The purpose of the Year 7 Camp Program is to develop positive relationships within self, peers, the environment and adventure. Activities are specifically targeted to the theme “Connections”, where students are, by nature of the task, required to physically and emotionally rely on and support each other. The focus throughout the program works through appropriate behaviours and attitudes as they impact our vital connections day to day.
The theme Connections is explored, referred to and reflected using the model of “Helps & Hinders”. Critical thinking around behaviours and attitudes of what hinders building positive connections is explored. The aim of camp is to develop behaviours and attitudes that help create and maintain positive connections. Students participating in this program, work towards early stages of personal and social competence and ethical behaviour as they start to construct relationships within the cohort, and work towards an attitude of environmental stewardship. The program will engage students to actively work towards building positive connections with: self, peers, the environment and their experiences.
Adventure Alternatives has mapped the Subjects, Strands and Content Descriptions as outlined in the National Curriculum as they apply to the theme, aims and activities for our Year 7 Camp Program. How these relate on the ground is provided in our Elaboration in our Staff Manual and the delivery of briefing and debriefing of activities by our instructors.
A detailed outline of what these are is provided in your camp proposal. Our elaborations is supplied as part of our booking process.
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“Pre-camp communication was excellent. Very organised and proactive. As always, communication was clearly. Very flexible with late group changes. Allowed for new connections between students and for many to reconnect with people they had not spoken to for a while. Many challenged themselves in activities and even with the food they ate.”
Joe Hodges, Year 7 Camp
Moreton Bay College
“The program was fantastic and offered a variety of activities and challenges. The camp out was a big hit too. All instructors were friendly and most followed the program and made the effort to give the best possible experience. Strict safety practices were evident and the hot timed showers worked well at shower time, giving the students some actual free time during the free time period. Domes were spacious and comfortable. I also liked the concept of having only half the cohort at base camp. Thanks for an overall excellent experience.”
Victoria Archer, Year 7 Camp
Immanuel Lutheran College
“Please pass on our thanks to all the staff who worked tirelessly to deliver a very worthwhile experience for our Yr 7's last week.”
Ryan Edwards - Year 7 Camp
Matthew Flinders Anglican College
“Faced Fears; rose to challenges; developed a sense of team; increased a sense of responsibility and care for self, others and the environment.”
Year 7 Teacher
Immanuel Lutheran College