December 21, 2015

As we come to the end of the camping year it is a good time to reflect upon the experiences that are such an important part of Somers Camp.  Not only the challenges faced, the new friends made and the experience of living in a community of 160 children, but also managi...

June 24, 2015

Somers Camp has upgraded the archery bows to compound bows! These are an exciting addition to our popular archery lesson. The new compound bows replace the old recurve bows and make Somers Camp one of the first camps in Australia to use this type of bow. While there ar...

April 22, 2015


Taking pride of place at Somers Camp is our wonderful sand sculpture. Carved from compacted sand by artists Clive Abben and Leo Vamvalis, the sculpture depicts a vortex of fish being chased by their preditors.

Sculpting techniques, used by the artists, a...

April 22, 2015

Somers Camp in the 1960's was quite different from the camp we know today. The girls arriving in this photo would have been attending an all girls camp and all the teachers from their schools would have been women as well! All campers would have caught a train from the...

December 3, 2014











As I got harnessed up a wave of fear hit me like a truck. I wasn't sure I could actually do it. I glanced at my friends who were slowly pulling me higher and higher. I yelled stop and then I quickly looked down to see how far I had gone up. It looked around h...

November 22, 2014


  On Saturday Group 5 were about to do the high ropes course and at 5 meters high, it certainly was going to be a challenge! Putting on the gear is an important part of being a climber and the children had to fit the harness, helmet and tapes correctly so that they co...

November 22, 2014

Our abseiling wall is 10 meters high and from the top you can see across the bay to Phillip Island. More importantly, when you stand at the top it seems such a very long way down! We give children the choice whether to do abseiling or not, so making the decision is som...

October 22, 2014

Our Environmental Art Gallery at Somers Camp is on a leafy pathway near the art room.Children have used leaves, flowers, seedpods and sticks to create a series of circular artworks.

The idea is that these beautiful artworks will be with us temporarily to be admired and...

October 7, 2014

We always love to hear from students who have been to Somers Camp.

After returning home and reflecting on their camp experience many children share with us their thoughts and feelings about their time at camp.

This letter from Isobel expressed beautifully her Somers Camp...

September 15, 2014

Of all the animals at Somers Camp the guinea pigs are a favourite with the children, they can be picked up, patted and brushed so its important that they are always handled very carefully.


Children can spend time during their environmental studies sessions and their fr...

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