Camps offers students the chance to experience the challenges and benefits of varied environments, to enjoy team-building activities and challenge their own individual skills and qualities.
Year 7 Camp
Year 7 students experience a three-night camp in a cabin-style environment in picturesque Myrtleford, during Term 1. The camp provides students the opportunity to participate in activities aimed at building friendships and developing problem-solving skills. Students enjoy a range of activities such as a night walk, bush survival information, a 250 metre flying fox, abseiling, cycling and a Naz Factor Talent Quest. The camp is a great way for students to bond with each other, challenge themselves and return with new-found confidence and friends.
Year 9 Camp
Year Nine students participate in a beach camp which includes activities designed to challenge students to work collaboratively and to demonstrate initiative. Students spend 2 nights in a coastal setting and undertake activities such as surfing and boogie boarding, which for most is a novel experience. A focus on building and maintaining friendships and positive associations between the students is an important goal of the camp. The camp has gained a reputation among students as a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Year 12 Retreat
Each year, during FastStart, our Year 12 students participate in an overnight retreat as they begin their final year of secondary schooling. As they come to the end of their journey through the college, and indeed Catholic Education, we take the opportunity for students to reflect upon the joys and struggles of their VCE studies and their hopes and dreams for their life after Nazareth College. In a very busy period in their life this retreat is an important time to stop, pray, reflect, give thanks to God and invite Him more deeply into the times and decisions that lie ahead. It is also a time for the year level to be together at the commencement of their Year 12 and deepen their friendship and unity.