Students are encouraged to find identity, meaning and purpose in life by forming connections with community and the natural world. Extended field trips and camps promote environmental ethics, appreciation of nature and provide opportunities to develop values, knowledge and new skills through the exploration of unique geographical locations and diverse environments. Camps create a platform where stories can be told and heard, where students learn about each other and their responsibility to each other in nature and being ‘out in the bush’. Camps improve social skills, build self- confidence and resilience and allow students to experience a variety of circumstances directly related to that particular environment. The camp experience transforms students in positive ways; providing moments of reflection, observation, exploration of ideas and experiences that can only be found in nature. Camps or field trips may take place in the wilderness, island regions, desert or mountains; places where a sense of space and place is potent.