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We can help you plan for your next school camp.

With accommodation to sleep 120 people, good healthy meals, exciting adventure activities and friendly, professional staff.

Laurel Hill Forest Lodge is located on the summit of the Riverina Highlands midway between the picturesque townships of Batlow and Tumbarumba.

Laurel Hill Forest Lodge offers you the perfect setting for your next school camp admist the magic of Australia’s High Country.

Whether it is a
Class Excursion
Year Camp
Leadership Program
Retreat
End of year trip
PDHPE camp
Music camp
Duke of Ed expedition

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Laurel Hill Forest Lodge offers

Eight Accomodation units sleeping between 10 and 20 with independent living areas, toilets and bathroomsA dining complex catering for  groups of all sizes, serving fresh healthy meals
A large recreation room ideal for group lectures, indoor games and other activities
Spacious grounds surrounding the Lodge, including several hectares of open fields suitable for ball games and adventure activities, a cement cricket pitch and volley ball net
Several bush walking tracks starting at the lodges which allow you to explore the magnificent forests that make up the Laurel Hill Region

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Laurel Hill Forest Lodge staff has a thorough knowledge of the surrounding forests, private channel two-way radio coverage of the entire area, knowledge of the Hume and Hovell Walking Track, and drop off, pickup and back-up facilities to ensure a well managed, safe and enjoyable learning experience for students, doing their Bronze, Silver, Gold expeditions and Gold Residental component.

For more information on our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program

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Laurel Hill Forest Lodge Adventure Activities

Laurel Hill forest Lodge provide safe, professional and fun adventure activities for all students.
Laurel hill forest lodge aim to expose individuals to new experiences that will contribute to personal development, self esteem and confidence.
Their specially selected activities will increase mutual support, co-operation and bonding within the group and with teachers and all in the context of having heaps of fun in and out of school environment.
Promotes a desire to achieve their goal
All these are values and qualities from which the students greatly benefit through the rest of their schooling and into their working careers.

Some of the activities we can offer are:
Initiative Games: A series of flexible scenarios to provide personal development concepts in a fun, playfull and outdoor environment
Confidence Course: This course will weave its way through the bush meeting various obstacles and challenges that promote teamwork and communication
Orienteering/Navigation: This course will teach map and compass skills required for the safe bush-craft
Overnight camp: In conjunction with orienteering/Navigation course. This program consists of an overnight camp and night activities

Laurel Hill Forest Lodge Adventure Staff can tailor a program to meet your students needs and budget.

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National Parks Discovery Program

National Parks Discovery Program is an ideal program for students from primary to secondary school.
Discovery Programs are delivered by professional, trained and qualified National Parks and Wildlife Service staff who have developed specialist skills in cultural and environmental education.
The Discovery Programs are designed to ensure curriculum outcomes are achieved but at the same time deliver hands-on activities. This ensures an enjoyable, fun and quality learning experience for students.
The program offers a large range of subject topics including the environment, Aboriginal culture and the pioneering history of the NSW High Country.
If the programs listed do not meet your requirements, we are more than happy to develop a specific program tailored to meet your educational and curriculum needs.
The main aim of Discovery Programs is to ensure all Australians and any visitors to our shores will have an opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation for the Australian environment, our Aboriginal cultural and pioneering heritage.

Form more information on the Discovery Program Click Here

Owen and Cathy Fitzgerald, from Laurel Hill Forest Lodge, invite you to take the opportunity to discuss the options that your school requires with us at any time.

Send us an email admin@laurelhillforestlodge.com.au