CAMP GALLERY

Positive Journeys



Campfires are one of the really enjoyable parts of the camping experience. The scent of wood smoke, the warm glow, hot marshmallows roasting over the coals and the accompanying trance we all seem to fall into when we watch the fire in the evening. Students become immersed in simple living, the rhythm of walking, being outdoors and obeserving nature, this might be the first time many of them will have lived without the constant presence of technology.

 

Our cameleers will be your guides, assiting students with a hands on experience of helping to prepare tasty camp oven meals over the fire. We provide nourishing main meals, healthy snacks and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. All of our flours and grains as well as much of the dairy used on camps is certified organic / bio-dynamic, teachers and students will eat well.

 

Photography and film study with award winning landscape photographer.



Animal husbandry including feeding, brushing, saddling, and general care.

History - Australian early explorers, Afghan Cameleers and Aboriginal Adnyamathanha people / The opening up of Australia's sparse interior.

Additonal extras including - Geology, Astronomy, Survival Skills, Map & Compass Navigation, Creative Writing, Drawing / Painting.


We work closely with teachers when planning camps, and once booked schools can feel completely at ease in organised hands that are committed to making your school camp postively memorable.

We are equipped with Satellite phones and UHF radio handsets. In the event of an emergency we can be in immediate contact with the station homestead, Hawker Hospital and Port Augusta Hospital emergency services. Many outback tourism businesses including Camel Treks Australia recommend the purchase of S.A Ambulance insurance cover. We are happy to provide school with S.A Ambulance cover as an additional extra.  

 

We can happily accommodate teachers and students with dietary restrictions. We provide schools with student information forms and ask that we are notified at least one month prior to the camp to ensure that dietary needs are met throughout the trek. 



Secondary School Camp

Secondary School Camp

Students pictured after completing a four day journey with Camel Treks Australia

A flock of Galahs

A flock of Galahs

A flock of Galahs take to the sky and fill the empty space with colour and sound.

Spectacular scenery

Spectacular scenery

Water holes in the Flinders Ranges and arid zones of Australia are rare and precious. Our camping grounds on Wonoka and Mt.Little Stations have permanent water hole which attract abundant wildlife.

Abundant wildlife

Abundant wildlife

Camps on Wonoka and Mt.Little Stations allow teachers and students to observe a vast array of lizards, in this case a rather cute baby bearded dragon.

The Art of photography

The Art of photography

Students look at the landscape with a greater interest whilst studying photography with the talented award winning Pete Dobre

Enjoying the experience

Enjoying the experience

Camel Treks Australia's photographer Pete Dobre brings out the best in his students.

International camps

International camps

International University groups enjoy camps with Camel Treks Australia

Camp oven cooking

Camp oven cooking

All evening meals are prepared oven the camp fire, students are involved in meal preparation and camp fire cook offs!

Amazing landscapes

Amazing landscapes

Sunrises and sunsets are breath taking in the Central Flinders Ranges.

Curious camels
Curious camels

Camels are highly intelligent and enjoy the company of students on school camps

Red dune sand hills
Red dune sand hills

Secondary school camps take students on a journey through varied landscapes

Camp fire cooking
Camp fire cooking

Mayo's Hut is often used as an overnighter on school camps. This historic hut is positioned along the Heyson Trail and was once home to a family of eleven.

Evening camp fires
Evening camp fires

Outback campfires on school camps, a great way to unwind at the days end.

Fresh foods
Fresh foods

Meats, vegetables, legumes and grains, a whole food diet is offered on school camps.

Friendships formed and deepened
Friendships formed and deepened

The girls heading out to film from an advantage point, Mount Little.

Landscape photography
Landscape photography

The landscapes here are vast and endless

Journey across the land
Journey across the land

Trekking towards the next camp site heading along the original road that connected South Australia to Northern Australia

Meet the locals
Meet the locals

Shingle back lizards are frequently spotted on tracks.

The Old Ghan Railway line
The Old Ghan Railway line

Students enjoying a lunch stop underneath the original Old Ghan Railway line.

Delicate wild flowers
Delicate wild flowers

Following rain the Central Flinders Ranges becomes a palate of colour.

Bush campsites
Bush campsites

A typical bush camp, swags for students and a private tent for each teacher and parent assisting.

Gathered for riding
Gathered for riding

Gathered for a briefing, in this case preparing to embark around Wonoka Bluff which is home to the endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.

Frilled neck lizard
Frilled neck lizard

A frilled neck lizard on Wonoka Station demonstrates how well they blend into their surrounds.

Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon

During the heat of the day many cold blooded lizards can be found heating themselves in the sun.

Zaki the baby camel delights
Zaki the baby camel delights

We have many wonderful camels in our care, among them is Zaki our youngest camel who never fails to attract attention.

Swags and camp kitchen
Swags and camp kitchen

Comfortable water proof and insect proof swags provide the perfect night shelter for students on camps. The swags are fully netted allowing students to fall asleep gazing at the stars

Casting shadows
Casting shadows

The setting sun helped a student photograph her fellow riders atop a string of camels

On the move ...
On the move ...

Walking and riding is an excellent way of exploring the landscape, birds and wildlife are observed in their natural habitat.

Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline
Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline

Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline shares her culture on School treks.

Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline
Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline

Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline shares her culture on School treks.

Camel riding
Camel riding

Students have plenty of time to camel ride, one day is spent exploring the Old Ghan Railway.

Animal Husbandry
Animal Husbandry

Students have a hands on experience, brushing, blanketing and saddling camels learning how, why and when.

Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline
Adnyamathanha Elder Aunty Pauline

Aunty Pauline is an experienced educator who students find engaging and warm.

Camel riding
Camel riding
A teacher's Tent
A teacher's Tent

Teachers are afforded greater privacy in tents whilst students enjoy sleeping in swags under the stars.

Fire drum
Fire drum

Students prepare their own meals over contained fire drums using fire retardant gloves and lifters.

Wedge Tailed Eagle
Wedge Tailed Eagle

Wedge Tailed Eagles are frequently seen on school camps as are their massive nests in the Red Gum tree tops. Image : Born Free Photography, Blinman.

Camels
Camels

Camels make for great photography subjects.

School trek on the move.
School trek on the move.

Teachers & students cover an average distance of between 10 - 18km per day intermixed with Camel riding.

Camel drinking in Mayo's Gorge
Camel drinking in Mayo's Gorge

Camels do drink and the water isn't in the hump!

Changing riders
Changing riders

Students learn about how to safely work with animals and as a team.

Lunch time
Lunch time

School treks explore varied, diverse and dramatic landscapes.

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