If your school or group is looking for an adventure and a chance to experience fun activities on the stunning Mornington Peninsula - we’ve got you covered at Camp Manyung.

At Camp Manyung, we run a range of programs and activities that take advantage of our beautiful environment. From water activities like snorkelling and sea kayaking, challenge activities including the giant swing and flying fox, to group activities like beach carnival - you'll enjoy the best of the sun, sand and sea at camp.

Our activities are run by our qualified program instructors, who use our comprehensive Learning Framework to encourage participants to experience personal growth, appreciate their natural surroundings through outdoor education and connect with the community. Together, we can identify your desired learning outcomes and work with you to tailor a camp experience that matches your requirements.

We want to make your experience as tailored as possible, which is why as well as the full package option - where all activities are instructed by our camp leaders, you also have the mid-range and basic options - where a select number of the activities are led by our camp leaders, with others by your teachers or group leaders. Find out more on our packages and prices page.

To explore the programs and activities available at Camp Manyung, take a look at the options below.

Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry.

  • Outdoor activities

    Some popular YMCA-led activities at Camp Manyung include:

    • archery
    • astronomy session (run by an external provider - Frankston Astronomical Society takes participants through a night sky discovery session using telescopes)
    • bay discovery (the Camp Manyung boat is used over the warmer months to take participants out into Port Phillip Bay.)
    • beach carnival
    • beach games
    • belayed tree climbing
    • bike education
    • bush / campfire cooking
    • campfire
    • coastal walk to Mornington
    • crate climb
    • flying fox
    • frisbee golf
    • ga-ga (similar to dodgeball)
    • giant swing
    • initiatives and team building activities
    • international games
    • Iron Man carnival
    • kitchen garden program
    • low ropes
    • marine discovery
    • murder mystery
    • night walk
    • Open Water Learning Program (this program is designed by Life Saving Victoria to teach participants how to be safe in open water environments)
    • orienteering
    • race around Manyung
    • raft building
    • rock pool ramble
    • sand sculpture (participants create sculptures and decorate them with items found on the beach)
    • sea kayaking (dolphin spotting is known to happen during this activity!)
    • snorkelling / swimming
    • Tree Top Challenge
    • tree rolling (universal ropes course)
    • wild action mobile zoo (a mobile zoo is brought to the camp so participants can interact and learn about a wide range of animals).

    Enquire today to find out more about our camp activities.

    Please note: some programs incur an additional cost due to external facilitators.

  • Indoor activities

    Should you be faced with a rainy day, you can access a range of indoor activities suitable for all types of groups including:

    • craft activities
    • concerts
    • disco
    • initiative and team building activities
    • Koori cultural education (run by an external provider - Murrindindi, a member of the Wurundjeri tribe takes participants through a Koorie cultural education session)
    • movie night (borrow our DVDs or bring your own)
    • poly pong
    • trivia night
    • ultra-high frequency radio games (in teams of three, participants solve puzzles using UHF radios - communication is key to this activity).

    Enquire today to find out more about our camp activities.

    Please note: some programs incur an additional cost due to external facilitators.

  • Teacher or group-led activities

    In addition to YMCA-led activities, teachers or group leaders can also lead the activities (for example if you choose a mid-range option - where some of the activities are led by our camp leaders and others by your teachers or group leaders).

    Teacher or group-led activities include:

    • beach games
    • bush / campfire cooking
    • campfire
    • concerts
    • craft activities
    • disco
    • frisbee golf
    • ga-ga (similar to dodgeball)
    • initiatives and team building activities
    • international games
    • poly pong
    • movie night (borrow our DVDs or bring your own)
    • orienteering
    • rock pool ramble
    • sand sculpture (participants create sculptures and decorate them with items found on the beach)
    • trivia night
    • ultra-high frequency radio games (in teams of three, participants solve puzzles using UHF radios. Communication is key to this activity.)

    Want to add some adventure to your day? Enquire today to book your next camp.

  • Family adventure activity days

    Camp Manyung has a range of family outdoor activities event days held throughout the year that will impress everyone from tots to teens, to mums and dads. At Camp Manyung the air is fresh, the trees are native and abundant, and the wildlife is ready to surprise you and your family!

    From hanging out above the treetops with the high ropes course, giant rope swings, archery, and the flying fox – this family day has it all. Perfect for families with primary and secondary school aged kids who can’t choose one activity and want some variety in their life. The day of outdoor fun has everything organised for you all – even a delicious lunch is included.

    To see when our next family adventure activity day is, take a look at our events. You can also keep up to date by liking us us on Facebook.

  • Girls Surf Camp

    Girls Surf Camp is a school holiday program held every year at Camp Manyung. The program is for teenage girls aged 12 to 18 who’d like to become healthier, happier and more confident in themselves. The camp includes learning how to surf and a variety of wellness focuses such as meditation, leadership and personal development.

    Find out more about Girls Surf Camp and keep up to date by liking us us on Facebook.

  • Bush Kinder

    At Camp Manyung, we offer local kindergartens and Early Learning Centres with a designated Bush Kinder site to help your kids broaden their learning experience. We offer a stimulating and challenging playground in nature.

    Here's why you should join us at Camp Manyung for Bush Kinder:

    • designated bush kinder site for your group
    • clean and child friendly facilities including toilets, fire circles, bush walking tracks
    • involvement in our sustainability program, through our chicken farm, vegetable garden, plant and worm farms
    • provision of wet weather gear including puddle suits, jackets as well as jackets and waterproof pants for staff
    • safe environment with all risk assessment carried out on all activities with qualified programmer support
    • full accreditation through Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.

    Cost: $50 per child per term

    To find out more about this program, please submit a booking enquiry.

  • Get Active Expo

    Get Active Expo is a free event held every October at Camp Manyung, in line with Victorian Seniors Festival. The event is for people aged 55 and older who would like to find out how to become more active in their local area. Guests get to try activities like archery and the giant swing, as well as meet local activity clubs and organisations from Frankston and Mornington Peninsula communities. Morning tea is provided.

    To find out more about our next Get Active Expo, take a look at our events. You can also keep up to date by liking us us on Facebook.

  • Local attractions and activities

    Don’t miss out on exploring Camp Manyung and the greater area. The camp is only an hour from Melbourne and overlooks Port Phillip Bay. It's nestled in a small valley between Mt Eliza and Mornington and surrounded by vineyards, rural properties and coastline and provides easy access to a multitude of local attractions including:

    Contact us to find out more about local attractions and activities.

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