The department will be closed from Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024. We will respond to queries in the New Year. Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.
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.
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
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
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.
Due to the active nature of the programs offered, participants are
required to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes:
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.
Prices are tiered for school groups, not-for-profit community groups and corporate groups.
2019 prices effective 1 January 2019.
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