At Chrysalis, we believe camps provide our students with incredible opportunities to foster independence, strengthen social ties, and provide novel opportunities forlearning in a natural setting.
Lower primary camp
Attending the lower primary camp is a significant turning point in our students’ developmental journey. The purpose of this camp is to provide a positive and fun experience for all children that cultivates their sense of independence, responsibility and belonging.
The two-night camps vary in location with previous camps being held at Boshack Outdoor Camp and Point Peron Camp School. Typical activities include bushwalking, canoeing, activities relating to indigenous culture and sustainable living.
Middle and upper primary camp
Upper school camps are designed to be enriching,challenging and a huge sense of fun! Students from Years 3 to 6 attend a two-night camp that varies in nearby locations. Past camp venues have included Fairbridge Camp and New Norcia School Camp.
Camp activities provide opportunities for students to expand on their leadership and sense of responsibility, but with an additional focus of cultivating teams and working together. They are often include adventure-based experiential learning activities such as abseiling, climbing and canoeing.
A wonderful tradition at Chrysalis is our annual “Discovery Quest” for students in their graduating year at Chrysalis. This is a “Rites of Passage” experience where we walk a different section of the Bibbulmun or Cape to Cape track each year.
Like all rites of passages, this is not necessarily an easy experience. It is however an amazing process, where participants contemplate their next step in life, as well as discover things about themselves and each other. We also enjoy the beauty of WA nature and being unplugged from our electronic world.