Outdoor Education at ELTHAM College is experiential education which involves and engages students in a variety of situations. Outdoor Education aims to extend students beyond their previous experiences and utilises a range of activities and situations as vehicles to promote a more positive attitude towards SELF, OTHERS and the ENVIRONMENT.
JUNIOR YEARS – Year 3 & 4: Introduction to camping away from home
Year 3/4 students attend a 3 day experience at camp Gundawindi for a multi – activity program
JUNIOR YEARS – Year 5 & 6: Introduction to the Outdoors
Year 5 students attend a 3 day camp at the Summit – a high adventure multi activity program
Year 6 students spend 4 nights base camping at Anglesea for an aquatic program that includes surf safety, surfing and canoeing.
MIDDLE YEARS – Years 7 & 8: Introduction to Journeying
Students choose two of three options, over the two year period. Students spend 5 days involved in one of the following outdoor journeys:
SENIOR YEARS: Leadership and Journeying