Gariwerd (The Grampians) is a special place, a place central to the dreaming of Aboriginal people, particularly the Djab Wurrung and the Jardwadjali the traditional people of this area. Their descendents are still at Gariwerd involved in maintaining the culture and the stories of the land.
Gariwerd is a very spiritual place for Aboriginal people, because of the dreaming stories and the abundance of food, water and shelter it provides. This is evidenced by the number of occupation sites found in Gariwerd and the fact, that still today Aboriginal people are drawn to this place. Further evidence of the Aboriginal presence in the area is the fact that Gariwerd contains 90% of the rock art sites in Victoria.
Our school camp programs in the grampians allow for students to gain a deeper understanding of aboriginal culture, where they experience Brambuk and extended learning beyond the cultural centre, and out into the wilderness of the Gariwerd.
The camp programs that we run are suitable for students in years 5 up to year 12. Each program has specific learning outcomes relative to AusVels.