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

January 2017 school holiday programs

Ern Halliday and Bickley Recreation Camps are running camps during the January 2017 school holidays.

Download our registration below.
 When   What  Age group  Where  Register  
Wednesday 11 January 2017 Surf's Up day program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Register for the Ern Halliday Surf's up day program
Thursday 12 January 2017 Surf's Up day program  9-14 years Ern Halliday Register for the Ern Halliday Surf's Up day program
Monday 23-24 January 2017 Surf's Up Junior Camp 9-11 years Ern Halliday Register for the Ern Halliday Surf's Up Junior Camp
Monday 23-25 January 2017 Surf's Up Senior Camp 12-14 years Ern Halliday Register for the Ern Halliday Surf's Up Senior Camp
Monday 23-25 January 2017 Bickley Summer Oasis Camp 9-13 years Bickley  Register for the Bickley Summer Oasis Camp

Bickley Jan 2017 Brochure
Ern Halliday January 2017 Holiday Program

April 2017 and July 2017 holiday programs

 When   What  Age group  Where  Register  
10-12 April 2017 Bickley Space is the Place Camp 9-13 years Bickley Bookings for this program will open soon.
12 April 2017 Ern Halliday Day program  9-14 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
13 April 2017 Ern Halliday Day program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
19-20 April 2017 Ern Halliday Circus Junior Camp 9-11 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
19-21 April 2017 Ern Halliday Circus Senior Camp 12-14 years Ern Halliday  Bookings for this program will open soon.
5 July 2017 Ern Halliday Day program  9-14 years Ern Halliday Bookings for this program will open soon.
6 July 2017 Ern Halliday Day program 9-14 years Ern Halliday 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?

2016 WA public school holidays and term dates

Period Start  Finish 
Term 1  Monday 1 February 2016 Friday 8 April 2016
School Holidays Saturday 9 April 2016 Monday 25 April 2016 
Term 2 Tuesday 26 April, 2016 Friday 1 July 2016 
School Holidays Saturday 2 July 2016 Sunday 17 July 2016 
Term 3 Monday 18 July 2016 Friday 23 September 2016
School Holidays Saturday 24 September 2016 Sunday 9 October 2016 
Term 4 Monday 10 October 2016 Thursday 15 December 2016 
School Holidays Friday 16 December 2016  Tuesday 31 January 2017 
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