Participation

Students are able to participate in six camps and two Retreats in their six years at St Patrick’s College. 

There’s no WiFi in the forest, but I promise you’ll find a better connection.

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Variety

A wide variety of venues throughout Tasmania are utilised as part of this exciting, challenging and compulsory program of outdoor experiences.  The sequential nature of the camps program from Year 7 through to Year 10 gives students the ability to further develop important life skills including resilience, self confidence, empathy, leadership, initiative, cooperation, resourcefulness and independence.

Year Level Term Group & Location Number of Nights
Year 7
Early Term 1
Core groups - Woodfield
2
Year 8
Early Term 1
House groups - various sites
2
Year 9
Early Term 1
Paired Core groups - Tasman Peninsula
3
Early Term 4
Rite Journey groups - solo camp
1
Late Term 4
Gender groups - various East Coast sites
2
Year 10
Late Terms 2 & 4
Specialist choice camps - various sites
2
Year 11
Before Easter
Retreat - Camp Clayton
1
Year 12
Before Easter
Retreat - Camp Clayton
2