Recreation camps

Our recreation camps are special places where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique outdoor activities.

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Update regarding our recreation camps

As a result of the WA Department of Education ruling to either postpone or cancel camps and excursions, DLGSC’s Recreation Camps team is working with its education clients to negotiate potential options in the future.

If you are seeking to cancel or transfer your booking, please do so in writing noting the reason, and emailing our bookings team at campinfo@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Despite the changes to bookings, our camps remain open and operational and we will be using this period to prepare for our clients’ return.

School teachers or supervisors planning camps (or excursions), can check the camp availability calendar and make an enquiry with the camp bookings team.

Our camps

Whether it’s conquering that first abseil, team success at crossing the ‘acid river’ or the wonderful feeling of sharing a campfire with new friends, your camp experience will be a rewarding one.

Our four metropolitan camps each offer unique recreation and accommodation. From the tranquil bush of Bickley, a river retreat at Point Walter to our coastal camps at Woodman Point and Ern Halliday, you'll discover the perfect location for your school, community or corporate group.

Our regional camp, Camp Quaranup, offers many opportunities to explore Albany and the Great Southern. Situated on the harbour, this historic location is a popular regional destination.

Raft making at Bickley

Bickley

Ideal for an outdoor experience in a picturesque bush setting Located alongside the picturesque Bickley Reservoir, on the Darling Scarp.

Ern Halliday lake

Ern Halliday

A sanctuary in the suburbs – a place where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique and fun outdoor recreation activities.

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Point Walter

Overlooking the Swan River, Point Walter is the ideal venue for your school, community or corporate river retreat.

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Quaranup

Camp Quaranup provides the perfect launch-pad for regional excursions in the Great Southern in unique heritage accommodation.

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Woodman Point

Woodman Point provides a historic coastal location south of Fremantle in unique heritage accommodation with one-of-a-kind Adventure Cube.

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Holiday camps and events

The department’s popular school holiday camps get kids outdoors, making new friends, having a lot of fun in a safe and supportive environment.

Camp information

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About us

The department provides five fantastic recreational camps situated around greater Perth and in Albany.

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Pricing

Accommodation and program costs have three tiers of pricing for school, community and corporate groups.

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Functions and weddings

We offer two stunning venues perfect for your wedding, conference or special function.

A colourful spectrum of fruit: oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, grapes, plums, grapefruit, pomegranate, persimmons, bananas, cherries, apples, mangoes, blackberries and blueberries.

Catering

Catering options for your stay include Accolade Catering, on-site chef or self-catering depending on where you stay.

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School camps

The school camp experience helps students step out of their comfort zone and try some new learning activities.

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Emergency, risk and insurance

The department is proactive in managing risk and staff ensure clients enjoy quality recreation experiences in safe surroundings. Includes working with children and insurance currency information.

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Weather policy

The department’s weather policy ensures that outdoor recreation is both safe and manageable in variable weather conditions.

Alcohol policy

The department promotes, encourages and supports strategies to minimise harm from alcohol in the interests of the health and safety of those participating in sporting and recreational activities.

Events

There are no upcoming events.

News

Photo gallery

Check out some great photos to get a picture of what the camp experience is like.

Page reviewed 23 March 2020