Timbarra P-9 College offers students from Prep to Year 9 an extensive range of camps and activities which enhance the learning and engagement of all students throughout the year.

Incursions and excursions for all year levels and subject areas are designed to complement students learning of the Victorian curriculum in real-world learning environments. The activities and camps aim to develop the whole child and encourage independence, resilience and deeper thinking.

The following camps are currently offered at Timbarra P-9 College:

Year 6 Camp Manyung

In Year 6 our students attend a 3 Day Camp at Camp Manyung in Term 3. Camp Manyung is a YMCA coastal adventure camp located on the Mornington Peninsula. Camp Manyung runs a range of programs and activities that take advantage of the beautiful environment whilst developing students self- confidence, fostering friendships and problem solving skills. Students participate in a range of activities including the giant swing, archery, crate climb, tree top walking and flying fox.

Year 5 Sovereign Hill

Year 5 students are provided with the opportunity to have 3 Day Camp at the Sovereign Hill Living Museum in Ballarat. The Sovereign Hill camp experience will run for the first time in 2023 in Semester 2. Student will have stimulating and immersive experiences, with a focus on the 1850’s gold rush heritage and the environment. The 'hands-on' learning experiences are indoors, outdoors, above ground or below ground, providing tremendous variety to ensure a fun and action-packed camp. Students will explore exhibits including visiting a vast array of shops, industries and cottages. Some activities and demonstrations include the Gold Pour, Candle Makers and Mine Tours, gold panning, museum exploration and you can enjoy our multi-sensory evening experience AURA.

Year 7 Lake Dewar Camp

The Year 7 camp is a 3 Day Camp, at Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong. The camp takes place in the first half of the year to help students foster and develop new friendships. Lake Dewar Lodge is situated in amongst the stunning hills and gorges of Myrniong, west of Melbourne. The camp will have a strong emphasis on social interaction, self-confidence, problem solving, team work, trust and FUN. While on camp students will participate in activities such as adventure tunneling, trekking, mountain biking, standup paddle boarding, dual flying fox, kayaking and the “Lake Dewar Amazing Race”.

Year 9 City Experience

The Year 9 Melbourne City Experience Camp is a 3 Day Camp which takes place in late November/early December. This experience is a highlight of student’s secondary experience at Timbarra P-9 College and is a wonderful opportunity for our students to further develop their independence. The camp runs for three days with the students spending two nights at the Village Melbourne. Students use Public Transport to get in and around the city to participate in a range of activities. Some of these activities include; ArtVo, Ice Skating, Archie Brothers Arcade, night markets, Luna Park, Yarra River Cruise and The Amazing Race.