Life at our School is not just about the classroom.

Education outside of our academic curriculum better equips your son for a full and successful life in the ‘real world’. It’s why we conduct ongoing cadet, camping programs and offer overseas tours.

Cadets

The Camberwell Grammar School Army Cadet Unit was established in 1888. It is one of the longest continually operating School-based Cadet Units in Australia and is a part of the Australian Army Cadets, a leading national youth development organisation which is supported by the Australian Army. Training is conducted both at School and in the outdoors, including weekend bivouacs and annual camps at which students develop a range of personal and teamwork skills that promote resilience and develop leadership and communication skills. Participation in Cadets is voluntary for students in the Senior School, with activities organised and led by senior students. Additionally, the Unit supports Service Community groups such as the RSL and Legacy and participates in ANZAC and Remembrance Day commemorations and NAIDOC week activities as well as conducting a Presentation parade at the School’s Open Day.

Camps

Our camping program is for students from Year 3 onwards. It is conducted in a variety of natural environments and remote areas, allowing students to develop camping skills while fostering resilience, resourcefulness and teamwork through activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, team initiatives, ropes courses, surfing, sailing, archery, and orienteering.

Camp locations

Junior School

  • Year 3: Wandin
  • Year 4: Anglesea
  • Year 5: Lancefield

Middle School

  • Year 6: Mount Eliza
  • Year 7: Orientation Camp Somers
  • Year 8: Surf Camp Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast
  • Year 8 to Year 9 Transition Camp: Princeton

Senior School

Year 9: Various locations around Australia (Camp locations vary depending on the main camp activity e.g. sailing, sea kayaking, caving, mountain biking)

International Tours

Our overseas and interstate tours, for study, exchange, philanthropy or sport, have become an increasingly popular part of life at our School, along with our reciprocal exchange program with St Stephen’s School in Hong Kong. We also offer leadership courses and an annual hiking expedition to Tasmania.