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Old Petrie Town Camp

Age Group

Grade 2 - 6


2 days, 1 night or
3 days, 2 nights


All meals
YMCA-led activities
Old Petrie Town activities
Exclusive use of North Pine Lodge for accomodation

School Camp For Primary Students

Explore the amazing collection of pre-1930's historic buildings brought to life at Old Petrie Town. The Old Petrie Town Camp provides primary school students with hands-on learning opportunities to reinforce Australian history curriculum outcomes.

At this primary school camp, students can learn the art of blacksmithing, make their own pottery creation, take a tour of the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, learn about Indigenous art and participate in cultural workshops at Terry Saleh’s Wantok Multicultural Centre, and much more.

Who can book our Old Petrie Town Camp?

The Old Petrie Town experience is one of the standout primary school camps that align with Australian Curriculum teachings for Grade 2 to Grade 6 students. We are open to all primary schools and are located just 35 minutes from Brisbane.

This school camp can be booked by:

Primary Schools

We can host a single class, year level or more - and we're bus accessible.

Unique Camp Experiences

Old Petrie Town Activities

Choose from a range of historical and cultural activities at Old Petrie Town.

  • History

    Visit the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Steam Museum and explore the township.

  • Become a Blacksmith

    Learn how to create objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend and cut.

  • Indigenous Workshops

    Learn about Indigenous art, boomerang painting and throwing, multicultural dance or bush medicine at Terry Saleh’s Wantok Multicultural Centre.

  • Pottery at Petrie

    See how clay pots are created and make your own masterpiece.

Camp Activities

After students explore the rich history at Old Petrie Town, the fun will continue with YMCA outdoor adventure activities at our beautiful bushland camp grounds. Choose from a range of action-packed activities such as:

  • Low ropes or high ropes
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Guided environmental walk
  • Raft building
  • Swimming
  • Bush survival skills
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With The Option For Additional Night Activities*

Not ready to stop having fun? You can add night activities to your camp! Our recommended night activities for primary school camps include:

  • Camp Fire Experience: roast marshmellows and tell stories
  • Spot Lighting Walk: a guided night walk, spotting nocturnal critters and learning about nature
  • Night Games: a selection of team games

*Additional fee applies.

Price & Enquiry

from$156per student

1 night / 2 days accommodation
4 meals (all meals)
2 Old Petrie Town activities
2 YMCA Camping activities

Pricing can be adjusted to suit time and cost constraints.
from$295per student

2 nights / 3 days accommodation
7 meals (all meals)
4 Old Petrie Town activities
4 YMCA Camping activities

Pricing can be adjusted to suit time and cost constraints.