Well-planned camps create life-changing experiences for young people!

This 3 day, 2 night course, being held at Rubicon Outdoor Centre, will enhance your camp planning and facilitation skills and deepen your understanding of risk management and best-practice for residential camps. A series of socially inclusive activities and games will be interspersed with a behind the scenes look into how residential camps are conducted.


When: Course Dates 2019
28 February – 2 March

Arrive-10:00am on Camp day 1
Depart- at 2:00 pm Camp day 3


Where: Rubicon Outdoor Centre – Nayook Campus, West Gippsland

Assessment: No formal assessment.There is an optional course booklet to complete that can be later used when planning and administering camps.

Professional Recognition: The Faculty of Education, Monash University, will issue a Certificate of Completion.

Prerequisites: WWCC (as other school groups might be on-site at Residential camp) – we will not be working directly with children, but this is a policy requirement.

Contact Details: To express your interest in the course; or to find out more about short courses offered by Monash Education please contact us via P. 9905 2700 | E. edu.pdp@monash.edu| W. monash.edu/education/shortcourses

Unpacking two types of experiences:

  • Students: Experience a camp as a student as you are led through activities, curriculum-based content, risk management and how to create an inclusive environment.
  • Teachers or staff facilitators: what roles do you play in camp programming?
    This professional development course will be delivered by Monash outdoor education experts and experienced adventurers Dr Beau Miles and Ms Jodi Evans.

Topics covered include:

  • Administration, Risk Management and delivery of processes and procedures in conducting a school camp in a residential setting.
  • Wellbeing and the staff-student relationships on camp.
  • Expectations from staff and students of the ‘camp’ experience.
  • Common risks, myths, conceptions and activities of the camp experience.  Inclusive camp games and programming.
  • Community projects and thinking beyond camp boundaries.
  • Unpacking ‘sustainability’ through residential camp practices.
  • Curriculum and reporting of camp programs.
  • Seeing beyond the camp; integrating the experience into the ‘real world’. 

Cost: $895 (GST-free)  

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Contact Monash P. 9905 2700 | E. edu.pdp@monash.edu| W. monash.edu/education/shortcourses

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