The school’s camping program enables students to explore, extend and enrich their learning and social skills development in a non-school setting.  Camps may have a cultural, leadership, environmental and / or outdoor emphasis and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at Lara Lake Primary School.  Camps encourage students to become independent and attempt new things.  
A camp is defined as any activity that involves at least one night’s accommodation.
The goals of the program include
  • To provide Year 3 – 6 students with the opportunity to participate in a camping program that is linked to social, cultural and educational outcomes for students.  Each department teaching team will select a camp co-ordinator who will organise the camp using the process flow chart.  
  • To provide shared class and year level experiences, team building and a sense of group cohesiveness.
  • To reinforce and extend classroom learning's, attitudes and values.
  • To provide a program that delivers skills and knowledge that may lead to a lifelong involvement in worthwhile leisure pursuits.
  • To provide a program that promotes self-esteem, resourcefulness, independence, leadership, thoughtful judgement, cooperation and tolerance.
  • To provide a program to reinforce healthy eating and good hygiene through teaching manners and cleanliness.
  • To provide a program that delivers skills and knowledge that may lead to a lifelong involvement in worthwhile leisure pursuits.
  • To further develop their problem solving and life survival skills.
  • To extend understanding of their physical and cultural environment.