Camps and Outdoor Learning

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.

Discover Walford


Strategic Direction

Academic Excellence

Video Gallery

USA Space and STEM Tour