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School Camps

Primary school camping programs In the Primary Section of Lighthouse Christian College, we run exhilarating camp programs from Grade 3 to 6. The purpose of camps is to: • Promote social interaction, encourage interdependence and teamwork,    build self-confidence, and foster independence skills. • Promote engagement in physical activity through a wide range of    campsite outdoor activities. • Promote learning opportunities for practical integration with all aspects of    the school curriculum. • Christian character development. Below are the camp programs offered: The SLEEPPOVER@SCHOOL overnight program is to prepared and give the students a taste of what camps may be like over the next few years of their primary schooling at Lighthouse. They will be participating in a number of activities, including a team-building session with a professional coach, outdoor games, small-group performances and a time of praise/worship. The sleepover will take place at the school itself, as this is a familiar and safe environment for the students. LIGHTHOUSE@WESTGIPPSLAND is our excited Grade 4 overnight camp program. Students will be spending 2 days at a beautiful campsite in Rawson Township, located on the picturesque foothills of Mount Baw Baw. The camp program will involve interactive and team building activities, along with visiting some of the key infrastructure sites in Victoria to complement the topics studied in class, such as the Thomson Reservoirs and the Latrobe Valley open-cut brown coal mines. LIGHTHOUSE@THEGOLDFIELDS is also our newly revamped Grade 5 camp program. It will kick off with a full day program at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, where students will be participating in exciting educational programs giving them an opportunity to re-live the highs and lows of gold fever as they role-play the experiences of the differs, bankers, gold buyers and troopers who raced to Ballarat from all over the world in search of gold. Students will be staying at an award winning campsite situated in a secluded creek valley, overlooking a private lake and surrounded by the mountains of Mount Cole State Forest. The natural surroundings provide an excellent space for outdoor adventure activities designed to build positive social relationships and teamwork skills. LIGHTHOUSE@COWES is our annual Grade 6 Camp held at the world renowned Philip Island. Students participate in a series of hand-on activities to increase their knowledge of the natural environment and the diverse eco-systems of Philip Island, all of which are led by experienced rangers.  Activities include: • Discovering the Little Penguin biology, behaviour, habitat and ecology through a series if hands-on activities with the education rangers at Philip Island Nature Parks by: Working as a team to build artificial penguin burrows. Undertaking an educational adventure to discover the lives of the Little Penguins and how the Nature Parks manages environmental threats, such as foxes and feral cats, and human threats, for example the reallocation of human settlement, to ensure their survival and lastly, Engaging in penguin viewing at the world famous nightly Penguin Parade. • Exploring the Philip Island woodlands with the rangers at the Koala Conservation Centre during night time to investigate nocturnal animals, such as koalas, possums and swamp wallabies. • Undertaking a ranger guided exploration of the high tide area at Summerland Beach and the marine life and other ‘treasures’ that get washed ashore, including: shark eggs, cutterfish, shells and seaweed. • Hand feeding and experiencing close encounters with Australian native wildlife at the Philip Island Wildlife Park. • Participating in a wide range activities involving problem solving, mazes, visual perception, distance, and angles and lateral thinking at A Maze ‘N Things. • Gained an understanding of the manufacturing process and the total product lifecycle of chocolate at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. The camp will also include interactive and challenging campside activities that will adequately prepare the students for more physically demanding camps in secondary schools.
LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE  ©  All Rights Reserved

School Camps

Primary school camping programs In the Primary Section of Lighthouse Christian College, we run exhilarating camp programs from Grade 3 to 6. The purpose of camps is to: • Promote social interaction, encourage interdependence and teamwork,    build self-confidence, and foster independence skills. • Promote engagement in physical activity through a wide range of    campsite outdoor activities. • Promote learning opportunities for practical integration with all aspects of    the school curriculum. • Christian character development. Below are the camp programs offered: The SLEEPPOVER@SCHOOL overnight program is to prepared and give the students a taste of what camps may be like over the next few years of their primary schooling at Lighthouse. They will be participating in a number of activities, including a team-building session with a professional coach, outdoor games, small-group performances and a time of praise/worship. The sleepover will take place at the school itself, as this is a familiar and safe environment for the students. LIGHTHOUSE@WESTGIPPSLAND is our excited Grade 4 overnight camp program. Students will be spending 2 days at a beautiful campsite in Rawson Township, located on the picturesque foothills of Mount Baw Baw. The camp program will involve interactive and team building activities, along with visiting some of the key infrastructure sites in Victoria to complement the topics studied in class, such as the Thomson Reservoirs and the Latrobe Valley open-cut brown coal mines. LIGHTHOUSE@THEGOLDFIELDS is also our newly revamped Grade 5 camp program. It will kick off with a full day program at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, where students will be participating in exciting educational programs giving them an opportunity to re-live the highs and lows of gold fever as they role-play the experiences of the differs, bankers, gold buyers and troopers who raced to Ballarat from all over the world in search of gold. Students will be staying at an award winning campsite situated in a secluded creek valley, overlooking a private lake and surrounded by the mountains of Mount Cole State Forest. The natural surroundings provide an excellent space for outdoor adventure activities designed to build positive social relationships and teamwork skills. LIGHTHOUSE@COWES is our annual Grade 6 Camp held at the world renowned Philip Island. Students participate in a series of hand-on activities to increase their knowledge of the natural environment and the diverse eco-systems of Philip Island, all of which are led by experienced rangers.  Activities include: • Discovering the Little Penguin biology, behaviour, habitat and ecology through a series if hands-on activities with the education rangers at Philip Island Nature Parks by: Working as a team to build artificial penguin burrows. Undertaking an educational adventure to discover the lives of the Little Penguins and how the Nature Parks manages environmental threats, such as foxes and feral cats, and human threats, for example the reallocation of human settlement, to ensure their survival and lastly, Engaging in penguin viewing at the world famous nightly Penguin Parade. • Exploring the Philip Island woodlands with the rangers at the Koala Conservation Centre during night time to investigate nocturnal animals, such as koalas, possums and swamp wallabies. • Undertaking a ranger guided exploration of the high tide area at Summerland Beach and the marine life and other ‘treasures’ that get washed ashore, including: shark eggs, cutterfish, shells and seaweed. • Hand feeding and experiencing close encounters with Australian native wildlife at the Philip Island Wildlife Park. • Participating in a wide range activities involving problem solving, mazes, visual perception, distance, and angles and lateral thinking at A Maze ‘N Things. • Gained an understanding of the manufacturing process and the total product lifecycle of chocolate at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. The camp will also include interactive and challenging campside activities that will adequately prepare the students for more physically demanding camps in secondary schools.
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