Base Camping

Lesson Purpose:

  1. To put up their tent at the beginning of their camp and pack it away at the completion of their camp.
  2. Work cooperatively with the members of their tent group.
  3. Follow instructions in the setting up, and packing away of their tent.
  4. Understand the importance of caring for camping equipment.

Time Needed:

1 hr at start and 1 hr at the end of your camp

Year Levels:

Year 5 -12


TEEC Staff and Class Teacher.

General Comments:

A great activity for getting the class to take note and follow instructions. Emphasizes the importance of caring for camping equipment and the skills required in making a satisfactory shelter.

Australian Curriculum:
During the course of this activity it may be possible to target a number of the "Content Descriptions" across year levels five to ten. ​

Year 5/6

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

Modify rules and scoring systems to allow fair play, safety and inclusive participation.​

Year 9/10

Health and Physical Education​​​
Personal, social and community health
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 and then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses
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.​

​​​​​​Year 11/12

​Physical Education

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.


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.


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 surrounding performance in physical activities.

Develop personal esteem through involvement in physical activity.

Value collaborative and shared learning in physical activity.