School Holiday Day Programs

Our School Holiday Day Programs on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th of September 2021 are FULLY BOOKED
Dates for our next day programs TBC

After some great school holiday programs for regional VIC children in the first week of the September school holidays we are looking forward to welcoming energetic and outdoor loving children for the 2nd week of the holidays too. We follow Department of Health guidelines and therefore only regional VIC children can participate in this program (ID required). The day camps have limited numbers, so get in quickly!

With restrictions still in place, we do believe that it is more important than ever to spend time outdoors, enjoy nature and find your balance. During our school holiday programs at Allambee there is plenty of activities to participate in and you can now choose between the Outdoor Adventure Activities Program or our NEW Survival Skills Program. These programs are a great opportunity for children to spend some time away from home, play with other children the same age and do some exciting activities. Life is never boring at camp!

What is a school holiday DAY program?

Our programs are fully supervised action-packed days at Allambee Camp. Allambee Camp staff run outdoor adventure and survival skills activities in a safe environment. These day programs include lots of fun and exciting activities as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. There will be 4-5 of the following activities per day:

Outdoor Adventure Activities – Archery, Billy Carts, Bouldering Wall, Flying Fox, Geocaching, Giant Swing, Hut Building, Initiative Course, Low Ropes Course, Vertical Challenge (high ropes) and the most popular activity at camp…. Ga Ga Ball!

Survival Skills Activities – Fire making, shelter, signaling for help, food & water, First Aid…  and Ga Ga Ball! I guess you would bring a ball on any bushwalk, so we cover this game too 🤣

Check out our latest photos on our Facebook page.

What do children gain from these programs?

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 day camp.

For which ages are these day programs?

These day programs are designed for primary school children from Grade 2+ and we will also run programs for secondary college aged children (depending on demand). We do believe that our programs 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 costs for a day at Allambee Camp?

$87 incl. GST, which includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and all day activities.

What times do the programs start / finish?

Approximate times are 9.00 drop off and 15.45 pick up.

Who is looking after my child/children?

Roman and Imelda Cathomen are the proprietors of Allambee Camp. Their venue is specialised in outdoor adventure activities 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. All staff have been trained in COVID safe practices.

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

We follow Department of Health guidelines re. regional VIC participants only, screening, QR-Code check-in, maximum numbers for outdoor recreation activities, maximum numbers in dining room etc. COVID-related questions are included in the registration form and there will be a screening process on arrival. The Allambee Camp COVID-19 Policy & Procedures have been implemented and guidelines re. hygiene, cleaning, cleaning of equipment etc. are followed at all times. Bathrooms and high traffic areas will be cleaned regularly. If your child is unwell or is required to self-isolate, your child can not participate in this program. Please be aware that if your child becomes unwell during the day, 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 and book your child in for one of our day programs, please fill out our Registration Form week 2 and return it to us as per instructions on the form. Once we have received your form we will confirm your spot and you can transfer the camp fees into our bank account. We will then also send out an email with more information regarding your child’s/children’s day program and our What To Bring List.

Please note:

We do believe that this program is suitable for children Grade 2+. If your child is younger, but would like to attend with an older sibling, please discuss this option with us. The most important is for your child to be 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.

Please contact us if you have any questions or call 03 5634 4221.