Gleneagles strives to offer students every opportunity to develop into respectful, independent and resilient young individuals possessing strong values and the motivation to be actively involved in all aspects of school and community life. Our camp program is one of the ways in which we achieve this.
Gleneagles offers a camp program from Year 7 through to Year 12. The focus of each camp varies according to students’ needs and development and provides the opportunity for students to develop new skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Students may experience adventure activities like canoeing, swimming, archery, golf, camping, bushwalking, surfing, kite making, take a ride on the flying fox and take part in visiting the various icons in the city or at the senior years, focus on developing study skills.
There are many benefits associated with participating in the camp program including developing friendships with peers, teamwork strategies, leadership skills are encouraged, developing an understanding of self and for others and for the environment.
The camp program supports the schools educational focus as the camp experience is integrated into a number of aspects of the curriculum.
The 2011 Year 7 Transitions Camp to Golden Valley Lodge in Flinders, Victoria is, and will continue to be, one of my favourite memories of Gleneagles. I went to the camp barely knowing anyone but by the time we got home I knew a lot of people, many of whom had become my friends. All the activities were fun to do and be a part of. I conquered my fear of heights and free-falling on the giant swing and the Flying Fox, a zip line which runs down the side of a mountain. I had so much fun at the camp I asked the teachers if I could stay longer because I didn’t want to leave, but unfortunately, it was time to go. I now have a group of friends who I love and trust and know they will be my life-long friends. The beginning of my Gleneagles journey started with a good memory.