Moreton Bay Boys’ College place great emphasis on outdoor experience and adventure for boys.  Camps are a great way to create and enhance friendships across the year groups, learn new skills, practice resilience, teamwork and responsibility.


At MBBC we see ourselves as ‘Life Adventurers. Life Achievers.’ For many of our boys, being adventurous is in itself an achievement. Through our IB Learner Profile attribute of being a Risk-taker, we encourage our boys to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them. Unfamiliar as they may be, these opportunities to step out of our comfort zone, try something new or to respond to change are very important life skills. In a world where things are constantly changing and evolving, and new things constantly appearing on our landscape, even as primary-aged boys, the ability to have that inner resilience and character is indeed a personal quality that will transcend the walls of our classrooms and the fence-line of our campus.


One important way we look to foster these and give such opportunities is our active Outdoor Education program. All Primary boys have the opportunity to attend a school camp  every year and for many (boys and parents) these are just the type of experiences that challenge us to be open-minded, resilient and take some of those calculated and productive risks. For some it will be trying beetroot on a ham and salad roll on the first day of camp. For others it will be trusting in their mates and teachers and guides in taking the plunge down a sand dune as our Year 5 boys do every year on Moreton Island. Or it could be that first night away from home, in a different bed with the sounds of nature at the cabin door. It is these opportunities that perhaps we take for granted and it is only in hindsight that we truly appreciate their value in shaping the character of strong, resilient, open-minded boys that will help them into the future.


Our Outdoor Ed program, just as with our inquiry mindset in the classroom and our engagement in physical activity and The Arts represent life. The ability to adventure and to achieve reflects the spirit in which our MBBC boys grow and thrive.  As our boys head off on the range of Camps and activities we encourage them to enjoy their adventures, to take advantage of the opportunities because you never know just what they might achieve in the process.




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