Camps & Tours

At Yarra Hills Secondary College Camps are offered to students at all year levels:

Year 7 – Orientation Camp
3 days/2 nights
The College 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.

Year 8 – Activity Camp
5 days/4 nights
The Year 8 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.

Year 9 – Adventure Camp/Tour
7 days/6 nights
Select students only
The Year 9 Adventure Camp takes on a tour format and 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 including Kayaking, Surfing and Rock Climbing just to name a few. 

Additional Camps and Tours
The College offers additional camps and tours for instrumental music students and senior students.

Music Camp
Music students from Years 7 to 12 will be involved in a 3 day music rehearsal camp.  Music Camp is a great opportunity for musicians from Mooroolbark and Mt Evelyn Campuses to work closely with each other, through combined rehearsals, sectional tutorials and on a social level. It is especially important for the Year 7 music students to attend the camp and all students who play in one of the COLLEGE CONCERT BANDS are expected to attend the camp.

New Zealand Music Tour
Senior Concert Band members are able to attend a College Music Tour to New Zealand.  This tour takes place every second year.  Students participate in both music and cultural activities whilst on tour.  

Outdoor Education
Students who undertake Outdoor Education as an elective in Year 9 or 10 or as a VCE subject will have the opportunity to participate in numerous events, overnight hikes and camps.  Activities include but are not limited to kayaking, canoeing, skiing, hiking and sailing.