Programs at Point Walter

Point Walter has some great adventure and aquatic programs combined with great conference facilities.

Contact the camp directly on 08 9492 9784 to discuss your groups needs.
Paddling at Point Walter close up of participant

General information

Outdoor recreation programs are the foundation of what Point Walter provides to the community. Since 1996, structured programs have been offered at Point Walter. They have evolved into 13 distinct recreation programs, with an additional range of program variations, training packages, workplace adventures and custom-developed programs.

The primary strategy outcome of the programs offered at the camp supports the Department's emphasis on promoting healthy, active lifestyles. By incorporating participation in recreation and physical activity during camping experiences, recreation programs provide a chance for guests to experience new activities, explore the benefits of physical activity and promote the maintenance of healthy lifestyles.

In order to meet these outcomes, Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre operates within the ethos of Challenge by Choice.

Participant posing with a bow and arrow with archery targets behind

Challenge by Choice

All camp instructors facilitate programs in accordance with the philosophy of Challenge by Choice. This is based on experiential learning theory, which we define as being able to undertake an experience that a participant can relate back to their life or existing lifestyle in a positive way.

There is an understanding that everyone has varying thresholds for challenge and these challenges can range in their nature and variety. We aim to provide an experience that enables participants to determine their own level of challenge and broaden and develop their perceived limitations through participation in adventure activities both in individual and team environments.

All camps staff will aim to provide a safe experience in which the participant can explore and extend their abilities and limitations. Our Department Camps Program Standards and Instructor Code of Ethics encompass that overriding intent. Participation through excessive pressure and intimidation will not be supported.  

This ethos recognises that the attempt is more significant than the result.

Clothing and attire

Due to the active nature of the programs offered, participants must wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

  • Enclosed shoes are required for all land based and roping programs
  • Thongs or sandals are not suitable except for when transitioning to programs in the water including Raft Building and Paddling. During these water programs, enclosed lace-up shoes such as sneakers or water booties must be worn.
  • Participation in land-based programs will not be allowed for persons wearing sandals or thongs. Short tops (e.g. crop tops) that leave the mid-riff exposed or shirts that do not cover the shoulders are not suitable for roping programs such as Abseiling or High Ropes.
  • Necklaces, chains, scarves or similar articles are to be removed from around participants’ necks before commencing any roping program. Similarly, large or lengthy earrings and exposed body piercings may need to be covered on request from the instructor in charge.
  • Participants must wear a hat and are encouraged to bring sunglasses, a full water bottle and wet weather gear (subject to weather conditions).
A girl climbing the high ropes

Programs

Point Walter offers structured recreation programs. Year levels are based on recommendations from the Department of Education and Sport and Recreation (WA) Camps Chain Safety Group. Some programs are offered to younger students, however please contact the camp for more information.

Participant on the high ropes

Roping programs

Abseiling (years 7+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Take on the vertical challenge of our purpose-built abseiling tower. Abseil from 10 metres, start on our beginner's slope and progress to our vertical wall and try out our overhang. 
  • We also offer wheelchair abseiling and special needs programs. Please contact the centre directly for further information.
Point Walter abseiling tower

Crate climb (years 6+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Crate climb is a team challenge with participants working together to build a six metre crate tower to be climbed by a participant in a harness.

Flying fox (years 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Fly across the grounds on our flying fox. This activity is a favourite with junior and middle primary school students, but enjoyable for any age.

High ropes/climbing (years 8+/6+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • The high ropes course offers a range of climbing and vertical challenge activities for you to experience. Not only can you challenge yourself but you can also assist as part of the belay system to keep your team members safe and having fun.
  • Some of the high elements include leap of faith, beam walk and grape vine.
Participant on the high ropes walking over a log

Land programs

Archery (years 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Using re-curve bows test your aim at hitting Olympic-style bullseye targets. Master your archery techniques. Learn the different parts of the bow and arrow and the correct way to release your arrow.
  • This is a popular activity for developing hand/eye coordination and is fully supervised by qualified and experienced staff.
Participant about to release an arrow at an archery target

Icebreakers (year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Fun, short, basic level team building activities designed to break down barriers and get everyone working together. Exciting activities allowing teams to be creative in small or large groups. A great introduction towards team building activities or if a group is newly formed.
  • Can be modified to suit mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with the camp well in advance of your arrival.

Kite making (years 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Design, colour, build and fly your very own personalised kite. Fly your kite over 15 metres in the sky.
  • This activity can also be run as a self-directed activity for school groups at appropriate charge.
  • This program can be modified to accommodate participants with mobility restrictions. This must be discussed with your program coordinator well in advance of your camp.

Mountain biking (years 6+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Learn how to ride a mountain bike along the tracks and trails of Blackwall reach on the Swan river. Programs are supervised by experienced staff and modified with different terrains and varied conditions, for beginners through to intermediate levels.

Orienteering (years 5+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • The orienteering program will take you around Point Walter camp locating markers, using team work and map reading skills.
  • This program can be run as a self-directed activity or led by one of our experienced instructors.

Team building (years 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Team building activities are custom designed to suit the group objectives. They can be designed to encourage teamwork, stimulate initiative, create leadership, generate trust or to have fun.
Team activity using planks to walk over stones

Ultimate sports (Year 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Ultimate sports is a wide range of games and activities that include frisbee, baseball, dodge ball, basketball and Vortex leader ball. All games are high energy and focus on team interaction and having fun!

Water programs

Aquatic supervisor (years 4+)

  • Duration: 2 hours +
  • Point Walter management can provide all groups intending to use the river or swimming pool with qualified aquatic supervisors to supervise the group for water safety (two hours minimum).

Paddling (years 6+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Paddling is conducted on sit-on-top kayaks and covers basic paddling skills under qualified staff instruction.
  • Personal floatation devices (PFDs) are worn by all participants and a safety dinghy is provided for the reassurance of novice paddlers as required.
Paddling at Point Walter close up of participant

Pool games (years 4+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Pool games can challenge the group with fun and wet problem solving activities in and around the 12 metre pool.
  • A variety of games equipment is provided and supervised by a qualified instructor.

Raft making (years 6+)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Raft making is a team challenge in which participants work together to build a raft from floating pontoons, planks and ropes. The raft is then paddled by up to eight participants through a fun course.
Children on a raft they built

Self-directed programs

Point Walter Camp has a small range of self-directed recreation programs that can be conducted by camp leaders. Self-directed programs provide a cost-effective alternative to the camp-led programs. Further information about self-directed programs can be obtained by contacting a program coordinator at the camp.

Free play equipment

There is a limited supply of sporting equipment available to borrow from the camp office. Groups, particularly large ones, are encouraged to bring their own sporting equipment to use during camp.

Pricing

Prices are tiered for school groups, not-for-profit community groups and corporate groups.

2017 prices effective 1 January 2017.
2018 prices effective 1 January 2018.

Team building activity using planks

School groups

Pricing for school groups 2017
Program Type Cost per person Minimum charge
Abseiling Roping $18.50 $277.50
Flying fox Roping $18.50 $277.50
High ropes course Roping $18.50 $277.50
Roping combination (may include 3 activities) Roping $51 $765
Crate climb Roping $15.75 $236.25
Raft building Water $18.50 $277.50
Paddling Water $18.50 $277.50
Pool games Water $8.25 $123.75
Archery Land $13 $195
Team building Land $8.25 $123.75
Orienteering Land $8.25 $123.75
Ultimate sports Land $8.25 $123.75
Icebreaker games Land $7.25 $145
Mountain biking Land $19.75 $296.25
Kite making Land $10.75 $161.25
Kite making (self-directed) Land $6.25 N/A
Orienteering (self-directed) Land $2.50 N/A

Pricing for school groups 2018
Program Type
Cost per person
 Minimum charge
 Abseiling  Roping  $18.75  $281.25
 Flying fox  Roping  $18.75  $281.25
 High ropes course  Roping  $18.75  $281.25
 Roping combination (may include 3 activities)  Roping  $51.00  $765
 Crate climb  Roping  $16.00  $240
 Raft building  Water  $18.75  $281.25
 Paddling  Water  $18.75  $281.25
 Pool games  Water  $8.25  $123.75
 Archery  Land  $13.25  $198.75
 Team building  Land  $8.25  $123.75
 Orienteering  Land  $8.25  $123.75
 Ultimate sports  Land  $8.25  $123.75
 Icebreaking games  Land  $7.25  $145
 Self directed orienteering  Land  $2.50  n/a
 Self directed kite making  Land  $6.35  n/a
 Mountain biking  Land  $20.00  $300
 Kite making  Land  $10.75  $161.25
Booking conditions for school groups
  1. All bookings are subject to availability of facilities, instructors etc.
  2. Rates charged are those current at the time of occupancy and are inclusive of GST.
  3. Aquatic Supervisor should be booked in advance and is assigned to approved supervision ratios.
  4. Bookings for day programs (non residential groups) only in Term 1 and 4, subject to camp approval.
  5. Day programs (non residential groups) will only be secured on receipt of deposit.
  6. The minimum charge is the deposit for a single program to proceed.
  7. A deposit of 50% of the total per person charge is required for multiple activity programs.
  8. The camp reserves the right to cancel an activity for any group.
  9. Day visitor charge of $3.50 per person applies to non-residential day programs.
  10. Agree to terms and conditions pursuant to your booking.

Community groups

Pricing for community groups 2017
Program Type Cost per person Minimum charge
Abseiling Roping $27 $405
Flying fox Roping $27 $405
High ropes course Roping $27 $405
Roping combination (may include 3 activities) Roping $76.50 $1,147.50
Crate climb Roping $23 $345.00
Raft building Water $27 $405
Paddling Water $27 $405
Pool games Water $12 $180
Archery Land $18.50 $277.50
Team building Land $12 $180
Orienteering Land $12 $180
Ultimate sports Land $12 $180
Icebreaker games Land $11 $220
Mountain biking Land $26 $390
Kite making Land $15.50 $186

Pricing for community groups 2018
Program Type
Cost per person
 Minimum charge
 Abseiling  Roping  $27.25  $408.75
 Flying fox  Roping  $27.25  $408.75
 High ropes course  Roping  $27.25  $408.75
 Roping combination (may include 3 activities)  Roping  $76.50  $1147.50
 Crate climb  Roping  $23.25  $348.75
 Raft building  Water  $27.25  $408.75
 Paddling  Water  $27.25  $408.75
 Pool games  Water  $12.00  $180.00
 Archery  Land  $18.75  $281.25
 Team building  Land  $12.00  $180.00
 Orienteering  Land  $12.00  $180.00
 Ultimate sports  Land  $12.00  $180.00
 Icebreaking games  Land  $11.00  $220.00
 Mountain biking  Land  $26.25  $393.75
 Kite making  Land  $15.50  $232.50
Booking conditions for community groups
  1. All bookings are subject to availability of facilities, instructors etc. 
  2. Rates charged are those current at the time of occupancy and are inclusive of GST.
  3. Aquatic Supervisor should be booked in advance and is assigned to approved supervision ratios.
  4. Bookings for day programs (non residential groups) only in Term 1 and 4, subject to camp approval.
  5. Day programs (non residential groups) will only be secured on receipt of deposit.
  6. The minimum charge is the deposit for a single program to proceed.
  7. A deposit of 50% of the total per person charge is required for multiple activity programs.
  8. The camp reserves the right to cancel an activity for any group.
  9. Day visitor charge of $4.50 per person applies to non-residential day programs.
  10. Agree to terms and conditions pursuant to your booking.

Corporate groups

Pricing for corporate groups 2017
Program Type Cost per person Minimum charge
Abseiling Roping $37 $555
Flying fox Roping $37
$555
High ropes course Roping $37
$555
Roping combination (may include 3 activities) Roping $103 $1545
Crate climb Roping $32.50 $487.50
Raft building Water $37
$555
Paddling Water $37
$555
Pool games Water $17 $255
Archery Land $27 $405
Team building Land $17 $255
Orienteering Land $17 $255
Ultimate sports Land $17 $255
Icebreaker games Land $15.50 $310
Mountain biking Land $37 $555
Half day program Land $67 $1000
 Full day program Land $103 $1500

Pricing for corporate groups 2018
Program Type
Cost per person
 Minimum charge
 Abseiling  Roping  $37.25  $558.75
 Flying fox  Roping  $37.25  $558.75
 High ropes course  Roping  $37.25  $558.75
 Roping combination (may include 3 activities)  Roping  $104.00  $1560.00
 Crate climb  Roping  $32.75  $491.25
 Paddling  Water  $37.25  $558.75
 Pool games  Water  $17.00  $255.00
 Raft building  Water  $37.25  $558.75
 Archery  Land  $27.00  $405.00
 Icebreaking games  Land  $15.50  $310.00
 Mountain biking  Land  $37.50  $562.50
 Orienteering  Land  $17.00  $255.00
 Team building  Land  $17.00  $255.00
 Ultimate sports  Land  $17.00  $255.00
 Half day program  Land  $68.00  $1000.00
 Full day program  Land $104.00 $1500.00
Booking conditions for corporate groups
  1. All bookings are subject to availability of facilities, instructors etc. 
  2. Rates charged are those current at the time of occupancy and are inclusive of GST.
  3. Aquatic Supervisor should be booked in advance and is assigned to approved supervision ratios.
  4. Bookings for day programs (non residential groups) only in Term 1 and 4, subject to camp approval.
  5. Day programs (non residential groups) will only be secured on receipt of deposit.
  6. The minimum charge is the deposit for a single program to proceed.
  7. A deposit of 50% of the total per person charge is required for multiple activity programs.
  8. The camp reserves the right to cancel an activity for any group.
  9. Day visitor charge of $5.50 per person applies to non-residential day programs.
  10. Agree to terms and conditions pursuant to your booking.

More information

Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre

1 Stock Road, Bicton WA 6157
Telephone 08 9492 9784
Facsimile 08 9330 7633|
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