What they say...

The snorkelling was really fun in the national park and I enjoyed playing at the beach with my friends.
Jade
Student
The most enjoyable part of the camp was hiking, I was CEO and got to navigate for the group
Jayden
It was fun spending time with my friends sitting around the campfire
Sarah
Year 9 Student
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

The world famous Great Ocean road, known for the 12 Apostles, the Great Otway National Park's Great Walks, Iconic history such as the Indigenous Culture and the Lightstation - the perfect location for your next school camp program.

Aims & Objectives (Educational Outcomes)

Students will work together as they navigate their way throughout the park on our journey based camp program. Learning about the ecology of the Otways, students will take part in amazing outdoor adventure activities such as surfing, snorkeling, rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking, bushwalking, rock climbing and more. As they take on active leadership roles they will be responsible for managing their day to day tasks and challenges.

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

From spectacular cliff top views along the Great Ocean Walk, to river and lake systems for water based activities, the OutBeyond camp program gives your students the opportunity to develop a wide range of outdoor leadership skills such as resilience, grit, good communication, teamwork and empathy.

Activities on offer

Coastal Walking

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

Camping

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

Coastal Expeditions

Sea Kayak Voyaging

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

Surfing

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.

Lighthouse Tours

Surfing

Snorkelling

Surfing Lessons

Swimming & Snorkeling

Body Boarding

Cooking on Trangias

Beach Activtiies

Bushwalking

Map Reading and Navigation

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.