A critical dimension in the development of all students are camp experiences. Students move beyond the College and test their limits, make friendships and learn about their world through the College Camps Program. Specific outcomes and age appropriate activities allows each camp to suit the needs of young women as they move through the College.
An Orientation Camp in Year 7 to Lake Dewar is the perfect way to begin life at Santa. Students get to know each other in an informal setting and enjoy physical activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and bike riding with their homeroom.
Building on the Year 7 Camp experience, Year 8 Camp to Anglesea allows girls to enjoy water based activities and try new experiences with their peers. Students are encouraged and supported to take risks and to show teamwork in small groups of peers.
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 have the opportunity to engage in the Duke of Edinburgh Award and are challenged in an outdoor environment to show independence, resilience and persistence.
The Year 11 and Year 12 Street Retreats honour the Good Samaritan traditions of the College and call students to see their neighbour in need and respond. These experiences have a profound effect on students, promoting reflection on their role in the wider community.
Additional camps are embedded in the core learning program, students are offered opportunities to experience a range of enrichment trips to support the learning in the College. These include language study tours to Italy and Japan, immersion trips to Central Australia and outreach opportunities at a Good Samaritan community in the Philippines. These immersions provide a unique opportunity for Santa girls to develop as individuals and as members of a larger community.