- PGL Campaspe Downs (VIC), Victoria | 3 – 6 July 2023
- PGL Kindilan (QLD), Brisbane | 3 – 7 July 2023
Overnight 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 fun and adventure. These camps include all accommodation, meals, adventure activities, evening entertainment and pastoral care from dedicated Group Leaders. The overnight camps on offer:
PGL Kindilan 5day/4nights or 3day/2nights
PGL Campaspe Downs are offering 4day/3nights
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 program 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.
Adventure Day package (3-days)
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.
|4 night/5 day camp||$849 per child|
|2 night/3 day camp||$499 per child|
|Adventure Day package||$255|
|3 night/4 day camp||$699 per child|
|Adventure Day package||$255|
This is the perfect time of year to crank up the campfire and sit around sharing stories with new found friends.
Want your kids to make some amazing memories during the school break? We’ve got you. You’re not going to have to worry about a thing.
All of our holiday camps are amazing, but our winter camps are designed to maximise fun and excitement across all our offerings. Although our water-based activities are reduced due to seasonal change, our winter adventure camp program more than compensates for this with an amazing selection of land and air-based activities.
Your child can explore the heights and delights of the Centipede at Campaspe Downs, or ride the Possum Glider at both of our Winter Camp venues. Additionally, both camp locations provide some of the best zip-lining experiences in the Brisbane and Melbourne regions.
- 24hr childcare from our experienced on-site teams
- Excellent pastoral care provision from dedicated ‘Group Leaders’
- Non-stop activities (think ziplining, archery, abseiling and so much more!)
- 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!)
What does a day at PGL Winter Camp look like?
|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!|
|Lunch||Worked up an appetite? Great – replenish your energy in the dining room with a wonderfully nutritious lunch. If you have the energy to spare after lunch you can have a quick kickabout with a ball or relax and chat with your new friends.|
|Activity 3||Climbing – Scale the climbing wall safely and independently courtesy of our on-site guides who will teach the basics of climbing and encourage your child to conquer this challenge.|
|Activity 4||Challenge course/Low rope course – It’s time to get muddy with the challenge or low rope course (Challenge course available at Campaspe Downs). Competition between teams is fierce but friendly, as teamwork and coordination are key to ensuring your child overcomes all the obstacles successfully.|
|Dinner||Time to eat again! A selection of excellent evening meals are served each day, packed full of nutrition and rich in flavour!|
|Evening Activities||Gather around the campfire exchanging stories and jokes with your new friends. A wholesome evening of laughter and reflection on your action-packed day.|
|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!|
Fun, laughter and memories
Children are grouped with others of the same age as this enables children to feel comfortable making friends and for groups to contain similar ability levels. Each group is assigned their own PGL ‘Groupie’ for the duration of the camp. 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.
During their stay with us, children will be taken through a range of fun and challenging activities, which could include archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, bushcraft and so much more! We provide the children with 3 delicious, nutritious and filling meals per day in our purpose-built dining rooms, and by night they stay in our comfortable cabin-style accommodation.
Some water-based activities are reduced due to the colder weather, therefore all our programs are tweaked slightly to incorporate more land and air-based activities to maximise the value and sense of adventure for children. This is just about the only change, all of our meal provisions, our exceptionally high standard of care and our accommodation facilities are the same.
A winter 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 friends 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 program packed full of exciting activities
- Use of approved equipment
- Professional, friendly and encouraging activity instruction
- Sympathetic care and supervision
- Comfortable bunk-style accommodation
- All meals while on camp, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper (day campers receive morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
- Fun-filled evening entertainment (not applicable to day camps)
- PGL certificates
- Travel to camp
Please find our arrival and departure times below.
|4-Night Camps||Monday between 08.30 – 10.00am (first meal: morning tea)||Friday between 5pm – 5.30pm (last meal: afternoon tea)|
|3-Night Camps||Monday between 08.30 – 10.00am (first meal: morning tea)||Thursday between 5pm – 5.30pm (last meal: afternoon tea)|
|2-Night Camps||Monday between 08.30 – 10.00am (first meal: morning tea)||Wednesday between 5pm – 5.30pm (last meal: afternoon tea)|
|Day camps||Arrive between 8.15am – 8.45am (first meal: morning tea)||Depart between 5pm – 5.30pm (last meal: afternoon tea)|
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 winter 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 camp programs are only for 8 – 14yr old’s. As we continue to develop our activity 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 4 day / 3 night camp is $50 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 complies 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.
Booking our Winter camps couldn’t be easier. Book online by clicking on the buttons below for secure credit card payment.
Holiday camps are designed for children who are confident to leave their parents overnight and throw themselves into fun and adventure. Winter Holiday camps are a 3-night / 4-day experience. This includes accommodation and all meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper).
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 3-day package, or a 5-day package. All our day camp packages include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.