Holiday camps 

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

Sport and Recreation (WA)'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

School Camp, 9 News Perth

It’s one of Perth's best kept secrets: an out of school recreation camp that has kids swapping screens for the outdoors without breaking the budget.

Current camps

January 2018 school holiday programs

Bickley and Ern Halliday are running camps during the January 2018 school holidays.

Download our registration below.

When  What  Age group  Where  Register  
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 Day Program 9-14 years  Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Register for Bickley Day Program

10-12 January 2018 3 Day Summer Splash Camp 9-13years Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp Bookings have now closed for this event
Wednesday 10 January 2018 Day Program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Recreation Camp Bookings have now closed for this event
Thursday 11 January 2018 Day Program 9-14 years Ern Halliday Recreation Camp Bookings have now closed for this event
17-18 January 2018 Junior Camp
9-11 years
Ern Halliday Recreation Camp Register for Ern Halliday Junior Camp
17-19 January 2018 Senior Camp 12-14 years Ern Halliday Recreation Camp Register for Ern Halliday Senior Camp
Bickley holiday program Jan 2018 brochure
Ern Halliday holiday program Jan 2018 Brochure

General information

About our camps

Sport and Recreation (WA) 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?

2018 WA public school holidays and term dates

Period Start  Finish 
Term 1  Wednesday 31 January 2018 Friday 13 April 2018
School Holidays Saturday 14 April 2018 Sunday 29 April 2018
Term 2 Monday 30 April, 2018 Friday 29 June 2018
School Holidays Saturday 30 June 2018 Sunday 15 July 2018
Term 3 Monday 16 July 2018 Friday 21 September 2018
School Holidays Saturday 22 September 2018 Sunday 7 October 2018
Term 4 Monday 8 October 2018 Thursday 13 December 2018
School Holidays Friday 14 December 2018 Sunday 3 February 2019
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