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Programs: Camps

Mr Jeff Hannington, Camps Co-ordinator

Year 7 and 8

Nagle College provides an opportunity for all students in Years 7 and 8 to be involved in camps based within our East Gippsland region. The camps are designed to allow students to participate in a variety of outdoor activities, appreciate the environment, and to interact with other students.

The Year 7 Orientation Camps are conducted early in Term 1 and take place at Lake Tyers. The students experience a range of activities that may include traditional Bush Tucker and Aboriginal painting, Fishcare classes and fishing, Sand Castle Competitions, Bucket Relays and Triathlons.

Year 8 students take part in the Outdoor Education overnight camps at Banksia Peninsula. These camps give students a tast for the local environment and show case the various activities they may wnat to pursue in Outdoor Education in later years at Nagle College. They take part in a 20km bike ride, a 12km bushwalk, mental challenges with riddles and conundrums, Trangia lessons and outdoor cooking, and after dark Treasure Hunts.

Year 9

Year 9 students take part in the Urban Camp Experience in Melbourne. The Urban Camp is gender based and takes place over a week. The first part of the week sees the girls travel to Melbourne for three days, taking part in activities such as IMAX, Shrine of Remembrance, Dance World Studios, Bounce Inc. recording session at Living Music and a tour and design activity at Whitehouse Institute of Fashion. In the middle of the week the girls travel back to the College and the boys head off to Melbourne. During their three days in the city they take part in activities such as tour of the MCG and National Sports Museum, IMAX, Hard Rock Climbing, Ford Performance Racing, Bounce Inc, tour of Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Both groups take part in night bowling at Gallactica and experience the flame show along Southbank.

The students are also involved in a two-day program at the College focussing on health and well-being for teenagers. Over the two days students increased their knowledge and are challenged on a variety of topics including Legal Issues for Teenagers; Self Defence session; Meditation; Online/Cybersafety. The girls only sessions are:

  • Indigenous Art
  • Core of Life Childbirth Education
  • Body, Mind and Breathing
  • Cardio Tennis

The boys only sessions are:

  • Indigenous Games
  • Impact of Pornography
  • Team Physical Challenge
  • Backyard Blitz

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