Our camp programs are designed for:

  • Schools
  • Community groups
  • Families

Schools

School groups can range from year groups, to school sports groups, to school choir groups etc. We're an experienced provider of school camping programs - every year, over 500 schools camp with the Y.

We offer:

  • school group camping in term-time
  • fun-packed school holiday camps

Spending time outside encourages adventure, good health, personal growth and community spirit. It challenges young people physically and mentally, allowing them to unplug, take in nature and the fresh air. Here's more about outdoor education.

Each campsite has a range of adventure-based activities, including specialised activities only instructed by qualified YMCA camp leaders (such as archery, the flying fox and the giant swing) and non-specialised camp activities that can be led by teachers (such as campfire, group dynamics and orienteering).

We tailor programs to meet the needs and objectives of your school using our comprehensive educational learning framework - whether it be for a single year level or the entire school’s camping needs. We can also develop a sequential model program that complements your school's curriculum and builds on the student’s skills each year.

Once your school is signed up to camp with the Y, we'll ensure planning is stress-free.

Community groups

Community groups can range from: sports groups; arts and crafts groups; to senior groups; and disability groups. Is your taekwondo team looking for a getaway? Do you have a youth group looking for a great location with loads of amenities? From the beach to the mountains, we have a setting to suit the needs of your community, sporting or youth group.

Our camp staff can help design a camp adventure activity program to meet the unique needs of your group. As mentioned earlier, each of our campsites offer a diverse range of adventure-based opportunities including specialised activities instructed by qualified YMCA camp leaders (such as archery, the flying fox and the giant swing) and a range of non-specialised camp activities that can be run by leaders in your group (such as campfire, group dynamics and orienteering).

The Y's adventurous activities will enhance your groups’ camp experience by adding an extra element of personal challenge, teamwork, and fun! Book a YMCA camp today.

Families

Whether you’re an individual or a family, our camping programs encourage exploration, discovery and a connection with the natural world.

A family weekend away means that families can get active together and participate in activities that aren’t necessarily part of their everyday life. This helps young people in particular build their confidence and resilience. These shared experiences enrich lives and build family memories that last forever.

We'll provide accommodation and adventure activities to create an enjoyable and fun-filled getaway. From dormitory style rooms to a small private cottage, and from fully catered through to self-catered, we have a package and camp to suit you.

As well as overnight stays, we also offer day experiences, where you can get a taste of what we have to offer. YMCA Camps has a number of events throughout the year to choose from: from a morning discovering the wonders of the great outdoors at Mt Evelyn's Nature Club; to a day 'unplugged' swinging through the trees on a giant swing; to making wood fired pizzas at Camp Manyung's Kids Adventure Club - we have a day experience for you.

Interested in booking a camp?

If you have an idea and would like to organise an event for a group, we can work with you on tailoring a special event utilising one or more of our activities. Get in touch by submitting a booking enquiry at your preferred camp.

  • When should we go?

    YMCA Camps offer programs throughout the year, during the week and at weekends.

    Summer and weekdays are our busiest times of the year - so we'd encourage you to join us during winter and over the weekends.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost of your trip is dependent on the number of specialised activities you choose to be instructed by YMCA camp leaders.

    Find out more by going to the bookings page, where you can submit a booking enquiry and you'll be sent a quote.

  • How do I enquire or book?

    Our bookings page has detailed description of our enquiry and booking process.

    We look forward to seeing you at camp!

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