At Mount Waverley North Primary School, our camping program provides each child with the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience and a sense of achievement through a variety of challenging situations within different environments. The camping program promotes students’ independence and builds positive teacher-child and peer group relationships.
All school camps are fully accredited with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Year 1/2 Stay Late
In preparation for our external Camping program beginning in Year 3, our Year 1/2 students participate in a 'Stay Late'. This is a great opportunity for students to experience spending longer hours away from home and with their classmates one evening, complete with activities, food and a movie.
Year 3/4 Camping Program
In Years 3&4, students attend a 3-day camp each year:
Camp Jungai (near Lake Eildon)
Camp Jungai is bordered by State Forest and accommodates students in newly upgraded facilities. Camp Jungai promotes race reconciliation and with strong ties to the local community - local indigenous leaders take educational walks and courses in both bush tucker, and native plants traditionally used for medicine - Jungai is perfect for studenets to immerse themselves in indigenous Australian culture, and test their physical abilities via a wide variety of land, and water-based courses.
The Island (Phillip Island)
Situated on 2.5 hectares of landscaped gardens, The Island is nestled in the heart of Cowes, within strolling distance of safe sandy beaches, the picturesque coastal township and a short drive to Phillip Island’s world-renowned tourist attractions. The Island provides a mix of on-site adventure activities together with opportunities to experience the natural wonders of this significant location. A trip to the penguins is always a highlight!
Year 5/6 Camping Program
In Years 5&6, students attend a 5-day camp each year.
Camp Coonawarra (near Bairnsdale)
Camp Coonawarra is situated on 140 hectares, nestled in a wonderful bush setting on the Iguana Creek, East Gippsland Victoria. Activities can include archery, campfire cooking, canoeing, giant games, bush walking, flying foxes, hut building, initiative activities, raft making, ropes courses, team rescue and the giant swing.
Camp Rumbug (near Foster)
The beautiful Camp Rumbiug is located in the majestic hills of South Gippsland, two hours from school, and set in 200 acres of glorious temperate rainforest overlooking Wilson's Promontory National Park. Activities at camp include abseiling, archery, flying fox, giant swing, low ropes, orienteering, raft building, team challenge, bush craft and trust exercieses.