Students at Wollondilly Anglican College experience camps bi-annually from Year 5.
The camping program has been formulated around five themes with each camp activity seeking to build on these skills:
The five themes are:
- Christian Discovery
- Curriculum Development
- Development of Leadership Skills
- Outdoor Activities
- Establishment/maintenance of individual worth and group identity
Year 5 – Teen Ranch at Cobbitty
A first camp experience or for some the first extended period of time away from home. This camp provides an entry level experience for students in Year 5 not too far away from home. The Camp provides an opportunity for Christian Discovery, team building and participation in a range of Outdoor Recreational pursuits.
Year 7 – Rathane and Telford at Port Hacking
The timing of this Camp is specifically allocated to foster relationship building at the commencement of Year 7. With a number of students coming into the College at this entry point it provides an opportunity to develop friendships and unite the new Year 7 group. The Camp builds on skills developed at the Year 5 Camp for students that have come through the College Middle Years but also provides opportunities for those students new to the College to engage in these pursuits of which they may have had limited exposure. Christian Discovery and Outdoor Recreation are again prominent features in this program.
Year 9 – Nowra Waterslea – Shoalhaven River
A purposed designed program as a possible precursor for the popular Duke of Edinburgh program at the College. Students are split into boys’ and girls’ groups and alternate between a one night expedition program and a night in cabins. Students engage in a range of Outdoor Recreational activities and are challenged in areas of initiative and self-efficacy. A night program that focuses on an area of interest that the group is engaged in and the separation to single genders for the duration of the program allows for specific focus on the needs of the students at this important developmental stage.
Year 11 – Boomerang Adventures City Experience
A camping favourite amongst the students and staff of the College. A program that is in many ways unique, pushing the comfort zone and always impacts on our students profoundly. Students complete a range of Outdoor Educational activities, leadership and initiative challenges, workshopping with the homeless through our partners Hope Street Mission, sleeping on the streets in a safe and contained area and competing in an Amazing Race across the Sydney CBD.