Years 7, 8 & 9

Year 7 – Lord Somers Camp

3 days/2 nights

The school regards the Year 7 Orientation Camp as one of the most important in the camps program. Its primary aim is to help students to settle in and feel part of Yarra Hills Secondary College, by helping to build their relationships with teachers and fellow students. The success of this camp in the past has formed many positive and lasting friendships amongst Year 7’s.

Lord Somers Camp is nestled in the coastal village of Somers, 85 km south-east of Melbourne, on the southern shore of the Mornington Peninsula with a year round moderate climate.

It is a friendly and tranquil camp site with lots of native birds and wildlife. There is a mixture of open space and bush settings on our seven acre site where koalas and echidnas regularly visit as the camp its part of the Coolart wetlands wildlife corridor. A 20 metre private footbridge over Merricks Creek leads down to a broad, sandy beach where students will be able to swim safely and explore the rock pools.

Possible Activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Rock Pool Rambling
  • Raft Building
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Bush Food/Coastal Care
  • Screen Printing
  • Initiative Activities
  • Beach Games
  • Astronomy

Year 8 – Inverloch Aquatic Camp

5 days/4 nights

The Year 8 Inverloch Camp enables students to participate in an activity based educational program that provides carefully structured learning opportunities and experiences that cannot be incorporated as part of the normal school based Year 8 curriculum.

We aim to introduce the students to a diverse range of specialist outdoor adventure activities and sporting pursuits with particular emphasis placed upon the development of trust, initiative, cooperation, effective communication skills and teamwork.

This objective will be achieved through group participation in Outdoor Adventure activities such as; Surfing, Snorkelling, Canoeing, Sea-Kayaking, Windsurfing, Bike Riding, Fishing, Beach Games, a day trip to explore the Wilson’s Promontory National Park and a variety of different Structured Initiative / Problem Solving Activities.

We have particularly chosen pursuits which, it is hoped, have some prospect of being continued in later life and which encourage healthy and sensible recreation. With increasing amounts of leisure time, schools have a responsibility to encourage and enlighten students in such activities.

 

Year 9 – Adventure on the Gold Coast – consult RDE

7 days/6 nights

The Year 9 Adventure on the Gold Coast Camp enables students to experience a broad range of exciting and fun activities amongst their peers. Students travel by coach and stay in excellent accommodation. The week is filled with so many activities ranging from Wet n’ Wild, Dreamworld, lots of sporting activities including Kayaking, Surfing and Rock Climbing. This is a very popular camp as the weather is fantastic, the beaches are great and the company is brilliant!

Year 9 – Point Leo Surf Camp

3 days/2 nights

The main objective of the Surfing camp is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in the sport of Surfing and progressively develop their Surfing skills in a safe, supportive and highly encouraging environment.

The students will receive constant professional instruction from Prue Latchford and her highly experienced staff at East Coast Surf School for 7 x 2½ hr lessons over the course of the week. Depending on wave and weather conditions we will surf at various beaches in and around Pt. Leo. Students will also develop valuable knowledge and skills in Surf safety procedures and an awareness of the dangers or potential hazards that exist at surf beaches. Students will also participate in Geocaching and Snorkelling in the surrounding coastal areas.