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The department provides five fantastic recreational camps situated around greater Perth and in Albany.
Our camps are more than a physical site available for group bookings.
They are special places where Western Australians of all ages can
participate in unique outdoor activities. 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 mission at the Department is to enhance the life of Western
Australians through their participation and achievement in sport and
recreation. We serve this mission as they are designed to provide
physical activity and experiential learning opportunities through
participation in outdoor activities.
Our camps are committed to encouraging maximum participation in a
wide range of activities and programs. We believe that those who engage
in our activities and programs will:
Promoting participation in physical activity is our main aim because we realise the added value sport and recreation has on our wellbeing.
Therefore, we will always aspire to provide a safe and supportive
environment for the WA community to attain the holistic benefits that
come from quality physical activity.
Camp programs and overnight stays have the power to transform participants through the experiences they obtain in a brief space of time. Our camps provide a range of adventure recreation opportunities designed to challenge participants outside their comfort
zone. Overnight communal living environments empower participants to develop various skills away from home, school or the office.
Some benefits include:
Our four metropolitan camps each offer unique recreation and accommodation. From the tranquil bush setting at Bickley, a river retreat at Point Walter, to our coastal camps at Woodman Point and Ern Halliday, you will find the perfect location for your school, community or corporate group.
Our regional camp offers many opportunities to explore Albany and the Great Southern. Situated on the harbour, Camp Quaranup is fast becoming a popular regional destination.
Not only are the department’s recreation camps located in some of the
best spots in Perth (and one in Albany), they are also run by
Our instructors deliver
a range of outdoor recreation programs, including paddle sports,
team-building activities, abseiling, high ropes, rock climbing and surf
life saving. They are often qualified in a range of disciplines and all
are current senior first-aiders.
Interested in joining our team? View our instructor page for more information.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.