Dads & Kids Adventure Camps

DadsLink runs two Dads and Kids Adventure Camps each year to give Dads and their kids the chance to share outdoor activities and the opportunity for a fun social weekend away. 

The camps are held at YMCA Victoria campsites, with lodge accommodation, meals and activities included, and run from early Friday evening to Sunday.


Dads & Kids Adventure Camp: Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December 2017

Our next camp is Friday evening 1 to Sunday afternoon 3 December at the YMCA Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp.

Please get in touch via email or call us to register interest for this camp so you can make plans for a great weekend away for yourself and your kids.

Contact DadsLink to register interest for the camp:

Enjoy an awesome time, good company and a weekend the kids will talk about for a long time.

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Past Camp: Anglesea Recreation Camp

Friday 17 to Sunday 19 March 2017

Adventure camp favourites for Dads and Kids with lots of great outdoors fun and social activities from after school on Friday until lunch-time on Sunday.

Check out the range of activities at the YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp.

Please contact us for more details on the next camp and see below for a flavour of the activities from past camps.


Past Camp: Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November 2016

See the YMCA Camps website for more details on activities and the facilities at the Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp.

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Past Camp: Dads & Kids Adventures - Camp Manyung

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March 2016

Activities for this Dads & Kids Adventure Camp included Sea Kayaking (for older kids), Open Water Learning, Tree Climb and Ropes Course, Beach Carnival, Flying Fox and Giant Swing.

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Past Camp: Lady Northcote Recreation Camp

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 November 2015

Activities on this camp included Canoeing, Raft Building, Orienteering, Flying Fox, Kite Flying and heaps of fun!

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Past Camp: Anglesea Recreation Camp

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March 2015

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A great weekend away with Dad sharing outoor activities including:

  • Archery - learning or practicing your skills as an archer
  • Canoeing - navigating the canals with Dad and friends
  • Vertical Challenge - climb to a height of your choice
  • Rogaining - cross-country navigation in teams


Past Camp: Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 November 2014

A great surf and activity weekend away for Dads and their kids.

Our previous Dads and Kids Adventure camp was at Mount Evelyn Recreation Camp from 28 Feb to 2 March 2014.

Past Camp: Camp Manyung, Mount Eliza

Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November 2013

Dads and Kids on this weekend shared outdoor adventures:

  • Giant Swing and Orienteering Challenges
  • Beach Games and the always popular Flying Fox
  • Tree Top Challenge or Tree Climb for younger campers

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Past Camp: Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March 2013

Our popular Dads & Kids camp at the Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp.

Some of the adventures enjoyed by Dads and Kids on this camp:

  • Surfing lessons with qualified instructors (surfboards & wetsuits provided)
  • Beach carnival and marine discovery activities
  • Orienteering activity using geo-caching equipment
  • Mountain bikes, games and kite flying on the oval