Holiday camps

Looking for something fun for the kids to do these school holidays?

The department's popular school holiday camps get kids outdoors, making new friends, having a lot of fun in a safe and supportive environment. There are so many activities on offer, you're sure to find a camp your kids will love. Choose from day camps and overnight residential camps.

Students having a go at raft building

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It’s one of Perth's best kept secrets: an out of school recreation camp that has kids swapping screens for the outdoors without breaking the budget.

Family camps

Bickley October 2019 Family Camp Out Weekend

Family Camp Out Weekend

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Orange Grove

Ages: All ages

Grab a friend and slide on your safety googles. An action-packed Big Bang Science Camp awaits at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp these school holidays.
Register for the Family Camp Out Weekend

Registrations close:
12.00 AM Oct 1, 2019

Bickley October 2019 Family Camp Out Weekend

Family Camp Out Weekend

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Orange Grove

Ages: All ages

Grab a friend and slide on your safety googles. An action-packed Big Bang Science Camp awaits at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp these school holidays.
Register for the Family Camp Out Weekend

Registrations close:
12.00 AM Sep 30, 2019

Day programs

Ern Halliday Bike Fun Day

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 12 to 16 years

Roll on over to Ern Halliday Recreation Camp to enjoy a variety of bike riding from skill courses to a coastal ride. Also included is our new pump track. A fun program sure to challenge riders skills, fitness and creativity.
Register for the Ern Halliday Bike Fun Day

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Sep 23, 2019

Woodman Point October 2019 Halloween Camp

Woodman Point Halloween Day Program

Woodman Point Recreation Camp

Coogee

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Join us if you dare ... adventure awaits, a frightful good time for you and your mates. Fly on down to Woodman Point Recreation Camp these school holidays and join in the fun.
Register for the Woodman Point Halloween Day Program

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Sep 23, 2019

Woodman Point October 2019 Halloween Camp

Woodman Point Halloween Day Program

Woodman Point Recreation Camp

Coogee.

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Join us if you dare ... adventure awaits, a frightful good time for you and your mates. Fly on down to Woodman Point Recreation Camp these school holidays and join in the fun.
Register for the Woodman Point Halloween Day Program

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Sep 23, 2019

Ern Halliday October 2019 Halloween Camp

Ern Halliday Halloween Day Program

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Something’s brewing, and it’ll be goulishly fun... a wicked good time for everyone! So grab a friend and fly on down and explore the haunts of Ern Halliday’s grounds.
Register for the Ern Halliday Halloween Day Program

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Sep 23, 2019

Ern Halliday October 2019 Halloween Camp

Ern Halliday Halloween Day Program

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Something’s brewing, and it’ll be goulishly fun... a wicked good time for everyone! So grab a friend and fly on down and explore the haunts of Ern Halliday’s grounds.
Register for the Ern Halliday Halloween Day Program

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Sep 23, 2019

Overnight camps

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp October 2019 Big Bang Science Camp flyer

Big Bang Science Camp

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Orange Grove

Ages: 9 to 13 years

Grab a friend and slide on your safety googles. An action-packed Big Bang Science Camp awaits at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp these school holidays.
Register for the Big Bang Science Camp

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Sep 23, 2019

Woodman Point October 2019 Halloween Camp

Woodman Point Halloween Three-day Camp

Woodman Point Recreation Camp

Coogee

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Join us if you dare ... adventure awaits, a frightful good time for you and your mates. Fly on down to Woodman Point Recreation Camp these school holidays and join in the fun.
Register for the Woodman Point Halloween Three-day Camp

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Oct 1, 2019

Ern Halliday October 2019 Halloween Camp

Ern Halliday Halloween Three-day Camp

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Something’s brewing, and it’ll be goulishly fun... a wicked good time for everyone! So grab a friend and fly on down and explore the haunts of Ern Halliday’s grounds.
Register for the Ern Halliday Halloween Three-day Camp

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Oct 1, 2019

Ern Halliday October 2019 Halloween Camp

Ern Halliday Halloween Two-day Camp

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Hillarys

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Something’s brewing, and it’ll be goulishly fun... a wicked good time for everyone! So grab a friend and fly on down and explore the haunts of Ern Halliday’s grounds.
Register for the Ern Halliday Halloween Two-day Camp

Registrations close:
5.00 PM Oct 1, 2019

Future camps

January 2020

  • Bickley Summer Splash Camp 8 to 10 January 2020
  • Ern Halliday Surf's Up Day Programs 14 and 15 January 2020
  • Ern Halliday Surf's Up Junior Camp 22 to 23 January 2020
  • Ern Halliday Surf's Up Senior Camp 22 to 24 January 2020
  • Woodman Point Day Programs 8 and 9 January 2020
  • Woodman Point Three-day Camp 15 to 17 January 2020

General information

About our camps

The department has been running school holiday camps since 2009. Our mission is to offer accessible, affordable and fun opportunities for kids during the school holidays to promote being active in the outdoors.

Camps may run at any of our four metropolitan camps (BickleyErn HallidayPoint Walter and Woodman Point) and one regional camp (Camp Quaranup) over the school holidays. Note that not all sites will run camps each school holidays.

What are the benefits of our school holiday camps?

Kids get to:

  • Have fun 
  • Make new friends
  • Learn to challenge themselves while developing in confidence and independence
  • Learn new skills
  • Enhance their social skills, personal growth and self-esteem
  • Older kids learn about team building, problem solving and leadership

Who can attend?

  • Our programs are offered to Year 4 (nine-year-olds) to Year 10 (15-year-olds).
  • Our camps cater for special diets, medical conditions and allergies. 
  • Please contact our holiday bookings coordinator to discuss your child's requirements and to discuss suitability of the camp on 61 8 9492 9779

What's on offer?

  • A different camp theme is typically offered each school holidays. Activities may include rafting, canoeing, high and low ropes, caving, flying fox, lost pilot, archery, fishing, climbing wall, team building and crate climb.
  • Given that safety is our number one priority, program activities will vary depending on the season and camp location, age, experience and ability of the children. Due to varying weather conditions Staff have the right to change and alter programs on the day, without notification.
  • Please check this page regularly to see what's coming up for the next school holidays.

Our staff

  • All school holiday programs are run by qualified instructors. All of our staff have current and up to date Senior First Aid qualifications Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks.
  • If our staff are required to run technical programs such as abseiling or climbing then current industry qualification standards will be adhered to.
  • There will be both male and female staff in attendance at each holiday program.

What is the cost?

  • Each camps cost will vary. Check out the event details in our current camp section for more information.
  • Costs include all meals and available activities as well as dormitory accommodation for overnight camps.

How do I enrol my child?

  • Complete the registration form for the specific camp you are interested in.

2019 WA public school holidays and term dates

PeriodStart Finish 
Term 1 Monday 4 February 2019Friday 12 April 2019
School holidaysSaturday 13 April 2019Sunday 28 April 2019
Term 2Monday 29 April 2019Friday 5 July 2019
School holidaysSaturday 6 July 2019Sunday 21 July 2019
Term 3Monday 22 July 2019Friday 27 September 2019
School holidaysSaturday 28 September 2019Sunday 13 October 2019
Term 4Monday 14 October 2019Thursday 19 December 2019
School holidaysFriday 20 December 2019 Sunday 2 February 2020

 

More information

Debbie Courtney
Holiday Bookings Coordinator
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
PO Box 8349 Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Telephone 61 8 9492 9779
Facsimile 61 8 9492 9711
Email Debbie Courtney