Activities

All activities are operated by our knowledgable and friendly Camp Sunnystones' staff

 
Each activity program is individually designed to suit the needs and numbers of your group, meaning everyone involved gets maximum benefit from those activities!
  Canoeing

Canoeing is a fantastic activity that is undertaken on our 4 megalitre dam. Basic canoeing skills are taught in a practical manner, leading into games, teamwork, and a whole lot of fun for the session!  Especially popular in Terms 1 & 4, though can be suitable all year round depending on the weather.

 

Raft Building

Raft building is the ultimate in fun and teamwork.  The rafts are built by the students under the supervision and guidance of Sunnystones staff.  The amount of guidance depends on the group, ranging from a large amount of assistance through to no assistance at all!

 

Campouts

Students can enjoy the experience of camping out under the stars and enjoy each other’s company around a camp fire. Students learn the skill of setting up their own tent and other important aspects of bush camping. Groups can be split up, with one group sleeping in the camp and the other group camping out, swapping over for the next night.

 

Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences with each other.  Camp Sunnystones has its own specifically designed geocaching course within its property, whereby students work together in teams to find a number of waypoints in the fastest time possible. Each team is equipped with a GPS device and a set of clues to assist in their journey of discovery!

 

The Walk In

Walk into Camp Sunnystones via the Coimadai track

A sense of anticipation in students is built as they walk in through the Long Forest Conservation Reserve to arrive at camp. Camp Sunnystones staff meet your group at the

entrance to Long Forest, while the bus ferries luggage around to the camp.  Click the link to the right for some info...!

 

Instincts for Survival Game

This game is a hugely popular game that is suitable for all ages. The game is set in a 5 acre square of privately owned bushland on the edge of the campgrounds. The game is designed to help the participants understand life in the bush from an animal’s point of view. Participants work together to chase, hunt and hide from other teams in an attempt to win

the game.

 

Low Ropes Course

The ropes course consists of 9 linked individual elements. A group of 15-20 can get around in about 1 hour. This course is suitable for grade 2 (with a lot of help) and above. This activity is aimed at team building aspects.

 

Initiative team obstacle course

If your aim is to develop your student’s level of cooperation and teamwork, this is the activity for you. Eleven different team initiative activities come together to form the Initiative team obstacle challenge. Each team is faced with a series of physical and mental challenges that they must overcome together to progress along the course, whilst battling against the clock.
 

Beach Volleyball

We have our very own beach volleyball court and facilities out near the Eucalypts!  Beautiful on a sunny afternoon as a way to wind up or wind down.  This is a great activity suitable for all age groups and an excellent opportunity to develop teamwork, coordination and physical fitness. Not to mention a lot of fun!

 

Initiatives Ropes Course

The initiative course is suitable for up to three groups of 8-14 people rotating on the various activities. It takes at least 1 hour to get through all of the activities. This activity again is based upon teamwork as well as individual growth.

 

Bush Hut Building

Students work together in teams to build a bush shelter. Students learn about bush survival skills and enjoy a morning or afternoon tea of damper and billy tea around a fire.  This activity is universal and can be used for all ages, you'll be surprised with how creative your students can be!

 

Environmental Walk - Bruce's Walk.

This half-day bushwalk was conducted by Bruce Salau, who was an institution here at Camp Sunnystones.  Sadly, Bruce is no longer with us, and we are not currently taking this walk as we couldn't do it justice without him. Bruce was a real character who told students funny stories and whimsical poems along the way. Bruce’s knowledge of the Long Forest was second to none, and students were educated on geological descriptions, aboriginal legends and fauna and flora appreciation.  We do offer other walks instead, namely the "Walk-In" through the Long Forest Conservation Reserve which are all excellent walks in their own right.

 

Team Building Activities

At Camp Sunnystones we believe that it is important for children to learn to work together. It is also important that they learn to value each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We have a variety of team building activities, which help to develop good cooperation and teamwork.

 

Treasure Hunt

Students work together in teams to use clues to search for letters that have been strategically placed around the Camp Sunnystones property. By following the clues correctly different letters are acquired, if all letters are found and collected in the right order the missing word will be revealed!

 

Bush Cooking

Students can enjoy making all sorts of great food over the campfire, including damper, chocolate cake in oranges or choc chip bananas in foil on the open fire to name a few!

Plus don't forget the billy tea. Yum!

 

Bush Art

Students enjoy foraging around outside to find natural resources to create a piece of artwork they can take home as a camp momento! Students often enjoy this as a quiet times activity!

 

Archery

Archery involves small groups of students learning the finer skills of this addictive sport. Camp Sunnystones uses high quality re-curve bows which develops a high level of accuracy and ease of use. Students for grade 3 right through to adults find this activity very enjoyable.

 

Bouldering wall

Our custom made bouldering wall is a fantastic entry point into rock climbing or just fun and enjoyment in its own right. Our wall has three levels of difficulty, enabling students of all abilities to achieve success and challenge themselves.


  

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Kate: 0458 507 136
Matt: 0414 401 279
kate@sunnystones.com.au
98 Possumtail Run Merrimu VIC 3340
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