Outdoor Education | Melbourne Grammar School

Outdoor Education

Students playing Softball on Oval
Developing self-esteem and an appreciation for the natural environment go hand-in-hand in our Outdoor Education programme.

An integral part of the core curriculum, the Outdoor Education programme provides boys with fun and engaging activities in country Victoria.

In Year 7, boys spend a week at the Robert Knox Camp, situated on the edge of the Wombat State Forest in the Central Highlands of Victoria. At this exceptionally popular camp, students sleep in bunk-style cabins and in tents in the bush. They learn to orienteer with map and compasses; take part in mountain biking, bush walking, rock climbing and abseiling; cook on campfires; pitch their own camp tents and more – all of which contribute to independence, teamwork, organisation, leadership and an appreciation of the Australian bush.

In Year 8, boys spend a week at Camp Dowd, the school site located near Paynesville in the Gippsland Lakes region. The boys are involved in a journey activity incorporating sea kayaking, hiking and mountain bike riding. While on their journey, boys prepare and cook their own meals and sleep in tents.

Outdoor Education Contacts

Director of Outdoor Education Mr Simon Finnigan

Further reading

Outdoor Education at Senior School ›

Outdoor Education at Grimwade House ›

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