If your school or group is looking for an adventure and a chance to experience the great outdoors - we’ve got you covered at Lady Northcote.

At Lady Northcote, we run a range of programs and activities that take advantage of the beautiful environment and the natural spaces around the site. From challenge activities including the giant swing, water-based activities such as canoeing, group-led activities like yabbying, to telling stories around the campfire at night - you'll have such an adventure 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 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 Lady Northcote, take a look at the options below.

Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry.

  • Outdoor activities

    During your stay with us, you’ll have access to a wide range of fun outdoor leisure activities including:

    • amazing race / team toon challenge / mission impossible (20 participants or more are divided into teams in two hour hunt across the site whilst facing challenges)
    • archery
    • bbqing and pizza making (using our bbq area and wood-fired oven)
    • bike education
    • bushwalking
    • campfire
    • campfire cooking
    • canoeing
    • cricket
    • flying fox
    • football
    • frisbee golf
    • geocache (participants search Lady Northcote’s 84 acre campgrounds for hidden caches, guided by GPS units)
    • giant swing
    • high ropes
    • hut building
    • initiatives / group dynamics
    • kitchen garden program (participants learn about the food cycle in our vegetable patch)
    • leap of faith (whilst safely harnessed, participants climb to the top of a single pole and balance before leaping to grab a trapeze)
    • low ropes
    • mountain biking
    • orienteering
    • possum prowl (go on a fascinating night journey around the camp and discover a range of cool nocturnal animals!)
    • raft building
    • reflector night trail
    • soccer
    • swimming
    • star gazing and camping under the stars
    • tree planting
    • yabbying (seasonal activity from September - April).

    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:

    • concert
    • disco
    • foosball
    • initiatives / group dynamics
    • movies
    • table tennis
    • talent show
    • trivia games.

    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:

    • camp fire
    • camp fire cooking
    • concert
    • disc / frisbee golf
    • disco
    • foosball
    • fun games
    • hut building
    • initiatives / group dynamics
    • orienteering
    • reflector night trail
    • swimming
    • stargazing and camping under the stars
    • table tennis
    • talent show
    • trivia games
    • yabbying (seasonal activity from September - April).

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

  • Bush Kinder

    At Lady Northcote, 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 Lady Northcote for Bush Kinder:

    • designated bush kinder site for your group
    • clean and child friendly facilities including toilets, fire circles, bush walking tracks
    • safe environment with all risk assessment carried out on all activities with qualified programmer support
    • full accreditation through Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.

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

  • Local attractions and activities

    Don’t miss out on exploring Lady Northcote and the greater area. The camp is nestled cosily in the rural and bushland of the Rowsley Valley, and provides easy access to a multitude of local attractions including:

    • Brisbane Ranges National Park
    • Cycling tours to the White Elephant Reserve in Glenmore
    • Fairy Park at Anakie
    • Lerderderg State Park
    • Sovereign Hill and the Ballarat Goldfields
    • Steiglitz Historic Park
    • Werribee Gorge
    • You Yangs National Park.

    Enquire today to find out more about our camp activities and local attractions.

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