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In 2017 we are running camps in Mittagong, Perth, Morisset, Canberra and Melbourne
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Mittagong, Morisset & Canberra camp theme: Space
You could meet Dr Who, be transported to Mars or beyond, build a space ship, have a Star Wars adventure…
Who knows?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.
Activities will require your creative, imaginative, scientific problem-solving skills. Extensive knowledge of SPACE is not essential
Mittagong: 5- 7 May 2017 – Booked Out Directions to Camp Wombaroo
Morisset (NSW): 18 – 20 August 2017 – click here to book
Canberra ( Stromlo): 27- 29 October 2017 – click here to book
Perth camp theme: Medieval
Travel back in time to the days of chivary, knights, castles, magic, dragons, the plague and so much more. 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 Medieval is not essential.
Perth: 9 – 11 June 2017 – click here to book
Victoria camp theme: Harry Potter – A weekend at Hogwarts
Join the Professors for 2 days of fun and exciting activities based on J K Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. We will have a wide range of activities, workshops, games and exploration time.Classes will include potions, transfiguration, herbology and more. Enjoy the inter-house competition and a game of Quiddich. Activities will require your creative, imaginative, scientific and problem solving skills. Extensive knowledge of the books not essential. Novice and highly experienced Hogwart’s students all welcome.
Victoria: 10 – 12 November 2017 – click here to book
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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