All camps and expeditions are designed to promote personal growth, social interaction and environmental awareness while complementing the traditional school experience.
At all times students are supported and guided in working together to meet both individual and group challenges, while gaining respect for the environment and understanding of the need for a sustainable future.
YEARS 3 & 4
Students are introduced to camp activities in a safe but challenging environment. Students are in cabins overnight and partake in a variety of activities during the day that develop team work and collaboration.
YEARS 5 & 6
The camp experience is extended to include overnight in tents and students preparing their own group meals. The level of challenge is increased with canoeing, abseiling and navigational challenges included in the programme. Students develop leadership and communication skills.
YEARS 7 & 8
Students attend a five-day camp where the focus is on friendships and unity. For students new to the School in the Senior years, this is an integral part of getting to know their peers and House communities.
Students are challenged with new skills and experiences such as caving and expedition hiking. The camp has a journey aspect where students have time to develop a sense of place and connection to the land around them. All groups are accompanied by experienced Outdoor Education staff.
Students participate in a rigorous expedition that is the pinnacle of the School’s Outdoor Education programme. The expedition includes an extensive range of activities that involve a high level of commitment and challenge. This is a journey based programme that builds on lessons learnt in Year 9. This is often undertaken in different modes of travel be that hike, mountain bike, or paddle.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS SCHEME
The Duke of Edinburgh is offered by Canberra Grammar School to senior students with a passion for the outdoors, community service, and a desire for self-development within a supportive and supervised environment.
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding and rigorous programme teaching resourcefulness, determination, leadership and compassion.