Bush Camping

Activity Purpose:

  1. To erect their own fly style shelters (bivvy) - no walls or floor.
  2. Pack and waterproof a backpack.
  3. Choose, prepare and cook their own meals on an open fire and on a trangia stove. 
  4. Hike sometimes many kilometres a day carrying a full backpack. 
  5. Use a map and compass to navigate when necessary.
  6. Be involved in making all decisions - adult supervisors have minimum input into decision making.
  7. Complete all the above with a minimum impact on the natural environment.​

Year Levels:

​Year 6 upwards

Instructor:

TEEC Staff Member

General Comments:

Will involve students and teachers in:
    •    building their own shelters
    •    sleeping under these shelters - a sheet of plastic (bivouac / bivvy ) - no walls or floor
    •    packing and waterproofing a backpack
    •    hiking up to 5 kilometres a day carrying a full backpack
    •    no showers
    •    using bush toilets
    •    preparing and cooking own meals on an open fire and on a trangia stove and completing "heaps" of washing up
    •    completing all the above with a minimum impact on the natural environment.
Pupils use map and compass to navigate when necessary. Pupils are involved in making all decisions - adult supervisors have minimum input into decision making. In a number of sections pupils may have to navigate through open forest country or through rainforested areas with no defined tracks. When on water in canoes, pupils are accompanied by a Safety Boat. Involves a fair amount of time in preparation before camp. Students will follow our Minimal Impact Code.

Australian Curriculum: 

During the course of this activity it may be possible to target a number of the "Content Descriptions" across year levels six upwards.

Year 6

Health and Physical Education​
Personal, social and community health
Being healthy, safe and active
Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing. 
Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
Practise skills to establish and manage relationships. 
Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships.
Contributing to healthy and active communities
Investigate the role of preventative health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities.
Explore how participation in outdoor activities supports personal and community healath and wellbeing and creates connections to the natural and built environment. 
Movement and physical activity
Moving our body 
Propose and apply movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment.
Understanding movement 
Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular participation can have on health and wellbeing.  ​
Participate in physical activities from their own and other cultures and examine how involvement creates community connectiond and intercultural understanding.
Learning through movement 
Participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities. 
Apply critical and creative thinking processes in order to generate and assess solutions to movement challenges.
 

Year 7/8

Health and Physical Education​
Personal, social and community health
Being healthy, safe and active

​​​Practise and apply strategies to seek help for themselves or others.

Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing.

Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

Investigate the benefits of relationships and examine their impact on their own and others' health and wellbeing. 

Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity. 
Contributing to healthy and active communities
Plan and use health practices, behaviours and resources to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities. 

Plan and implement strategies for connecting to natural and built environments to promote the health and wellbeing of their communities.  
Movement and physical activity
Moving our body 

Use feedback to omprove body control and coordination when performing specialised movement skills in a variety of situations. 
Understanding movement 
Participate in physical activities that develop health-related and skill-related fitness components, and create and monitor personal fitness plans. 
Learning through movement 
Practise and apply personal and social skills when undertaking a range of roles in physical activities.

Evaluate and justify reasons for decisions and choices of action when solving movement challenges.

Year 9/10

Health and Physical Education
Personal, social and community health
Being healthy, safe and active
Evaluate factors that shape identities, and critically analyse how individuals impact the identities of others. 

Examine the impact of changes and transitions on relationships.

Plan, rehearse and evaluate options (including CPR and first aid) for managing situations where their own health, safety and wellbeing may be at risk.

Propose, practise and evaluate responses in situations where external influences may impact on their ability to make healthy and safe choices.
​​Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships.

Evaluate situations and propose appropriate emotional responses then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses.

Evaluate and apply health information from a range of sources to health decisions and situations.
Movement and physical activity
Learning through movement 

Devise, implement and refine strategies demonstrating leadership and collaboration skills when working in groups or teams.

Transfer understanding from previous movement experiences to create solutions to movement challenges. 

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Year 11/12

​Physical Education
Acquiring

Demonstrate through physical responses an understanding of safety, rules, learned and rehearsed skills, tactics and strategies.

Identify, describe, recall and comprehend facts, definitions, terminology and principles as they relate to various contexts through the study, observation of, and engagement in, physical activity.


Applying

Apply and integrate information in the performance of physical responses.

Analyse and apply performance strategies as individuals, and in groups and teams.

Select, interpret, analyse and manipulate information related to the focus areas and performance in physical activities.

Evaluating

Modify physical responses based on informed reflective decision making in varying physical performance environments.

Initiate change and demonstrate solutions in team and group physical performance.

Evaluate, predict and justify probable and possible outcomes of actions, plans and decisions.

Make decisions about strategies to communicate ideas.

Attitudes and Values

Experience the enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction that is possible through engagement and informed performance in physical activity.

Recognise the aspects of involvement in physical activity that provide personal enjoyment and satisfaction.

Acknowledge the range of values and attitudes surounding performance in physical activities.

Develop personal esteem through involvement in physical activity.

Value collaborative and shared learning in physical activity.