Bridgetown Camp School



About The Bridgetown Camp School

One of Only Seven Camp Schools in the State.
Operated by the Department of Education.

Permaculture VegesSet on 10 acres in the town boundary, the camp school, up until 1978 the region's hospital, is renowned as the states most established working example of Permaculture Education in action. Feeding chickens, ducks, geese; collecting eggs; tending the worm farm; and picking fruit, nuts, berries and herbs from our extensive ‘food forest’ are all part of campers duties.

In Residence Teacher:
A role of the Camp School Manager, Mr. Colin Bygraves (a qualified teacher employed by DOE), is to develop programmes that are suitable to the location and that support the school curriculum. Colin had a major role in the development of the current canoe guidelines adopted by both DOE and the Board of Catholic Education. He also possesses the current and appropriate first aid and aquatic qualifications.



Canoeing, mountain-bike riding, raft making, flying fox, adventure games, challenge course, orienteering, and environmental activities are all conducted by camp staff. Other programmes include: hands on farm day; ‘lifeskills’ activities utilizing the expertise of local people, including clay pottery, music, etc; forest tours; TALISON mine tour; timber mill tours; country music and bootscooting excursion and visits to Manjimup, Boyup Brook, Pemberton and Walpole.


We have 91 beds to accommodate a maximum group size (including adults and bus drivers) of 72.

Equipment & Resources:

Canoes, mountain bikes, double biscuit rafts, 26 seater bus, 4WD, challenge course, oval and sports equipment, disco lights, karaoke stereo, TV / video, piano, wood fire, fire pit, BBQ’s.



Resident chef. Full catering preferred. Every aspect of the Camp School and surrounding areas will present a new experience for young and old alike.

This is only the beginning of your adventure discovery in the South West.