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CAMPING PROGRAM
 
At Park Lake State School we believe that our camping program is an integral component in the development of all children in the areas of self-discipline, self-motivation, organisational skills, independence, group cooperation, social skills, personal hygiene, self-confidence and a range of academic skills dependent upon the venue.
Prep to Year Two children are involved in a one night ‘sleep-over’ at school each year.  The ‘sleep-over’ is held in the children’s classroom during term three or four and provides a safe and exciting environment for the children to experience a night away from home.
Year Three and Year Four children are involved in a camp during term two or three based on environmental studies and generally Year Three attend Numinbah Valley EEC (1night, 2 days) and Year Four attend Tallebudgera Farm School (2 nights, 3 days).  This camp really extends the need to be self-disciplined and organised.
Year Five and Year Six children have a camp each year. Year Five attend Midginbill Hill (2 nights, 3 days) and Year Six  attend Lake Ainsworth OEC (4 nights, 5 days). We see this camp as an important unifier for the older grades and aim to develop group cohesiveness and understanding of the individual needs of others.