School Camps

Kianinny brings a new level of professionalism to school camps on the beautiful Sapphire Coast. We all have fond memories of going on school camp, and it’s no wonder as school camps are such an important part of our personal development and schooling tradition. We are passionate about designing & creating programs that are specific to the needs & focus of your school camp. We can tailor the programs to have a real focus on leadership, independence & group relationships or having fun whilst getting to know new peers. With over 100 acres of natural bush land, our very own fresh water lagoon and outstanding facilities Kianinny is unrivaled in offering a unique School Camp experience for students and teachers.

Kianinny's School Camp Program Manager

We would like to introduce our new Camp Program Manager Natalie Sievwright. Natalie joins us with a wealth of experience in the outdoor education industry both here in Australia and overseas. After growing up on the Far South Coast of NSW Natalie left to follow her passion in outdoor education. This journey led Natalie to North America, South America and New Zealand learning from some of the biggest and best camp operations in the business.

Having started a family of her own over the past 5 years Natalie and her husband have settled back in the Far South Coast where her passion for outdoor education has been rekindled.

Natalie has joined our team as a Camp Program Manager and we look forward to having her experience and knowledge help grow and improve our programs that we offer here at Kianinny.

Natalie can be contacted at natalie@kianinny.com.au or on 02 6494 1990.

Nat School Camp

A school camp can be an unforgettable experience for students to enjoy all the splendour the natural world has to offer along with being in an outside learning environment. Camps allow opportunities for students to push themselves out of their comfort zone, step up & face new challenges all while being supported by their instructors, teachers & peers. Students will gain a new appreciation for nature and the importance of sustainable living while having fun on our educational land & water based activities. Our programme can help to encourage growth with physical, social, emotional, and intellectual challenges that stress teamwork, problem-solving and communications. Here are a few of the essential ways in which our camp can enrich a child’s life:

  • A school camp offers children a break in their everyday routine, to enjoy time away with their peers in a new setting. It allows for children to share a different side of themselves whether that be through taking on responsibility, stepping up into a leadership role, being creativity or facing new challenges. For some students being away for a short time can help their independent spirit shine and they can have a real life changing experience.
  • Children get a chance to socialise at school, but being away on camp with organised activities & unstructured time really allows for students relationships to evolve. Whether it be students working together in small teams to complete a cross country rogaine course, band together & build a raft to cross the lagoon on or encouraging one another to face their fear of heights & go down the flying fox, our team challenges will bring the students closer together.
  • Not every student has the opportunity to experience camping at a place as beautiful as Kianinny. For some, their school camp might be their only real experience in nature. The skills they will learn and the appreciation of the natural world they will leave with will serve them well for the rest of their life.

Our goal for school camps is to create a fun and exciting learning environment where students can gain confidence and self-empowerment while participating in activities & experiencing the splendour of Kianinny’s natural environment. We offer many benefits, making the experience easy for teachers and parents who accompany the students, including the following:

  • Our Team of Activity Instructors are a passionate group of people who are committed to making your school camp the best they can. Many have years of experience in the outdoor education industry, others have travelled the world, have a passion for working with children and some bring a wealth of local knowledge they deliver whilst walking along the trails with the students.
  • We are set on 100 acres of natural bushland, we have our very own rainforest onsite & countless bushwalking trails. We aim to design our programs so that each student gets to experience the beautiful surroundings that make up Kianinny. We have activities spread across our facilities along with many taking place on & around our lagoon. Being within walking distance to multiple national parks & being so close to the ocean, we can also incorporate this into our programs.
  • With our school group accommodations, we can accommodate 80 students in our group lodges and a further 60 in our 24 cottages located on-site. Students need to bring a pillow, bottom sheet and a sleeping bag. For teachers and parents, we offer free accommodations in their own self-contained, two-bedroom cabin adjacent to the students. Each of these has a full bathroom, kitchen and dining/ living room space.
  • Kids need healthy and nutritious meals, especially with the number of activities that we participate in during the day. All our meals are homemade and designed specifically to give students the energy they need to make the most out of their camp experience. We offer a vegetarian and allergy menu when required.
  • For your convenience, we keep all of our school reference documents in an easy to find location. Included in these documents is our comprehensive activities manual, detailing all the activities students can take part in during their camps.

The activities we offer our school campers will likely be the highlight of their camping experience, with the close connections they form together a close second. With our freshwater lagoon and large wilderness area, we offer a wide range of activities, tailored to meet the needs of different age and skill groups. Here is a brief overview of what we can offer on & offsite:

  • Our freshwater lagoon provides an ideal opportunity to learn new skills and important safety procedures around water. We offer a variety of water based activities that are suited to different age groups & we are able to tailor our lessons according to your groups needs. We also use local off-site locations for exploring the marine environments, playing games and learning more advanced skills in the ocean. Our activities provide a mixture of challenging, fun, & problem solving experiences for all.
  • We offer a variety of evening programs that are either high energy large group games, or we offer the opportunity to learn about the natural world, including the exciting variety of animals and plants native to the area, which can be transformative for young minds. Our excellent night walk & night experience programmes offer a way to explore the often-hidden world of nocturnal wildlife with our experienced instructors.
  • We offer a large amount of land based activities. With teamwork being one of the many focuses of school camps, our activities vary in the ability to serve different needs/focus for groups. A lot of our activities offer the chance to work in small & large groups, challenging one another & themselves as they learn whilst having fun! Most people taking part in outdoor adventure activities share common goals: they may want to learn or improve skills, build confidence and trust, improve communication or get to know one another. Our instructors help to facilitate this by working alongside the participants & helping to meet everyone’s needs along the way.

School Camp Form

School Camp Form

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