What they say...

The most enjoyable part of the camp was hiking, I was CEO and got to navigate for the group
Jayden
Camping out in tents was awesome. It was my first time. I also loved looking after the environment as part of my team role
Holly

Introduction

Situated less than two and a half hours drive from Melbourne, Wilson Prom is the perfect school camp, outdoor education and adventure program location for your secondary school aged students looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. With a wide range of activities on offer such as hiking, coasteering, camping, beach activities, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, raft building, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife observation, nature study and mountain climbing are among the many things to do in this iconic National Park. The Wilsons Prom OutBeyond program hosts an array of curricullum linked activities that build on what is taught within your classroom. Suitable for Year 8 - Year 11 groups, we tailor the program to the year level and to the specific needs of the group. Various routes and locations cater to the time available and the enthusiasm and fitness levels of group. Whether its a multi-day hike through the park to a remote lighthouse that illuminates seas at the southern tip of the Prom or a base camp with activity rotations, the Prom has a lot to offer schools wanting to try something different, or push their cohort of students. This program gives students the opportunity to plan, manage and lead their experience with the full guidance and support of the OutBeyond instructors and facilitators. Allow your students to participate in this student-led Leadership and Development Program. Adventure into this spectacular coastal and marine environment as your students explore and discover the natural wilderness of Wilsons Prom.

Aims & Objectives (Educational Outcomes)

Students will undertake a journey throughout the park and achieve a range of different educational outcomes. Depending on the schools desires, students will learn an array of things such as developing a deeper appreciation for nature through working with parks rangers, taking part in local indigenous cultural activities and adventures on the land and water, a sense of challenge and achievement, resilience, leadership, empathy and much more. 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. Wilsons Prom is an ideal camp destination for both base camping and semi- journey based programs. 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

Activities on offer

Surfing

Surfing with fully qualified SLSC instructors.

Open Fire Camp Cooking

Cooking on the Open Fire

Campfires

Camping under the stars

Coastal Walking

Conservation

Sunrise / Sunset Adventures

Conservation and Community Service

Maritime History

Learn about the history of Melbourne at Fort Point Nepean and the National park

Tree Adventures Activity

Kayaking (sit on top)

For beginners and younger students

Surfing

Surf lessons on Phillip Island

Hiking on Mountains

We make the school camp process simple.

Step 1

Apply.

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.