School Holiday Program

Dates for our next school holiday program

Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th of September 2022

4-day / 3-night camp in the 2nd week of the school holidays
This program is a part of the Positive Start initiative.

After a fully booked Easter school holiday program we are currently planning our next program for the September holidays. We are looking forward to welcoming energetic and outdoor loving children here at Allambee. Participant numbers are limited, so please make sure you get in early!

Many children missed out on camps, excursions and after hours school activities last year, so here’s a chance to catch up! It is important for children to spend time outdoors, enjoy nature and find your balance. During our school holiday programs here at Allambee Camp there is plenty of activities to do. Our 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 program is on offer these school holidays?

We offer a 4-day / 3-night camp including meals, accommodation and outdoor adventure activities.

Our programs are fully supervised action-packed adventures. Allambee Camp staff run outdoor adventure activities in a safe environment. These programs include lots of fun and exciting activities as well as all meals and accommodation. There will be 4-5 of the following activities per day:

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

Check out our latest photos on our Facebook page.

What do children gain from this school holiday program?

Camps are an important part of growing up and 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 camps.

For which ages is this school holiday program?

These overnight programs are designed for children aged 8-12 years. 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 time does the program start / finish?

START: Day 1 – drop off 10.30am
END: Day 4 – pick up 1.30-2pm

Who is looking after my child/children?

Allambee Camp is owned and operated by Roman and Imelda Cathomen. 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.

The owners as well as all camp staff that 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. 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 are followed at all times.

We follow the same guidelines as schools in regards to Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) over the 4 days. This means that children are highly encouraged to do a RAT on the morning of camp and then again on day 3 (parental permission on registration form). If your child is unwell or required to self-isolate on the morning of camp, your child can not attend camp. Please be aware that if your child becomes unwell during the camp, your child will be quarantined and we will ask you to pick up your child 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 programs, please contact us and we will send out an application form. Once we have received your form, we will confirm your spot and provide further details.

My child is eligible for a Positive Start 2022 School Holiday camp, what do I need to do?

If you have received an email from your school that your family is eligible for Positive Start 2022 School Holiday Camps, please register your child with the link provided to you by your school. You will then receive and email from the Department of Education with a booking code for your Positive Start 2022 camp. When you contact us, please let us know the booking code and we will send out an application form for Positive Start.  Once we have received your form, we will confirm your spot and provide further details.

Please note:

We do believe that this program is suitable for children from 8 years of age. The most important is for your child to be comfortable in a group setting. Please note that we do not provide 1:1 care, so unfortunately we can not provide services to children that do not want to be in a group environment or need 1:1 care. Please make sure your child is independent enough to follow safety and other instructions at all times and is happy to share a room with other children.

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