Lady Northcote Discovery Camp is a bush adventure camp located in the picturesque Rowsley Valley, close to Bacchus Marsh and 50 minutes from Melbourne.

About Lady Northcote Discovery Camp

Whether your school or group is looking for a challenge in the great outdoors, or an opportunity to learn new skills as a team - Lady Northcote is the camp for you!

The camp overlooks rural farm land and is placed on a spacious 84 acres, catering 15 - 250 people. We're open all year round, and we have a variety of programs and activities to suit every group, from archery to climbing.

Our accommodation is suited to schools and groups of all abilities, and we also have a range of facilities for hire.

If you'd like to find out more, please submit a booking enquiry.

Lady Northcote Discovery Camp is owned by Sport and Recreation Victoria and managed by the Y Discovery Camps, part of YMCA Victoria.

History of Lady Northcote

The campsite was first opened in 1937 as the Lady Northcote Farm School. This scheme provided British orphaned children with housing and education, until the scheme ended in 1973. Following this, the Lady Northcote Farm also closed in 1976. Since 1997, the Lady Northcote Discovery Camp has occupied the site of the former farm village.

About the Y Discovery Camps

The Y Discovery Camps runs camp facilities and programs for schools, community groups and families across Victoria.

We run seven camps, including:

At the Y Discovery Camps, we're all about adventure in the outdoors and making a connection with nature. Our experienced camp leaders deliver fun and engaging programs in a safe and supportive environment - so everyone in your group can unleash their adventurous spirit and discover their full potential.

We've been running adventure camps since 1925. We've developed a trusted, proven model and became leaders in our field. Our camps provide opportunities for everyone to be happier, healthier and more connected to their community and the natural environment around them.

About YMCA Victoria

At YMCA Victoria, we passionately believe in the power of inspired young people. We're a community not-for-profit organisation, meaning all we receive is put back into improving our programs and services, and to supporting local communities.

YMCA Victoria has been working with young people ever since we became a part of the Y community in 1853.

We believe in the power of inspired young people. Learn more about other programs, products and services offered by YMCA Victoria.

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