School Camps

​The Year 4 - 6 students at Mary Immaculate Primary are invited to attend the school camp that is held in Term 4 each year.

This year, the students are heading to Camp Maranatha - Yandina, below is some more information on the camp.

Camp Maranatha - Yandina

Maranatha Recreation Camp Yandina is their original site, located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD. Bordered by a lush stretch of the Maroochy River. The Yandina site sits on 14 acres of bushland within the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people.

Some of the activities the students do can include:

  • High and medium treetop adventure courses.
  • Abseiling.
  • Jungle ropes course.
  • Tower of tremble.
  • Leap of faith.
  • Giant swing.
  • Canoeing.
  • Archery.
  • Group building activities.
  • Bushcraft.
  • Drumming and more!

This popular centre includes a range of facilities to keep the student entertained:

  • 25m saltwater pool.
  • Full-sized tennis courts.
  • Undercover basketball court.
  • Cricket pitch.
  • Volleyball court.
  • 2 Campfire areas.
  • 2 Large ovals for games and sports.
  • 200m from pristine Wappa Falls.
  • 25 minutes to patrolled Coolum Beach*​.

Why are school camps important?

Australian educators believe that their number one challenge is supporting students with mental health conditions and more than 80% of them believe that the tension between supporting student wellbeing and teaching the curriculum is increasing. Independent research shows that camps and outdoor education programs play a key role in addressing these concerns. 

Camps have been shown to reduce anxiety, increase connection to school, increase connection to peers and increase efficacy, all strong markers of good mental health. Camps and outdoor education programs involve physical activity, teamwork and connection with the natural world - a combination that is highly effective in improving physical and mental well-being.

Camps and led outdoor experiences focus on building interpersonal and intrapersonal skills such as independence, resilience, leadership, communication and respect for others.**

*Excerpt from

**Excerpt from Australian Camps Association