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Camps and excursions

Camps and excursions are wonderful experiences for students and staff alike. They enhance what is done in the classrooms, and teach students about respect, responsibility and resilience.
 
We attempt to offer a range of activities to students throughout the year, to provide opportunities not otherwise possible given our remote location.
 
Camps traditionally offered include: 
 
·         Year 7 - action camp - with focus on physical activity, camping, and teamwork. 
·         Year 10 - career camp - with focus on options beyond school - visits to learning institutions and cultural experiences. 
·         Year 11 - leadership camp - normally to Brisbane - many activities building leadership, resilience, determination and goal setting (safe driving course, Story Bridge limb, and much more)
 
Biennial camps:
 
·         Ski trip - within Australia 
·         James Cook University - focus on tertiary entrance 
·         Biology - Fraser Island trip 
·         G’day USA - overseas experience 
 
QMEA sponsored Trade camps: 
 
·         MINT (Make It Now in Trade) - focus is on trades in mining 
·         MINE (Make It Now in Engineering) - focus is on university linked positions within mining.
  
All camps and excursions are done at cost price. Expressions of interest are issued, to determine if sufficient numbers intend to participate, before final costings are done. The cost of offering camps such as these are quite high, given our location. Every effort is made to keep costs to a minimum. Refunds are not given if a student withdraws from a camp, after indicating the intention to attend (unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances).
 
Recognition of the additional work and responsibility required of staff to plan, coordinate and deliver these camps is essential.