Better Experience, Better Value!

We deliver an awesome, adventure-packed experience for our campers, which is also great value for money for you.

Our mission is to provide groups with a fun, happy and safe experience when they stay with us for any amount of time. We pride ourselves on our hospitality with excellent accommodation facilities, well maintained gardens, varied indoor spaces and perhaps most importantly, amazing food!

Don Bosco Camp and Centre is well-placed on the Mornington Peninsula; it is in close proximity to the Peninsula Link freeway, which translates to ease of access for anyone coming to us from anywhere around Melbourne. As a not for profit organisation we aim to provide groups with an affordable experience that tailors to your specific needs.

Take a further look at how we may better serve your needs!

The Alt Tag
Fabulous Spaces

Fabulous Spaces

Don Bosco Camp and Centre is a wonderful multipurpose site that offers your group the flexibility to use it however you would like.

Our buildings are equipped with chairs that are easily set out or packed away and our dining room can cater for up to 150 people. Our studio buildings are the perfect area for groups to interact with each other in an engaging way.

Take a further look at how you could use these spaces!

Fun and Games!

Don Bosco Camp and Centre offers plenty of open indoor and outdoor spaces for groups to run activities and play games in a safe and enthralling way.

Our fabulous gym and grassed fields provide an environment that allows groups to be active whenever needed and are big enough for groups to run activities that involve their entire group all at once.

Take a further look at how you could use these spaces!

The Gym

What We Do

Holiday Camps

These are at the heart of who we are and what we do; we’ve been running holiday camps for over 70 years. Holiday programs are run in January and July for young people aged between 9 and 16.

School Camps

We offer fully catered, action-packed school camps for students of all ages. Ranging from an overnight trip to a full 3-day experience, we can tailor a package to suit your specific needs.

Retreats

We are an ideal location for retreat programs, providing many spaces for small group discussions and reflections both inside and outside. We have a chapel on-site and are only minutes away from the serene Safety Beach.

Music Groups

We offer music camps plenty of space to practice, including six breakout rooms. We even have the space to host a concert with seating up to 400 people.

Weddings

Don Bosco Camp and Centre is a very special place with loads of space for your wedding day. We offer an inviting and unique experience for you and your guests with many stunning spaces – where your celebration can last the entire weekend!

Community Groups

Our site is perfect for community groups wanting a self-catered or catered weekend away together. We host many varied multicultural and religious groups each year.

Our Facilities

Time to Play

Time to Play

The Gym

The Gym provides a great indoor space to run sports and play games. The Gym has a half-court basketball/netball court and some sports equipment available for use. It also has chairs and tables that will cater to over 150 people for use in other activities.
Run, Jump and Play
Beach House

Don Bosco Beach House

The Beach House is a five-bedroom house that can be hired separately or as an add-on to the campsite. It is situated on its own property adjacent to the camp site and is completely self-sufficient.
Small groups up to 20
Where to Eat

Dining Hall

Our dining room is equipped with everything required to make mealtimes efficient and effortless. It is serviced by a modern commercial kitchen, commercial dishwasher and incorporates designated service and clean up areas.
Dining for 150 People
Music Groups

Music Camps

With multiple separate breakout rooms, the camp allows groups to have flexibility to split off and rehearse in small groups or come together as a whole group to perform.
Play and Sing
Leading by Example

Youth Leadership

The Salesian Youth Leadership program is a fundamental part of the Don Bosco Camp. We are committed to creating leadership opportunities for young people in a wide variety of community settings.
We primarily do this through our Leadership Camp, giving young people an opportunity to learn and then lead by example.
Peer to Peer Leadership
Amazing Food !

Catering and Food

Our Don Bosco Camp kitchen staff pride themselves on a catering service which provides delicious, nutritious meals to all members of the group. Our staff pride themselves on catering for specific food allergy requests.
Good food and plenty of it!
Prayer and Reflection

Chapel

The Camp Chapel is available to all groups as a great space for quiet reflection and discussion and is also equipped to celebrate liturgies with an altar, lectern and portable projector screen.
Liturgies
Indoor Spaces

Three Studios

Our three Studios provide fantastic multi-purpose spaces as they are equipped with a range of equipment that makes them the perfect spaces for music rehearsals, dances, indoor games and presentations.
Red, Blue and Grey
Dorms

Accommodation

We have accommodation for up to 148 people sleeping on-site. All dormitories have bathroom facilities under the same roof as well as heating and fans. Each dormitory also has a separate room with ensuite facilities for teachers/leaders.
Sleep up to 148 People

New Facilities

Our Team

Everyone on the Don Bosco Team enjoys working with young people and having fun!

  • Paul Poutney

    Paul Poutney

    Director
  • Dom Stephens

    Dom Stephens

    Operations Manager
  • Suzie Burns

    Suzie Burns

    Kitchen Manager
  • Lia Stanley-Poutney

    Lia Stanley-Poutney

    Office Manager
  • Mika McCarthy

    Camp Assistant
  • Ivan Oyarce

    Camp Assistant