“Study nature, stay close to nature, it will never fail you”

1-4 Night Camps and Day Visits

Fully Guided,Catered and Accomodation 1-4 night Camp and Day Visit packages  for  school years 4-12 studying:

  • QLD and NSW
  • Biological Science
  • Geography
  • Marine Studies and Marine and Aquatic Practices
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Junior Science
  • Primary Science and Nature studies
  • Art
  • International Student Programs

Mindfullness and Wellbeing programs also available

Build your own camp structure options. Fully tailored and costed to suit your needs

A passionate team of Environmental Educators in conjunction with NRA Services, The Ted Brambleby Marine Museum and NorthStar Holiday Resort are committed to providing a real helping hand to teachers facilitating field work and relevant education sessions in Hastings Point.

Equipped with local knowledge of all coastal ecosystems our aim is to significantly raise the level of awareness of the ecological diversity of the local area. Using experienced and qualified local field guides and presenters combined with the resources of our state teaching faciltiy in conjunction with the Northstars on site purpose built accommodation and full catering package students and teachers will have the opportunity to experience first hand our local Rocky Shore, Mangroves, Sand dunes, Beach, Wallum heathland and Temperate forest ecosystems.

We specialize in these environments as they:

  • Are easy to access, safe to investigate and in proximity to the on site accommodation and resource centre
  • Relatively pristine and offer classical representation of their ecotype
  • Can all be negotiated in a Day Visit or 1-3 Overnight field trip camps
  • Present all the key parameters that enable schools and special groups to achieve syllabus or desired outcomes in several disciplines

The aims of our guided field trips are to:

  • Corroborate and supplement school educational directions and syllabus outcomes across a broad age group spectrum from lower primary to Year 12, Undergraduate students, and TAFE
  • Assist teachers in achieving their field study aspirations by providing immediate corroboration through on the doorstep practical field encounters in all 5 coastal benchmark ecosystems

Camp Accommodation

For most camps student numbers fit across the 5 very comfortable spacious bunkhouses totalling 60 beds. Teachers and students are required to use a bunkhouse if available before other additional options are requested.

Two bedrooms with six bunks in each bedroom, two bathrooms and two separate showers. The air-conditioned bunkhouse has a stove, fridge, TV  & DVD, Air-Conditioned, Foxtel and microwave however meals are not permitted to be prepared in the bunkhouses for school camps.

Your meals

CATERING GUIDELINES & MEAL PLAN for TEACHERS AND PARENTS

All meals (and afternoon/morning Tea where requested) are provided by Ripples Café, onsite at the North Star Holiday Resort

 Ripples café, and NRA Services stand side by side with our policies regarding the quality of meals,enjoyment, guest safety, quality, preparation, cleanliness and also possible reaction to food allergies.

It is with this in mind we advise Teachers & Parents of the following:

  LARGE groups (generally over 80 students) will be split into 2 dining sittings (please see your program)

Please provide ALL special dietary needs & student names at the latest 2 weeks prior to your stay to nraservices@bigpond.com.

We are able to cater for the following special dietary needs:

Gluten Free :  Lactose Free:  Vegan:  Vegetarian:  NO Red Meat / NO Pork / NO Fish:  Halal: Mild nut allergies (please refer to below important information)

These requests will be passed to Ripples Café for review. Should Ripples need to discuss further, then they will be in direct contact with you.  If in any doubt, please contact Ripples via email – ripples@northstar.com.au

 NUT / OTHER ALLERGIES: Please note: Ripples Café is NOT a nut-free establishment.

NO guarantee can be offered that food has not been not been prepared on a shared surface, or that pre-purchased ingredients used in the commercial kitchen may not contain traces of nuts/other allergens. If the allergy is only deemed mild by parents, (or if unsure), please disclose full details, along with the parent contact information, so that the café can address these on a case by case basis and issue, if deemed necessary, a waiver form for the parent’s completion. It is essential that approval is sought in advance of the camp, and this is at the sole discretion of the Café manager. We will not compromise the safety of any child and we kindly ask you to respect any request to Self-Cater.

It is imperative that any arrangements are made in advance of camp, so that any students required to self-cater have sufficient time to organise.