Holiday camps

Looking for something fun for the kids to do these school holidays?

The department's popular school holiday camps get kids outdoors, making new friends, having a lot of fun in a safe and supportive environment. There are so many activities on offer, you're sure to find a camp your kids will love. Choose from day camps and overnight residential camps.

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Day programs

Woodman Point Nature Escape program Jan 2021 flyer

Woodman Point Nature Escape Day Program

Woodman Point Recreation Camp

Coogee.

Ages: 5 - 9 years

Come join in the fun and escape into the outdoors at the Woodman Point day program. Get set for an adventure exploring the beach, filling in your Natureplay passport and flying high on the flying fox.
Register for the Woodman Point Nature Escape Day Program

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Jan 4, 2021

Woodman Point Summer day programs January 2021 flyer

Woodman Point Summer Day Programs

Woodman Point Recreation Camp

Coogee.

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Grab a mate and get ready for some action packed days full of fun, water activities and outdoor experiences at the Woodman Point January 2021 day programs.
Register for the Woodman Point Summer Day Programs

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Jan 4, 2021

Ern Halliday January 2021 Wet n' Wild Day Programs

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Day programs
Register for the Ern Halliday January 2021 Wet n' Wild Day Programs

Registrations close:
11.59 PM Jan 4, 2021

Overnight camps

Bickley Summer Splash January 2021 flyer

Bickley January 2021 Summer Splash Camp

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Orange Grove

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Three-day camp
Register for the Bickley January 2021 Summer Splash Camp

Registrations close:
11.59 PM Jan 11, 2021

Flyer for the Ern Halliday Wet n' Wild January 2021

Ern Halliday January 2021 Wet n' Wild Camp

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Two-day camp
Register for the Ern Halliday January 2021 Wet n' Wild Camp

Registrations close:
11.59 PM Jan 8, 2021

Flyer for the Ern Halliday Wet n' Wild January 2021

Ern Halliday January 2021 Wet n' Wild Camp

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Three-day camp
Register for the Ern Halliday January 2021 Wet n' Wild Camp

Registrations close:
11.59 PM Jan 8, 2021

Future camps


For future updates on our April 2020 holiday programs please keep visiting this site.

General information

About our camps

The department has been running school holiday camps since 2009. Our mission is to offer accessible, affordable and fun opportunities for kids during the school holidays to promote being active in the outdoors.

Camps may run at any of our four metropolitan camps (BickleyErn HallidayPoint Walter and Woodman Point) and one regional camp (Camp Quaranup) over the school holidays. Note that not all sites will run camps each school holidays.

What are the benefits of our school holiday camps?

Kids get to:

  • Have fun 
  • Make new friends
  • Learn to challenge themselves while developing in confidence and independence
  • Learn new skills
  • Enhance their social skills, personal growth and self-esteem
  • Older kids learn about team building, problem solving and leadership

Who can attend?

  • Our programs are offered to Year 4 (nine-year-olds) to Year 10 (15-year-olds).
  • Our camps cater for special diets, medical conditions and allergies. 
  • Please contact our holiday bookings coordinator to discuss your child's requirements and to discuss suitability of the camp on 61 8 9492 9779

What's on offer?

  • A different camp theme is typically offered each school holidays. Activities may include rafting, canoeing, high and low ropes, caving, flying fox, lost pilot, archery, fishing, climbing wall, team building and crate climb.
  • Given that safety is our number one priority, program activities will vary depending on the season and camp location, age, experience and ability of the children. Due to varying weather conditions Staff have the right to change and alter programs on the day, without notification.
  • Please check this page regularly to see what's coming up for the next school holidays.

Our staff

  • All school holiday programs are run by qualified instructors. All of our staff have current and up to date Senior First Aid qualifications Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks.
  • If our staff are required to run technical programs such as abseiling or climbing then current industry qualification standards will be adhered to.
  • There will be both male and female staff in attendance at each holiday program.

What is the cost?

  • Each camps cost will vary. Check out the event details in our current camp section for more information.
  • Costs include all meals and available activities as well as dormitory accommodation for overnight camps.

How do I enrol my child?

  • Complete the registration form for the specific camp you are interested in.

2019 WA public school holidays and term dates

PeriodStart Finish 
Term 1 Monday 4 February 2019Friday 12 April 2019
School holidaysSaturday 13 April 2019Sunday 28 April 2019
Term 2Monday 29 April 2019Friday 5 July 2019
School holidaysSaturday 6 July 2019Sunday 21 July 2019
Term 3Monday 22 July 2019Friday 27 September 2019
School holidaysSaturday 28 September 2019Sunday 13 October 2019
Term 4Monday 14 October 2019Thursday 19 December 2019
School holidaysFriday 20 December 2019 Sunday 2 February 2020

 

More information

Debbie Courtney
Holiday Bookings Coordinator
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
PO Box 8349 Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Telephone 61 8 9492 9779
Facsimile 61 8 9492 9711
Email Debbie Courtney