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Nature’s classroom

nature's classroom

With the new school year well under way and a change in season afoot, now’s the perfect time to get students back outdoors for a hands-on educational experience. And what better way to do so than at NRMA Parks and Resorts, with its exciting school camp offering that brings learning into the wild for an adventure like no other.

Embrace the call of the outdoors and switch school desks for nature’s classroom this year. Whether it’s planning a sporting excursion or organising a school camping trip, an outdoor learning adventure can be a great way for students to hone essential skills while building confidence in themselves and their surroundings.


Situated beachside, lakeside, in lush bushlands and more, NRMA Parks and Resorts offers an array of incredible locations across Australia. With natural surroundings, schools will have an inspiring backdrop for students’ outdoor adventures. What’s more, NRMA Parks and Resorts offer fully-customisable hosted programs suitable for students of all ages and abilities.

With organised activities including sports, arts and crafts, environmental exploration and the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, NRMA Parks and Resorts’ wide range of unforgettable experiences offers something for everyone. Their dedicated Groups Specialist team will work with a school to design a program that perfectly meets its preferences and ensures students have an unforgettable time.

After an exciting day of activities, schools can enjoy a relaxing evening with entertainment options like bingo, trivia, and movie nights.


Teachers have a lot on their plate, which is why the team at NRMA Parks and Resorts go the extra mile to provide group accommodation, facilities and catering solutions that suit all needs and budgets. Plus, with their Group Booking Team in charge of all the details, teachers can rest easy knowing the team have it sorted.

Schools can pick from an array of accommodation from cabins to bunkhouses and campsites. As for food and beverage, schools will be spoilt for choice with a diverse selection of options, including catered menus, BBQs, and the opportunity to cook in the camp kitchens.

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NRMA Parks and Resorts is now offering the Bear Grylls Survival Academy to schools, including four exciting outdoor missions.


NRMA Parks and Resorts have exclusively partnered with legendary adventurer, Bear Grylls, to bring his action-packed four-part survival program to Australian shores.

Ideal for high-school groups, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is a fantastic way for students to have some good old-fashioned fun in the great outdoors. The program instils confidence, teaches team building and leadership skills. Students will also overcome fears and build resilience, all while learning to bond as a team, problem-solve, and most importantly – never giving up.

The program includes learning how to build a bush shelter, tie knots, navigate using a compass, prepare and cook damper, camouflage in the wild and, perhaps the most fun of all, discover bush foods.

As Bear Grylls once said: “It is through adventure in our wild spaces that people, especially children, really learn and grow. When I think about the outdoors, I don’t just see woodlands, rivers and mountains; I see the world’s biggest classroom. Taking part in an outdoor expedition frees the mind and liberates the spirit. It also reminds us of what we’re truly capable of achieving.”

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