Camps & Travel
Year 7 Camp – Forest Edge
The Year 7 camp is to the beautiful Forest Edge Adventure Camp. Located 70mins from Mooroolbark in the country town of Neerim. The camp is nestled in magnificent native bushland, bordered by a fresh flowing river and towering eucalyptus gums. The camp runs mid Term 1 as an opportunity for students to help settle into high school by getting to know other students and staff in a fun and exciting environment.
There are a multitude of activities on offer – An enormous 400m long flying fox, high and low ropes course, river sledding, bush cooking, mountain boarding, archery, disc golf and numerous team orientated challenges.
Forest Edge is one of the most sort after school camp destinations and we are thrilled to be able to offer this as a camp to our Year 7 students.
The College has secured a booking at the Department of Education camp at Rubicon (140kms north-east of Melbourne). The camp is for five days and offers students a variety of activities, such as a high ropes course, horse-riding, white-water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing and rogaining. The activities are designed to provide some personal challenge, but the main emphasis is upon cooperation and team work.
All ability levels are catered for, but students should be aware that some activities are physically demanding and they need to have a reasonable level of fitness to fully enjoy the camp. Fully qualified and experienced Rubicon teachers look after skills instruction and run the activities. The camp is fully catered and has dormitory style accommodation, with two students per room. All equipment and wet weather clothing is provided. It represents excellent value for money.
South Australian German Heritage Tour
The LOTE Faculty at Mooroolbark College is very pleased to announce that a 5 day tour to South Australia has been organised. The trip is open to all interested Year 8 students, especially those intending to continue with their German studies. Students studying Cultural Studies or from the WERX classes are also warmly invited.
The purpose of the trip is to study the history of German settlement, which began early last century in South Australia. Students will learn how the German settlers contributed to the development of the state. At the turn of the century 10% of the population in South Australia was of German heritage and there is still much evidence of the German settlement, which began in 1838.
Accommodation: The Old Mill – Main St. Hahndorf
Students will be accommodated in luxury Bavarian-style chalets with en-suites, TV and kitchenettes. Meals, including breakfast, will be served at the Old Mill Bistro, except when a restaurant meal out is indicated on the itinerary.
Tasmania Road Trip
Mooroolbark College will be visiting the Convict Isle. Year 9 students always eagerly seek this very popular 5 day tour, which can accommodate approximately 80 students.
There will be an exciting itinerary with all costs included. Below is an outline of what your child can expect if they decide to join us.
- Crossing Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania, including a main meal, dessert & a drink.
- Port Arthur – Day and Ghost tour
- Remarkable Cave
- Zoodoo Wildlife Park
- Honey farm
- Blowhole and Devil’s Kitchen
- Huon River & Tahune Forest Airwalk and suspension bridge walk
- Cataract Gorge and chairlift (ticket cost included)
- Marakoopa Caves and the Glow Worms
- Launceston, the Botanical Gardens monkey enclosure
- Cadbury’s shop
- Mini golf and jumping pillow at Tamar Valley Resort
- Hobart shopping
- Flight from Hobart to Melbourne
Central Australia Tour
The approximately 10-12 day tour ensures students enjoy a comprehensive outback experience, including many famous sights and landmarks.
- Spending a night under the stars during our bush camp
- Uluru (Ayers Rock) and a visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre
- Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), following the Valley of Winds trail
- Discovering the Garden of Eden and the Lost City in Kings Canyon
- Ellery Creek Big Hole, taking advantage of the spectacular swimming hole
- MacDonell Ranges, stopping at Simpson’s Gap and Ormiston Gorge, visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air, before enjoying a classic live Reptile Show
- Sleeping underground, following a tour of Coober Pedy
The camp cost includes transport, food, accommodation, admission to National Parks and services, games and activities, a group photo and a camp T-shirt.
This 7-day tour ensures students enjoy a once in a lifetime bonding experience with their future Year 12 colleagues.
The itinerary includes:
- Having a ‘bath’ after the 26 hour bus ride at Wet ‘n’ Wild
- Wearing our one-of-a-kind student-designed T-shirts to Movie World
- Being a part of the Brotherhood at Dream World
- The ever-trendy Op-Shop Bowling Night
- Shopping at a number of name brand factory outlets
- Uniting in house colours to compete in the laser-strike night
- Playing some beach games and relaxing on the beach
- Time Zone, Dodgem Cars and Dark Zone
- The famous Slingshot Ride
The cost includes transport, food, and accommodation, all activities, a photo DVD, a camp T-shirt and other surprises. A great effort has been made to keep the costs to a minimum.
Year 12 OASIS Study Camp
To assist Year 12 students with preparing for their final year of secondary school the College runs a study camp at the beginning of Year 12.
Oasis Camp is a fantastic opportunity to boost student’ confidence and morale, become closer to their peers and teachers and also learn some valuable skills to help them maximise their results in their final year.
Schoolies in Cambodia
The end of 13 years of school is a significant moment in a young person’s life and schoolies is an important part of celebrating the end of the school years. For our students, we believe that schoolies has the potential to be a life changing experience that provides a stepping stone into the next stage of a young person’s life. With this in mind, we are very excited to once again be offering our Year 12 students an alternative schoolies experience in Cambodia.
- Tours of famous temples such as Ankgor Wat,
- visiting remote villages,
- working for 3 days in an orphanage (or similar project),
- sunning on the beach
- the killing fields museums.
- 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 5 dinners
- 13 nights comfortable hotels/lodge
- return economy class flights from Melbourne including all international taxes
- private air conditioned vehicle transfers
- daily drinking water, cold towels and snacks
- sight-seeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
- expert bilingual guide
- medical kit
- Mooroolbark College teachers travelling with the group.
Students will need to allow an additional $500 – $1000 to cover spending money, additional meals, passports, travel insurance, visas, medications etc.
In addition students will need to participate in fundraising activities to raise $2,500 (total for the group) for the orphanage project.