Whether your group is new to the great outdoors, looking for a team adventure, or are experienced sportspeople - we’ve got you covered!

At Howmans Gap Alpine Centre, we run a range of programs and activities that take advantage of the spectacular alpine environment, local attractions and the natural spaces around the site. From skiing and tobogganing in winter, to orienteering and mountain biking in summer.

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 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 100% option - where all activities are instructed by our camp leaders, you also have the 50% option - where half of the activities are led by our camp leaders and other other half by your teachers or group leaders. Find out more on our packages and prices page.

To explore the programs and activities available at Howmans Gap, take a look at the options below.

Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry

  • Winter activities (YMCA-led)

    During winter, we offer a range of fun activities in the snow at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre. Gear up for the slopes and join us in the snow!

    Subject to snow conditions, winter activities include:

    • abseiling (only on climbing wall)
    • archery
    • bush art
    • bush walking
    • climbing (outdoor covered climbing wall)
    • cross country skiing (facilitated by Windy Corner Cafe)
    • downhill skiing (facilitated at Falls Creek resort)
    • giant swing 
    • hiking (we use XC skiing or snow shoeing as the alternative)
    • initiatives
    • mini Olympics
    • overnight journeys (skiing and snowshoeing to outside camping area and camping overnight)
    • skiing
    • snow play
    • snowboarding
    • tobogganing / sledding (hired from Windy Corner Cafe)
    • 'Water Bug Blitz' (participants become citizen scientists and test the water health of our water sources).

    Accessible snow activities are also available.

    During winter you can also explore Falls Creek village and Windy Corner Cafe.

    To find out more about our programs and activities, enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide you with more information based on your preferences or requirements.

  • Summer activities (YMCA-led)

    During summer, the alpine region provide the perfect temperatures for you to get outdoors and experience everything Howmans Gap Alpine Centre and our surrounding area have to offer.

    Summer activities include:

    • abseiling
    • archery
    • bike education
    • bush art
    • bush cooking
    • bush walking
    • canoeing
    • challenge trail
    • climbing (outdoor climbing wall)
    • frisbee golf
    • giant swing
    • 'Hawk Weed' (participants become citizen scientists and test for weeds)
    • hiking 
    • high ropes
    • initiatives
    • 'Loving your locals' (a zoo program)
    • mini Olympics
    • mountain biking
    • night navigation
    • orienteering
    • raft building
    • survival skills
    • ultimate frisbee
    • 'Water Bug Blitz' (participants become citizen scientists and test the water health of our water sources)

    To find out more about our programs and activities, enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide you with more information based on your preferences or requirements.

  • Teacher-led activities
    In addition to YMCA-led activities, teachers or group leaders can also lead the activities below (for example if you choose the 50% option - where half of the activities are led by our camp leaders and other other half by your teachers or group leaders). YMCA will support leaders with resources.


    Teacher-led activities include:

    • bush art
    • camp fire (season dependant)
    • concert
    • frisbee golf
    • initiatives
    • night navigation
    • orienteering
    • spotlighting of animals
    • star gazing
    • survival skills
    • trivia night
    • ultimate frisbee...as well as other activities.

    Find out more about our packages and prices. Alternatively, you can enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide you with more information based on your preferences or requirements.

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