoor education builds a sense of personal achievement, self-dependence and interdependence and we find students return with a greater sense of empathy, with an acknowledgement of the importance of team building, and clearer planning and decision making skills.
Our camps are run by professionally trained and experienced consultants. The Outdoor Education program is as follows:
Year 3 – Camp Woodhouse
This Adelaide Hills camp lasts for 3 days/2 nights and students stay in tent and bunkhouse accommodation. Activities include orienteering, climbing, rope bridge construction, billy cart racing and indigenous shelter and bowl making.
Year 4 – Camp Douglas Scrub
Based at the Girl Guides campsite near McLaren Vale this 3 day/2 night camp has an aquatic aspect including kayaking and camp craft skills including setting up tents and camp cooking.
Year 5 – Camp Murray
Located at the Roonka Scout Camp, Blanchetown this 3 day/2 night camp has an indigenous and aquatic theme with tours of local Aboriginal sites, canoeing, fishing and yabbying, camping and bush cooking.
Year 6 – Camp Flinders Ranges
Based at Pitchie Richie Camp Grounds, Quorn in Southern Flinders this 3 day/2 night camp gives students an experience of small group overnight lightweight camping with minimal facilities. Activities include bushwalking, mountain biking and local history tours.
Year 7 – Camp Hindmarsh Island
Based from Little Eagle campsite on Hindmarsh Island, this 4 day/3 night camp is designed to further develop students camping and outdoor skills combined with team challenges. Aquatic activities include surfing, ocean ecology, great southern ocean cultural walk and canoeing to a campsite, setting up tents and staying the night.