Outdoor learning experiences

Alongside our world-class academic and co-curricular offerings, we provide many meaningful experiences outside our gates. 

Year level camps, expeditions and immersions 

From Years 2-10, students have the opportunity to partake in a specialised camp, study tour or immersion, while our Year 12 students undertake a two day specialised Leadership Summit. Each experience is designed to build on students’ personal growth, as well as developing a multitude of interpersonal and soft skills and often form the basis of many fond memories that stay with our students for life.

Year 2

Sleepmour
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Year 3

Narnu Farm camp
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Year 4

Wallaroo camp
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Year 5

Sovereign Hill camp
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Year 6

Awe and Wonder Camp
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Year 7 Camp 1

Connect to Conquer
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Year 7 Camp 2

Building our foundation experience
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Year 8

Thriving in the outdoors
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Year 9

Transforming teens expedition
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Year 10

Growing by serving - Red Earth immersion
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Year 12

Leading and engaging communities summit
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Year 2

Sleepmour

Seymour girls will experience their first overnight program in Year 2 as they bunker down in McGregor Hall for a Sleepmour Sleepy Teepee experience.

Girls will embark on the ultimate sleepover as they enjoy time in the Outdoor Cinema, dance up a storm at a disco and spend time connecting with their teachers and peers through team building activities. In the morning, the girls will walk up to our Adam Dining Hall for a wonderful breakfast spread and will enjoy the opportunity to connect with our Boarding students.

Being the first night away from home, our staff will gently support and guide girls to build confidence and independence in a new and unfamiliar environment.

Year 3

Narnu Farm camp

Year 3 girls venture to Narnu Farm for a camp as they learn and explore more about our natural world and connect with wildlife. The girls will experience adventure activities, such as horse riding, a truck ride and animal feeding while they learn more about the history of the Narnu Farm trail and wilderness survival skills.

This camp aims to develop the independence and resilience of our girls as they navigate an extended stay with College staff and their peers. A farm living experience that enables our girls to be in close proximity to farm animals ensures that agricultural learning experiences are authentic and engaging. The Narnu Farm camp is a wonderful way for our girls to build friendships and create lasting memories of their Junior Years.

Year 4

Wallaroo camp

Year 4 students engage in a camp in Wallaroo. The coastal environment and activities shape the marine and ecological learning program for this cohort.

In addition to rich learning about our coastal environment, our girls also participate in a range of team building, problem solving and leadership activities that foster connections and lay the foundations of principled leadership.

Girls work collaboratively in small groups and in Clans to develop their understanding of basic ecological concepts and outdoor skills.

Year 5

Sovereign Hill camp

Year 5 students journey back in time as they embark on a study camp at Sovereign Hill. Through this experience our girls develop an empathetic world view and appreciation for our history and technological advancements.

This camp is hands-on, and girls experience first-hand what life would have been like in the 19th century. Through a historical lens, girls are challenged to deepen their understanding of social justice and servant leadership.

While there is a rich learning focus, girls also strengthen their relationships with peers and develop a stronger understanding of their own identity and how they connect to the world around them.

Year 6

Awe and Wonder Camp

Making the jump from a primary to secondary setting can feel overwhelming, which is why our Year 6 Awe and Wonder Camp to Pichi Richi enables our girls to reflect on their Junior Years’ experience and prepare for the transition to Middle Years while building their confidence in the outdoors.

The camp has been carefully crafted to provide opportunities for girls to explore a range of activities that build teamwork, strengthen leadership skills, enhance communication and problem solve in a calculated manner. In addition, they will form connections with our First Nations people and culture while embarking on beautiful hikes through the Flinders Ranges.

Year 7 Camp 1

Connect to Conquer

Our Year 7 Connect to Conquer Camp has a strong focus on creating a connected Clan and Black Watch community.
At Seymour, we recognise the importance of social cohesion and developing student self- awareness.

With this in mind, our Year 7 students embark on an introductory camp to build connections, explore a range of activities that enhance teamwork, communication and enable students to problem solve in a safe and calculated manner.

Year 7 Camp 2

Building our foundation experience

Our Year 7 Building our Foundation experience aims to provide our girls with the necessary outdoor skills needed to not only survive but thrive while camping.

Students explore land and water-based activities such as kayaking and hiking as students develop basic navigation skills and explore the wonder and awe that comes with day walks in our natural environment.

This experience also enables our girls to build connections through team building games and lay the foundations of principled leadership through group dynamic and service activities.

Year 8

Thriving in the outdoors

Our Year 8 Thriving in the Outdoors offering aims to build on the foundational adventure skills developed in the Year 7 program.

Our girls develop the confidence and skills required to effectively plan, prepare and execute a menu on a canoeing expedition. Girls will be future challenged to demonstrate resourcefulness through navigation activities and as a result enhance their environmental literacy.

Providing opportunities to explore principled leadership skills through the high ropes, bouldering and wall challenges will ensure Seymour girls understand the importance of kindness, empathy and inclusive practice when facing challenges and obstacles that sit outside of their comfort zone.

Year 9

Transforming teens expedition

Our Year 9 Transforming Teens Expedition has been carefully crafted to provide the ultimate challenge experience while supporting the Rite Journey Program.

Our girls spend 11 days in the Flinders Ranges experiencing the thrill of adventure in the wilderness as they embark on the greatest challenge of the year. It is an opportunity for our students to disconnect from technology and the social pressures faced in the outside world. This experience aims to challenge our young people to step out of their comfort zone as they learn more about themselves, others and the natural environment.

Year 10

Growing by serving - Red Earth immersion

Our Year 10 Growing by Serving Red Earth Immersion provides an opportunity for our girls to live out our College motto, Crescam Ministrando – I grow by serving, as students immerse themselves in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

The focus of this experience is to deepen our girls’ understanding of Indigenous perspectives, to learn about language, culture and to give back to our First Nations’ communities through service activities and initiatives that are determined by Elders. The immersion is linked to a Certificate III in Community Service and provides girls with 60 SACE Stage 2 credits.

Year 12

Leading and engaging communities summit

Our Year 12 Leading and Engaging Communities summit has been developed with the sole focus of enhancing principled leadership. The summit has a strong focus on agency and provides a platform for our girls to develop independence and explore areas of interest in the leadership sphere.

Each Seymour girl emerges from this experience inspired to take action and live out our motto Crescam Ministrando. Moreover, our girls learn to celebrate diversity, knowing that diverse leaders and communities promote ethical and considered decision making, creating a more empathetic world view.