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A primary school camp provides an exciting new world for children to experience. It may be a child’s first time spending time away from home, so we want to ensure that it is an extremely positive and memorable one. That’s why we’re here to help your students make the most of their time at PGL, packed full of amazing learning experiences, adventure, laughter, and most importantly – fun! 

At PGL, we know that you always want to find new ways to engage and inspire your students. Our primary school camps offer just that and so much more that will benefit the development of your students.


Primary school camps to suit everyone

Our primary school camps are designed with a perfect blend of adventure and outdoor learning in mind, ensuring your students get the most from their time here. We have an action-packed programme of age-appropriate adventure activities and fun challenges that help students interact to create new friendships and build connections with teachers that will benefit their learning and your teaching when you’re back in the classroom. 

Engaging students in learning is extremely important for child development. Whether it’s initiative exercises that help build mental resilience and develop teamwork skills or our fun team challenge activities, our primary school camps are the place to be to inspire your students. Discover more about how to engage your students in learning in our dedicated blog post.

All our camps and programs have been thoughtfully matched to provide an equal opportunity for primary school students of all ages and abilities. Here at PGL, we provide a safe and supportive environment for your students to try new things, gradually challenge themselves and help to build their confidence. 

Our expert team provide all the reassurance and encouragement your students need to make sure their first primary school camp away is full of fun and an amazing adventure they’ll remember forever!

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Anything but textbook on a PGL Adventure

Our R.E.A.C.H framework tailors programs for primary school learning, providing age-appropriate activities and learning outcomes for your students.

We’ve listened to what learning outcomes matter to schools and pupils. And, with our new R.E.A.C.H. framework we’ve designed outdoor adventures that spark these breakthroughs.

Our exclusive R.E.A.C.H programme encompasses:

  • Relationships
  • Experiences
  • Ability
  • Character
  • Health & wellbeing

Breakthrough Programs


First-time school adventures for years 3&4



Character-building adventures for upper primary students years 5&6


Why choose PGL for your primary school adventure camp?

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 “Activities being run by camp Activity Instructors meant that all students were engaged and staff could focus on the kids and relationships”

– Katia, St Agatha’s Primary School

There are many learning benefits that can be gained from booking one of our primary school camps, but we also have lots of amazing things that you can experience and take advantage of during your stay. Take a look at all the wonderful benefits PGL provides:


  • PGL ‘Groupie’ –  a member of the team who will be dedicated to you and your group for the whole of your stay 
  • Free evening activity program. The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down! We provide staffed activities for each night that you’re on camp to take the pressure off you.
  • 100% instructor-led sessions. We run all of your sessions so that you don’t have to. Relax and enjoy spending time with your primary school students!
  • Age-appropriate activities – challenge levels are gradually increased to allow our youngest adventurers to feel a sense of accomplishment and gently build their confidence.
  • More lines = more turns. At PGL we have multiple lines for many activities, meaning that instead of standing around waiting for their next turn, your students have lots of opportunities to explore the thrills and spills of all our activity offerings! 
  • Risk assessments for all activities are easily downloadable. Check out the link in our FAQs section below. 
  • Take advantage of our 1:10 free place ratios for teachers.
  • Transport organisation
  • Dietary support

Our highly trained primary school camps team provide kind and supportive encouragement. Our purpose and values are extremely important to us, and we’ve embedded them into everything we do throughout the camp. 

Inspiring students is one of our primary aims, we want to uplift children to achieve the most that they can in the most exciting way possible. Check out our blog post on the importance of student motivation for primary school students

We’ll ensure your group can overcome the different challenges and ensure that their first overnight camp is an exciting and enrichening experience for all!

What to expect when you visit a PGL Adventure Camp


What are primary school camps?

A primary school camp provides an enthralling and exciting adventure packed full of fun activities and challenges that will stimulate your primary school pupils. Combining outdoor learning with adventurous challenges that will inspire and educate, our primary school camps offer children a whole new learning experience that they’ll cherish for a very long time! 

Our programs are tailored to the age of the children, and the learning outcomes of each primary school stage to ensure that activities are age-appropriate and students will get the most out of them.

What are the educational benefits of choosing PGL Australia for a primary school camp?

A primary school camp is a great way to enthuse students and increase their engagement in new learning experiences. PGL promotes activities that engage students, providing long-lasting educational benefits that extend beyond camp life and into the classroom. Check out our blog post for further reading on how our activities help students engage in learning here.

With decades of experience in organising and delivering primary school camps, we understand exactly what educational value primary school children need and want. We have a dedicated team of skilled, trained instructors who deliver a selection of great activity sessions, making your students feel comfortable and safe. They’ll be on hand to help students overcome the challenges posed by our amazing range of activities by building their confidence.

What’s more, once your action-packed day at PGL ends, there’s more fun in the evening. Your program doesn’t stop after the daytime activities! After your action-packed day, we run a tailored evening entertainment program led by our own PGL staff which is guaranteed to keep you and your group busy and happy until bedtime!

For more information about specific educational outcomes for our camps, see our R.E.A.C.H Framework.

Which program is best for Years 3-4 students?

Our DISCOVER! program is part of our overarching R.E.A.C.H Framework, developed in conjuction with teachers and students to enable age-appropriate breakthroughs and educational outcomes. DISCOVER! is perfect for students in Years 3 – 4. Find out more about our DISCOVER! program here.

What’s included in the cost of a primary school camp?

With PGL, there are no hidden costs. All activities, equipment, food and accommodation are included in the cost of the camp. You’ll even benefit from a dedicated PGL Group Leader who will support you and your group for your entire stay. They’ll make your life easier and ensure you have everything you need.

Skilled, trained activity instructors deliver a selection of great adventure sessions and will help students make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents. Use of all activity equipment for activity sessions is included. We even provide staffed Evening Entertainment for your school – we take care of the details and you’re free to join in the fun!

For a small additional fee, you have the option of adding Morning and Afternoon tea as well as Supper to your booking. We can also provide bedding (pillow, doona) for an additional fee if required (fitted bed sheet is automatically included)

Coach transport is not automatically included in the price, but we would be more than happy to help you arrange this – just contact us with your requirements.

What activities are included at primary school camps?

At each of our three primary school camp locations, we have over 20 different activities, all designed to motivate, build confidence and develop resilience. Whether they are getting wet raft building, zipping down the flying fox or testing their nerve by abseiling down a climbing tower, we’ve got it covered! Our specialised Activity Programers will put together a program of adventure activities based on the age and abilities of the participants, and the individual learning outcomes identified by the school or group.

Each of our centres offers a range of exhilarating primary school camp activities which include: 

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Giant Swing
  • Low Ropes 
  • Raft Building
  • Sensory Trail 
  • And many more…

How do I book a primary school camp?

Booking your primary school camp is simple. You can submit an enquiry via our website, contact us via email at or call us on 1300 859 895 for any queries or to book your group. Our sales staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and will be able to help you out with any questions that you may have.

Bookings must be confirmed at least 8 weeks prior to arrival. If you enquire within 8 weeks of arrival, we will be unable to facilitate your booking and will provide you with alternate dates. For all bookings, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm the booking. Our booking terms and conditions can be found here.

Booking Terms & Conditions

What is the pre-arrival process and timeline?

PGL have many years of experience in running camps and we have this down to a fine art. We work together with teachers / group leaders to ensure that you (and we) have all of the information that we need to provide an outstanding camp experience. We rely on teachers / group leaders to provide the information requested in a timely manner. Here is a guideline to our timeframes:

  • 6 weeks prior to arrival: The Party Leader will receive an Important Camp Information Email which outlines the deadlines of when specific information will be required
  • 4 weeks prior to arrival: The Party Leader will need to advise us of final numbers of attendees as well as gender splits to assign rooming. Party leaders will also discuss activity preferences at this time.
  • 2 weeks prior to arrival: We provide the Party Leader with the Activity Program and Rooming Plan. The Party Leader will need to provide us with Dietary and Medical requirements for all attendees (staff and students)
  • 1 week prior to arrival: The Party Leader will receive an email from us confirming all details and invite them to rebook future camp dates.

What details can you provide about the accommodation at each primary school camp?

The accommodation at each of our primary school camps is slightly different, but all student rooms are housed in comfortable, multi-share rooms, either with ensuite facilities or with toilet and shower facilities nearby. 

A fitted bed sheet is provided, but parents will need to be informed of some provisions they will need to ensure they pack for their children, including pillows, sleeping bags and towels. Bedding can be arranged for an additional fee. Teachers are generally accommodated in single, twin or triple rooms with ensuite accommodation, and bedding and towels are provided for teachers. Please see individual camp pages for accommodation details specific to the camp where you’ll be staying.

Discover more about our accommodation in our blog post here.

Do you accommodate special dietary requirements at your primary school camps?

We want to inspire children to a healthier lifestyle that includes a tasty, balanced diet. We provide three healthy, high-energy meals per day, with plenty of variety, and we always serve generous portions of fruit and vegetables for a balanced meal. A vegetarian alternative can always be provided, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds but in all cases we will require full details at time of booking – just let us know!

Morning and afternoon tea are available at each of the camps for a small supplement. Please speak with our Customer Relations team when you book! If anyone in your camp is celebrating a birthday during their time on camp, please let us know, and we can make special arrangements to help them celebrate in style!

Please note that all of our camps are NUT FREE sites.

What facilities does each primary school camp have?

All of our primary school camps here at PGL have a range of excellent facilities, all designed to enhance the experience for your group and to ensure that they get the most from their camp. Take a look at the individual camp pages for more information on their specific facilities and camp accommodation.

PGL Campaspe Downs, PGL Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.

How safe are PGL’s primary school camps?

Safety is our top priority at PGL Australia. All our primary school camp activities are carefully planned and led by trained instructors who adhere to strict safety guidelines. We regularly inspect and maintain our equipment to ensure a secure environment for all participants. 

PGL staff will also lead groups and instruct students on activity sessions, whilst we allow teachers and group leaders to continue to have responsibility for student behaviour and welfare. We also have a list of risk assessments and activity descriptions available to view on the link here

Our staff are trained in child safeguarding practices. Our child safeguarding policy is available here.

Are PGL Australia’s primary school camps accredited?

PGL Australia has been successfully operating outdoor school camps in Australia since 2014 and comply with all relevant licencing requirements for the sector.
PGL undertakes Essential Safety Measures compliance annually, which ensures that our camps are well-maintained and safe. This includes compliance with air handling systems, exit doors, emergency lighting, emergency power supply, fire detection and control instruments and sprinkler systems.

In regard to activity standards in Australia, there is no mandatory qualification for activity providers. PGL has voluntarily submitted to the Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and been assessed as meeting all requirements. As this is not a mandatory accreditation, we believe that this puts PGL in a favourable position to competitors who have not been independently assessed for activity safety.

Additionally, PGL is accredited by the Quality Tourism Framework (QTF) through the Australian Tourism Industry Council, signifying that we deliver a quality tourism experience. PGL is also accredited as a Camp and Adventure business under the same framework.

PGL is a member of the Australian Camps Association, a national peak body for camps and associated providers.

What are the expected standards of behaviour at a primary school camp?

PGL staff will lead groups and instruct students on activity sessions, teachers / groups leaders continue to have responsibility for student behaviour and welfare.

Please read our Code of Conduct

Are your primary school camps covered by public liability insurance, and what is the limit of liability?

PGL holds and will provide certificates of currency of insurance each year, including public liability insurance to $30,000,000 cover. 

What do I need to pack?

Here’s a handy link to our packing guide which will let you know everything that you need for a PGL  Adventure Camp!

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