Camps are a vital part of life at MLC School. From the Year 2 Camp in Galston to the Year 12 Leadership Conference, girls are offered a multitude of opportunities to build friendships, expand their horizons and dare to be more.
In addition to camps involving whole year groups, a number of special interest camps are offered, including Rowing Camp and Music Camp.
As part of the MLC School Adventurers Program, camps are an intrinsic, compulsory, part of an MLC School girl’s education. Students develop the skills to take measured risks, face challenges and persist against the odds. Activities can range from taking surfing lessons, canoeing, exploring rainforests, hiking and learning about Indigenous culture and history – camps always have an incredible, action-packed schedule.
Each year the girls return from camp full of excitement – they love the opportunity to camp, staying overnight, and even enjoy cooking their own meals.
The MLC School Rowing camp is held in January of every year and is an integral part of the school's rowing season in the lead up into the Term 1 regattas and Schoolgirl Head of River. Students row and train two to three times each day, both on the water and on land training. Rowing Camp is held off site, currently at Bathurst, and training is held on Ben Chifley Dam, which allows the rowing squad a unique opportunity to come together as a team across year groups, to continue the culture of performance, camaraderie and teamwork.
Students return from camp full of excitement for the rest of the season, having made lifelong friends, and are ready to train and challenge themselves in an environment of mutual support across a variety of year groups.
Year 12 Leadership Conference
The Year 12 Leadership Conference, spanning across four days, is an opportunity for Year 11 to learn and reflect on how they will maintain a balance between school and their physical wellbeing, and how to lead with purpose in Year 12.
Sessions include, 'Who am I?', the importance of sleep to maintain balance, resilience, ethical challenges and goal setting. The conference also includes a range of physical challenges in the surrounding national park, including bushwalking and canoeing.
The Leadership Conference culminates with the annual Leadership Induction Service.
The MLC School Music Department traditionally holds a residential camp preceding the School's renowned Sydney Opera House Concert, which affords students and staff the essential time for focused rehearsals. There are also opportunities for the students to participate in recreational and team building activities. The three-day camp is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.