At Emmaus Christian College, camps are integrated into the College Calendar from Year 2 to 12. Class camps provide important experiential learning opportunities as well as strengthening inter-class friendships.

Each year, beginning in Year 2, our students have opportunities to enjoy overnight stays away from home. The students have a chance to experience a variety of trips and experiences that are dependent on the Year level and the educational objective. School Camps are an exciting way for students to learn outside the classroom and develop deeper friendships with their peers and teachers.

Camps provide a myriad of benefits and opportunities including:

  • Experiential learning
  • Application of knowledge that develops a deeper understanding of classroom assignments
  • Opportunities to serve and support underprivileged communities
  • Development of team work and communication skills
  • Increase self-confidence through personal challenges
  • Participate in new and interesting physical activities and sports
  • Development of social skills
  • Deepen understanding of history, geography and our national heritage

Emmaus Camps

Our camp calendar is reviewed each year. Below are the camps held in recent years.

Junior School Camps

Year 2

Sleep over at Emmaus Christian College

1 night

Year 3/4

Mylor Baptist Youth Camp at Mylor

1 nights

Year 5

CU@Wallaroo at Wallaroo

2 nights

Year 6

Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

3 nights

Middle School Camps

Year 7

Wirraway Camp at Strathalbyn

2 nights

Year 8

El Shaddai Camp at Wellington

2 nights

Year 9

The Rite Journey Camp Adelaide Hills / Mylor

4 nights

Senior School Camps

Year 10

Social Justice Camp at Nunyara, Belair

3 nights

Year 11

Port Hughes Camp

2 nights
Year 12

Year 12 Retreat @ Adare

2 nights

Additional Camps

Year 7 - 12

Generations in Jazz at Mt Gambier

2 nights

Year 11Lands Trip, Ernabella (optional, by application)8 nights

Year 10 - 12

Vietnam Cambodia Trip

15 nights

Year 10 - 12

Snow Trip, Mt Buller

7 nights

Find out more

If you would like more information about a specific camp or program, please contact us on 8292 3888 or email

Celebrating our relationship with Ernabella Anangu School on the APY Lands

Emmaus Christian College has had a 30-year relationship with Ernabella Anangu School on the APY Lands. This is a result of one of our teachers, Neil Blenkinsop, having taught in Ernabella in the 1980's. This included annual exchange trips between the two schools (Year 11 Lands Trip).

Nami Kulyuru was one of the Pitjantjatjara teachers who worked each year with our students in Ernabella. In recent years, Nami lived in Adelaide and worked with Emmaus students in workshops and on the commemorative mosaic between the South Plympton campus flags.

In 2022, Emmaus commissioned Nami to create a painting celebrating the long relationship of our two communities, which is now displayed at our Brooklyn Park campus. This video is a celebration of Nami, her painting, and the long relationship between our two communities.

Senior School Snow Trip

Students in Years 10 to 12 have the exciting opportunity to attend a 6-day, 5-night Snow Trip to the picturesque Mount Buller in Victoria's alpine region. During this extraordinary experience, students will have the chance to develop their snowboarding and/or skiing skills, regardless of their current proficiency level.

The trip offers students private, daily lessons with qualified instructors, enabling them to enhance their skills and knowledge in their chosen snow sport. Traveling to Mount Buller is made comfortable with overnight coach travel and private lodge accommodation, which includes catered breakfasts, dinners, and desserts. The lodge is conveniently located close to the chair lifts, ensuring easy access to the snowy slopes.

Snow sports provide an enjoyable experience for students from all backgrounds, whether they are experiencing the thrill of a downhill run, navigating the bumps and jumps of the terrain parks, or simply exploring the breathtaking surroundings. The trip is closely supervised by experienced staff, providing a secure and healthy environment for all participants. Students will also have the chance to experience various weather conditions on the mountain while having fun, witnessing incredible sights from the summit of the hill, and enjoying the sunset after a day on the slopes. These experiences will create lasting memories for all attending students.

The trip also plays a significant role in developing students' independence, cooperation, organizational skills, self-management, and care for others, as they live together in a communal space. Through this unique and action-packed experience, students often form deep and long-lasting relationships with their peers.

In preparation for the trip, we will provide comprehensive information and hold information sessions for parents and students to discuss all the specific details.

If you would like to learn more about the annual Snow Trip, please contact Mr. Daryl Porter, H&PE Coordinator, at