Point Walter has some great adventure and aquatic programs combined with great conference facilities.
Outdoor recreation programs are the foundation of what Point Walter
provides to the community. Since 1996, structured programs have been
offered at Point Walter. They have evolved into 13 distinct recreation
programs, with an additional range of program variations, training
packages, workplace adventures and custom-developed programs.
The primary strategy outcome of the programs offered at the camp supports the department's emphasis
on promoting healthy, active lifestyles. By incorporating participation
in recreation and physical activity during camping experiences,
recreation programs provide a chance for guests to experience new
activities, explore the benefits of physical activity and promote the
maintenance of healthy lifestyles.
In order to meet these outcomes, Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre operates within the ethos of Challenge by Choice.
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 must wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Point Walter offers structured recreation programs. Year levels are
based on recommendations from the Department of Education and Department
Camps Chain Safety Group. Some programs are offered to younger
students, however please contact the camp for more information.
Point Walter 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.
There is a limited supply of sporting equipment available to borrow
from the camp office. Groups, particularly large ones, are encouraged to
bring their own sporting equipment to use during camp.
Prices are tiered for school groups, not-for-profit community groups and corporate groups.
2019 prices effective 1 January 2019.
Cost per person
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