Our Grade 4s will experience 2 days at Jungai Camp. Camp Jungai- which means ‘meeting place’ in the Taungurung language – was established in 1972 in order to promote race reconciliation, teach indigenous culture and offer a meeting and teaching place for indigenous and non-indigenous groups.
Camp Jungai is an Accredited Tourism Business (ATAP) and has been operated by The Outdoor Education Group since 1999 and has developed into an ideal venue for school camps or gatherings. They offer a great range of educational, fun and engaging on-site activities, and a unique opportunity to learn more about indigenous culture. Camp Jungai is set in 120 hectares of open and lightly wooded land bordered by State Forest. The natural bush surrounds and peaceful setting make Camp Jungai a perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Rubicon Valley and the Murrindindi Shire.
Camp Jungai has a unique focus on Aboriginal culture and their specialist cultural officers bring this to life for students through interactive and fun sessions which can include:
- Traditional dance and music
- Bush tucker walks
- Indigenous food and medicinal plant garden
- Weapons and artefacts – including boomerang throwing (you may purchase your own boomerangs to paint and take home)
- Cultural evenings – indigenous stories, games and didgeridoo
- Lake and Water Activities
- High and low rope courses
- Possum Pull / Flying Possum
- Orienteering course
- Flexipave courts for tennis and basketball
- Walking and cycling tracks
- Environmental Games
- Banner Painting
Camp Jungai also have a huge range of adventure activities on site, from ropes courses to canoeing and much much more.