Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey

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Binna Burra to O’Reilly

When: Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March
Who: Years 10 – 12
Where: Binna Burra Lodge camping area

Cost: $180

This camp is open to all students in Years 10, 11 & 12 and will be a great opportunity to meet other students while sharing stories and engaging with the outdoors. Activities include hiking and swimming, along with exploring the various trails that Lamington National Park has to offer.

This program aligns with the Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey criteria, meaning that participating students will be able to receive points to go towards attaining their award.  

Contact Daniel Rush daniel.rush@faith.qld.edu.au if you have any questions.

Program Aims:

  • To engage with other Faith students, experience working in teams, making new connections and sharing various roles and responsibilities that go along with a journey based expedition.
  • To provide an adventure-based learning experience that links with the Health and physical Education Curriculum and provide 21st century learning opportunities for students to develop various general capabilities.
  • To explore and inquire into the natural area, explore fauna and flora at different sites and make connections as to how the different environmental cycles affect the local environment. 

What’s included?

  • Bus transport to and from the venue. There will be two pick up/drop off points for students – Faith Christian School, Graham Street, Underwood and Bischof Pioneer Park, Nerang St, Nerang.
  • Sleeping mat
  • All meals
  • Pastoral care and support for each students


Binna Burra Lodge camping area, Binna Burra Rd Binna Burra Qld

The facility provides access to hot showers, communal kitchen and shared fire pits.


We will be catering for the group by using the communal kitchen and rostering students onto meal time services.

What to bring:

All School Camp Programs will have the students engage in various adventure based learning activities where they will be outside and could get dirty.  We recommend that they don’t come away on camp programs in new or expensive clothing; old comfortable clothes are preferable.

If you require medications please organise a Webster pack to use over the camp period. You will need to make yourself known to Daniel upon arrival and pass on the Webster pack for safekeeping.

Student equipment list:

Please bring enough clothing for three days + one day extra as a back up.

Sun hat | 2L water bottle | sunscreen | sunglasses | torch | thongs/sandals | long pants | shorts | shirts | appropriate swimwear | raincoat | warm jumper | sneakers (two pairs, one pair may get wet) | towel | undergarments and socks | pen, notepad and Bible | plate, bowl and cup (sturdy material like plastic or tin) | eating utensils | drawstring bag to keep all meal time items together

Students Sleeping Gear:

Sleeping bag | single fitted sheet | pillow and pillow slip


Soap | toothbrush and toothpaste | insect repellent (preferably roll on, no aerosols) | deodorant (preferably roll on, no aerosols)

What not to bring:  Phones, electronic devices, sharp knives or  illegal items

Special Note:

Some of the walks we are planning on completing can be wet and muddy. It would be preferable for you bring along a pair of boots as well.  Definitely bring two pairs of shoes, so if one pair gets wet on Day 1, you have another pair for Day 2.  Due to Lamington National Park’s natural ecosystem, we may run into leeches while completing certain activities.

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