Camps at Gembrook Primary School
The Gembrook Camp Program endeavours to promote the development of our students’ independence and self-reliance, in addition to fostering such social skills as co-operation, tolerance, leadership and environmental awareness.
The program aims are:
- To provide an opportunity for students to experience the richness of camp communal life in a variety of environmental settings.
- To give students the opportunities to further develop friendships and relationships with fellow students and teachers in a different setting
- To reinforce the school values of respect and high expectations in another setting.
To provide Camp/Outdoor Education experiences which promote the values of independence, safe risk taking, having a go, respect and community
The camps for 2021 are:
Grade 2: Log Cabin Ranch (Monbulk) 5-6 May 2021
Log Cabin Ranch is a ‘Victorian Tourism Industry Council’ accredited camp site, located in the majestic Dandenong Ranges – only 30 minutes from Gembrook.
Log Cabin Ranch has been in operation since 1978 and has for over 20 years been owned by the Haley Family, who are committed and passionate about providing an enjoyable camping experience to all types of School Camps and Group Accommodation Retreats.
Grade 3/4: Manyung Camp (Mt. Eliza) 9-11 June 2021
Camp Manyung is a coastal adventure park located in Mount Eliza and run by the YMCA. YMCA Camps are all about adventure in the outdoors and making a connection with nature and have been running adventure camps since 1925.
Grade 5/6: Woorabinda Camp (Yallourn Nth.) 22-24 June 2021
Somers School Camp – Woorabinda Campus is a government residential school located on the shores of Lake Narracan in the LaTrobe Valley it is situated on 100 Hectares of native bush, open paddocks, hidden wetlands and temperate rain forest.
Programs include environmental studies, sustainable practice, team building initiatives and challenging adventure activities. All of the staff are qualified VIT registered teachers.
The camp has been running since 1973 and we are a member of the Residential Outdoor Schools Association.