Outdoor Education School Camps and Recreation Programs

Outward Bound is recognised as Australia's leading provider of Outdoor Education Programs for Schools. Working with Public, Catholic and Independent schools, Outward Bound seeks to meet the unique needs of each school with outdoor education school camps, recreation and leadership programs.

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More than just a School Camp

Outward Bound’s Outdoor Education school camps and trips for schools are specially designed in consultation with your school to complement and reinforce the school’s curriculum and philosophy. Outward Bound’s camps and trips for schools are based on guided discovery learning and are aimed at the personal development of each student while meeting the specific goals set by each school. For some schools the Outward Bound experience has formed an integral part of the schools’ personal development and outdoor education program for over 20 years.

Outward Bound's school camps and programs are customised to the outcomes your school wishes to acheive, with expedition/journey-based programs, activity based programs or a mixture of the two. Programs ranging from three-day, on-site leadership programs to twelve day expeditions for year levels 7 - 12 and run in several locations across Australia. Our highly trained and experienced staff deliver a custom designed program using experiential teaching techniques and incorporating challenging activities and initiatives into the framework of the course.

Some of the activities may include: expeditioning, Ropes Course (high and low), abseiling, rockclimbing, rafting and/or raft-building, canoeing, navigating, bushcooking, Solo, and team building games and initiatives.

Student Development Programs

An Outward Bound experience as part of a young person's schooling sets them up for greater success and personal well-being, through self discovery, personal achievements, teamwork, cooperation, awareness of others, increased responsibility, problem solving, and an appreciation of the environment.

Read more about Student Development Camps and Programs here

Student Leadership Programs

We  offer specific customised Leadership Programs for older students who wish to develop their leadership skills, are becoming school captains, sporting captains or prefects or are interested in leadership opportunities.

Read more about Student Leadership Camps and Programs here