We believe partnerships are vital to strengthen and achieve positive change in the community. That’s why we value partnering with organisations who share our vision and who are experts in their field.

YMCA Camps takes a multi-level approach to partnerships. We have established extensive networks of complementary partnerships. The collaborative work we undertake with stakeholders and like-minded organisations enables greater impact to the communities in which we work. The ability to connect runs at a local level, such as tourist agencies and speciality service suppliers, through to industry specialists and government contract partnerships.

YMCA Camps are proud to work together with the following like-minded organisations, businesses, and government bodies listed below, to support the health and happiness of all Victorians.


International Camping Fellowship

The International Camping Fellowship connects camp education professionals across the world to share knowledge on their outdoor experience. YMCA Camps is a proud partner of the International Camping Fellowship and has been working with them since 2008. Through this partnership, the Y runs international camp training every year, with over 150 Australian camp operators participating. We've delivered camp training in China, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Turkey. This partnership has allowed the Y to learn from others in the camping space, develop solutions to key issues and exchange staff and participant groups from around the world.

Lifesaving Victoria

Lifesaving Victoria's mission is to prevent aquatic-related death and injury. Their vision is that all communities will learn water safety, swimming and resuscitation, and be provided with safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues. Through our partnership, YMCA Camps staff are trained to facilitate Life Saving Victoria’s Open Water Learning Experience program. This program is designed to teach participants how to be safe in open water environments.

Sport and Recreation Victoria (Victoria State Government)

Sport and Recreation Victoria support Victoria's sport and recreation sector and inspire Victorian people to get active. YMCA Camps works in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria to manage five camps – Anglesea Recreation Camp, Camp Manyung, Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, Howmans Gap Alpine Centre and Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp. This collaborative partnership provides opportunities for all Victorians to participate in camping experiences and to experience the great outdoors.

Australian Young Christian Workers (YCW)

The Australian Young Christian Workers is a movement run for, by and with young people to serve, educate and represent them. YMCA Camps has been working with them since 2004. Our strong partnership has allowed us to manage the Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Centre, a seaside facility with an incredible view of Bass Strait.

Professional memberships

As well as our productive partnerships, our camps are professional members of the following organisations:

Our seven campsites also have individual partnerships - you can find out more about those partnerships on each camps' website. If you would like to partner with us, visit our partner with us page.

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