School Camps

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 offers you the perfect setting for your next school camp amidst 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
  • Country Experience camp

Laurel Hill Forest Lodge offers

Eight accommodation units sleeping between 10 and 20 with independent living areas, toilets and bathrooms A 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.

To help with your camp program we can provide assistance, either conducting Adventure Activities for your group or organising local experiences such as Forestry, farming, timber and horticultural enterprises.

Adventure Activities

The goal of the Laurel Hill Forest Lodge Adventure Staff is to expose individuals to new experiences that will contribute to their personal development. Physical and mental challenges are presented in the context of teamwork, mutual trust and problem solving with the goal of each participant being to develop an appreciation of their self-worth.

We strive to provide safe, professional, and fun activities. The cost of these activities is dependent on student numbers and school requirements.

Laurel Hill Forest Lodge Adventure staff are happy to tailor a program to suit your groups needs and can offer all the following activities:

Amazing Race
In small groups students race to complete Mind Mess (mental) challenges and Detour (physical) challenges all while working together to not get lost and collect bonus points along the way.

Confidence Course
Our confidence course is a real winner in teaching or re-discovering your self-confidence. Blindfolded and led by peers, participants complete an obstacle course through the trees. The course will help develop teamwork within a group setting. The course will give your students the confidence to achieve their very best despite seemingly impossible situations.

The team is given a scenario, for example: build a catapult to launch a ball – but all they have is a heap of poles and twine! The team is to design, construct and complete the scenario.

Outdoor Survival/ Shelter Building
Shelter building competitions, compass and navigation work are the story here. Learn (or brush up) to navigate to a chosen site and we will give them a scenario so that they can build a shelter worthy of spending the night in. With some basic knowledge of the bush and weather, students build their own survival shelters from what they can find in the bush. Students are given freedom to design and build how they want to with limited involvement from staff.

Students learn the right way to approach problem solving, then they use their initiative! We say that during the initiatives activity they will gain experience and practice in confronting problems and solving them as a team. Different scenarios will be given for the team to solve, so sit back, assess the problem, get everybody’s ideas, and then go with the best. A great leadership/team building activity.

Bush Walking
We utilise forestry trails that surround Laurel Hill Forest Lodge where you will see and hear wildlife and learn about our natural and pioneering history as well as the forest industry.

Bush Art
An opportunity for students to create art from natural resources. This could include sculptures or drawings.

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