Camps

​Year 7 Camp

The College conducts camps for 2 cohorts each year. The Year 7 Camp takes place in Term 1 at the Tallebudgera Recreational Camp in Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast, not far from the College. The focus of this camp is to:

  • welcome and orientate the group into the St Michael's community.
  • introduce students to the Catholic spirituality of St Michael's College.
  • build new relationships and unite the Year 7 cohort.

​These goals are achieved through participating in the following activities:

  • Indoor Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes course
  • Initiative activities
  • Giant Swing
  • Beach games
  • Team challenges
  • Night recreational activities.

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Year 9 Camp

The Year 9 Camp is held over 3 days, early in term 3, at the lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, Lennox Head, Northern NSW (approx. 2hrs drive from the College). The focus of this camp is to:

  • explore one's own personal spirituality
  • build and/or repair relationships
  • become aware of how my actions can affect others, both positively or negatively.

These goals are achieved through participating in the following activities:

  • Paddle boarding
  • Sailing
  • Indoor Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes course
  • Initiative activities
  • Night recreational activities.​



Year 12 Retreat

Each year, students in year 12 attend a three-day Retreat at the Alexandra Conference Centre, Alexandra Headlands. The Retreat gives the year 12 students an opportunity to come together and develop group cohesion, which is an important step in their role as the Senior class of the year and leaders of the student community. The students also have an opportunity to reflect on their own life journey and how they will develop a sense of direction, meaning and purpose in their own lives. ​

For many of our students, the year 12 Retreat offers a rare time to share friendships, build community, learn more about themselves and examine their beliefs and values. The generosity of our staff is pivotal in the capacity to run this meaningful and enjoyable experience for our students.