Students at Terang College have the opportunity to experience a wide-range of activities that enhance learning being undertaken onsite as part of our camps program.
In Term 3 each year Terang College provide the opportunity for the Year 11 Cohort to experience what Melbourne has to offer through a week of Work-Experience. Students find an employer to work with for the week and then staff provide an opportunity for the students to experience the city nightlife with trips to iconic places like Lygon Street, Ice-Skating, Bounce Trampoline Centre and a finishing the week with a fine dining experience at William Angliss College. Students navigate their way around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs using the public transport that Melbourne has on offer. This camp is something that all Terang College students look forward to each year.
Central Australia This is a 10-day adventure camp touring Central Australia, where students go to Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kings Canyon & Alice Springs. This camp offers students an authentic Australian cultural experience, where they gain a tremendous amount of learnings around our unique country and many social opportunities, giving the 9-10 cohort a wonderful chance to form strong bonds. For many students it will be a once in a lifetime trip. Snow Camp A 5-day camp where students learn to ski at Mt Buller. They go to Alzburg Resort in Mansfield on the first day, and the following day they learn how to ski through organised lessons. For the remaining days they, are given the chance to utilise their new skills and partake in this exhilarating and fun recreational activity. This camp enables students to move out of their comfort zone and get involved in something new.
Years 7/8 Cape Bridgewater Camp In years 7 and 8, students attend Cape Bridgewater for their camp. This camp is located near Portland and runs for two nights and three days. The students partake in a variety of activities including surfing, snorkelling, sandboarding and hiking.
Years 5/6 In years 5 and 6, students attend two different camps that alternate each year. Both camps offer opportunities to experience what life was like in different times and provide students with a chance to be immersed in history and culture. Melbourne Urban Camp A 3-day camp where students are immersed in the culture of the city. Students visit Scienceworks, The MCG, China Town, The Old Melbourne Gaol, The Chinese Museum, and dine on Lygon Street and China Town. While in Melbourne, students learn the history of the City and are introduced to the experiences it has to offer. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience ‘urban life’ and relate their classroom learning to the real world. Beechworth Camp A 5-day camp where students travel to Beechworth and spend the week learning and experiencing the history of Beechworth. While in Beechworth, students visit the Beechworth Goal, the Honey Museum, the Historical Centre, experience gold panning and visit other attractions Beechworth has to offer. Students spend a day at the snow where they experience tobogganing. This camp enables students to make links between their learning of the history of the Gold Rush in the classroom and the land around them.
Years 3/4 In Year 3/4, students are exposed to local camps which tie in with our respective Inquiry units at school. We alternate between Grampians Retreat and Camp Kangaroobie (near Princetown), with both offering accommodation and activities in their respective facilities. Camp Kangaroobie A 3-day camp, where students have the opportunity to participate in activities; such as, bush cooking, hut building, a beach hike, a farm experience, environmental games, team-building activities, an exhilarating obstacle course and many more. The camp concludes with a visit to the 12 Apostles along the Shipwreck Coast. Grampians Retreat A 3-day camp, where students have the opportunity to participate in activities; such as, The Piccaninny Walk, flying on the giant swing, soaring on the flying fox, hut building, the low ropes course, orienteering, as well as many other team building and group activities.
Year 1 & 2 Sleepover
In Years 1 & 2, students take part in a sleepover at school. They stay after school on a Friday afternoon and participate in activities; such as, roasting marshmallows on the fire, a disco, night walk, giant hide and seek in the environmental area, setting up a restaurant and lots more. This helps to prepare students for longer camps as they move into years 3 & 4 and beyond.