The Doxa Malmsbury Camp provides children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in an innovative, educational and enriching camp experience that their life circumstances might otherwise preclude.
The camp was officially opened in September 1976 and was Doxa's first major youth program. The campsite is located about 14 kilometres from Malmsbury on 1.7 hectares of lightly timbered land.
The camp accommodates up to 71 people. Each year, children from disadvantaged backgrounds attend with their school or community organisation to enjoy a bush camping experience. The usual length of stay is two nights/three days. There is one purpose built bedroom that is wheelchair accessible.
Teachers/leaders are accommodated in separate rooms with en-suites.
Doxa highly subsidises the cost of the camp ensuring that it is affordable to all children and young people.
The Doxa Malmsbury Camp is accredited by the Australian Camping Association Inc. through the Australian Campsite Accreditation Program.
In 2007, the camp received a one million dollar overhaul ensuring that campers enjoy comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings with facilities and equipment to allow for fun filled days of activities on the property.
• Accommodation building includes bathrooms and hydronically heated bedrooms; 2 bunks per room
• Mattresses and pillows are provided
• Large outdoor covered BBQ area and picnic area
• Several play areas and equipment; large oval
• Concert Stage; Home theatre
• Large gymnasium, recreation room and dining room
• Outdoor oven
Campers will need to bring their own sleeping bags or sheets, pillow cases and towels.
• Volleyball and team sports
• Pool and table tennis
• Team events, games, orienteering
•Trampoline and initiative exercises
- Low ropes and giant swing
The giant swing is the biggest, newest, most exciting activity at Malmsbury. This activity creates the opportunity for team building and a 'challenge by choice', which enables participants to challenge fears in a structured, supported way.
Who is eligible to attend?
Eligible schools will be notified by mail in October every year.
We are located at:
1000 Vaughan Springs Road, Drummond Vic 3446
Our Postal Address is:
PO Box 197, Malmsbury, Vic 3446
Telephone: 5473 4310