Exciting school camps for primary and secondary students.
Black Diamond Adventures design and deliver NSW school camps that serve a genuine purpose for your school and students
Our NSW School Camps are fantastic opportunities for participants to develop themselves, their abilities, their understanding of Australia – and to forge lasting memories and bonds.
Each year we only offer a limited number of camps. This ensures they are delivered extraordinarily well and to the highest quality. We are committed to ensuring we have the right staff – trusted and trained by us – to deliver quality programs to our standards and our educational philosophy. Black Diamond Adventures is committed to having a positive working relationship with the schools we work with to guarantee you get what you need. To this end, we can accommodate both small and large year group bookings at a range of amazing locations.
There are a number of factors that go in to creating a school camp that sees schools eager to book ahead year after year:
This ensures we are a trusted School Camps NSW provider. Read on for further details. To book, send us a message on our CONTACT page.
AFFORDABILITY & QUALITY
We believe every NSW School and student should have multiple opportunities throughout their schooling life to attend school camps and attain the benefits that come from such a group-development program. At Black Diamond Adventures we are committed to providing affordable and quality programs. The accommodation options are flexible according to each school’s budget.
For schools that are unable to attend a school camp – and are within 2-hours of our Bulli base – we offer a bush school incursion experience.Back to top
PURPOSEFUL PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER
We tailor each school camp according to the specific requirements and interests of each school and year level. These themes could include, pastoral & wellbeing, leadership development, team building, Aboriginal cultural experiences, Australian geography and history, Crossroads, environmental education and other KLA focuses.Back to top
CAMPS WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS
Tell us what you’re looking for and your budget and we’ll provide options.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT
Working with you, we can map our camp programs to your school’s Outdoor Education and Pastoral requirements, as well as the national Curriculum guidelines. We are a member of Outdoors NSW, the peak industry body for the outdoors in NSW, who in turn is a member of Outdoor Education Australia. We also offer Crossroads camps for students in Years 11 and 12 in NSW government schools.Back to top
VARIETY OF LOCATIONS & ACTIVITIES
We are a highly agile and dynamic school camp provider, ensuring our programs evolve for returning schools and students by introducing them to new landscapes and themes. This is a deliberate measure to take students out of their comfort zones, yet also discover other parts of NSW.
As part of their camp and outdoor ed experience, we offer a range of activities depending on the purpose of the school camp. Activities include (but are not limited to): Bush walking and navigating, kayaking, canoeing and rafting, abseiling and rock climbing, flying fox and high ropes, commando course, laser tag, caving, coasteering, surfing, night activities, whip cracking, camp oven cooking, Aboriginal traditions.Back to top
On our School Camps we invite students to step outside their comfort zones and take risks in a controlled and safe environment.
OTHER NOTABLE INCLUSIONS:
A true camp experience
For us, a school camp is just that – an authentic Australian camping experience. Camping is an important birth right of all Australians – some of whom today do not have the opportunity to experience this where they live or with whom they live.
Uniquely Australian Learning
We also provide opportunities for all our camp participants to learn more about what it means to be an Australian. This encompasses many things including, what indigenous Australians taught us, how pioneers and drovers survived, how to fish and appreciate the ocean & waterways. This enriches the camp experience for each and every participant. You can read more about our Australian experiences here.
Personal Development for all
At Black Diamond Adventures we are committed to helping each and every participant grow in a multitude of ways through their camp experience. This can be through highly focused learning objectives or ancillary learning. We apply life and psychological methodologies to help participants take the steps to further their growth, self-belief, resilience and confidence, as well as, their social and leadership skills. We also aspire for teachers and supervisors on our programs to have a transformative experience while with us. Note, it’s a key goal and expectation that our staff will also rise to challenges and take on new opportunities.
Experienced, quality staff
Our team has extensive experience in running school camps and working with primary and secondary school groups from the private and public sector. Amongst our team are former Outdoor Ed and P.E. teachers and staff with relevant qualifications. Our staff follow a comprehensive risk-management plan and ensure a safe staff to student ratio is implemented. Importantly, we invest substantially in staff development and management including pre-and post-course training and de-briefs. Part of the ethos of our company is to deliver a program that we would love to be on – this drives our passion and commitment to service, amongst other things.
We are here to help teachers have a great camp experience too! This starts with supporting teachers prior to coming on camp with advice and suggestions for teachers, students and parents regarding gear lists, what to expect and other preliminary information. For schools with limited time, we can run our camps from a number of convenient locations and arrange everything from food and travel to multiple accommodation styles and challenging activities. Teachers who join us for camp get looked after with a choice of sleeping arrangements and assortment of meals.