What they say...

The Phillip Island Duke of Ed camp was fun! Lots of great activities made it easy to make friends.
Duke of Ed
I was the leader of the group and had the role or CEO. I loved being in charge and delegating team tasks to my team mates, it was so fun being responsible for the camp.
Geelong Grammar
My experience with OutBeyond was great, the staff and students are all amazing and I would highly recommend this camp. My favourite activity was kayaking.
Wellington College
I used the camp budget and purchased food for the group as part of our dinner. I had to manage the team’s money and they were very grateful”
Balwyn High School
We learnt how to surf on Phillip Island, it was my favourite activity and the instructors made us feel confident and safe
Duke of Ed Student
We performed a cultural dance after learning from the local aboriginal officer. It was fun using traditional dance techniques
We Kayak'd to the Sand dune which had the most incredible views and the instructors were so friendly and helped us learn.
Year 8 Student
It was fun spending time with my friends sitting around the campfire
Year 9 Student


Allow your students a journey of exploration and discovery as they travel along the beautiful coastline of Phillip Island and the surrounding natural environments.

Aims & Objectives (Educational Outcomes)

Students will develop a deeper appreciation for nature through working with Parks Rangers, taking part in local indigenous cultural activities and adventures on the land and water. Through OutBeyond’s unique Leadership and Development Program, students will take on an active role within the team, which allows for the development of a number of key life skills in our program participants.

Here are some educational outcomes that we focus on during this program:

  • Nature awareness
  • Appreciation for aboriginal culture
  • Appreciation for others
  • Flora and fauna identification
  • A sense adventure
  • A sense of belonging
  • Group challenge
  • Contextual learning

We also aim to provide opportunities for students to develop the following values

  • Excellence, aiming high and by persevering in the face of difficulties;
  • innovation, inquiry, and curiosity by thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively;
  • diversity, as found in our different cultures, languages, and heritages;
  • community and participation for the common good;
  • ecological sustainability and care for the environment;
  • integrity, which involves being honest, responsible, and accountable and acting ethically;
  • respect (for) themselves, others, and human rights.

Life Skill Outcomes

The perfect school camp location for your students. Phillip Island is an ideal camp destination for both residential and journey based programming. Our local experience and local knowledge gives your school a fresh perspective on camp programming and delivery - going places and seeing sights you may have never seen before.

Watch and support in your students in enjoyment as they tackle environmental challenges as a team, solve problems and have lots of fun enjoying our coastal camp destination.

Life skills are a comprehensive set of universal cognitive and non-cognitive skills and abilities, connecting behaviour, attitudes, and knowledge, which our program participants develop and retain throughout their lives. The right combination of Life skills increase young people’s well-being and help them to develop into active and productive members of their communities.

Here is a shortlist of just some of the life skills that we focus on during this camp program:

  • Empathy
  • Resilience and Grit
  • Leadership
  • Compassion
  • Cooperation and Teamwork
  • Growth-mindset
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Nature awareness

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging

Activities on offer


Surfing with fully qualified SLSC instructors.

Team Building

OutBeyond runs a variety of Team Building aimed at increasing teamwork and leadership development, and making better friends in the process.

Sea Kayak Voyaging

Kids enjoy both Sea Kayaking and River Kayaking on our camps, guided by fully qualified instructors.

Coastal Walking

Bush Walks are a great way for our kids to get active and serve as an introduction to the great outdoors.


From setting up a tent to cooking on a Trangia, learning Camp Craft is a major outcome from our programs.

Financial Management

Increase skills in financial planning and management, we give students guided control over their groups finances and spending.

Indigenous Culture

Students learn about local indigenous culture and the history of our land.

We make the school camp process simple.

Step 1


Apply online to partner with OutBeyond.

Step 2

We visit your school.

We'll arrange a visit to your school to work with you in developing a tailored program suited to the unique needs of your school and your students.

Step 3

Pre-Camp program.

OutBeyond educators run a full-day program at your school including student ice-breaker & planning activities, teacher on-boarding workshop and a parents information session.

Step 4

Camp Program.

Step 5

Program Review & Feedback.

OutBeyond will meet with your camp coordinator and discuss the programs effectiveness in detail, including:

  • Provide teachers with tools to continue the developmental outcomes in the classroom.
  • Present and review Teacher & Student feedback forms.
  • Discuss any issues or concerns.