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Camps and excursions

At Gatton State School students in year 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to participate in a school camp each year.  Information about each of the camps is below.

Year 5 Camp

Year 5 have the opportunity to attend a three day camp at Camp Duckadang. Camp Duckadang is situated in the Brisbane Valley on Avoca Creek.  It is a beautiful setting with well-maintained huts close to a large lagoon for water activities.

The amenities consist of dormitory buildings, which each accommodate forty-eight students, shower and toilet blocks and a dining hall with fully equipped kitchen.  The site has a large assembly hall, hard court tennis and basketball courts, volleyball court, mini golf course, a swimming pool and a low ropes course.

The camp provides opportunity for social activities and outdoor education activities that include problem solving, simple orienteering, archery, field science, and physical education. This camp is part of the Gatton State School camping program.  During the program the children are exposed to various challenging situations, both physically and mentally, that are designed to assist the child in their overall social and emotional development.  Because of the unique nature of the camping situation it is highly recommended that children attend this camp.

Some activities include:

Low ropes: A challenging balance and team building activity.

Canoeing: An introduction to paddling in a safe environment.

Orienteering: Includes team work, map reading, problem solving and fitness.

Year 6 Camp

Year 6 students have the opportunity to attend a three day camp at Murphy's Creek Adventures.

Whilst on camp students are accommodated in army tube dorms on camp stretchers.  These dorms have timber floors, light and power.  Some of the activities that are available include, mid ropes course, flying fox, orienteering, archery and problem solving activities.

This camp is part of the Gatton State School camping program. During the program the children are exposed to various challenging situations, both physically and mentally, that are designed to assist the child in his/her overall social and emotional development.  Because of the unique nature of the camping situation it is highly recommended that children attend this camp.