Outings and field trips from a strong part of the curriculum and offer valuable learning experiences away from the classroom. Annual educational camps provide opportunities for participation, teamwork, friendship and self-discovery, in addition to exploring ecological issues and developing leadership qualities.
Oakhill runs three significant camps at the College level – one at the end of Term 1 in Grade 8, one at the end of Term 1 in Grade 9 and one at the end of the Grade 11 year. The Odyssey, a 21-day adventure in Grade 10, takes place in Term 1 as a highlight of the College outdoor learning experience, which is why no camp as such is offered in Grade 10.
Each camp has a very specific purpose and desired outcome but is also designed to fit into the bigger picture of holistic education at Oakhill.