Camp Quaranup Activities

Camp Quaranup offers a range of structured water and land based recreation programs, as well as a number of self-directed activity options. Recreation programs can be packaged with accommodation and catering, or offered as day programs, in consultation with Camp Quaranup staff.

 

Water based activities

 

Canoeing (school year 5 +)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Participants are guided through basic canoe maneuverability and safety aspects, including the techniques of rafting up and capsize recovery. Each participant is provided with a personal flotation device (PFD) and a paddle. During the session, participants may be involved in a number of activities including shuttle and obstacle course races, balancing challenges or simply a leisurely paddle on the Princess Royal Harbour.

 

Raft making (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Each participant is provided with a personal flotation device (PFD) and a paddle. Participants are given advice on how to construct rafts using ropes, planks and drums. They then build rafts in teams in preparation for a major paddle challenge. This program is a unique team-building activity aimed at encouraging a group to work together more effectively.

 

Swimming supervision (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Supervision for swimming can be provided to ensure that safety guidelines are followed.
  • Staff hold a Surf Rescue Certificate and a First Aid Certificate as a minimum.

 

Land based activities

 

Archery (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Archery is a challenging recreation program that tests participants aim and patience. Using recurve bows, participants shoot for Olympic-style bulls-eye targets and develop their technique. Participants will learn the different parts of the bow and arrows and will be shown correct procedure and technique for loading and releasing.
  • This program may be modified to accommodate participants with mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with your program coordinator well in advance of your camp.

 

Bushwalking (school year 3 +)

  • Point Possession bush walk
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • The Point Possession Maritime Heritage Trail is a 1.6km walk from Camp Quaranup to Point Possession, where George Vancouver claimed the whole of Western Australia for Great Britain. Walkers visit maritime heritage sites, secluded beaches and enjoy superb views of the harbour and the town. This trail in an ideal way of familiarizing yourself with the geography of Albany, its surrounds and some of its history (90-min return trip).

 

Quarantine Hill bush walk

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Participants walk along bush and granite tracks to the highest point on the Vancouver Peninsula, climbing the Quaranup Hill tower to enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound, Albany township and the surrounds. The track returns around the back of Quaranup Hill before following the harbour side back to camp.

 

Geocaching (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Geocaching is a navigational challenge which requires participants to use a GPS and control descriptors to find geocaches hidden within the camp grounds and surrounding bush land. Each geocache is allocated a word, which is recorded by the groups as they discover them, with the aim of finding as many geocaches as possible. An introduction to geocaching in the wider community, ‘where to from here’, is provided during the debrief.

 

Kite making (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Participants are provided with the materials and instruction to design, decorate, construct and fly their very own kite, with the ability to fly over 15m in the sky.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.
  • Can be self-directed at appropriate charge.

 

Rogaining (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • In teams, participants are required to find checkpoints scattered throughout the camp grounds and bush reserve. Checkpoints are scored differently depending on level of difficulty in reaching them; therefore, teams are encouraged to develop strategies to maximise their score within a given time limit.

 

Wild Camp Shelter Building (school year 1+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • In small teams, participants are required to utilise a variety of items, including tarps, rope and wooden poles to construct a protective shelter in a bush environment.

 

Team building (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • This program is a collection of team challenges designed to make participants think outside the square to solve an array of problems. The problems are designed to develop and improve group skills. Improved communication, cooperation, trust and leadership can be achieved through this program.

 

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Learning Areas:

HASS
Health & Physical Education
History

Camp Capacity: 150

Suitable for Years: 3 – 12

Activities: 90mins duration, from $7.50 p/p

Contact:

08 9844 4087

Contact Camp Quaranup

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Camp Quaranup offers a range of structured water and land based recreation programs, as well as a number of self-directed activity options. Recreation programs can be packaged with accommodation and catering, or offered as day programs, in consultation with Camp Quaranup staff.

 

Water based activities

 

Canoeing (school year 5 +)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Participants are guided through basic canoe maneuverability and safety aspects, including the techniques of rafting up and capsize recovery. Each participant is provided with a personal flotation device (PFD) and a paddle. During the session, participants may be involved in a number of activities including shuttle and obstacle course races, balancing challenges or simply a leisurely paddle on the Princess Royal Harbour.

 

Raft making (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Each participant is provided with a personal flotation device (PFD) and a paddle. Participants are given advice on how to construct rafts using ropes, planks and drums. They then build rafts in teams in preparation for a major paddle challenge. This program is a unique team-building activity aimed at encouraging a group to work together more effectively.

 

Swimming supervision (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Supervision for swimming can be provided to ensure that safety guidelines are followed.
  • Staff hold a Surf Rescue Certificate and a First Aid Certificate as a minimum.

 

Land based activities

 

Archery (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Archery is a challenging recreation program that tests participants aim and patience. Using recurve bows, participants shoot for Olympic-style bulls-eye targets and develop their technique. Participants will learn the different parts of the bow and arrows and will be shown correct procedure and technique for loading and releasing.
  • This program may be modified to accommodate participants with mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with your program coordinator well in advance of your camp.

 

Bushwalking (school year 3 +)

  • Point Possession bush walk
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • The Point Possession Maritime Heritage Trail is a 1.6km walk from Camp Quaranup to Point Possession, where George Vancouver claimed the whole of Western Australia for Great Britain. Walkers visit maritime heritage sites, secluded beaches and enjoy superb views of the harbour and the town. This trail in an ideal way of familiarizing yourself with the geography of Albany, its surrounds and some of its history (90-min return trip).

 

Quarantine Hill bush walk

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Participants walk along bush and granite tracks to the highest point on the Vancouver Peninsula, climbing the Quaranup Hill tower to enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound, Albany township and the surrounds. The track returns around the back of Quaranup Hill before following the harbour side back to camp.

 

Geocaching (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Geocaching is a navigational challenge which requires participants to use a GPS and control descriptors to find geocaches hidden within the camp grounds and surrounding bush land. Each geocache is allocated a word, which is recorded by the groups as they discover them, with the aim of finding as many geocaches as possible. An introduction to geocaching in the wider community, ‘where to from here’, is provided during the debrief.

 

Kite making (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Participants are provided with the materials and instruction to design, decorate, construct and fly their very own kite, with the ability to fly over 15m in the sky.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.
  • Can be self-directed at appropriate charge.

 

Rogaining (school year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • In teams, participants are required to find checkpoints scattered throughout the camp grounds and bush reserve. Checkpoints are scored differently depending on level of difficulty in reaching them; therefore, teams are encouraged to develop strategies to maximise their score within a given time limit.

 

Wild Camp Shelter Building (school year 1+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • In small teams, participants are required to utilise a variety of items, including tarps, rope and wooden poles to construct a protective shelter in a bush environment.

Team building (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • This program is a collection of team challenges designed to make participants think outside the square to solve an array of problems. The problems are designed to develop and improve group skills. Improved communication, cooperation, trust and leadership can be achieved through this program.

Visit Website

Learning Areas:

HASS
Health & Physical Education
History

Camp Capacity: 150

Suitable for Years: 3 – 12

Activities: 90mins duration, from $7.50 p/p

Contact:

08 9844 4087

Contact Camp Quaranup

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