PGL Camp Rumbug

Camps and accommodation / Last updated 2 years, 3 months ago

Set in over 200 acres of temperate rainforest, PGL Camp Rumbug is packed with adventure for school groups. Whether you're looking for a leadership or team building focus, a camp out experience or a study skills retreat, each of our activity programs is designed to bring out the best in young people and inspire the confidence to succeed.

PGL provides a fun and challenging adventure experience for school groups that gives students a taste of the real outdoors as well as building a range of personal skills. 

The beautiful Camp Rumbug is located in the majestic hills of South Gippsland, two  hours from Melbourne's CBD and set in 200 acres of glorious temperate rainforest overlooking Wilsons Promontory National Park. 

We have a range of programs to suit all year groups including Year 7 orientation camps, study skills retreats for Year 10s and leadership and teambuilding activity camps which are great for groups of all ages. We can even offer camp-out experiences to really help students get closer to the great outdoors! 

Whatever program you choose for your students, trying something new, building confidence and supporting each other is what a PGL experience is all about, and they’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Key benefits of a PGL camp:

  • All-inclusive camps - full board accommodation and a packed activity program
  • Free places for leaders - 1:10 ratio
  • Free evening entertainment - run by our enthusiastic team
  • An extra pair of hands - unique to PGL, our 'Groupies' look after the organisation of your group
  • Safety - our teams are carefully selected and highly trained
  • No minimum group size - we can find a program to suit your budget
Matt Wallis - Camp Manager
90 Dollar Woorarra West Road
Foster North
90 Woorarra West Road

2020 prices from $199+GST for a 3 day all-inclusive camp.

We have been operating school camps, adventure centres and youth retreats in the UK and Europe since 1957. Every year more than 6000 British school and youth groups choose PGL for their school trip.

We are now delighted to be able to offer the PGL residential camp experience to schools and youth groups in Victoria and Queensland.

We look after more than 250,000 young people every year.

A PGL adventure will bring out the best in young people – realising the potential in every individual to reach higher and achieve more. Whatever your objectives, we’ll help you achieve them. Our courses use adventure to build confidence, a sense of achievement, forge stronger relationships and develop a better attitude in school.

Flying Fox*
Giant Swing*
Initiative Exercises
Low Ropes Course
Mud Run
Raft Building*
Team Challenge
Tree Climb*
Trust Challenge
*PGL instructor led. All other activities are teacher led.

Accommodation for up to 260 guests is provided in our lodges and bell tents.

Plane Tree Lodge
Students: En suite rooms sleep 8-10
Teachers: En suite rooms sleep 2-3

Blackwood Lodge
Students: Rooms sleep 10-14 with nearby bathrooms
Teachers: En suite rooms sleep up to 4

Bell Tents
Sleep up to 3 with toilets and showers close by

260 guests

We have two camps in Victoria - PGL Campaspe Downs and PGL Camp Rumbug. We also have a camp in Queensland - PGL Kindilan.

"All PGL staff engaged the students and were very helpful and knowledgeable. There were a variety of activities to push our children in the beautiful campsite." - Arnolds Creek Primary School.

PGL is committed to helping all guests realise their potential. Where appropriate and practical we will have measures in place for guests with additional needs to enable them to access facilities and to engage as fully as possible in the adventure programs.

Due to a limited number of buses fitted with lift facilities for wheelchairs, please ensure that bookings are made well in advance to ensure that a vehicle is available for you.

Please inform us of any participants with additional needs relating to disability/accessibility by completing our 'Additional Needs Form' and returning it to us when you confirm your booking.

Accommodation comprises 260 beds in lodges and bell tents.

We provide a fully catered service, with a menu full of fresh vegetables, salads and fruit, plus plenty of carbohydrates for energy. We can also cater for special dietary requirements.

The camp has plenty of facilities, which include a dining room, covered recreation area, indoor recreation room and 200 acres of rainforest to enjoy!

Action-packed activity sessions, supervised by our friendly, well-trained PGL instructors, help children develop new skills and confidence in a safe and fun environment.

We have a wide range of activities on land and on water for you to choose from and we design a flexible program to meet the specific needs of your group.

Each day is packed with experience to excite, inspire and build confidence. There are 4 one-and-a-half hour sessions each day with activities to keep everybody engaged.

And after your action-packed day, there is even more to come. We’ll create and run a tailored evening program to round off the day. Our unmissable evening entertainment is led by PGL staff and is guaranteed to keep you and your students busy and happy.

Activities include abseiling, Aeroball, archery, bushcraft, flying fox, giant swing, initiative activities, low ropes course, mud run, open canoeing, orienteering, raft building, team challenge, tree climb and trust exercises.

We run a range of programs for school groups including: activity camps (leadership or teambuilding), orientation camps, study skills retreats and camp-out experiences.