Camps are a very valuable part of the education offered at Waikerie Lutheran Primary School. School camps provide children with the opportunity to develop a range of social skills, develop independence, increase environmental awareness and learn new skills.

Development of Social Skills

Most camp activities involve teamwork. This is a great way to not only strengthen established friendships but also helps to develop new friendships through connecting children who may not interact regularly at school. Through these team challenges, the children develop supportive relationships with their peers and their teachers. While on camp, children have the opportunity to learn about understanding, caring and acceptance.

Development of Independence Skills

For some students, school camp can be the first time that they are away from family and home. This can be a great opportunity for kids to learn independence and self-reliance.

Increased Environmental Awareness

During most camps, children are exposed to nature based activities. Hands on outdoor activities can stimulate the senses and facilitate learning. Through this process, children can become more aware of the world around them and develop an appreciation of nature.

Learning New Skills

Camp provides children with the opportunity to develop new skills as they are exposed to a range of activities that they may not have tried before. This sort of risk taking can help students become more adventurous, develop new skills and foster feelings of accomplishment.

All students are WLPS are provided with the opportunity to attend a camp with the Students in Foundation to Year 2 engaging in an overnight school sleep over and students in Years 3 to 6 attending a 2 night school off-site camp.