Camps & Extra Curricular

Berwick College is proud to offer an extensive range of camps and activities which enhance the learning and engagement of all students at the College.

Camps and activities support the development of students in ways that complement classroom learning. Camps provide an opportunity to form lasting friendships, to develop independence and resilience and to better understand the world around us. This ensures that Berwick College students develop holistically as global citizens.

These camp programs are in conjunction with subject specific camp programs such as Outdoor Education. The following camps may be offered at Berwick College:

Central Australia Community On-country Service Learning Program Northern Territory: This unique program is capped at 25 students from years 7-11. Students travel to remote Northern Territory by plane and spend eight days experiencing this amazing region through a unique Community Service based program. The program has an emphasis on environmental awareness, sustainability, Indigenous Education and Culture, as well as the chance to see some of the most iconic and beautiful scenery our country has to offer. Students spend the majority of their time living in the remote Lilla Community in the Watarrka region. Whilst on Country they complete a range of community service activities such as weeding the National Park, working in the local school, supporting the students at the school or gathering firewood for the local community. They sleep in swags under the stars. This is a unique opportunity.

BCDA Dance Tour USA: One of our specialised tours for students in our Dance Academy, this is an amazing opportunity for students to visit New York and Los Angeles and take part in exclusive dance classes and industry lessons. Students will tour this vibrant city and see first-hand the dance and performance industry from Broadway to contemporary dance and discover the career paths available in this industry. Whilst in New York they experience the rich cultural tapestry of some of the world’s most electrifying cities. Students participate actively in workshops designed to better their artistry.

BC Basketball Academy USA Tour: Our nationally recognised Basketball Academy program is an elite program. As an addition to the opportunities to play domestically and nationally, the USA Basketball Tour provides students with the chance to test their skills against US High School elite teams and to experience an introduction to the world of college and professional basketball. This tour gives players the opportunity to explore the pursuit of College Basketball programs and helps to open their eyes to the many opportunities professional basketball offers for those who have the skill and determination to succeed. The tour takes in regional centres and would not be complete without students experiencing the magic of live NBA games. Disneyland and Universal Studios provide a way to unwind after a full playing schedule. This is an amazing experience.

Year 7 Arrabri Lodge Warburton: Year 7 students take part in a three-day camp experience at Arrabri Lodge. The camp includes activities such as archery, giant swing, mini golf, gold panning, a night walk, and a flying fox. It is an important element in the positive transition to secondary school as it provides students with the opportunity to get to know their new classmates, their Student Learning Leaders and our wellbeing team.

Year 8 Canberra Study Tour: This tour is dependent on staffing and student interest.  Students develop their independence and experience the rich history of Australia, along with an opportunity to develop awareness of democracy, government, Indigenous history and culture, military history and our cultural identity. Students will travel to and from Canberra via coach and will tour such sights as Parliament House, Questacon, The National Gallery, The Australian War Memorial, The Australian Centre for Democracy, Lake Burley Griffin and a hike atop local mountains, Telecom Tower and other significant locations. A full itinerary will be provided if the tour is offered to students.

Year 9 Tasmania Study Tour: This tour is dependent on staffing and student interest. Students build on the College ICARE values whilst they experience the rich history of Tasmania along with its world-renowned natural beauty. Students will travel to and from Tasmania via sleeper berths aboard the Spirit of Tasmania and will tour such sights as Hobart, Tamar River Wetlands, Cataract Gorge, Port Arthur Historic site and Mt Wellington. A full itinerary will be provided if the tour is offered to students.

Year 9-11 Indonesian Study Tour: Our College has a rich tradition of studying the Indonesian language. The learning of a second language is greatly enhanced by the opportunity to travel to Indonesia and to experience this warm and rich culture. Students who continue to study Indonesian past the compulsory years are rewarded with the amazing enrichment opportunity to travel to Indonesia as part of a language and cultural immersion program. The tour destination varies; however, it has recently evolved to include the amazing and more remote area of Lokon in Sulawesi. This destination is not only beautiful, but the people are warm and engaging hosts. We are fortunate to have a sister school, SMA Lokon, and students are able to visit this school and meet the students with whom they have been communicating in class. The trip also involves sight-seeing, cultural experiences and of course, shopping!

Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Cairns Study Tour: This tour is open to year 10 Environmental Science, Year 11 Environmental Science and Year 11 Outdoor Education students. Students can view and take part in the amazing biodiversity and history of Australia. Tour includes visiting the Mangrove Boardwalk, a Moore Reef Marine Biology Cruise, Fitzroy Island Adventures, Daintree Rainforest Observatory, and the Crocodile Park Rainforest Restoration Project.