PGL Campaspe Downs

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An hour's drive from Melbourne, PGL Campaspe Downs has 150 acres packed with adventure for school groups. Whether you're looking for a leadership or teambuilding focus, 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 give students a taste of the real outdoors as well as building a range of personal skills.

Situated on the outskirts of the Macedon Ranges just one hour from Melbourne, PGL Campaspe Downs has 150 acres packed with adventure activities designed to challenge, inspire and motivate young people.

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
Stuart Davie - Camp Manager
PGL Campaspe Downs Trentham Road
PGL Campaspe Downs Trentham Rd
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia

Accommodation comprises 400 beds, split across two areas, one each side of the main lake.

Three bunkhouses have a capacity of approximately 200 with single or twin en suites for teachers and accompanying adults. The bunkhouses can easily be divided to allow for two groups of 100 with their own toilet and shower blocks.

Sixteen cabins have a mix of rooms sleeping 4 to 8 people in bunks, with single and twin rooms for teachers and leaders. All cabins have en suite toilet and shower facilities.

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.

If you’d rather self-cater, then we can offer a purpose-built building which seats 250 people.

The camp has plenty of facilities, which include two dining rooms, an indoor stadium, conference and recreation rooms, two leaders’ lounges, a sports oval and an indoor sports and games area.

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, bush walk, bushcraft, centipede, challenge course, climbing, fencing, flying fox, giant swing, initiative activities, leap of faith, low ropes course, open canoeing, orienteering, possum glider, raft building, sensory trail, team challenge and team games.

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

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.

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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.

2020 prices from $199+GST for an all-inclusive camp.

Adventure activity camp

"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! From first contact you guys have gone out of your way to help our school have an amazing camp experience. We couldn't have asked for anything better. PGL Campaspe Downs has the best facilities, best staff and is the best camp!" - Waubra Primary School

Accommodation for up to 400 guests in cabins and tents.

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

Conference rooms available on request.

400 guests