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

July school holiday programs

Bickley, Ern Halliday and Camp Quaranup, Albany are all running camps during the July school holidays.

Check back soon to confirm program details and download our registration form.
 When   What  Where  Register  
 Wednesday 6 July 2016  Holiday day program Ern Halliday Check back soon
 Thursday 7 July 2016  Holiday day program  Ern Halliday Check back soon
 Monday 11–14 July 2016  Family Camp Camp Quaranup Check back soon
 Monday 11 July 2016  Holiday day program Bickley Check back soon
 Wednesday 13–14 July 2016  Junior Camp Ern Halliday  Check back soon
 Wednesday 13–15 July 2016   Senior Camp Ern Halliday Check back soon


General information

About DSR 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 4 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 DSR 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?

  • Complete the registration form for the specific camp you are interested in. These can be downloaded from the current camps section on this page.
  • Fax, email or post the form to our holiday booking coordinator.

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