At Williamstown Primary School, students across Years 3-6 will attend an off-site camp each year. Students from Years Prep to Two participate in activities to prepare them for the camping experiences in Years 3-6.
In Prep, students participate in a year-level breakfast, and in Year One they participate in a dinner. Year Two students are involved in a sleepover at school. All these events are held in Term Four, each year.
In Grade 3 for many years now we have headed off to the Melbourne Zoo for the Zoo Snooze Camp. This camp coincides with our animal habitat unit and is an overnight camp. The camp sees classes sleep at the zoo for one night, while also enjoying an outstanding educational experience.
Grade 4 students head off to Marysville for a two night adventure camp.
In Grade 5/6, our students also attend two very different styles of camps. During the even years, we head to Anglesea Coastal Forest Lodge for two nights, where our students participate in surfing, kayaking and mountain bike riding, while having opportunities to undertake bush and other adventure activities on-site. In alternate years we head off to Toolangi for an outdoor adventure camp.
As a whole, our Camps Program looks to educate and engage while providing opportunities for our students to develop socially and emotionally.