There is no question that taking your students on a longer camp will reap more benefits. Apart from the obvious things like being able to fit more activities into your camp, do not forget the increased opportunities for learning. School camps should be about building relationships, becoming more independent, learning new skills, eating good food and improving well-being.
As such, Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre will give preference to “Expressions of Interest” from schools wishing to run a four or five-day program.
Successful learning is achieved through the use of a range of sequenced learning experiences derived from a wide variety of activities. Teachers at Tinaroo EEC make use of the natural and built environments to challenge students and provide them with unique and different experiences. Through learning experiences fashioned from canoeing, abseiling and roping activities, group challenges and problem solving situations, bushwalking and camping, communal and social interaction, role plays and games, environmental and scientific discovery, teachers progress students towards predetermined learning outcomes.
‘3-day camps’ are appropriate, in consultation with the TEEC principal, for a number of specialist programs or when working with younger students (Year 5 and below). Remember that a program of this duration will involve a travelling component on Day 1 and Day 3.