Year 9 Students usually embark on their Challenge Camp in March at the glorious Grampians. There are a range of challenges as part of the camp such as carrying all their belongings in their backpacks, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling and camp cooking on trangias. Though the biggest challenge that students have to contend with is often the weather. They may be sweltering in the heat one day, and trudging through heavy rain the next.
Past camps have had an indigenous focus, as part of ‘Initiatives’ in their Horizons program. So building upon this knowledge, students take part in the cultural activities at Brambuk cultural centre, including boomerang throwing and playing the didgeridoo.
This camp helps to build resilience and compassion through the various challenging activities.