Holiday camps 

Looking for something fun for the kids to do these school holidays?

The Department's popular school holiday camps get kids outdoors, making new friends, having a lot of fun in a safe and supportive environment. There are so many activities on offer, you're sure to find a camp your kids will love. Choose from day camps and overnight residential camps. 

Students from Halls Head Primary School raft building
Camp Quaranup - students

Current camps

September-October 2017 school holiday programs

Ern Halliday is running camps during the September-October 2017 school holidays.

Download our registration below.

 When   What  Age group  Where  Register  
26 September 2017 Ern Halliday Bike Fun Day 12-16 years   Ern Halliday Ern Halliday Bike Fun Day 26 September 2017
Wednesday 27 September 2017 Ern Halliday Day Program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Ern Halliday September 2017 Day Programs
Thursday 28 September 2017 Ern Halliday Day Program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Ern Halliday September 2017 Day Programs
4-5 October 2017 Halloween Junior Camp 9-11 years Ern Halliday Ern Halliday October 2017 Junior Camp
4-6 October 2017 Halloween Senior Camp
12-14 years
 Ern Halliday Ern Halliday October 2017 Senior Camp

Ern Halliday Pump track program Take 2
Ern Halliday October 2017 holiday program

Family camps

Bickley is running family camps during September-October 2017.

 When   What  Age group  Where  Register  
30 September to 1 October 2017 Bickley Family Camp All ages Bickley Bickley Family Camp 30 Sept to 1 Oct 2017
14-15 October 2017 Bickley Family Camp All ages Bickley Bickley Family Camp 14-15 October 2017





Bickley-Family-Campout-October-2017

Future school holiday programs

When What Age group Where Register
10 January 2018 Ern Halliday Day Program 9-14 years Ern Halliday  Bookings for this program will open soon.
11 January 2018 Ern Halliday Day Program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
17-18 January 2018 Ern Halliday Surfs Up Junior Camp 9-11 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
17-19 January 2018 Ern Halliday Surfs Up Senior Camp 12-14 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
10-12 January 2018 Bickley Summer Oasis Group
9-13 years
Bickley Bookings for this program will open soon.




General information

About our camps

The Department has been running school holiday camps since 2009. Our mission is to offer accessible, affordable and fun opportunities for kids during the school holidays to promote being active in the outdoors.

Camps may run at any of our four metropolitan camps (BickleyErn HallidayPoint Walter and Woodman Point) and one regional camp (Camp Quaranup) over the school holidays. Note that not all sites will run camps each school holidays.

What are the benefits of our school holiday camps?

Kids get to:

  • Have fun 
  • Make new friends
  • Learn to challenge themselves while developing in confidence and independence
  • Learn new skills
  • Enhance their social skills, personal growth and self-esteem
  • Older kids learn about team building, problem solving and leadership.

Who can attend?

  • Our programs are offered to Year 4 (nine-year-olds) to Year 10 (15-year-olds).
  • Our camps cater for special diets, medical conditions and allergies. 
  • Please contact our holiday bookings coordinator to discuss your child's requirements and to discuss suitability of the camp on 08 9492 9779.

What's on offer?

  • A different camp theme is typically offered each school holidays. Activities may include rafting, canoeing, high and low ropes, caving, flying fox, lost pilot, archery, fishing, climbing wall, team building and crate climb.
  • Given that safety is our number one priority, program activities will vary depending on the season and camp location, age, experience and ability of the children. Due to varying weather conditions Staff have the right to change and alter programs on the day, without notification.
  • Please check this page regularly to see what's coming up for the next school holidays.

Our staff

  • All school holiday programs are run by qualified instructors. All of our staff have current and up to date Senior First Aid qualifications Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks.
  • If our staff are required to run technical programs such as abseiling or climbing then current industry qualification standards will be adhered to.
  • There will be both male and female staff in attendance at each holiday program.

What is the cost?

  • Each camps cost will vary. Check out the event details in our current camp section for more information.
  • Costs include all meals and available activities as well as dormitory accommodation for overnight camps.

How do I enrol my child?

2017 WA public school holidays and term dates

Period Start  Finish 
Term 1  Wednesday 1 February 2017 Friday 7 April 2017
School Holidays Saturday 8 April 2017 Sunday 23 April 2017 
Term 2 Monday 24 April, 2017 Friday 30 June 2017
School Holidays Saturday 1 July 2017 Sunday 16 July 2017 
Term 3 Monday 17 July 2017 Friday 22 September 2017
School Holidays Saturday 23 September 2017 Sunday 8 October 2017 
Term 4 Monday 9 October 2017 Thursday 14 December 2017 
School Holidays Friday 15 December 2017  Sunday 28 January 2018 
Two participants canoeing
Archery Ern Halliday

More information

Debbie Courtney
Holiday Bookings Coordinator
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
PO Box 329 Leederville WA 6903
Telephone 08 9492 9779
Facsimile 08 9492 9711
Email Debbie Courtney