Positive Start 2022

Positive Start camp programme

Getting Back to the Outdoors

The Victorian Government is acting to re-engage primary and secondary students and to boost their physical and mental health and wellbeing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing students with the opportunity to attend camp experiences in 2022.

Thanks to this program, Victorian students can be more active, reconnect with friends and find inspiration in new challenges and exciting settings.

We are very proud to have been selected as camp providers for this important initiative at both PGL Campaspe Downs and PGL Camp Rumbug.

So how does it work?

Using adventure activities to stimulate learning and growth, our camps are run by trained PGL instructors who tailor the adventure sessions to meet your learning objectives. All of our Positive Start camps include:

  • Dedicated PGL Group leader or ‘Groupie’

  • Delicious and healthy meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, plus morning and afternoon tea and supper

  • Accommodation in multi share facilities

  • Four activity sessions per day – 100% led by PGL Leaders

  • Bedding

  • Evening activities

Schools and individuals will be notified by the Victorian Government of their eligibility for the program. Our friendly staff are excited to hear from you to arrange your camp experience.

Giant Swing on a PGL Camp

A typical camp




Day 1

11.00: Arrive

Packed Lunch


Afternoon Tea

Laser Tag


Mini Olympics


Day 2


Challenge Course

Morning Tea

Low ropes course


Flying Fox

Afternoon Tea

Initiative exercises


Team Exercises


Day 3



Morning Tea

Possum Glider


Depart for Home

Available at

Camp Rumbug, VIC

Located in the majestic hills of South Gippsland, two hours from Melbourne’s CBD and set in 200 acres of glorious temperate rainforest.

Campaspe Downs, VIC

On the outskirts of the Macedon Ranges, close to Kyneton and an hour’s drive from Melbourne, PGL Campaspe Downs is set within 160 acres of natural bushland.