School Holiday Program

From Families to Families / School holiday program

Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th of July 2017  / 8-14 year old children

We noted an increased demand in our community for an extended school holiday program. Day activities are provided at different locations during the school holidays, but it is still hard for families to find a provider that offers overnight school holiday programs. Several families working here at Allambee Camp have school aged children and we consequently do understand the difficulty in juggling work commitments and family during school holidays. We therefore offer families an extended school holiday program during the July school holidays.

This program is designed for children aged between 8-14 years and the full program is 5 1/2 days / 5 nights long. We do understand that not all children feel the same about going away from home, so we are open for bookings just for the day, for several days or for the full 5 1/2 day / 5 night program.

We do believe that our “From Families to Families” program will help families with work and other commitments and also give the children a great opportunity to grow as a person, discover new places, make new friends, explore new activities and allow them to become more independent in a safe and supervised environment.

Our school holiday program includes excursions to attractions such as Healesville Sanctuary, Walhalla, learn to ice skate at O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne, Melbourne Star and two days of outdoor adventure activities at Allambee Camp. The days are going to be very busy & full of action!

The activities & excursions are planned as follows:

  • Sunday late afternoon: Arrival for campers living in
  • Monday: Excursion to Healesville Sanctuary including Spirits of the Sky bird show, Koala forest, Australian Wildlife Health Centre etc.
  • Tuesday: Outdoor Adventure Activities at Allambee Camp including Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Low & High Ropes, Billy Carts etc. (different activities on Tuesday/Thursday)
  • Wednesday: Excursion to Walhalla including train ride from Thomson to Wallhalla and Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine Tour
  • Thursday:  Outdoor Adventure Activities at Allambee Camp including Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Low & High Ropes, Billy Carts etc. (different activities on Tuesday/Thursday)
  • Friday: Learn to ice skate at O’Briens Group Arena in Melbourne (skating lesson & unlimited skating, face painting, crafts activities) & Melbourne Star (we will go on the giant Ferris wheel)

Prices

All overnight camp prices include:

  • meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner), first meal is Sunday dinner
  • activities as per schedule (see program above)
  • entry fees on excursion days (see program above)
  • bus transport on excursion days (see program above)
  • camp staff supervision around the clock
  • accommodation in gender & age specific room

All day camp prices include:

  • meals (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)
  • activities as per schedule (see program above)
  • entry fees on excursion days (see program above)
  • bus transport on excursion days (see program above)
  • trained activity instructors for on site activities & excursions

Prices are as follows:

  • Full camp from Sunday dinner through to Friday late afternoon (5 1/2 days / 5 nights): $625 incl. GST per child
  • 3 night camp from Sunday dinner through to Wednesday late afternoon (3 1/2 days / 3 nights): $390 incl. GST per child
  • 2 night camp from Sunday dinner through to Tuesday late afternoon (2 1/2 days 2 nights): $245 incl. GST per child
  • Monday only: $88 incl. GST for excursion to Healesville (bus & entry fee, morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea)
  • Tuesday only: $60 incl. GST for outdoor adventure activities at Allambee Camp
  • Wednesday only: $88 incl. GST for excursion to Walhalla (bus transport, Walhalla train ride, entry to underground mine tour, morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea)
  • Thursday only: $60 incl. GST for outdoor adventure activities at Allambee Camp
  • Friday only: $88 incl. GST for excursion to Melbourne to learn to ice skate & go on Melbourne Star (bus transport, ice skating lesson & activities in O’Brien Group Arena, entry to Melbourne Star (giant Ferris wheel), morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea)

For children staying for the week drop off is on Sunday late afternoon and pick up is on Friday around 5.30pm (exact time to be determined). For the children participating in day activities, drop off is 8.30 am on Monday and Friday and 9.00am on any other day. Please contact to us to make special arrangements if your child needs to be dropped off earlier / picked up later, we are flexible most of the days.

For more information including alternative combinations of days please contact us via our contact form or call 03 5634 4221.

To register your child please complete and return the Registration Form.