YMCA Outdoor Education & Camping aim to provide unique Outdoor Education & Camping experiences in the great outdoors that inspires all people to be healthier, happier and more connected to their community.
Being part of an Outdoor Education & Camping program with the YMCA, many opportunities are created for participants to experience:
- enhanced personal growth
- a strengthened sense of community
- a connection with the natural world
These three platforms form the foundation of the YMCA NSW Outdoor Education & Camping Learning Framework.
All YMCA Outdoor Education & Camping programs are designed and facilitated for each group, based on desired learning experiences prioritized and selected by you during the planning stages.
Our programs cover 3 program designs:
- Residential Based Programs
- Introduction to Journey Based Programs
- Journey Based Programs .
We can provide School Camp Programs, Holiday Camp Programs including school holiday camps and family camps, Conferences and retreats for corporate & community groups including corporate & team-building camps.
Activities available around the lodge:
- The BirdLife Discovery Centre
- The Urban Jungles treetop adventure course
- Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
- the spectacular Blaxland Riverside Park
- enjoy lunch or a coffee at the waterside Armoury Wharf Cafe.
The Sydney Olympic Park Authority also runs educational programs for K-12 that cover science, geography, HSIE, maths, and design and technology, offering plenty of opportunity for fun, dynamic, curriculum-based learning.
4 ha bushland setting, on river.
Catering Details: Full Catering Only
Attractions Nearby: Blue Mountains National Parks and Tourist Attractions, Penrith International Whitewater and Regatta Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, Heritage Listed Grose Valley, Windsor, Richmond, Hawkesbury River, Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium, Blacktown Olympic Park Baseball Stadium, Horseworld, Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Grose River.
"...Camps have been shown to reduce anxiety, increase connection to school, increase connection to peers and increase efficacy, all strong markers of good mental health..."