Duke of Edinburgh Award Camps
Brentwood offers students the opportunity to obtain both their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award in Year 9 and their Silver Award in Year 10.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award camps take place in May and October for Year 9 students and are each 3 days in duration. Year 10 students go on camp during June and September and their camps last 4 days each.
The Duke of Edinbugh Award camp is one of the primary requirements for completing both the Bronze Award and Silver Award for the Duke of Edinburgh. Duke of Ed is integrated into the Year 9 and year 10 curriculum, offered as an elective subject that runs for the full year.
In year 9, students are divided into small groups of 11 or 12. Each small group will walk and camp together and are accompanied by a Halls Outdoor Education instructor and a Brentwood teacher. Students will be provided with training prior to the camp as well as on the job training. This includes instruction on food and gear preparation, safe cooking, hygiene, tent construction, orienteering and fitness. This 3 day camp primarily consists of: organising backpacks, hiking throughout the day, team orienteering, setting up camp, preparing meals, and packing up camp.