Year 7 Camp


DEPARTURE DAY/DATE: Wednesday, 31st of January 2018

Students to arrive in the gymnasium at 8.00 am, ready for an 8:30 am departure

RETURN DAY/DATE: Friday, 2nd of February 2018

Approximately 3:10 – 3.30 pm



Canoeing – ‘Wild About Water’

Using the neighbouring dam, students are taught the concepts of water safety in the aquatic environment. Participants will play a range of games and activities with canoes on the dam designed to increase their confidence and skills in the water & promote positive relationships with other students.

*Bringing old clothes and shoes that can get wet is a must for this activity.


Big Trees & River Walk

Big trees and river walk is an interactive journey encompassing ‘way stations’ to encourage exploration, discussion and learning about natural systems, habitat and human impact. These activities have been designed to foster wellbeing, individual thinking & listening and sharing of ideas within a group. As the individual explores and engages with the river and bush environment this will promote understanding about conservation of the natural world, group cooperation, problem solving and teamwork.


Climbing Wall -‘Vertical Challenge’

The fundamentals of Top Rope Climbing. Including but not limited to; fitting climbing gear, belay techniques, back up belay techniques, climbing techniques, developing a system of climbing checks and communication. A session at one of the largest outdoor climbing towers in Australia, with both 12 metre and 18 metre options!


Low Ropes - ‘Balance & Teamwork’

A seven element initiative course ranging from balancing wires to spiders webs and problem solving your way across a lava lake. These activities have been designed to promote balance and motor skills, as well as foster growth in communication, problem solving and teamwork.


Mountain Bike Tour - ‘Two Wheel Adventure’

A journey on bikes utilising the surrounding forest tracks. This will include a bike skill development session before the ride begins.


Grow it, Cook it

The aim of this session is to create real, sustainable change and it’s as simple as providing people with the knowledge and skills to feed themselves better, act locally, understanding where your water comes from & where your waste goes, questions consumerism and packaging. We discuss the possibilities of embracing change, trying something new and choosing curiosity over certainty in food, art & life. We hope to Educate, Empower, Inspire & Nourish our participants by spending time gardening, cooking & sharing a meal together!



Camp Marysville is laid out in ‘sub camps’, each comprising a central teacher’s lodge surrounded by a number of student cabins (each sleeping 6 – 8) in a loosely fenced community. This helps each group to develop its own sense of ‘home’ while still being a part of the larger camp community.  All lodges and cabins have reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating and ensuite toilet and shower (no need for students to leave their cabin to visit a remote ablutions block during the night).



The suppliers and kitchen staff grow and prepare your food with care and respect, we hope that this is evident when you taste our delicious meals. We aim to educate, empower and inspire students and groups by gardening, cooking, eating and completing the cycle together. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and skills with you and your students so they have the tools to make better food choices for themselves and their families.


What to Bring? A Quick Checklist

(Please refer to the Camp Marysville’s items page for a more detailed list)


*Please Note* Students must bring a packed lunch with them for the first day, there will be no opportunity for students to purchase their lunch


  • Sleeping bag (an extra blanket can be handy when it is cold)
  • Pillow & pillow case
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, SUNSCREEN, medications)
  • Bath towel and an extra towel for water activities
  • Suitable clothing (including jumper, t-shirts, shorts, track pants, bathers, socks, sturdy shoes, hat, underwear, pyjamas etc)
  • Old shoes/sandals for water activities (shoes must be worn in the canoes and in the lake)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Hair tie (long hair must be tied up for activities)
  • Drink bottle
  • Torch


*Please note* students will not be allowed to wear thongs at any stage during the camp


It is also important that campers carry their personal medications such as asthma pumps and epi-pens during all activities. 


All other medications are to be handed in to Year 7 Co-ordinator fully labelled with student’s name including clear dosages before departure.


What NOT To Bring:

  • Good clothes
  • Valuable items
  • Electronic games/Mobile Phones/ipods


Staughton College will take no responsibility for the above items if lost or broken – students bring these items at their own risk.

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