Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre has been offering outdoor experiences to school students and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants since 1980. As an industry leader with over 30 years of experience, Somerset offers a unique blend of learning experiences and outdoor facilities delivered in a professionally managed outdoor education program. We specialise in providing outdoor experiences for schools and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants.

Spring has Sprung .. the Colo Valley comes to life with wattle, wallabies and a warming sun. The perfect season for camping.

This Week at Somerset .......

This week we welcome;

- the Year 9 students from St Patricks for 4 days of hiking and canoeing expeditions punctauted with roping, raft building and milk crate stacking!

- the Kindy kids from Hills Grammar for a camp day - sand modelling and beach games, a small bushwalk and shelter building.

Well Done!! to the 420 students who undertook Open Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions with Somerset in the Holidays.

Bronze Preliminary Trainings and Practice Hikes, Silver Pack and Paddles, Gold Hikes, Gold Pack and Paddles, Gold Urban Odysseys and Bronze Test Hikes!

Each Group is accompanied for the entirety of the expedition by one of our tertiary qualified Group Leaders.

All our expeditions start and finish from our Base Camp - all our gear and equipment, from tents and rucksacks to cookers and drink-bottles, is readily accessible for packing. Our Base Camp is resplendent with grassy areas for repacking and route planning, toilets, hydration stations and undercover areas. We also have a Hall as a fall-back option for extreme weather conditions. Our programmes are supported by a Programme Coordinator who is at Base for the duration of the programme - taking radio and phone call-ins and monitoring our GPS spot trackers. Behind-the-scenes there is a fleet of 10 vehicles for the transportaion of students, gear and equipment.


Our December Expedition Dates are online - Book Now - and complete your Adventurous Journey before the end of the year!

Interested in a Camp or Duke of Ed expedition for your students? It's time to look ahead to 2015 and 2016 ....... please contact us for more info.


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