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In 2018 we are running camps in Mittagong, Perth, Morisset, Canberra and Melbourne
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This year the theme is A Journey into the Past!
Take off for 2 days of fun, exciting activities, workshops, games and exploring.
Journey back in time, let’s discover the past together. What hidden treasures and secrets does the past hold? What adventures and trials will we explore? We have planned some fun and interesting activites, workshops, games and exploring.
Activities will require your creative, imaginative, scientific and problem solving skills. Extensive knowledge of history is not essential.
The Theme provides inspiration for a wide range of activities including science and invention, maps, world travel, countries and cultures. All these ideas will be explored through craft, creation, invention, drama, storytelling, and other hands-on activities. There will be plenty of time for imagination, fun and making new friends
Mittagong 18 – 20 May – For more information and to book
Perth 8 – 10 June – For more information and to book
Morisset 10 – 12 August – For more information and to book
Melbourne 26 – 28 October – For more information and to book
ACT 16 – 18 November – For more information and to book
ACT Day Camp for 3-5 year olds – For more information and to book
Already booked? – scroll down to find kit lists and consent forms.
Want to learn more? We are now taking enrolments for our 2016 Weekend Camps for gifted and talented children in Western Australia ACT and New South Wales. Dates, locations and full details above.
Since 1990 I have been running camps in NSW and ACT (originally for the NSWAGTC) and now as part of AGSC and for the past five years in Western Australia and Victoria as well. Scroll down to learn about the 2015 programs.
The strength of the camps has always been the children themselves.Giving gifted children the opportunity to spend time with like-minded peers engaged in interesting or challenging activities and social experiences is vital for their well being.
“If gifted and talented students are to achieve their potential, they require expanded educational opportunities beyond the scope of the regular school program. The students need to explore different career options, crafts, ideas and skills that challenge their abilities. Our children need personal attention,adult commitment, role models they can admire and talk to.”(Hegeman, 1987, p123). The camp aims to address some of these needs within a fun supportive environment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will my child be doing at camp?
Every camp program is different. Based around a theme the children’s activities combine learning, questioning, hands on activities and exploring. The program includes instructional workshops looking at a range of different topics and free time in which social interaction and play are the aims. Activities allow for individual and group work. Children’s interests be it quiet activities like board games and craft or more energetic activities like sports and exploring are all catered for.
What do parents do at camp?
Parents attending the camps assist with the preparation of meals under the guidance of the camp co-ordinator and are also encouraged to be involved in the children’s activities if they wish. There is also time to spend talking with other parents and time to relax. A workshop for parents is often organized, to learn more about supporting gifted children’s needs.
What to bring to camp Kit list
Medical consent form Download
Working with children volunteer form Download
Directions to Camp Wombaroo Download
Gilwell Park Map Victorian Camp Download
For more details or to book the following camps follow the link to our online booking system