Centre-Based School Camps

Stay at Outward Bound's outdoor education centre on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, just outside Canberra, and enjoy school camps with genuine learning outcomes.

Essential Information
Activities and Outcomes

Centre-based school camps have everything for your thrill-seeking student cohort including high ropes, Giant Ladder, climbing and abseiling tower. It also provides the less overtly adventure-seeking students to embrace their courage with facilitation and initiatives linked to the outcomes you want from your program.

As with everything Outward Bound does, it’s never just about the activity. There is always some experiential learning for students to take back into their everyday lives.

See more photos and program ideas on the Tharwa, ACT page.

The recently released Outward Bound International Global Impact Report 2020 revealed the centralizing theme of CONNECTIONS across all regions and 5 CORE OUTCOMES of Outward Bound programs consistent across the worldwide network of Schools. Connections to:

  1. Self
    • Resilience
    • Confidence
  2. Others
    • Compassion
    • Social Competence
  3. The Natural World
    • Environmental Responsibility

Our in house catering team pride themselves on delivering fresh, healthy meals to support your students and teachers on their adventures and education programs.

Morning/afternoon tea and lunch can be eaten in the dining hall or on your journey, wherever that may be on the 22 acres of beautiful Ngunnawal country, and neighboring Namadgi National Park that we call home.

Evening meals are prepared and served from our fully equipped commercial kitchen and eaten in the 100 person dining hall. Our meals are generously portioned to suit the full days of activities on site and we offer a wide variety of choice. We cater to a range of dietary needs and are nut aware.


Centre based school camps are all about the accommodation and we can comfortably sleeping 100 students and 10 teachers across a range of multi room cabins. Each cabin has 4 bedrooms with bunks for between 4 and 6 people and a private ensuite attached to each room. Each cabin also has a communal area in the middle that adjoins all rooms. Well heated and with endless hot water, our cabin accommodation allows you to have a hot shower and a warm, comfortable bed at the end of the each day.

What types of activities will your students be participating in on a centre based school camp?
Climbing Tower
Your students will step out of their comfort zones and enhance their sense of individual responsibility and experience growth.
Giant Ladder
A challenging and hugely enjoyable way for your students to build interpersonal relationships.
Outward Bound's experiential learning methodology means fun and challenging games are real-life learning situations.
Abseiling Tower
Your students will overcome their fears and expand their perceived limits beyond what they imagined.
Raft Building
Raft building ticks all four 21st Century Competencies with one fun challenge: Critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.
High Ropes
Expanding boundaries in fun and challenging ways is what Outward Bound centre based school camps are all about.
Call Ian Wells on 0419 203374 with your preferred dates or email
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