At PGL Adventure Camps, we are industry experts in providing activities with the perfect mix of fun, adventure and learning. All of our activity sessions are run by qualified and experienced staff, meaning that teachers can relax and enjoy the sessions as well. All activity sessions are included in your PGL package – there are no hidden fees and no extra charges.
Our team of adventure experts will craft the perfect mix of activities for you, based on your desired learning outcomes (and we promise that the students won’t even realise that they’re learning, as they’ll be having so much fun!)
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Determination and courage are rewarded with an overwhelming sense of achievement for the student who manages to walk backwards over the edge of a climbing tower, under the full supervision of a PGL instructor. In addition to learning a new skill, abseiling enables students to understand risks and how to control them. Available at Campaspe Downs and PGL Kindilan.
A cross between trampolining, basketball and volleyball – it’s an exhilarating, high-energy sport. Four players learn the basics required – then spring into action! The aim is to get the ball in the opposing player’s net. As well as being lots of fun, your students will develop team tactics and improve communication skills along the way. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.
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. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch Our Archery Video
Traditional games including cricket, basketball, five-a-side soccer and volleyball can be played to develop skills, learning and the use of tactics in a small team environment. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.
Make the most of the local surroundings by taking a short hike in our bushland environment. Spend some quality time getting to know one another as you walk through acres of open bushland, home to a diverse variety of plant and animal species. It’s a great way to bring the team together and spend some time reflecting on your camp experience. Available at PGL Kindilan.
Learn how to build a shelter in an on-site ‘wilderness’ environment and operate as a team. Basic survival skills such as building a shelter, water filtration, knot craft and signalling are developed by the group during the design of their camp layout. Key responsibilities are identified and shared by the team who work together to get the most from the ‘wilderness’ experience. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch Our Bush Craft Video
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. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.
Students belay and encourage each other as they negotiate their way up a series of suspended obstacles. Available at Campaspe Downs.
A well-loved and popular activity with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved; it can even get quite competitive sometimes! As your students negotiate the various obstacles that lie ahead, it’s an experience that will promote teamwork, lateral thinking, problem solving and decision-making – as well as being physically challenging too. Available at Campaspe Downs.
Qualified instructors teach students how to recognise and control risks before learning the basic skills and techniques of climbing with either auto belay or ‘ground up’ belay systems. Available at Campaspe Down and PGL Kindilan.
Working in teams, children use crates and teamwork to try and construct the highest crate stack whilst keeping their balance to stand on top of the stack. Available at PGL Kindilan only.
Travelling at high speed suspended and harnessed from an overhead cable isn’t something forgotten easily! Determination, courage and exceeding limitations are qualities often observed. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch our Flying Fox Video
The ultimate test of nerve and joint decision-making! Members of the group haul the Giant Swing 10 metres into the air with two people in the harness. When both participants agree, they pull the ripcord and swing towards the ground at high speed. The question is…how high will you go? Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch Our Giant Swing Video
Students participate individually and as part of a team to complete a number of mental challenges, some of which may also require some physical ability to complete. Planning, making decisions and communicating with each other are all skills required in order to accomplish a set task. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.
It’s an exercise in teamwork and friendly cooperation. Your groups 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 progress to the top. Available at PGL Kindilan.► Watch our Jacob's Ladder Video
One of our newest and most popular activities. Challenging and fun, students use teamwork and communication skills to lead their team to victory. An exciting way for kids to experience laser tag in our beautiful bushland environment. Available at Campaspe Downs.
This individual challenge requires determination and courage to climb a six-metre pole. Each student can succeed within their own parameters – even if they don’t make the final dive for the trapeze. Available at Campaspe Downs and PGL Kindilan.► Watch our Leap of Faith Video
Less than a metre off the ground, this activity promotes teamwork and communication. Students negotiate a series of obstacles and challenges which are not as easy or as straightforward as they appear! Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch our Low Ropes Video
Students are introduced to practical map reading by working in small groups on a number of courses. They develop map reading skills by locating control points within the boundary of the centre. Decision making, symbol recognition and judgement of distance travelled are all required. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.
The team on the ground pull on a rope, raising the participant almost 8 metres off the ground and up into the tree canopy. This activity is designed to put the participant outside their comfort zone as they swing around freely. It also encourages communication and teamwork among the rest of the team. Available at Campaspe Downs and PGL Kindilan.
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 which they can steer. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch Our Raft Building Video
In this fun and exciting challenge, participants work together to complete the trail and the specific games designed to help them understand the importance of each of the 5 senses. Available at Campaspe Downs, PGL Kindilan and Camp Rumbug.► Watch our Sensory Trail Video
A variety of fun adventure activities with physical challenges which require cooperation and participation from everybody in order to complete. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.
A great way to really experience the bushland environment and actually climb the tall trees that grow there. Our qualified instructors will help groups recognise and control the risks and then teach the basic skills and techniques needed for them to climb into the treetops. Available at PGL Kindilan and Camp Rumbug.► Watch Our Tree Climb Video
A variety of fun adventure activities with physical challenges which require cooperation, communication and participation from everybody in order to complete them successfully, often involving lifting each other up of the ground! Available at PGL Kindilan and Camp Rumbug.
A great opportunity to overcome fears, build confidence and create a sense of achievement. Children jump from the top of the 18m tower (with their harness attached to the Quick Jump device) and free fall half way down, before slowing down just before the ground. For the more confident, why not try it again blindfolded? Available at PGL Kindilan.
Evening Activities Available
At PGL Adventure Camps, a dedicated Group Leader (Groupie) will run evening entertainment activities for the whole group. Evening activities are fast-paced and designed to engage all participants. All activity sessions are included in your PGL package – there are no hidden fees and no extra charges.
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Like hide-and-seek but in the dark, and on a much larger scale! Groups split into teams; one team hides within the centre grounds, leaving a trail for the other team to follow. Bonus points are available for ‘ambushing’ the opposing team. Great for developing strategic and team building skills. Available at Campaspe Downs and PGL Kindilan.
(Held outside of fire restriction periods only) Enjoy a traditional campfire run by our Groupies. Younger guests can enjoy songs and games while older guests can relax, share stories and reflect on their shared experiences of the day. Available at Campaspe Downs, Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.► Watch Our Camp Fire Video
An inclusive, high-energy game in which teams work together to capture the opposing team’s flag, while avoiding being captured or losing their own. The key to the game is pre-planning, communication and teamwork. The team capturing the other team’s flag wins. Available at Campaspe Downs and Camp Rumbug.
Disco offers participants of all ages and ability levels the chance to dress up and have fun with their friends. With loud, upbeat music and disco lights, guests will be able to dance and play a variety of disco games including limbo, musical chairs, clumps and much more! Available at PGL Kindilan, Campaspe Downs and Camp Rumbug.
► Watch Our Disco Night Video
Guests are split into teams and given a list of national flags with a map. Each country on the map represents a plaque to find around centre. Each plaque features the country’s flag and has a question relating to the country, which must be answered correctly before moving on to find the next flag and eventually returning to base. Available at PGL Kindilan and Camp Rumbug.
► Watch Our Passport to the World Video
Guests are provided with a list of challenges to complete and capture in a photo. The harder to capture images will win more points and help the winning team. Guests will have an allotted time to complete all the photo challenges. Available at Campaspe Downs.
In teams, guests are set Q&A-style challenges with lots of interaction and plenty of variety to keep them motivated and to maximise their participation. As well as general knowledge, rounds may include dressing up, dancing and miming. Available at PGL Kindilan and Camp Rumbug.
The group’s aim is to shine their torches to find the reflectors around a set course to follow the route in the darkness. Reflectors could be high or low, on trees, fences or buildings. It takes teamwork and concentration to ensure they have found the correct reflector. Guests can do this as a whole group or in smaller groups with a safety brief and base area to get back to. Available at PGL Kindilan.
Each team completes a series of challenges or games in order to earn equipment. The teams then need to use this equipment to build a carrier to protect a water balloon. Great for problem solving, teamwork and communication. Available at PGL Kindilan and Camp Rumbug.
The Cube is a game that challenges your ability to do simple tasks when under pressure in a confined environment. Available at PGL Kindilan.
PGL’s own Olympics – a collection of fun relay-style team and individual games designed for active participation by all team members. Available at Camp Rumbug and PGL Kindilan.