Senior School

Senior programs are primarily based around interacting with the Ningaloo Reef and its marine inhabitants. The programs are have a strong marine science component and are designed to provide senior students with a range of outdoor challenges that require a high level of participation and maturity.

Customising Senior School Camps

At NRAC we provide a quality venue and outdoor programs for Years 10 to 12 including:

  • Progressive Water Based Program
  • Year 10 and 11 camps
  • Leadership and prefect
  • Marine Science camps
  • Outdoor Education and Cadet camps
  • SCUBA camps
  • Religious retreats
  • Sports team training and team bonding camps

Adventure Options

Our senior school programs incorporate a range of adventure options including:

  • Swimming with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays
  • Glass Bottom Boat snorkel tours
  • SCUBA programs
  • Outback camping/4 wheel drive tours
  • Marine science research
  • Sea kayaking lessons
  • Scenic flights
  • Team initiatives

Joint Programs Run By Teachers And NRAC

NRAC can run joint programs where our staff provide guided instruction for adventure activities while teachers run aspects of the program such as leadership, effective time management, student health issues and religious studies. Curriculum components can also be incorporated by School staff where appropriate to optimise learning experiences.

Staff Qualifications

NRAC is owned and operated by vibrant, adventurous and experienced staff, who work with their clients to create a fun-filled and flexible program that meets the needs and skill level of its participants.

All staff have a WA Working with Children Check, SLSWA Community Surf Rescue Certificate (Beach Bronze Medallion) and St John Ambulance Apply First Aid Certificateas a minimum.

Camp Meals & Special Requirements

NRACcaters with a variety of fresh local produce such as seafood’s, fine Australian meats, fruits, and vegetables delivered through creative, home cooking methods. Providing we have notice, dietary issues such as diabetes, food allergies and vegetarian requirements are accommodated.

Risk Assessment & Management

At NRAC the safety and well being of students in our care is of paramount importance. We aim to provide students with a challenging and rewarding camp experience in a safe and nurturing natural setting. Read our Risk Assessment and Management Plan.

Sample Itinerary

Download: Senior School Sample Itinerary

Australian Curriculum

Download: Australian Curriculum Foundation to Senior School

Activities

NRAC is located in Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef. This is "nature’s playground" and our Camp itineraries reflect this as all activities are based around experiences interacting with the reef. Some of the activities are listed below:

Beach Snorkelling

We provide opportunities for students to learn to snorkel in closed beach environments, then progressing to open-water beach snorkelling and outer reef snorkelling.

Coral viewing & snorkelling on the World Famous Ningaloo Reef.

Utilising local eco-tour operators (who provide evidence of Public Liability Insurance and staff with Surf Rescue Certificates), students can see the Ningaloo Reef up close. The Glass Bottom Boat offers coral and fish viewing and snorkelling, as well as relative information about the experience.

Swimming with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks

Coral Bay is well known as a prime location to experience swimming with these majestic creatures. More suited to confident swimmers and snorkellers, this is a once in a lifetime experience.

Whale & Dugong Watching

As part of the Marine Interaction Tour included in all itineraries, students have an opportunity to view seasonal wildlife in their natural setting. The humpback whales migration is a prominent feature, as well as the chance to see dugongs, manta rays, sharks, turtles and other marine wildlife.

Deep-sea Fishing Charters

Using well reputed local charter companies, students can fish the deep waters off Coral Bay, learning about the impact of commercial fishing, and the necessary bag-limits as part of a sustainable fishing for the future. Ideal as an exclusive charter, we can hire the whole vessel and bring home the catch to cook and eat at the Camp.

S.C.U.B.A. Programs for All Ages

Progresive SNorkelling Development Program

We have a progressive program for schools interested in training students from introductory SCUBA programs through to Open Water certification. This was we can offer SUBA to all age groups dependant on SCUBA experience. Alternatively, experienced divers can explore the outer reef on the Dive Boat.

Sea Kayaking

Another hands-on way to experience some of the closer snorkel spots is on a kayak tour. Using double kayaks and qualified instructors, students can work together on a paddling and snorkelling adventure.

Outback Camping

Why not challenge your student group to an outback experience? Camping under the stars, enjoying an open fire and incorporating a hike or boat trip to and from a camp site close to Coral Bay, can extend your students outside their comfort zone. This activity will be planned in conjunction with your School staff and follow all necessary safety requirements.

Scenic Flights

See Coral Bay and surrounding areas on the Ningaloo Reef from the air and be amazed by the lands and seascapes. Even spot the natural wonders like manta rays, whales and whale sharks.

Aqua Rush

Feel the rush aboard Coral Bay’s newest Tour! Climb aboard the inflatable rib and zoom to the outer reef for pristine snorkelling to view resident grey nurse sharks among coral and reef fish. Students and Teachers alike are raving about this fun and action-packed tour.

Teachers Materials

Welcome to Ningaloo Reef Adventure Camps. The following Teacher Materials are an extremely important part of creating a successful camp for your students and yourselves.

These materials are collected by Ningaloo Reef Adventure Camps and evaluated in order to ensure that the participating students get the most out of their camp. They enable Ningaloo Reef Adventure Camps staff to create a camp to suit all the participants and make necessary adjustments if needed.

Risk Management and Consent Forms

» Items to Bring to a Ningaloo Reef Adventure Camp

Teacher/Staff in Charge Duties

  • Provide list of student water capabilities to NRAC and inform NRAC of high risk students
  • Be familiar with and model DoE Excursion and water based procedures/policies
  • Download and complete Risk Management and NRAC Consent Forms
  • Inform NRAC of food or dietry requirements and serious medical conditions
  • Delegate and manage Staff/Adult Duties
  • Supervise and delegate groups for Meals/Dishes

 Teacher/Staff/Parent Duties:

  • One adult per group to supervise clean-up and dishes after meals
  • Supervision of students activities and play
  • Positive Attitude about activities and weather
  • Participate with students in all activities, providing leadership and positive attitude

Payment & GST

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Camps requires a 30% booking deposit at least 12 weeks before the commencement of the camp. Final payment is due during or just after the completion of camp. A 10% GST is placed upon the payments. A tax invoice is provided.

Once a camp is booked and deposit received, and it is after the 12 weeks prior to planned commencement date, any cancellation will result inthe deposit (or portion of the deposit depending on the circumstances) not being refunded. If deposit is still required after the 12 weeks prior to commencement date, and camp is cancelled, NRAC still requires the deposit (or portion of depending on circumstances).