The Year 8 Camp is nestled amongst the picturesque Howqua Valley in the high country near Mansfield. It is a highly successful camp enjoyed by all Bendigo schools, one that fosters teamwork and leadership skills. Dubbed “Camp Survivor” Camp Howqua offers many challenging team building activities as well as horse riding, archery, giant waterslide (The Wedginator!), rafting, flying fox, high ropes and a Tough Mudder course. Night activities include a disco coordinated by the students, nature walks and Survivor challenge activities. The camp is open exclusively to Crusoe and provides private ensuited cabins with well-equipped indoor recreational facilities and sportsgrounds. Camp Howqua is a fantastic opportunity for our Year 8’s to try new adventures, challenge themselves and develop new friendships.
Year 9 students have the opportunity to travel to Melbourne for an Urban Camp Experience. Students visit a range of venues whilst learning how to get around Melbourne on foot and by public transport. A highlight of the camp is a visit to the Queen Victorian Market for delicious food.
The ski camp is held in August each year and Year 10 students and teachers travel to Mount Hotham for 3 days of skiing / snowboarding lessons. Students learn how to ski each morning with a 2 hour lesson, and then have the remainder of the day to practise their newly acquired skills on the mountain. It is a great camp for students to learn a new sport they will be able to engage in for the rest of their lives.