Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Edmund Rice College has created an outdoor education program that sequentially builds physical abilities, resilience, and self-confidence. Our Years 7 to 10 students thrive in the natural environment as they rise to adventure challenges and outdoor experiences.


All Year 7 students at Edmund Rice College participate in our three-day Orientation camp at Fitzroy Falls. They make new friends and participate in team building skills and adventure activities including: Canoeing, High & Low Wires, Big Swing, Introduction to Abseiling, Mountain Biking, Archery, Bush Discovery and Koorie Experience.

Our Year 8 students head to Coolendel on the Shoalhaven River for a three-day Camp. The experience challenges them, expands their physical abilities and creates team building through activities that include: Canoeing, Archery, Mountain Biking, Abseiling and Rock Climbing, and GPS Navigation skills.

All Year 9 students Edmund Rice College choose from our one-week Ski Trip to Thredbo to develop their Skiing or Snowboarding skills or our Year 9 Camp which varies each year.

Our Year 10 students undertake a five-day wilderness expedition from Coolendel to the upper Shoalhaven River and Morton National Park. The expedition hones their campcraft skills, bushcraft skills, and environmental awareness. Activities during stages of the expedition include: Abseiling, Rock Climbing & Roping, Canoeing, Bushwalking and Mountain Biking.

Duke of Edinburgh Program

We offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program to students in Year 10. The College provides ongoing support and opportunities to attain the Bronze and Silver Awards.