School Holiday Camp

Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th of July 2020

Premier Dan Andrews made an announcement regarding the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, during which he specifically referred to the opening of school camps effective from midnight on June 21. The Victorian Department of Education also confirmed that schools can resume camps on this date. Victorian camps now have the green light to re-open while adhering to Health and Safety guidelines for the industry.

We will be running a 5-day school holiday camp (shorter options also available) in the 2nd week of the July 2020 school holidays. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us for the upcoming holidays and what length of stay you would prefer.

After quite a long period of social isolation and children missing out on after school activities as well as social interaction, we do believe that it is more important than ever to spend time outdoors. In winter months it can be tricky to keep energetic young people entertained, so the perfect place to be is camp. We take the children outside every day and there is plenty of activities to participate in. Our school holiday camp is a great opportunity for children to spend some time away from home, play with other children the same age and do some exciting outdoor adventure activities. Evening sessions are included as well and 24hr supervision. Life is never boring at camp!

What is a school holiday camp?

Our school holiday program is a 24hr fully supervised action-packed stay at Allambee Camp. Experienced camp staff run outdoor adventure activities in a safe environment. This holiday camp includes lots of fun and exciting activities such as:

Abseil Tree, Archery, Billy Carts, Bouldering Wall, Camp Fire Cooking, Flying Fox, Games, Geocaching, Giant Swing, Hut Building, Initiative Course, Low Ropes Course, Race Around the World, Vertical Challenge (high ropes) and the most popular activity at camp…. Ga Ga Ball!

Supervised evening activities such as night walk, camp fire, trivia night and games are also part of our program.

What do children gain from this program?

Independent research clearly shows that children who participate in adventure-based programs grow in independence, interpersonal relationships, leadership, self-confidence and self-esteem. There is no better way to improve a young person’s mental and physical health than to take part in a camp, especially following such a long period of social isolation.

For which age group is this camp?

The program we offer is designed for children from Year 2-7. We do believe that our program will give children the opportunity to grow as a person, make new friends, explore new activities and allow them to become more independent in a safe and supervised environment.

What are the options and costs for this camp?

5-days / 4-nights = $480 incl. GST
4-days / 3-nights = $385 incl. GST
3-days / 2-nights = $290 incl. GST
2-days / 1-night = $195 incl. GST

Day camp only (if you prefer to drop off / pick up your child each day, 8.30am to 5.30pm) = $60 incl. GST (incl. morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea and activities all day)

All overnight camp prices include:

  • Meals: Day of arrival – morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner. Day at camp – breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner. Day of departure – morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
  • Activities throughout the whole stay
  • Accommodation in gender & age specific rooms (low numbers)
  • Camp staff supervision day & night

What times does the program start / finish?

Drop off is between 9.30-10 am on day 1.
Pick up is between 4.00-4.30pm on the last day of your stay.
If you have commitments and need to drop the children off or pick them up at any other time, please let us know.

Who is looking after my child/children?

Roman and Imelda Cathomen are the proprietors of Allambee Camp. Their venue is specialised in residential camps and is a Quality Tourism Camp & Adventure Activity Accredited Operator. Allambee Camp is also member of the Australian Camps Association.

All camp staff that will work with the children have Working With Children Check Cards and follow our Child Safety Policy & Code of Conduct which can be found under the resources on this website. The instructors are trained and experienced in running all outdoor adventure activities. Our staff will be there to look after the children 24 hours a day.

How are the risks around COVID-19 managed at camp?

Allambee Camp is following the COVID-19 Guidance Document for Camps published by the Australian Camps Association and the Christian Venues Association as well as the School Camps Operations Guidance from the Department of Education. COVID related questions are included in the registration form, there will be a screening process on arrival and procedures are in place re. hygiene, cleaning, cleaning of equipment, social distancing etc. Due to Victorian Government restrictions the maximum group size will be 20 children. There will only be a low number of children per room. Each room group will have a shower allocated to them. Showers/bathrooms and high traffic areas will be cleaned regularly. Please be aware that if your child becomes unwell during camp, your child will be quarantined and we will ask you to pick your child up immediately. No camper is to attend camp if feeling unwell, even if they have non COVID-19 like symptoms.

How can I book my child/children in?

If you would like to go ahead in booking your child in please contact us to receive a Registration & Consent Form. Please complete this form, then sign and email/message it back to us as per instructions on the form. The camp fees can be transferred into our bank account and your child’s/children’s spot will be secured as soon as form & payment have been received. We will also send out an email with more information regarding your child’s/children’s camp closer to the camp dates.

Please note:

We do believe that this program is suitable for children as young as Grade 2, but children need to be able to shower etc. independently and feel comfortable in a group setting. Please note that we do not provide 1:1 care. Please make sure your child is independent enough to follow safety and other instructions at all times and is happy in a group environment.

For more information please contact us via our contact form or call 03 5634 4221.