Wirraway Homestead is a not-for-profit school camp and school holiday campsite based just outside Strathalbyn, South Australia. Camps run throughout the year in school terms and school holidays. Wirraway offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities on 180 acres of countryside, staying in buildings arranged in a beautiful “Australian Settler” setting and to experience the love and acceptance that come’s from our Staff. Qualified staff organise the activities, cater, and run all aspects of the programme.
Activities at Wirraway include:
- Horse riding
- Ropes course
- Rock climbing tower
- Sheep herding
- and lots more!
Key benefits of Wirraway:
- Fully catered
- Fully programmed camps
- Competitive prices!
- Just 60km from Adelaide
- Take our Online Tour here
Wirraway Homestead is available to school groups for overnight, two or three day camps on weekdays during the school term. If you are a teacher and require more details on our school camps please go to the School Information page.
Group bookings may be made for weekend camps which run from Friday night at 5 pm to Sunday afternoon at 5 pm. There is limited availability for these camps. If you would like to book or receive further information regarding school camps please email the office: [email protected]
Individual bookings are taken for 5 day camps (called “Musters”) which run throughout every school holidays. Check out the Musters page for more information and dates, prices and age ranges of these camps.
Horse riding, archery, low-ropes course, trampolines, swimming pool, rock climbing, sheep herding, bushwalking, etc. Indoor games such as table tennis and eight ball are also available. The snack bar opens daily and sells sweets, drinks, Bibles, badges and magnets… for photos of activities check out the Activities pages.
All of the Staff at Wirraway have Christian beliefs. This is not something we intentionally or deliberately ‘push’ on others, however, it will be noticed as it reflects in our nature as people as we love and care for others, as we believe how God cares for and loves us. It will also be noticed in our ethics and our values talks in school camps as our belief has influenced us and shaped us to who we are.
About the staff
Wirraway staff are involved throughout the daily program and are qualified and experienced in their area, such as instructing and supervising in rock climbing, horse riding, archery, ropes course, swimming and trampolining. All of our staff have senior first aid qualifications and are trained in responding to abuse and neglect and in our own Child Protection Policy.
Wirraway offers Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation . Check out more details here: Training! Horse instructors at Wirraway are accredited (or in training) with Horse Safety Australia.
All of our staff have current DCSI checks in place.
Medical action plans for children coming to Musters (school holiday camps).
Children with an EPI PEN (for anaphylaxis) should bring an emergency action plan with them to camp – please download the following form: CLICK HERE
Children with ASTHMA should bring an emergency action plan with them to camp – please contact your GP or try the Asthma Council
Hot Weather Policy
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