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School camps provide a unique and exciting opportunity for kids to make friends, connect with nature, and discover new hobbies or interests through a wide range of outdoor activities. However, did you know that they also help develop leadership skills? Let’s explore the various ways in which attending a school camp can contribute to the growth of a student’s leadership skills.


Why leadership skills are important for students

Leadership is an invaluable quality, not only at work but in all aspects of life. It’s a crucial set of skills that can be fostered from a young age, and children who exhibit these traits tend to excel academically, have better interpersonal relationships, and demonstrate a greater sense of responsibility — setting the stage for a successful future.


Building confidence

Confidence is what makes a leader ‘great’ and able to tackle challenges head-on. Taking your students on a school camp will encourage them to step out of their comfort zone, and be able to take risks in a safe and supportive environment. Whether it’s abseiling over a wall, climbing a tree, or taking a leap of faith, these activities help build resilience, develop problem-solving skills and boost their self-confidence. It’s just one of the many reasons why we welcome many teachers and students here to PGL.


Improving communication

One of the best attributes a leader can have is good communication. At a school camp, children interact with a diverse group of people and work as part of a team through a series of physical and mental team-building exercises, such as raft building or crate stacking, to achieve common goals. They also learn how to express themselves, listen to others and overcome personal challenges, which further increases their confidence and growth, allowing them to become even better leaders in school, future jobs and everyday situations.


Boosting creativity

As a leader, you must be able to think outside of the box and come up with innovative ideas to solve problems. Our school camps are designed to develop leadership skills in students by nurturing creativity through a mixture of fun and educational games, workshops and projects, sparking a whole world of imaginative possibilities! This helps your students lead with confidence and curiosity in the process.


Encouraging decision-making

Making a decision is a big part of being independent, that’s why our camp programs are developed to offer plenty of opportunities for children to practice the art of decision-making. In planning and executing a group project with their peers, every step (big and small) is a chance for them to exercise their autonomy, take the initiative and make choices. It’s a hands-on approach that helps shape children into empowered and capable leaders of tomorrow with practical skills that last a lifetime.

Leadership activities for students

At PGL, we offer many fun and thrilling activities specifically designed to suit your desired learning outcomes. Our goal is to educate and inspire kids, helping them to unlock their true potential! Here are some activities that are perfect for developing leadership skills:

  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Bush Craft
  • Canoeing
  • Raft Building
  • Challenge Course
  • Climbing
  • Initiative Exercises

See our activities page for a full list and description of our epic activities.


Embark on an adventure at PGL!

It’s easy to see how our selected camp programs help to develop leadership skills, so if you’re considering enrolling your class, just think of the countless adventures that await them!

We have three school camps which include primary school camps and secondary school camps run by experienced staff and qualified group leaders located at Campaspe Downs (VIC), Camp Rumbug (VIC) and Kindilan (QLD). It’s not just a field trip; it’s a chance to experience new situations, learn about the wider world, and make unforgettable memories along the way!

Don’t miss out! Contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss our range of camp programs for your students to find the best option for you.