Camping

At YMCA Camps, our adventure camps allow you to explore the great outdoors with your school, community group or family. When you attend our camps, you gain a greater understanding of community and enjoy the benefits of camping in spectacular locations, including the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Werribee Gorge - to name a few. Use our camp finder tool to find the camp for you.

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YMCA camps are safe and welcoming environments. Our camps enhance individual health and wellbeing, strengthen communities and connect participants with the natural world.

Our camping programs are individually tailored to who we cater to, including:

  • schools (school holiday camps)
  • groups (community groups, corporate groups, disability groups and special interest groups)
  • families.

Programs are customised for each group, with your objectives and desired learning outcomes identified during the initial planning.

There are a range of activities on offer, depending on the campsite, with all activities being based on the “challenge by choice” principal.

There are seven camps across Victoria at varied and spectacular locations:

YMCA Victoria proudly manages five of these camps in Victoria on behalf of the State Government of Victoria.

We welcome and work proactively with the wider community to be inclusive, especially disadvantaged and culturally diverse communities in Victoria to experience a unique camping adventure.

There is a strong focus on healthy eating, outdoor education, environmentalism and recycling across all aspects of the camping experience.

Visit YMCA Camps to find out more.