Camps and Retreats

Students at Our Lady of the Southern Cross College are offered opportunities to attend curriculum based camps, retreats, excursions and sporting events travelling on our fully commercial 61 seat coach. Our coach has extensive safety features including seatbelts with large underneath bays allowing for storage of luggage and equipment. Having a fully licensed and experienced coach driver on our staff allows for activities to be scheduled at all times throughout the year. 

As we commit to growing great people, we believe that offering a high standard of well researched and affordable camps and excursions adds to the vitality of our College environment and gives students from Prep to Year 12 the experience of travelling to places where they may not have been, and to events that will inspire and educate them outside the classroom environment. The coach is also available to transport students locally to sporting events, the Dalby Aquatic Centre for swimming lessons and eisteddfod. Please find below an overview of current offerings for Camps and Excursions for each Year level which may be subject to change.

Early Years Camps and Excursions

Prep Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Myall Creek Excursion Cobb and Co Museum Pioneer Park Museum Australia Zoo Science Excursion Visit Jondaryan Woolshed
Visit to St Joseph's Church Empire Theatre Performance St Joseph's Church Visit Words Out West Festival Camp to Coolumboola
Words Out West Festival Post Office Words Out West Festival Church Visit Church Visit
Tarcoola Words Out West Festival Empire Theatre Performance Words Out West Festival

Middle Years Camps and Excursions

Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Camp to Brisbane and St Helena Is Outback Qld Tour (Longreach/Winton) Harvey Bay/Fraser Island Camp Cooby
Dalby Nursery Visit Kogan Power Station Local Retreat Words Out West Festival
Bell Biblical Gardens QPAC Brisbane Science trip to Brisbane Local overnight camp
Words Out West Festival Words Out West Festival Words Out West
Optiminds Optiminds Optiminds Optiminds

Senior Years Camps and Excursions

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
1 day retreat Pumice Stone Passage - 4 days Brookfield and Emu Gully - 3 days Reflection, Wellbeing and Exam Prep
Camp Kokoda - 4 days 1 day retreat - Masks 1 day changeover retreat Retreat - 3 days

Subject Specific Camps and Excursions

  • Year 12 Biology Camp
  • Year 11/12 Geography Camp
  • Food and Nutrition High Tea at Jimbour House
  • Agriculture - Careers Days and Field Visits
  • The Arts - Live Performances
  • World Religion Symposium

Camp refund working

We base our planning and costings for camps, excursions, incursions and retreats on the number of students who have been granted permission to attend. While we understand that for various reasons some students may not be able to actually attend the experience, it is important to note that the majority of costs are already incurred by the College for these experiences well in advance of the experience occurring.  As such, only costs that have not been incurred are able to be refunded.