School Camps Toowoomba
Currently taking bookings for 2022
Our camps are designed for Upper Primary students, but can cater for all Primary and Secondary school students by negotiation.
For schools from BRISBANE, GOLD COAST, SUNSHINE COAST AND S.E. QLD.
A YEAR FOUR CAMP FOR SCHOOLS IN THE TOOWOOMBA REGION
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Our Toowoomba School Camps programme is designed for Upper Primary students to have an excellent educational experience as well as providing opportunities for positive social interaction and enjoyment. We have selected a range of venues and activities to provide stimulating and relevant camp programme options.
COVID SAFETY - RISK ASSESSMENT
With the current concerns over the spread of Covid 19, schools are re-assessing the risk of conducting inter-state camps for 2022. With the very real risk of inter-state and Queensland lock downs and cancellations, a local school camp within two hours of your school gives you the re-assurance that if an outbreak was to occur while on camp, you have the option of returning home within a few hours.
Who we are
Greg is our camp co-ordinator. He is a registered teacher and has had over 30 years experienced as a primary school classroom teacher / PE teacher and school principal. After co-ordinating a school camp programmes in Brisbane since 2010 he has moved to Toowoomba and established a new opportunity for students from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and SE Queensland to experience new and exciting learning experiences. Greg works with teachers to develop a camp programme which suits the needs of your students.
How we can help
We provide you with a no obligation quotation for you to present to your school administration. We also provide information for you to access relevant links to the Australian Curriculum for activities which you have selected. Risk Assessment links are provided to various websites for you to use in your planning. We are here to help you all the way in putting your camp programme together. We recommend a three day and two night camp programme from Wednesday - Friday, however other options are available.
Greg books all activities, venues and accommodation as well as arranging catering for all your meals. He accompanies your school group throughout your camp once you arrive in Toowoomba and actively leads the camp programme with the assistance of teachers and venue staff. Teachers are responsible for supervision and behaviour management of students throughout the camp. We also provide a 12 seater mini bus throughout the camp for any emergencies or for any additional need for transport apart from the bus which accompanies the group.
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NEW - YEAR FOUR DAY TRIP OR OVERNIGHT CAMP
Toowoomba Region Schools
We have developed a range of day trips and an overnight camp programme for Year 4 students and teachers for 2022. Greg Lees is the co-ordinator, is an experienced educator, lives locally, teaches as a relief teacher in local Toowoomba schools and has run school camp programmes since 2010. The activities tie in strongly to the HASS Curriculum and include a focus on
Early Australian History up to the early 1800’s and Indigenous Australia pre & post European contact with input from an Indigenous ranger and a visit to Cobb & Co Museum
Local Government – role of local government with a local councillor
Visit to Wellcamp Airport – focus on rules and laws in running an International Airport
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery with a focus on early Australian and Indigenous art
Waste Management Facility visit
History of road making in Queensland – museum visit
Outdoor education activity at Koojarewon Outdoor Education Centre at Highfields.
Overnight accommodation at Koojarewon if required - meals included
If you are interested in finding out more information for 2022, you are welcome to contact Greg after 3.30pm daily. He is available to make a time to visit you at your school if you wish, at a time that suits you.
Activities for consideration
We can include other venue and activity options based on your requirements.
Queensland Museum's Cobb & Co Museum offers seven exhibitions to select from. We usually include three of these in the programme:
13 interactive stations with challenging activities and experiments. We highly recommend this!
2. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Activities:
From Kabul Dreaming to First Contact. Tony, the Learning Officer can assist with leading this activity.
3. Travelling Back in Time:
Transport and Communication - explore the National Carriage Collection, the life of a free settler, how did people travel and communicate?
A general tour of the whole museum with hands on objects, interpretation and discover the Gallery Greats. Students complete the activity quiz challenge.
There will be three new temporary exhibitions in 2022. We will advise on the exhibits currently being proposed if you enquire.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Consisting of three permanent displays and a number of temporary displays ranging from a few days up to six weeks. Staff from the gallery assist in presenting the tour.
The Lionel Lindsay art collection features works from significant Australian painters, including Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Rupert Bunny.
Important manuscripts such as letters written by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, navigator La Perouse and writer Henry Lawson may be accessed by request.
The Fred and Lucy Gould collection includes antique furniture, fine porcelain and glassware, gold and silverware, bronzes, drawings and paintings from Europe, Asia and Australia from the early 1700s to the 1930s.
The Toowoomba City Collection focuses on 20th century Australian art including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, small-scale sculpture and jewelry. The temporary displays for 2022 are being planned at present.
Contact us for more information. An optional art activity can be included.
9 Dorf Farm On Farm Tour Experience
Escape to the country for an on farm tour experience. Your students get to hold a chicken, pat a chook, collect some eggs and catch a fish! A great hands on experience. Using sustainable and ethical farming practices, your students are escorted on a tours to see how their food is produced. Contact us for details
Highfields Pioneer Village
Highfields Pioneer Village is just out of Toowoomba. The displays cover almost everything you could think of as far as early pioneer life. The museum is set up as a town and includes 70 separate buildings. We can include a group research challenge quiz to further engage your students.
Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling is a chance for everyone to be involved. Sunset Superbowl features 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes. Great discounts apply for school groups.
Kloud9 Trampoline Park
A great activity for the whole group. The activity is fully supervised by the venue staff. One hour of high intensity activity. A great chance for students to have fun, test themselves and develop new skills.
Horse and cart rides, whip cracking exhibition, old time games, school's in re-enactment, animal nursery, meet the farm animals. See sheep being shorn.
Check out the outdoor education activities on offer at Koojarewon Camp.
These activities are available for school groups which choose to stay at Koojarewon Camp.
Main Roads Heritage Centre
Explore the history of road making in Queensland. The visit to the centre includes an audio visual presentation and both static and hands on displays. Themes include early transport, equipment, housing, technology, etc. The centre highlights the changes that have occurred from the 1800's until recent times.
The Toowoomba Japanese Garden 'Ju Raku En' - translated from Japanese to mean "enjoying peace and longevity in a public place" - is renowned for its stunning representation of traditional Japanese landscape design.
An outdoor education centre just out from Toowoomba. Koojarewon can accommodate groups of up to 85 people. There are opportunities to incorporate outdoor education activities into your programme.
Big 4 Tourist Park
Centrally located, the cabin accommodation provides ensuites and room for up to 10 people per cabin. The Big 4 facility is ideal for groups of up to 85 students. The tourist park includes a large recreation / dining room facility and BBQ facilities for groups. A swimming pool and a large jumping pillow are provided for students to use. Significant discounts are available for school groups. Vacancies are available for Term 4 2021 and for all of 2022.