This outdoor education camp based out of Airey’s Inlet is designed to help students build community within their year level through shared experiences, while getting a supported taster of what the outdoors has to offer. Based at a private campsite on the Great Ocean Road, students will live together and participate in a series of activities that are designed to help them learn more about themselves and their classmates. They’ll learn to surf, stand up paddle board, be challenged on a giant swing and spend time strengthening friendships and resilience on an introductory overnight hike. Get ready for an incredible week!
Hike a stunning section of the Great Ocean Walk
Fly through the air on the Giant Swing
Camp in tents under the stars
Ride mountain bike trails through beautiful natural parks
Surf, SUP and Splash in the pristine surf coast water
Your adventure begins! This morning you will be transported by bus to Angahook Holiday Camp, located near the township of Airey’s Inlet. Upon arrival you will set up and settle into your tents and participate in an orientation to the program. Play some team games and get to know your Infuse Leaders. This evening, get your competitive juices flowing in a spirited game of trivia.
After a hearty breakfast at the camp, students will head off site for a day of adventure activities. The activities are designed to help students to develop their teamwork skills, make new friendships and challenge themselves to step outside of their comfort zone. Students will participate in a surf lesson at Anglesea. Students will learn paddling, standing up, dropping into waves and riding across them. You can expect to stand up and ride your first wave in the first lesson. In the afternoon, the water-based activities continue with a stand-up paddleboarding session. Students will learn the correct techniques from a local guide, mastering the water throughout the session.
Back at the campsite, Infuse leaders will run music, craft and team building activities with the students – engaging and challenging them along the way.
This evening, gather around the campfire, roast some marshmallows and enjoy staring at the stars
Today is a day of more adventure! Test out your bravery as you and your friends take turns on the Giant Swing. With the help of your classmates, journey to new heights before you are set to saw through the sky onboard Angahook’s Giant Swing. Keep the adrenaline pumping as you take a bus to the Anglesea MTB trails where you will put your two wheels to the dirt, and ride down bush paths that offer both a challenge, and an amazing encounter with nature. Once the bike riding is done, it is time to relax! Journey with your Infuse leader to a nearby beach where you can kick your feet up, swim in the waves, or test your creative skills by making a sandcastle.
After a packing session with your experienced Infuse staff member, it is on to the Bus and off to the start of your overnight hike! Starting off at the world-famous Bells Beach, Venture to the inland sheltered forest of the Ironbark Basin in the Great Otway National Park. Tramp past grasstrees and search for hidden treasures like rare orchids, echidnas and reptiles. Discover more about traditional Aboriginal lifestyle and behold spectacular views from one of three Point Addis lookouts. Reach Point Addis and kick off those shoes to let some sand between your toes as you walk to the end of the beach, where you will re-join the Surf Coast walk and continue on to your Camp Eumeralla Bush Camp
Wake up in your cosy tents, pop your head out to the colourful sky and prepare for the remainder of your short hike. Complete the remainder of the short hike walking with school friends, talking and laughing about the previous night’s fun and games. This rugged trail takes in all the colours of the coast – vivid ochre cliffs, brilliant blue ocean and dappled green heathland. See kangaroos, wallabies and spring wildflowers amongst low, wind stunted forest. Once you reach Anglesea, a bus will be there to pick you up as you journey on back to Angahook Holiday Camp as you celebrate completing your first overnight hike! Well done!