Walford’s camp and outdoor learning program allows students to be engaged in practical and active learning experiences in a natural environment. Students develop their personal resourcefulness, resilience and cooperation skills as they undertake group challenges, try new activities and step out of their comfort zones in new and different environments. Camps and outdoor learning experiences increase in challenge as students move through year levels.
Junior School Experiences
Year R – 1 A variety of outdoor learning excursions occur throughout the year, including regularly visits and experiences at local Heywood Park.
Year 2 Overnight ‘Zoo Snooze’
Year 3 Narnu Farm Camp, Hindmarsh Island
Year 4 Mylor Adventure Camp
Year 5 Sovereign Hill Experience
Middle School Experiences
Year 6 Canberra Trip
Year 7 Aquatic Adventure, Hindmarsh Island
Year 8 Overnight expedition and aquatic activities, Robe
Year 9 Adventurous journey and team-based challenges, Flinders Ranges
Senior School Experiences
Year 10 Students embark on a week-long expedition which involves hiking in Kuitpo Forest, mountain bike riding in the Onkaparinga National Park and rock climbing near the spectacular Onkaparinga River or Morialta. In fulfilling the requirements of the Silver Award of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, students self-cater for the week, cooking on trangias and manage their own equipment.
Year 11 Students can elect to undertake SACE Outdoor Education, forming part of their personalised curriculum pathway.
Year 12 Students engage in a Base Camp at Finniss, drawing on a range of evidence-based thinking skills to evaluate their progress and strengthen their approach to learning. Students also engage in team building activities including raft building and canoeing, making the most of their final school camp to build autonomy and enhance lifelong friendships.