Year 5 Camp – Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Year 5 Camp

Our Year 5 students had a fabulous experience on their recent three-day camp, held for the first time at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat in New South Wales.

Our buses arrived at the camp mid-morning on Monday July 16 – the first day of Term 3 – to a picturesque location and freshly baked morning tea.
The camp schedule was jam-packed full of fun; all 122 students participated in a wide range of activities. Our Year 5 cohort canoed through calm waters, went bike riding, explored their bushy surrounds with a hike to a hidden waterfall and using their newly acquired orienteering skills, rode the flying fox, completed a low ropes course and participated in a range of initiative games.

Students also learned practical camping skills, including how to build a camp fire and cook damper. At night, they explored the skies and participated in a range of evening activities organised by their teachers.
The camp staff and facilities were very inclusive and catered for the diverse needs of our students. Our accompanying staff members encouraged all students to be risk takers, to be inquisitive, and to work collaboratively with their peers.
On Wednesday, our students returned very tired and filled with good memories; they demonstrated an appreciative, enthusiastic, and open-minded approach to their camp experience.

We would like to thank our dedicated school staff who worked tirelessly to ensure our students had safe and comfortable stay at Tyalgum.