Welcome to The Priory, Victoria's favourite school camp venue, located in beautiful Beechworth, North East Victoria. For more than 32 years The Priory has hosted students of all ages from across Victoria and New South Wales. Steeped in history, the former convent is a building that boasts charm and beauty. Combined with clean, fresh facilities and unique and engaging learning programs we ensure an enriching and exciting experience for each student that stays with us. Experience has shown us over the years that a school camp is among the most memorable experiences of a students school life. All facilities at The Priory are located under one roof, which makes it easy and straightforward to co-ordinate and organize the daily routine and provide a safe, dry environment for students and teachers. We are centrally located within the historic gold town, walking distance from most town attractions. Action-packed adventure, easy-going exploration or relaxing retreat. Whatever the tempo of your school camp, The Priory will package an experience to delight. We'd love to give you and your students a camp you will all remember for a lifetime.
Centrally located in historic Beechworth, overlooking the famous Beechworth Gorge. The Priory is an ideal base for an in-depth study of Beechworth and of North East Victoria or of the Snowfields. Whether your tastes run to historic meanderings or energetic cycling explorations, one thing is certain Beechworth has something to capture the heart and imagination of every visitor.
Accommodation Details: Bathrooms under same roof as accommodation, Heating, Separate staff / teacher accommodation
Catering Details: Both Full and Self Catering Available
Attractions Nearby: Burke Museum, Ned Kelly Vault,Telegraph Station, Historic Courthouse, The Old Gaol, Mayday Hills Historic Mental Asylum, Chinese Protectors Office and Burning Towers, Guided historical walking tours, beautifully preserved Historic Architecture, Eldorado and the Woolshed Valley, Rail Trail bicycle tours, Mountain bike Park, Goldfield tours, Aboriginal Cultural site, food and winery tours, MBSR, meditation and techniques and learn the steps to take to mental self-care and well-being. Relax, recharge and reconnect in the natural beauty of Beechworth Historic Park and the Gorge Walk.
ICF President, John Jorgenson, writes to the NSW Premier "...More than ever before, children need camp. Whether through school camp experiences or direct outdoor experiences arranged by families on managed camp sites, camps are ready and able to support your state’s children. Please recognize and consider camps as an essential service’ in the lives of our children. They, and New South Wales, will be better for it, if you do..."