South Australia is blessed with so many adventure destinations – which is why it’s also the homebase of several school camp providers. With the rich diversity in nature and various adventure options, school camp providers here can offer a range of activities for students to enjoy.
Most school camp providers align their activities with the curriculum of primary and secondary schools across the region. The outdoor education activities they offer build up from classroom learning, and help students develop essential life skills. Going out in nature, learning various skill sets, being part of team building, and gaining leadership skills are main factors that enrich students who participate in school camps.
School camp packages generally take into account the number of students, inclusion of activities, catering, accommodation, and add-on tours. Some school camp providers can also organise whole programs for you, or you can collaborate with them on the most suitable activities. It’s also best to coordinate with the school camp provider on how you can arrange logistics, meal plans, rooms, guidelines, and itinerary for the entire school trip.
Students get the chance to learn more about themselves and have fun while they are on school camps. It’s the perfect opportunity to extend their learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, and explore wonderful destinations around South Australia and interstate. School camps provide a great foundational experience that students can take with them to adulthood.
The following is a list of school camp providers in Adelaide and greater South Australia.
Students Explore Australia has a wide variety of camp programs that cater to students from Primary to Senior School levels. The camps generally fall into themes of group cohesion and recreation, personal development and resilience, and adventure activities. SEA has a strong focus on connecting students with nature as a means of improving wellbeing, as well as strong focus on Indigenous culture and involving participants in traditional Idigenous activities on camp.
Students Explore Australia can take you to beautiful destinations around South Australia or interstate. Specific outdoor activities can take place in Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, Mt.Gambier and Naracoorte Caves, Great Ocean Road, Uluru and West Macdonnell Ranges and many other amazing destinations.
Their school camps are designed to be easy and hassle-free to organise, so you can focus on teaching students during the term – not planning. They can manage the logistics, catering, activities, risk documentation and everything for you if need be. Their proven model for school camp programs makes them a trusted provider for teachers looking into well-organised camps for students.
Narnu Farm offers a farm stay experience for vacationers and student groups. They host school camp programs such as a Farm Camp and Eco Camp, with extra camp activities that teachers can choose to put as add-ons to their camp packages. Their Farm Camp package lets students experience what it’s like to live on a farm, while their Eco Camp brings students to outdoor adventures such kayaking, wilderness survival, and exploring Coorong beach. They have 1 Night and 2 Night camp packages for Farm Camp and Eco Camp, which take into account the number of students, catering, accommodation, and activities.
Woodhouse Activity Centre is owned and managed by Scouts SA. It’s a place where teachers can bring students and allow them to learn Scouts skill sets. They have a variety of adventure facilities, which include Challenge Hill, The Labyrinth, hiking trails, bouldering, tube slides, and laser skirmish. They also have Orienteering Activities where participants can learn basic map reading and solve riddles. Available accommodations include a manor, bunkhouse, chalets, and open ground for camping.
Beyond the Classroom was launched by Surf & Sun as a school camp provider based in South Australia. They offer Day Activities such as surfing, kayaking, cycling, bushwalking, and beach games. Their School Camps include Surf Camps, Kayak Camps, Mountain Bike Camps, and Adventure Camps. You can customise your camp program with their available options such as Activity Only Camp, Activity Plus Camp, All Inclusive Camp, and Camps for different school levels.
Active Ed school camps focus on providing students with an awareness of environmental, cultural heritage, and indigenous themes. They offer school incursions and excursions, mobile catering, OSHC activities, and school camps at different locations in South Australia.
Their school camps packages for Primary School students are based on team building and leadership skills that can complement classroom learning. For Secondary Schools, they have orientation camps, outdoor education, REAL adventures, and EPIC journeys. Their programs can have bunk-style accommodations or under canvas base camps. They also have journey-based expeditions for students.
OutBeyond is a youth leadership and development company that hosts outdoor education, community service, and study tours for students. They follow sequential programming in their student activities. The school camps and outdoor programs can be held in Melbourne, Phillip Island, Grampians National Park, Mornington Peninsula, and Great Ocean Road.
Outdoor Education Group is a camp provider in Australia. They aim to help students with their social, emotional and physical wellbeing through engaging activities in dynamic learning environments. Their goal is to empower young people through learning outcomes that best suit your curriculum. They also implement sequential learning programs while maintaining safety protocols through risk management of activities.
Wirraway is a not-for-profit school camp based outside of Strathalbyn, South Australia. They host school camps all throughout the year, which provide opportunities for students to experience outdoor activities on 180 acres of countryside. They’ve designed accommodation for students to experience what it’s like to live in an “Australian settler” setting. Their school camps are fully programmed and catered, for the convenience of student groups.