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InTents

InTents

Designed specifically for Preliminary Option 4 of the Stage 6 PDHPE Syllabus, Outdoor Recreation, InTents is a hands-on 3-day program providing students with camp craft, navigation and survival skills. 

InTents immerses students in nature and outdoor recreation where they learn to read maps and navigate by compass, as well as set up a campsite and respond to varied emergency situations such as snake bites, bushfires, and what to do if they become lost. Students also take part in an adventure challenge, completing recreational activities that may include rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and canoeing.

InTents includes a pre-camp Student Workbook and features a practical assessment that is conducted throughout the program. This allows teachers to deliver the program as a complete unit of work.

Optional extras

A number of Centres are able to provide additional sessions during your InTents program to provide your students with learnings and skills in a range of areas. These include:
  • A Basic Emergency Life Support workshop that will provide students with a nationally recognised unit of competency
  • An understanding of the history and culture of the local Indigenous communities
  • A look at the reptilian wildlife found in habitats in and alongside typical camp grounds
  • Extended stays of up to five days that can incorporate a range of recreational activities such as archery, giant swing and flying fox.  

Additional costs may apply. Please contact the Centre you are interested in attending to arrange a program that best suits your school's needs.  

Sample 3-day program

Please note that the program below is a sample and can be altered to suit your specific requirements. 

Time
Lesson
Outcomes
Day 1
9.00am
Arrival, program briefing and begin navigation
 
12.00pm
Lunch
 
1.00pm
Rotating lessons: navigation, bivouac preparation and first aid
P6, P10, P16, P12, P15
5.30pm
Dinner
 
6.30pm
Camp craft, campfire and next day brief
P10, P14
9.00pm
Bed
 
Day 2
7.00am
Breakfast, orienteering activities and adventure challenges
P14, P17
12.00pm
Lunch
 
1.00pm
Orienteering activities and adventure challenges
P14, P17
2.30pm
Bushwalking and camp setup
P14, P17
5.30pm
Dinner
 
6.30pm
Night activity
 
9.00pm
Bed
 
Day 3
6.00am
Breakfast, return, pack-up and debrief
P6, P 16, P17
12.00pm
Lunch
 
1.00pm
Farewell
 

Availability

This program is available at BerryBroken BayJindabyneLake AinsworthLake BurrendongLake Keepit, and Myuna Bay

Please note, while the fundamental concepts required to satisfy the syllabus requirements can be achieved at each Centre, the layout and terrain of each is different and therefore may result in varying experiences for your students.