Outdoor education

Outdoor education provides opportunities for students to build resilience, strengthen relationships with their peers and better understand their connection with the natural environment. Our two off-campus outdoor education programmes take place at campsites operated by Melbourne Grammar School, supported by highly skilled and caring staff.  

Year 7: Robert Knox Camp at Woodend

Our Year 7 camp at Robert Knox Camp in Term 2 is a chance for students to make friends across their entire House group. Supported by their tutor and Head of House, students participate in activities such as hiking, cooking, overnight camping, mountain biking, abseiling and rock climbing. Through these experiences students build resilience, self-knowledge, confidence and an understanding of those around them. 

Year 8: Camp Dowd in the Gippsland Lakes

In Year 8, Wadhurst students participate in our Term 3 journey-based trip to Camp Dowd. The programme includes sea kayaking, hiking, cooking, overnight camping and mountain biking, allowing students to appreciate the way different skills contribute to a successful team along with the importance of supporting one another through challenges. Students return to school with a sense of achievement and a better understanding of their capacities as individuals, leaders and supporters.