COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: Thursday 12 November 2020

This page features updates on the reopening of YMCA Camps in line with government directives.

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YMCA Camps have reopened across metropolitan and regional Victoria

Following the easing of restrictions across Victoria, YMCA Camps have reopened bookings for our camps across metropolitan and regional areas. 

We're excited to welcome groups back to provide memorable camp experiences for the remainder of 2020 and into the new year.

School groups across Victoria can undertake camps for the remainder of Term 4 in line with current government guidelines. Under current restrictions, school camps are not bound by public gathering limits.

Community groups are also able to attend camp, however public gathering limits do apply. As each of our camps is unique, the specific limits at each location will vary. Our team can provide further detail for individual camps during the booking process.

The following camps are open across metropolitan and regional Victoria:

If your group is interested in attending, our teams are onsite and available to discuss potential options for immediate or future bookings.

Contact details and enquiry forms for our camps are listed below.

Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp

Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp is currently preparing for a major redevelopment. The new facility will include a range of modern accommodation and accessible features. We intend to provide inclusive access to this unique coastal area for groups and people of all abilities.

In the interim, the existing facility is not offering accommodation services and community programs at its standard capacity.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for private small group bookings that are self catered.

Each booking will be negotiated and accepted on a case by case basis.

To submit an expression of interest, please complete the Phillip Island enquiry form.

COVID safety

We understand school and community groups may have heightened concerns about the safety of attending our camps even as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Please be assured the health, safety and wellbeing of guests and staff remains our number one priority.

We are taking every precaution recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and are continually reviewing our own health and safety procedures to ensure they meet current guidelines.

Our Camps Managers have developed COVID safety plans specific to their sites. These plans will be adapted to the needs of each group who attend our camps in Term 4 2020.

We will take this approach forward into future terms as Victoria continues its journey towards COVID normal.

Learn more about the Y's commitments.

Contact details and enquiry forms

We welcome the opportunity to discuss all future booking options with you.

Contact your preferred camp site via the details listed below.

Location

Phone

Email

Enquiry form

Anglesea 
Recreation Camp

(03) 5263 1512

anglesea@ymca.org.au

Link

Camp Manyung

(03) 9788 1100

campmanyung@ymca.org.au

Link

Howmans Gap
Alpine Centre

(03) 5758 3228

howmansgap@ymca.org.au

Link

Lady Northcote
Recreation Camp

(03) 5369 2224

ladynorthcote@ymca.org.au

Link

Lake Dewar Lodge

(03) 5368 7459

lakedewarlodge@ymca.org.au

Link

Mt Evelyn
Recreation Camp

(03) 9736 2228

mtevelyn@ymca.org.au

Link

Phillip Island
Coastal Discovery
Camp

(03) 9736 2228

discoverycamp@ymca.org.au

Link