- PGL Campaspe Downs (VIC), near Kyneton, Victoria | 11-13 April 2023
3-day / 2-night residential camps
What’s more exciting than staying overnight at camp? Choosing your bunk bed, having a few nights of independence from your family and throwing yourself into 3 days of fun and adventure. These camps include all accommodation, meals, adventure activities, evening entertainment and pastoral care from dedicated Group Leaders.
Day camps are a great way to get a taste of what happens on an adventure camp. Arrive first thing in the morning, experience a full day programme of exciting adventure activities before being picked up in the afternoon. Day camps include lunch, morning and afternoon tea, exciting adventure activities and pastoral care from dedicated Group Leaders.
Day camp 3-day package
Maybe you want more adventure than one day will allow, but want to rest your head at home each night. This package gives you 3 days of adventure activities.
|3 day camp||$499 per child|
|Adventure Days||$85 per child|
|Adventure Day package
Please note our next camp at PGL Kindilan will be Winter Holiday Camp.
Bookings Now Closed
Campaspe Easter Camp
What to expect when you visit a PGL Adventure Camp
PGL Easter Holiday Camps are conveniently scheduled around the Easter break, so that your kids can have amazing adventure experiences on their holidays while also getting to spend the main public holidays with you. The best of both worlds!
Easter holiday camps are the perfect way to get your children away from their devices, away from screens and back into the real world. They’ll have the chance to spend hours outdoors in nature, making new friends, trying new experiences and building their confidence and resilience. We can’t think of a better Easter gift for you or them!
A sample day on Easter camp:
|Breakfast||Off to the dining room with the rest of your group to fuel up for the day, you’ll need plenty of energy to keep you going. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, cooked breakfast and fruit – you choose!|
|Activity 1||Easter-themed initiative exercises|
|Lunch||Worked up an appetite? Great – it’s time to replenish your energy stores with the dining room. If you have energy to spare after lunch you can have a quick kickabout with a ball or relax and chat with your new friends.|
|Activity 3||Low ropes course|
|Activity 4||Leap of Faith|
|Dinner||Time to eat again! A different menu each day.|
|Evening Activities||Capture the Flag, Photo Challenge, Quizzes and much more – evening activities give you the chance to get together with everyone in your age group and have some laughs.|
|Bedtime||Bedtime. The younger ones go first whilst older groups have a bit more time to chill out and chat or watch a movie. Then it’s lights out and time to sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!|
- Excellent pastoral care provision from dedicated ‘Group Leaders’
- Non-stop adventure activities (think raft building, giant swing, aeroball and so much more!) run by highly qualified Activity Instructors
- Easter-themed activities
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon – healthy and nutritious
- Grouped by age so it’s easy to make friends
- Proven to build confidence, independence and bravery
- The PGL magic (you don’t know until you try!)
Our residential camps include all of the above as well as:
- Delicious and nutritious breakfast and dinner, as well as supper – your kids will NEVER go hungry!
- Accommodation in our comfortable bunk-style cabins
Each child on a PGL Easter Holiday camp is assigned their own PGL ‘Groupie’ for the duration of their stay on camp with us. Groupies are responsible for nurturing an inclusive camp environment, as well as looking after your children’s health, safety and pastoral care at all times. All staff hold Working With Children checks / Blue Cards and are highly experienced working with children.
A holiday camp is more than just fun activities. It gives children the opportunity to experience new and challenging situations in a controlled environment, and take their first steps towards independence. At a PGL holiday camp, children will develop self-confidence and resilience, spend time in nature (away from those pesky devices), have a chance to take on leadership roles, make a heap of new friend and make lifelong memories in the process!
PGL Holiday Camps are unbeatable value – your child will enjoy endless fun and action from morning to bedtime, all with full supervision. Take a look at everything that’s included:
- A daily program packed full of exciting activities
- Use of approved equipment
- Professional, friendly and encouraging activity instruction
- Sympathetic care and supervision
- Full board accommodation (not applicable to day camps)
- Fun-filled evening entertainment (not applicable to day camps)
- PGL certificates
- Travel to camp
Please find our arrival and departure times below.
|2-night Camps||Day 1: arrive between 08.30 – 10.00am (first meal: lunch)||Day 3: depart between 5pm – 5.30pm (last meal lunch)|
|Adventure Days||Arrive between 8.15am – 8.45am (first meal lunch)||Depart between 5pm – 5.30pm (last meal lunch)|
We recognise that most parents value their children having a mobile phone on holiday. We are happy for children to have a phone, but they will only be able to use them in situations where practical and safe to do so in line with our mobile phone policy, which can be viewed here.
For example, use will not be allowed during activity sessions and after lights out. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to such devices, and we advise that you have adequate mobile phone insurance cover in place.
The following misuse of mobile devices could result in your child being sent home from their holiday:
- Viewing or sharing inappropriate material
- Abuse of social media
- Any conduct that could be deemed as bullying or
- Any other improper use of a mobile device (including theft or damage to another’s property).
The below items are banned at all of our centres. Therefore, it is essential to check that your child does not have any of the following items with them during their stay at PGL:
- Alcohol & Drugs (including associate paraphernalia (grinders etc.)
- Medicines of any kind, whether prescription or standard over the counter (e.g., paracetamol, hay fever tablets, travel sickness tablets etc.) that you have not handed in upon arrival at the centre and declared to our staff on a medical form.
- Hazardous substances (e.g., glue, gas canisters, legal highs).
- Any item that could constitute a weapon (e.g., pocket knife or scissors).
- The means of lighting a fire (e.g., matches, lights, lighter fluid).
- Inappropriate material (e.g., explicit adult content).
- Cigarettes, Vapes and E-Cigarettes.
Our Easter camp program in 2023 is only for 8 – 14yr old’s. As we continue to develop our programs there may be opportunities later in the year for younger (or older) guests.
Yes, there is! When booking more than one child into camp, you can select the group discount tickets for the 2nd and subsequent children. The booking discount for a 5 day / 4 night camp is $50 per subsequent child, and the discount for a 3 day / 2 night camp is $25 per subsequent child.
Please note that this offer is for overnight camps only, and the family discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Yes, children will enjoy 3 delicious meals per day for every full day on camp. Meals are included from lunch on their arrival day to lunch on their day of departure. We also include morning and afternoon tea daily.
For children on day camp packages, this will include lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea daily.
The food on a PGL camp is healthy, nutritious and filling! With a full salad bar at lunch and dinner where children can return as often as they like, they will never go hungry!
Absolutely! Just add the names of your child’s friends to the online booking form at time of booking and we’ll do everything we can to room them together. You can nominate friends that you would like them to room with and / or friends that you would like to join with them for activity sessions.
PGL has been successfully operating camps in Australia since 2014 and comply with all relevant licencing requirements for the sector.
PGL undertakes Essential Safety Measures compliance annually, which ensures that our camps are well-maintained and safe. This includes compliance with air handling systems, exit doors, emergency lighting, emergency power supply, fire detection and control instruments and sprinkler systems.
In regard to activity standards in Australia, there is no mandatory qualification for activity providers. PGL has voluntarily submitted to the Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and been assessed as meeting all requirements. As this is not a mandatory accreditation, we believe that this puts PGL in a favourable position to competitors who have not been independently assessed for activity safety.
Additionally, PGL is accredited by the Quality Tourism Framework (QTF) through the Australian Tourism Industry Council, signifying that we deliver a quality tourism experience. PGL is also accredited as a Camp and Adventure business under the same framework.
PGL is a member of the Australian Camps Association, a national peak body for camps and associated providers.
PGL staff will lead groups and instruct students on activity sessions.
PGL holds and will provide certificates of currency of insurances each year, including public liability insurance to $30,000,000 cover.
PGL staff are onsite 24/7 and Group Leaders will be in close proximity to children’s rooms during their overnight stays. As part of their orientation and welcome, all guests will be made aware of how to contact a member of staff if needed, during the night, as well as their cabin location.
Holiday camps are designed for children who are confident to leave their parents overnight and throw themselves into 3 days of fun and adventure. These include accommodation and all meals.
Our Adventure Day program ensures that you can drop your children off in the morning and pick them up again in the afternoon, giving them a full day of fun and excitement during their school holidays. You can choose from a single day, or a 3-day package. These include lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea.