What have we been up to?
Never has it been more important than now, to invest in ourselves, in others and in our relationships to combat social isolation, to maintain physical and mental health, to enrich connections with the outdoors and set a pattern for a healthier life and ongoing stewardship of the environment.
Somerset has always advocated for students to have the opportunity to explore nature's role in supporting resilience during times of adversity, offering the chance to come and engage with the outdoors.
We can’t wait to see the student's smiling faces at camp again!
During the downtime due to the current crisis Camp Somerset has had plenty of stuff to do!!!
Within a healthy framework of social distancing, we have been busy to ensure Somerset is bigger and better after COVID-19 is under control.
Management focus has been on forward planning and raising the standard
- Revision of our important documents and policies - Critical Incident, Ops Manuals, Risk Assessment documents for schools, Revamped info for teachers
- New program lesson plans
- Additional Duke of Ed resources
With the assistance of JobKeeper, Somerset has been able to retain and support our fantastic Group Leaders, who have been busy honing their skills
- Staff training and development sessions
- Group Leader mentoring and up-skilling
- First Aid and incident scenario training
- Expedition route reconnaissance
- New program training
Our Maintenance Team has kept Somerset buzzing with the sound of tools and equipment
- new kitchen, bathrooms, ensuites, air-con and floors in the teacher homestead
- 2 new downriver campsites - Somerset 501a and 501b
- 4 additional My Kitchen Rules sites
- new Sensory Trail installed
- additional Initiative Course commissioned
- all campsite toilets fitted with stainless steel counters and washbasins, new lighting & signs
- new canoe & pfd storage shack built
- new sheds constructed
- 2 new water tanks installed
- coffee & tea station for Duke of Ed parent drop-offs
- student toilet block updated
- new led-lit campfire circles ... And the list goes on
It's all been checked, it's been spruced up ... we are ready and waiting for you!!