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Year 4 Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Year Level Description

In Term 2, all Year 4 students participate in their first Outdoor Education experience at Carey — three days at Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp, situated in Mt Evelyn. The camp has comfortable, heated, bunkroom accommodation, group recreation and dining areas, ample onsite activities and outdoor play space, as well as access to the surrounding native forest.

To begin the program, weather permitting, students will take part in a small bushwalk from Silvan Dam to the Camp site in Mt Evelyn. Students bags will be transported to Mt Evelyn by bus however they will need a day bag/backpack to carry with them on the walk.

On the second and third days, students will participate in a variety of camp-based activities including damper making, group initiative activities, giant swing, low ropes course and a wildlife encounter. Independent play during free time allows for students to learn about, and from peers and teachers by forming positive relationships and embracing diversity within a small community.

 The year 4 program focuses primarily on the Self-Management domain of the Positive Learner profile, focussing on the attributes, Knowledge, Courage and Resilience. Additionally, outdoor experiences encourage the development of life skills such as independence and self-reliance. These aspects of personal development are part of a common theme that runs throughout all Outdoor Education at Carey.