Community Group Packages

With the YMCA, your group can experience anything from learning to surf, bush cooking from our kitchen gardens to taking on the challenge of a high ropes course!up can experience anything from learning to surf, bush cooking from our kitchen gardens to taking on the challenge of a high ropes course!

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We offer a variety of travel, recreation and event-based community packages suitable for all kinds of family, disability, youth, diversity and religious groups. We call our Community Programming 'YMCA Escapes' and it's all about fun, life changing moments and connecting with like-minded people.

YMCA Escapes have created a program of inclusive and supported holidays and camp options for everyone of all abilities or invite you to talk to us about creating your own adventure.  

Choose a tour or event that suits your needs

YMCA Escapes runs group tours to a variety of exciting destinations throughout the year. You can choose to come along to one of our trips or work with us to plan something that meets the needs of your group. 

Our skilled staff and volunteers ensure individuals who require different levels of support are fully included.

We aim to make sure everyone feels welcome and can participate regardless of their age, gender, ability, culture, religion and sexual orientation.

Groups we have worked with and supported in the past include:

  • Carers Victoria

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Down Syndrome Victoria

  • Merri Community Health

  • Heads Together for ABI

  • Department of Health & Human Services

Our Packages

Package one – YMCA tour/support guide

Our tour/ support guide makes sure the tour is running smoothly. This can involve everything from making sure the group is having fun, to organising meals, venue entry, transport and check-ins.

Our tour/ support guide assists travellers/participants with daily living, language, adventure activities and social support. 

The level of support required is based on information provided. 

Package two – Bring your own support

If you feel more comfortable bringing a member of your family, friend or another person to support you on your holiday or activity day, that is OK by us.

We’re happy to take on all the organising!

Package three - Bring your own group

Are you a family, community, sporting group or organisation looking for a special experience that is fun, community-driven and inclusive?

We can tailor a YMCA Escape just for your group and will work with your requirements, budgets and objectives to deliver a great experience.

To discuss your group's needs, email us or phone (03) 8397 3111

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