Mt Hotham is a well-known ski resort approximately 4-5 hours drive from Churchill via Omeo. The main activities undertaken on the camp will be downhill skiing and/or snowboarding.
The camp will run from Sunday 7th July to Friday 12th July. Students must be at the University Campus bus stop at 10.00am on the Sunday. We intend to return to Kurnai College (University Campus) at approximately 9.00pm on the Friday. Students will be staying at a Ski Lodge located at the top of the mountain. The total cost of the camp will be approximately $1650.00 which includes:
Night skiing on Wednesday evening
Ski/Snowboard Hire including carve skis, boots and poles or board and boots
Transport to and from Mount Hotham
Hotham hoodie jumper
Students will need to pay a deposit of $300 if they would like to secure a position for the camp by 1/12/2018. We have organised a payment plan in an effort to give families the opportunity to finalise the full payment by 2.00pm on Friday 21st June 2019. While we understand this is an expensive camp we strongly believe that this is the most economical way of giving students the opportunity to participate in Alpine Snow sports. All students who participate in this camp will come home exhausted and thoroughly satisfied with their experiences, bubbling with stories of the thrills and spills they encountered.
In order for this camp to proceed we require a minimum of 20 students to attend and will cap the attendance at 25 students. In the event of us not receiving enough interest, we will have to cancel this camp and, in this instance only, your deposit will be refunded. Students are expected to have a good behaviour history and an average or above average fitness level. Parents will be notified if their child is in danger of losing their invitation to camp due to poor behaviour at school. These decisions will be made by the Principal, in consultation with the advocate team and Camp Coordinator.
Additional information will be provided to your child as time gets closer to ensure your child is properly equipped for the camp. Their safety and comfort will depend on this. If students don’t have the required equipment they may be able to borrow a snow jacket and pants or alternatively this clothing can be hired from Mt Hotham. Ambulance membership is highly recommended as a trip in an ambulance from Mt Hotham can cost thousands of dollars if you are a non-member. We also recommend travel insurance for an additional cost.
If you have any further queries, please contact Mrs Candy White, the Camp Coordinator at the University Campus on 5132 3800.
The link below provides a video of students attending a camp to Mt Hotham. Please visit the below link to gain more understanding of what adventures you will get up to if you decide to attend the Mt Hotham camp in 2019.