Camps

Overview

Join Y Camp Journeys for the adventure of a lifetime.

At  Y Camp Journeys we are passionate about offering the chance for everyone to travel and experience active recreation. We specialise in person centred supported camping experiences that are carefully planned to maximise fun and experience. These camping experiences take place at many locations across Victoria including seven YMCA Camps. All activities are accessible and inclusive at Y Camp locations so that everyone has the ability to participate in their own way while learning and sharing the experience with others. Find an upcoming Y Camp Journey.

Our camps are fun, exciting and unique which provides participants with a sense of adventure and achievement, we support our campers to achieve personal goals in an enjoyable and supportive environment while fostering social participation and independence. Each camp provides activities with a focus on independent living skills, social skills, and community access where participants will engage in a variety of skill building activities including teamwork, leadership development and active communication skills to achieve their personal goals.

We run 2 and 3 night camps for ages 8 and above, Adults 18 + and 1 night camps specifically for ‘Tweenagers’ aged 8 to 13.

Inclusion Services at the Y is a registered NDIS Provider under the Y Whittlesea Inc.

Next Camp

All Age Camps – 8 years and above

Location – Camp Manyung, Mount Eliza.

Date – Friday 15th – Sunday 17th October

Adult Camps (18 years +)

Location- Mt Evelyn

Date- Friday 15th – Sunday 17th October

Tweens Camp (8 -13 years)

Location- Lady Northcote

Date- Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October

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About Y Camp Journeys

Y Camp Journeys is passionate about camping. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime. 

We specialise in supported camps and each camp is carefully planned to maximise fun and create meaningful social connections.  All planned activities are accessible and inclusive so that everyone has the ability to participate in their own way. 

We’re different. We’re social.

The fun doesn’t stop at the end of your camp. We love staying in touch with our campers You can stay up to date by joining our Facebook group.

Our camps promote independent living skills, social connection, and inclusion with the wider community.   With each of our campsites offering different activities, no adventure will be the same as the last. You will enjoy everything from cooking programs to universally designed high ropes courses, archery, summertime water-based activities, environmental programs, art and craft, and much, much more!

We take your camping experience very seriously. Our team works tirelessly to deliver the best experience for all our campers this includes thorough OHS and risk assessment for every camp.

Every camp is overseen by trained and experienced staff committed to delivering high quality camps that are lots of fun. We will deliver a safe camping experiences while allowing room for spontaneity and adapting to the requirements and interests of each camper.

Submit an enquiry form about an upcoming camp or contact us at yjourneys@ymca.org.au to discuss your interests and support needs so we can develop a camping program that will achieve your goals.

  • Attempts or participates in all group recreational activities that are unfamiliar
  • Be able to do more complex independent skills and move towards independent living
  • Be able to do more complex self-care and move towards independent living
  • Develop and maintain relationships within a group setting and socialise with members of the community
  • Engage in social interactions and general conversations
  • Gain independence in basic independent living skills
  • Gain independence in basic self-care and hygiene
  • Take part in unfamiliar activities with encourages and reassurance.
  • Participation in some group recreational activities that are unfamiliar
  • Valuing and respecting our peers and accepting others opinions

Upcoming Camps

Our experienced Y Camping Disability support team and  campsite activity instructors lead activities to ensure everyone will get the most out of their experience. Our safe and inclusive environment encourages participants to gain new skills and unleash their spirit of adventure

2021

AUGUST

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd August – Snow camp – Howqua / Mt Buller  (8 years and above) 

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd August – Snow camp – Howmans Gap Falls Creek  (8 years and above)

SEPTEMBER

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September – Stringybark Lodge Gembrook (8 years and above)

OCTOBER

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October Lady Northcote (8-13 years)

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th October-  Camp Manyung, Mount Eliza (8 years and above)

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th October – Mt Evelyn (18yrs+)

NOVEMBER

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st November-  CYC Phillip Island Adventure Resort  (18yrs+) – FULL

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st November- Urban Camp (8-13 years)

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November – The Summit – Trafalgar East (8 years and above)

DECEMBER

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December-  Lake Dewar Lodge (18yrs+)

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th December YMCA Lake Dewar (8 years and above)

2022

What's Included

  • Adventure activities (such as high ropes, archery and giant swings).
  • Non adventure activities (such as games, sports, disco, cooking, dance and art).
  • All meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Accommodation in shared cabins.
  • All camp consumables and camp equipment.
  • Experienced YMCA support staff.
  • Bus transport to camp and return (transport departure location will vary depending on camp).
  • We can provide 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, and 1:5 support ratios for NDIS or self-funded participants.

*Camps may depart from and return to Ikon Park, Parkville or Miller Street, Epping and Kensington YMCA (exact departure and return  location will be specified with specific camps). Our 2 night weekend camps leave Friday at 5pm and return 5pm (unless specified).

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Testimonials & Feedback

Bookings & Payment

CURRENT CAMP PARTICIPANT

If you have attended one of our camps before and have a current service agreement in place with us please complete the appropriate camp application form below and email it to yjourneys@yinclusion.org.au.

NEW CAMP PARTICIPANT

If you have not attended one of our camps before, firstly welcome! Please submit an enquiry form below to discuss your interests and support needs so we can develop a camping program that will achieve your goals.

Y Camp Journeys can be purchased through:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme packages.
  • Self-funded

Contact Us

If you would like any information on any of our camping experiences or would like to make a booking please complete the form below