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 .......


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The Oxfam 100km Trailwalker

2 Teams - Camp Somerset Yolo Colo! and The Urban Challenge undertook the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker over the weekend.  The overnight walk was challenging and very wet and muddy. There was many a blister and a sore knee but all 4 members of both Teams crossed the finish line in a time of 32 Hours and 9 mins.  Other staff members made up the support crew meeting up with the Teams at checkpoints delivering much needed sustenance, dry socks, massages, encouragement etc

The Teams raised over $4000 dollars for Oxfam. Well Done!

This week we welcome the Year 8 girls from Pymble Ladies College for 4 days - the students will be canoeing, 'expeditioning' and completing a roping activity, as well as some fun, teambuilding times firing arrows at Archery, on the Obstacle Course, in the Wombat Hole and up the Milk Crate Stack. The girls chose the style of programme they wished to undertake - with differing challenge levels of expedition - ranging from 36 hours self-sufficient hiking to a half day bushwalk.

We also welcome 4 Grps Silver Duke of Ed students from Killara High on Friday for their Pack and Paddle journey!

Some dates for our open D of E Expeditions for the September / October Holidays are still available - Register Now - don't miss out!

Our December Expedition Dates are also 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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