Outdoor activities - Canoe photo

Learning for life

Learning how to live with other people in a more challenging environment than our everyday urban lifestyle, is a key element of our learning for life program at St Peter’s Woodlands.

Outdoor education builds a sense of personal achievement, self-dependence and interdependence and we find students return with a greater sense of empathy, with an acknowledgement of the importance of team building, and clearer planning and decision making skills.

Our camps are run by professionally trained and experienced consultants. The Outdoor Education program is as follows:

Year 3 – Camp Woodhouse
This Adelaide Hills camp lasts for 3 days/2 nights and students stay in tent and bunkhouse accommodation. Activities include orienteering, climbing, rope bridge construction, billy cart racing and indigenous shelter and bowl making.

Year 4 – Camp Douglas Scrub
Based at the Girl Guides campsite near McLaren Vale this 3 day/2 night camp has an aquatic aspect including kayaking and camp craft skills including setting up tents and camp cooking.

Year 5 – Camp Murray
Located at the Roonka Scout Camp, Blanchetown this 3 day/2 night camp has an indigenous and aquatic theme with tours of local Aboriginal sites, canoeing, fishing and yabbying, camping and bush cooking.

Year 6 – Camp Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures
Based at Dzintari Latvian Campsite, Normanville this 3 day/2 night camp is designed to encourage children to build positive relationships with their peers and teachers, grow their own confidence and resilience and learn about the natural environment.