Our five residential camps are located on Crown land and are situated at:
The day to day operation of each of the five campsites is currently contracted under lease agreement to the Victorian YMCA. In 2016, 65,000 Victorians visited the camps and participated in a wide range of healthy and active outdoor programs. For more information on accessing these camps, please visit the YMCA camps website.
The Camps' primary service delivery role is the provision of residential recreation experiences for a variety of community based groups. The service provision includes the supply of accommodation, catering, sport and recreation facilities and equipment and facilitated programs and activities. The Camps' primary clients are educational, sporting, family and community groups.
A legacy from the long term leasing of the camps is the reallocation of resources to build outdoor sector and organisational capacity; and increase participation by individuals through initiatives that target motivation, means and opportunity. This is achieved through an annual Outdoor Sector Development Plan.
Outdoor sector plan research initiatives
Findings from research will enhance the capacity of government and the outdoor sector to make decisions about the future allocation of resources, influence future policy, improve current practice and develop pathways to more participation in outdoor activity. An example current research initiatives include: