Programs at Ern Halliday

With more than 20 recreation programs available, there's a level of challenge for every group.

Contact the camp directly on 61 8 9492 9788 to discuss your groups needs.

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General information

Structured programs have been offered at Ern Halliday since 2000 and have evolved into 22 distinct recreation programs, with an additional range of program variations, training packages, workplace adventures, custom programs, self–directed activities and holiday programs.

We also provide workplace adventures or tailor-made programs. These are suitable for all ages and abilities and can be designed to suit any aims or objectives you may have. They are only available on request, increased program costs may be incurred. 

Programs offered at the camp support the agency emphasis in promoting healthy active lifestyles. By incorporating participation in recreation and physical activity during camping experiences, recreation programs provide a chance for camp guests to experience new activities, explore the benefits of physical activity and promote the maintenance of healthy lifestyles.

Challenge by Choice

All camp instructors facilitate programs in accordance with the philosophy of Challenge by Choice. This is based on experiential learning theory, which we define as being able to undertake an experience that a participant can relate back to their life or existing lifestyle in a positive way.

There is an understanding that everyone has varying thresholds for challenge and these challenges can range in their nature and variety. We aim to provide an experience that enables participants to determine their own level of challenge and broaden and develop their perceived limitations through participation in adventure activities both in individual and team environments.

All camps staff will aim to provide a safe experience in which the participant can explore and extend their abilities and limitations. Our Department Camps Program Standards and Instructor Code of Ethics encompass that overriding intent. Participation through excessive pressure and intimidation will not be supported.  

This ethos recognises that the attempt is more significant than the result.

Clothing and attire during programs

Due to the active nature of the programs offered, participants are required to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes:

  • Fully enclosed shoes for all land–based programs. Thongs or sandals are not suitable except for beach programs such as surf life saving and paddling.Participation in land-based programs will not be allowed for persons wearing sandals or thongs.
  • Hats should be worn on all programs.
  • Short tops (e.g. crop tops) that leave the midriff exposed are not suitable for roping programs such as abseiling or rock climbing.
  • Long hair must be secured in a ponytail when participating in roping programs.
  • It's also preferred that shorts are longer than mid-thigh on roping and paddling programs.
  • Necklaces, chains, scarfs or similar articles are to be removed from around participant’s necks before the commencement of any roping program.
  • Body piercings, large or lengthy earrings and exposed body piercings may need to be covered on request from the instructor in charge.
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Programs

Ern Halliday offers structured recreation programs. Year levels are based on recommendations from the Department of Education and the Department Camps Chain Safety Group. Some programs are offered to younger students, however please contact the camp for more information.

Roping programs

Abseiling (school year 7+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • 5m or 10m vertical abseil off a custom–built adventure tower overlooking the Indian Ocean with spectacular coastal views.
  • Participants are top line belayed by qualified instructors. All equipment is supplied.

Ascending (school year 8+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Ascend 9m using prussic lines, caving ladders and frog ascents.
  • Prior roping skills required - ideal for sequential outdoor education roping programs.
  • Qualified instructors will help you learn and develop advanced roping techniques as well as revisiting existing techniques.
  • All equipment is supplied.

Big swing (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • A roping activity that will give you the swing of your life! Team mates haul one participant at a time up to 8m in the air. Pull a pin and swing like a giant pendulum.
  • Qualified staff will help you to overcome your fears. All equipment provided.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

Crate climb (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • In your team, design, build and then climb a 6–9m structure using only crates whilst being safely belayed on rope by a qualified instructor. Can you reach the sky on milk crates?

Flying fox (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Starting 5m up, zoom down two 80m long flying foxes. Jump off backwards, try x-man or cannon ball. Confront your fears with our qualified staff.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

Jacobs ladder (school year 8+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Try your luck at climbing to the top of a giant ladder. Belayed on rope, three climbers will work as a team to reach the top of the 9m ladder.
  • A qualified instructor will also teach how to safely belay climbers.

Rock climbing (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Climb eight graded routes set by outdoor enthusiasts on a 9m artificial climbing wall. Also learn the correct technique to safely belay a climber. All equipment provided as well as a qualified instructor.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.
  • Year 5 students require a belayer.

Roping combo (varied year groups)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Roping combos are great  for fitting more activity into a shorter space of time and saving money while you are at it.
  • Only camp approved combos are available. Contact the camp for more details.

Vertical ascent (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Try climbing five vertical roping elements suspended 9m from the roof whilst being safely belayed by team mates. Elements include a cargo net, caving ladder, stick and strings, wharf rope and caterpillar climb. Develop roping skills, climbing and belay techniques.
  • Qualified staff are present to ensure you make it back to the ground safely.
  • Year 5 students require a belayer.

 

Water programs

Beach team building (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Purpose designed for initiative beach activities without going into the water. Qualified instructors will run uniquely styled beach games with a splash of a difference. A great introduction into team building activities.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

Paddling (school year 7+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Using sit-on-top paddle craft, learn the basics behind paddling then use this knowledge to paddle along the coast of the Indian Ocean with qualified staff. All equipment is supplied.
  • Dual sit-on-top crafts are also available for hesitant paddlers or participants with disability. Please advise camps staff when booking this program.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

Paddling advanced (school year 9+)

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Paddle cross trainers for three hours along the Sunset Coast, having various breaks along the way. Start the paddle from North Scarborough to Hillarys with qualified paddling instructors. Along the way learn some advanced paddling techniques and skills.
  • Route may vary for weather conditions.
  • Must have previous paddle experience and own transport.

 

Surf life saving (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Learn beach safety, awareness and lifeguard signals down the beach only 100m from the Ern Halliday Camp. Also learn how to use rescue boards, rescue tubes and try your speed in flags.
  • Qualified staff and equipment are provided.

Water supervision (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Aquatic supervision can also be supplied for groups. Instructors all have their Aquatic Rescue Qualification or equivalent and are supplied according to set ratios for Department of Education and the Department's aquatic supervision guidelines.

 

Land programs

Archery (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Using re-curve fibreglass bows, test your aim at hitting Olympic–style bullseye target boards. Along the way master your archery techniques. All equipment is provided.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

Bike pump track (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Over 200 lineal metres of stabilised clay track including rollers and berms. This can be divided into 2 smaller tracks catering for different levels of skills as well as being opened-up into one large track.
  • It is designed to allow bikes to ride the course continuously without pedaling, by using weight shifts (pumping) and gravity to drive momentum.
  • Year 3 and 4 school aged students must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival, as participants will be required to be able to ride a bike.

Caving (school year 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Crawl 280m in the first artificial cave system built in Perth. In complete darkness, attempt Zorro’s tunnel, the Maze as well as an underground tunnelling system. Head torches and helmets supplied.

 

Coastal bike tour (school year 7+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Fully guided coastal bike tour along the picturesque Sunset Coast. Our 1½ hour tour is conducted at a relaxed pace and only a moderate level of fitness is required. Helmets and bikes are provided.

 

Ice breakers (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Fun, short, basic level team building activities designed to break down barriers and get everyone working together. Exciting activities allowing teams to be creative in small or large groups. A great introduction towards team building activities or if a group is newly formed.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

 

Kite making (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Design, colour, build and fly your very own personalised kite. Fly your kite over 15m in the sky.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.
  • Can be self–directed at appropriate charge.

Lost pilot (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Using CB radios and navigation skills find the remnants of a helicopter crash without being taken prisoner by the Ern Halliday staff. Once all remnants have been located, track down the lost pilot and bring him to safety. A great team building program.

Minutes to win it (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • A series of physical and mental activity stations each designed to challenge participants in a different way.
  • The aim is to complete each activity station in your fastest time.

Orienteering (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • In over 28 hectares of coastal bushland use our maps to navigate to the 22 orienteering markers located within the camp. Will you have enough time to find them all?
  • Can be self–directed at appropriate charge.

Orienteering advanced (school year 8+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • This is an expanded version of the current orienteering program. Participants learn to work with compasses to map out several tracks throughout the camp grounds. The tracks used in this class are more challenging than the ones used for the basic program.
  • Participants are recommended to have prior knowledge of map reading and an understanding of compass navigation.

Team building (school year 3+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Qualified instructors running purpose–designed team building exercises to help groups achieve set tasks and goals. Can your team outsmart the challenges?
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

 

Team building advanced (school year 8+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Interactive and diverse team building activities designed for groups wanting a more challenging experience. Test the capabilities and dynamics of your group within the natural bush environments. A higher facilitated team building program.

Self-directed activities

Ern Halliday Camp has a small range of self-directed recreation programs that can be conducted by camp leaders. Self-directed programs provide a cost-effective alternative to the camp-led programs. Further information about self directed programs can be obtained by contacting a program coordinator at the camp.

Pricing

Prices are tiered for school groups, not-for-profit community groups and corporate groups.

2019 prices effective 1 January 2019.

Pricing for school groups
ProgramType

Cost per person

2019

Minimum charge

2019

Cost per person

2020

Minimum charge

2020

 Abseiling Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Ascending Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Big swing Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Crate climb Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Flying fox Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Jacob's ladder Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Rock climbing Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Vertical ascent Roping $17 $272$17$272
 Abseiling and flying fox combo Roping $26.50 $424$26.50$424
 Big swing and crate climb combo Roping $26.50 $424$26.50$424
 Archery Land $11 $176$11.25$180
 Bike pump track Land $17 $272$17$272
 Caving Land $17 $272$17$272
 Coastal bike tour Land $17 $272$17272
 Icebreaker games Land $8.50 $136$8.50$136
 Kite making Land $11 $176$11.25$180
 Lost pilot Land $15 $240$15$240
 Minutes to win it Land $11 $176$11.25$180
 Orienteering Land $8.50 $136$8.50$136
 Orienteering (advanced) Land $11 $176$11.25$180
 Team building Land $11 $176$11.25$180
 Team building (advanced) Land $17 $272$17$272
 Beach team building Land $11 $176$11.25$180
 Paddling Water $17 $272$17$272
 Paddling (advanced) Water $30 $480$30$480
 Surf life saving Water $15 $240$15$240
 Kite making  Self-directed $6.50 n/a$6.50n/a
 Orienteering  Self-directed $2.75 n/a$2.75n/a
Pricing for community groups
ProgramType

Cost per person

2019

Minimum charge

2019

Cost per person

2020

Minimum charge

2020

 Abseiling Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Ascending Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Big swing Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Crate climb Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Flying fox Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Jacob's ladder Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Rock climbing Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Vertical ascent Roping $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Abseiling and flying fox combo Roping $39 $624$39$624
 Big swing and crate climb combo Roping $39 $624$39$624
 Archery Land $16 $256$16.25$260
 Bike pump track Land $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Caving Land $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Coastal bike tour Land $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Icebreaker games Land $12.25 $196$12.25$196
 Kite making Land $16 $256$16.25$260
 Lost pilot Land $19 $304$19$304
 Minutes to win it Land $16 $256$16.25$260
 Orienteering Land $12.25 $196$12.25$196
 Orienteering (advanced) Land $16 $256$16.25$260
 Team building Land $16 $256$16.25$260
 Team building (advanced) Land $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Beach team building Land $16 $256$16.25$260
 Paddling Water $23.50 $376$23.50$376
 Paddling (advanced) Water $43 $688$43$688
 Surf life saving Water $19 $304$19$304
 Kite making  Self-directed $8.75 n/a$8.75n/a
 Orienteering  Self-directed $4.25 n/a$4.25n/a
Pricing for corporate groups
ProgramType

Cost per person

2019

Minimum charge

2019

Cost per person

2020

Minimum charge

2020

 Abseiling Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Ascending Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Big swing Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Crate climb Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Flying fox Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Jacob's ladder Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Rock climbing Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Vertical ascent Roping $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Abseiling and flying fox combo Roping $55.50 $888$56$896
 Big swing and crate climb combo Roping $55.50 $888$56$896
 Archery Land $22 $352$23$368
 Bike pump track Land $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Caving Land $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Coastal bike tour Land $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Icebreaker games Land $17.25 $276$17.50$280
 Kite making Land $22 $352$23$368
 Lost pilot Land $26.50 $424$27$432
 Minutes to win it Land $22 $352$23$368
 Orienteering Land $17.25 $276$17.50$280
 Orienteering (advanced) Land $22 $352$23$368
 Team building Land $22 $352$23$368
 Team building (advanced) Land $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Beach team building Land $22 $352$23$368
 Paddling Water $33.25 $532$33.50$536
 Paddling (advanced) Water $59 $944$60$960
 Surf life saving Water $26.50 $424$27$432
 Kite making  Self-directed $12.50 n/a$12.50n/a
 Orienteering  Self-directed $6.25 n/a$6.25n/a
 Corporate package 1  $40 $640$40$640
 Corporate package 2  $60 $960$60$960
 Corporate package 3  $72.50 $1160$72.50$1160

More information

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys WA 6025
PO Box 80 Hillarys WA 6923
Telephone 61 8 9492 9788
Mobile 0417 948 816 (emergency and urgent matters only)
Page reviewed 12 July 2019