Camps at Faith are more than just a few nights away from home. They have been purposefully designed with the development of the whole student at the centre of each experience.
Each camp provides opportunities for students to develop real world skills, expand and strengthen personal relationships, facilitate knowledge, undertake new experiences, and enhance spiritual development beyond the daily school curriculum.
Chaplain Josh Hein shares the importance of Faith’s camp program – ‘Camps at Faith are intended to have a lasting impression on our students. They will leave students with a feeling of positive achievement, fond memories, personal growth, and development. Our camps will help students gain a better understanding of their spirituality, purpose and meaning.’
Middle School Camps
Year 7 Focus: Group Dynamics
Location: Wirraway Homestead, Strathalbyn
Key Activities: horse riding, low ropes, whip cracking, bushwalking, archery, sheep mustering.
Year 8 Focus: Relationship Development
Location: Dizintari at Normanville
Key Activities: Group activities to develop relationships with all students and help develop cohesion. Includes aquatic activities which students may not have experienced before, in a beach side environment.
Year 9 Focus: Rite Journey – Abyss Program
Key Activities: Bushwalking/Camping. Challenging students by taking them outside of their comfort zone. A solo experience is an important part of this camp.
Senior School Camps
Year 10 Focus: Outdoor Experience
Location: Various destinations including Melrose, Yorke Peninsula, Murray River
Key Activities: Bushwalking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Fishing
Year 10 Camps supports students to experience an outdoor activity which is new or of interest to them. Accommodation is tent camping, and some experiences involve carrying a rucksack.
Year 11 Focus: Adventure and Responsibility
Location: West Beach, Victor Harbor, Brown Hill, Mount Gambier
Key Activities: Vary depending on location.
Year 11 camps enable students to embark on an adventure in a location which they may not have experienced. It also requires them to take responsibility in some aspects of the planning, organisation and running of the adventure. All experiences are based in accommodation with facilities for students to prepare meals with adequate heating/cooling)
Year 12 Focus: Reflect, Relax and Refocus
Location: El Shaddai, Wellington
Key Activities: Mix of group information sessions, individual reflection time and free time with peers.
The Year 12 Camp encourages students to reflect on the year so far, relax with their peers and refocus for the remaining time ahead.