True Aussie holiday camps
PGL Holiday camps are the perfect way for your 8-14 year old to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills during their school holidays! With experienced Activity Instructors and Group Leaders, awesome team-building activities, healthy meals and accommodation provided, your kids will never want to leave!
Find out more about our holiday camps:
Fun & Exciting Holiday Camps For Kids
Plus all our staff voluntarily adhere to the Australian Adventure Activity Standard and have been fully inspected on our commitment to providing safe adventure camps across our holiday camp located at South East Queensland, Foster North Victoria and Tylden Victoria.
Sample of our Holiday Camp activities
Our qualified archery instructors teach basic archery skills – students will need accuracy, control and a steady hand. The instructors encourage students to develop their technique and show awareness of all safety measures.
Experience one of our most popular activities and take to the water in a canoe. Challenging and fun, students learn and develop paddling techniques, teamwork and communication skills using a combination of games and instruction both on land and afloat.
Build it well or you are likely to get wet! Promoting teamwork, planning and communication skills, students work together to build a raft from different components that will float and that they can steer.
It’s an exercise in teamwork and friendly cooperation. Your group’s objective, in teams of three, is to climb to the top of a suspended ladder of logs. The gaps between each log become wider, the higher you go. Pushing up, pulling up, standing on shoulders – it’s all about working together to achieve a joint purpose. The activity promotes friendship, communication, discussion, leadership and decision-making as each team progresses to the top.
PGL Holiday Camp Reviews
Hear from those who have stayed at our camps before!
Love this place! Awesome staff and lots of great activities for kids. Beautiful lake to drink coffee by in the morning
My 9 year old attended camp here last week and hasn’t stopped raving about the experience. He had nothing but positive things to say about the staff, raved about how the PGL staff helped when he was nervous to try the rock climbing wall. My son is also quite a picky eater so I was nervous how he would cope, but came home saying he loved the food, and is now eating a bigger variety of foods at home. Highly recommend.
Holiday Camps FAQ
A adventure 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 adventure 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 camp 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
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 summer camp:
- 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 summer 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.
Take a look at our Child Safe Guarding Policy for any concerns you may have, however it is important to know that as a member of AAAS all members of staff are trained in their roles with the following responsibilities:
Be fully conversant with all aspects of PGL child safeguarding policy and procedures
- To have an understanding of the laws relating to child protection as well as company policies and operating procedures
- Make recommendations for change or improvements to current policies or operating procedures
- Ensure the visitors’ Code of Conduct is adhered to (see Appendix 2)
- Engage with children, young people, vulnerable adults and their parents/carers regarding PGL child safeguarding commitments and culture
- Report any abuse/neglect concerns, allegations or disclosures to appropriate external authorities, your direct supervisor and their child safeguarding lead
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 a number of days of fun and adventure. Holiday camps can range from 5-days / 4-nights to 3-days / 2-nights. These include accommodation and all meals.
Our day camp 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 opt for a multi-day. These include morning tea, lunch an afternoon tea.
We have programmes running throughout the year. We recommend a 5 day / 4 night stay so your children can get the full experience of the holiday camp. However Children won’t miss out on any of our experiences on a 3 day / 2 night camp.