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Recreation trips and tours

Students enjoying the SCU Snow Tour — Where’s Wally dress-up day
Students enjoying the SCU Snow Tour — Where’s Wally dress-up day

Get active! And join one of SCU’s recreational trips, tours or programs as a great way to meet other people in a fun, friendly outdoor environment — open to students, staff, and alumni.

UniLife have put together a series of activities that will expose you to many new recreational experiences which will hopefully challenge and allow you to achieve personal growth (or, at the very least, tick the below type of activities off your bucket list).

SCU Snow Tour

The 2020 SCU Snow Tour will be heading over the pond to Queenstown, New Zealand. The week-long tour will take on what this adrenaline filled town can throw at us, including visiting four ski fields: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Treble Cone and Cardrona. The tour will take place during the Session 2 study break (17–24 August) and is always popular for those that are looking for an energetic and fun filled winter experience.

Our 2020 Snow Tour itinerary is still being finalised so why not check out what we did last year? Download the SCU New Zealand Snow Tour Itinerary 2020

Register Online for the SCU Snow Tour

Team SCU at 2019 Surf Camp
Team SCU at the Byron Bay Surf Camp 2019

Byron Bay Learn to Surf Camp

The SCU Surf Camps stay at Absolute Beach Front at beautiful Byron Bay. They provide a unique opportunity for the first time surfer to experience the exhilaration of riding your first wave. New bonus extras offered on camp include: a Stand Up Paddle Board session, a 2-hour Sea Kayaking adventure with dolphins, plus a free diving introductory class and beach volleyball competitions.

This recreational tour is the perfect way for new students to SCU to meet new friends and enjoy the vibe of this iconic location. These surf camps are all-inclusive with all equipment, transport, accommodation, food, tuition and waves provided.

  • Camp 1: 6–8 March 202
  • Camp 2: 4–6 September 2020 (Session 2)
  • Camp 3: 6–8 November 2020 (Session 3)

Download the Byron Bay Surf Camp Itinerary 2020

2020 Beach and Water Safety Program

Ride a Wave

A program for those who can swim and want to learn how to surf a wave using a body board or a surfboard.
Register for Ride a Wave of EventBrite

Main Beach: Surf School: 1st Wave Surfing

5 weeks —

Fridays 8am – 9:30am,13/20/27 March and 3/10 April

  • Main Beach Pavilion (next to Southport SLSC) Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

Coolangatta: Surf School: Walking On Water

5 weeks —

8am – 9:30am Mondays: 9/16/23/30 March and 6 April
8am – 9:30am Tuesdays: 10/17/24/ 31 March and 7 April
7:15am – 8:45am Fridays: 13/20/27 March and 3/10 April

  • Greenmount Beach

The programs are part of a new initiative at SCU that aims at improving skills and confidence, and also increasing safety when at beaches and waterways. There are multiple programs on offer to choose from, to learn more about them and to register, see Beach and Water Safety Program for more information.

Hit the Beach

Register for Hit the Beach with EventBrite
Hit the Beach; Main Beach Thursday 2nd April, 4pm – 6pm (QLD)
Hit the Beach: Coolangatta Friday 3rd April, 4pm – 6pm (QLD)

Learn to Swim

A program or those who want to learn to swim for the first time or improve their current swimming ability.
Register for Learn to Swim with EventBrite
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport:
Monday (starting 16/03/20) and Wednesday (starting 18/03/20) evenings from 5:45pm to 6:45pm — two lessons per week for four weeks (16, 23, 30, March and 6 April and 18/25 March and 1,8 April)

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, Palm Beach:
Group 1: Monday (starting 16/03/20) and Wednesday (starting 18/03/20) evenings from 5:15pm to 6:15pm — two lessons per week for four weeks (16, 23, 30, March 6 Apr l and 18, 25 March and 1,8 April)
Group 2: Tuesday (starting 17/03/20) and Thursday (starting 19/03/20) evenings from 5:15pm to 6:15pm — two lessons per week for four weeks (17, 24, 31 March and 7 and 19, 26 March and 2, 9 April)

Dragon Boat Program

Starting late in the session on Friday afternoons, SCU runs a social dragon boat program alongside the Currumbin Dragon designed to teach you all there is to know about dragon boating, keep you fit and have fun!

Program includes 10 weeks of:

  • 1 hour on-water
  • 15 minute pre-training warm-up
  • Boat launching and clean up (approximately 2hrs)

Dates TBC, please email unilife@scu.edu.au for more information.

Contact us

Please contact the UniLife team by email: unilife@scu.edu.au

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