Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in a number of outdoor education experiences at Oakhill. In addition to retreats, students attend a minimum of two camps. These experiences are designed to focus on the skills involved in working together, building relationships and outdoor education. Our camps aim to challenge students while moving them out of their comfort zone allowing them to become more independent.
Students learn new skills during Year 7 Camp that can be built upon in Year 9, this ensures the challenges that they are faced with are age appropriate for their level of development.
The Year 7 Camp centres around building social connections amongst their peers, fostering new friendships and developing a wider social support network.
The Year 9 Camp builds on these skills while placing the students in an outdoor recreation setting. Students are then challenged to problem solve, use initiative and forge strong teams in order to develop a growing self-awareness, independence and build self-esteem.
In addition, students from Years 9 to 12 have the option to continue developing these skills as invited to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Click here for further information on this scheme.