Camp Marysville is different! Developed following extensive research with schools and other user groups, we set out to challenge your notion of what a camp can achieve.
Community – there are no bunk rooms (or even bunk beds) at Camp Marysville. Instead, student cabins (all with en suites) are arranged in small ‘villages’ around a central teacher’s lodge. Community values even extend to the dining room where meals are mostly served to tables ‘family style’.
Sustainability – Camp Marysville as part of the Outdoor Education Group family has a strong commitment to sustainability – in fact it underpins everything we do.
We’re continually working towards a ‘no waste’ system through reducing product packaging, composting and minimising food miles. We work actively to involve program participants in food preparation, baking and tending to the herbs, vegetables and indigenous plants in our extensive kitchen garden. Our Grow It, Cook it classes also include education around the key principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
A different approach to activities – Camp Marysville offers a unique range of educational, fun and local community interactive activities, from specially constructed cycle tracks, group drumming and team challenges through to our amazing 18m high climbing and abseiling tower. All activities are designed with the aim of encouraging the development of community within your group and hopefully forging new skills along the way.
Size and intimacy – we can cater for groups of up to 250, but we can also configure the camp to comfortably cater for smaller groups.
Staff – our staff hail from all corners of the globe and bring with them a diverse range of skills and experience. As part of the Outdoor Education Group family they receive industry best training and programs of professional development. They are chosen for their commitment to education and to ensuring our guests have a safe and enjoyable time with us.
Fantastic food – you won’t find ‘camp food’ at Camp Marysville! Our menus recognise cultural diversity and we endeavour to create varied and interesting dishes whilst ensuring our meals are healthy and delicious. Camp Marysville aims to ensure all special dietary needs are catered for.
Affordability – our rates are designed to make the camp experience affordable to participants from all backgrounds.
Wonderful location – Camp Marysville is located just outside the village of Marysville (to which it is connected by walking and cycling paths.) Bordered by the 20 acres of Marysville State Forest and rolling farmland, our natural bush surrounds, acres of lawn and peaceful setting make Camp Marysville a wonderful place to explore or just relax. Camp Marysville is a short 90 mins from Melbourne CBD so you and your group will spend minimal time on a bus.
Camp Marysville is the perfect place for your next school camp or group retreat – or simply a perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Marysville area.
We’d like to invite you to come and see this ground breaking site for yourself – contact us to arrange a site visit – 03 5770 8293 or email us. Alternatively enjoy a Virtual Tour of Camp Marysville from the comfort of your seat!
Camp Marysville is owned and operated by the Outdoor Education Group.