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 Camps in 2020

Please check the YMCA DadsLink Meetup Group event pages for camp dates and other details.

Email to register interest for a camp and plan for a great weekend away for yourself and your kids.

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

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Dads & Kids Adventure Camps: 2019

Camp Manyung - March 2019 / Lady Northcote - November 2019

Our camps were held at YMCA Camp Manyung and Lady Northcote Recreation Camp in 2019.




Past Camp: Lake Dewar Lodge

Day Camp - Saturday 17 November 2018

Adventures enjoyed by Dads and Kids at Lake Dewar Lodge:

  • Dual Flying fox along the gorge overlooking the majestic Gorrong Rocks
  • Archery lessons and Canoeing on the serene Lake Dewar

Past Camp: Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp

Weekend Camp - Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March 2018

Nothing beats the surf and beach activities 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

Past Camp: Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp

Weekend Camp - Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December 2017

We had a great time enjoying the activities and wildlife at the YMCA Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp.

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Past Camp: Anglesea Recreation Camp

Weekend 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

Weekend 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

Weekend camp - 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

Weekend 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 

Weekend 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