YMCA Camping – Camp Manyung
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YMCA Camping – Camp Manyung


Camp Manyung has been around for a very long time. It was built in the 1930s by a group of volunteers designed by Walter Burnley Griffin, the famous architect. It is in a beautiful location, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, which is very attractive to a lot of groups from Melbourne and surrounds, so it’s a stunning place. The close proximity to a beautiful natural resource like Port Phillip Bay lends itself to lots of great programming opportunitites. During the summer time we run a range of water-based activities on Port Phillip Bay, activities such as sea kayaking, fishing from our fishing boat, we run a fish education program, an open waterlearning program, which is a terrific program because it educates young people about water safety and open water environments, also snorkeling, canoeing. Onsite there are a lot of activities here that are designed around team building and challenging people, so those types of activities are: The high ropes course, the giant swing, vertical challenge, low ropes, all those types of challenges that are high challenge but fun, adventurous-type activities. For the individual camper I believe it’s about personal growth. As a group it’s about building a strong community on camp and that’s very evident in what we do.

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