Outdoor education

Christ Church’s outdoor education program develops the character and skills of boys. Challenge, initiative, self-reliance, leadership, teamwork, responsibility, healthy risk-taking, communal living and environmental care are all promoted through annual camps for boys from Years 5 to 10.

The program is aligned with the School’s ‘Phases of Learning’, matching the age and stages of development with appropriate experiences to challenge the boys. These camps are a compulsory part of the curriculum and the cost is incorporated into the inclusive fee structure.

Year 5 Earthkeepers

Boys begin their outdoor education journey in Year 5 at the School’s Kooringal campus near Dwellingup. To ensure the boys are prepared and get the most out of the experience, the camp is based around the Earthkeepers project that begins in the classroom. Earthkeepers engages the boys ‘heads, hearts and hands’ in understanding the natural world.

Year 6

This three-day camp, held at Kooringal, promotes the theme of co-operation and offers more adventurous opportunities for the boys. Activities include canoeing and orienteering as well as other resourceful activities such as cooking, cleaning and building humpies.

See what your son can look forward to in the Outdoor Education program.