Field Trip Leadership Camps

The Field Trip supports and encourages young people to pursue opportunities to lead peers and other young people through camps both within the state, Australia and overseas. In recent years, The Field Trip has held both day camps and overnight camps, as well as sending Field Trip members overseas to camps and programs in America, Cambodia and Bali. In January 2021, in partnership with One Voice, The Field Trip ran Camp Elevate. In July, we ran Camp Connect and in January 2022, we ran Camp Calm at the Blue Light Youth Camp on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Maldon, Victoria. 

Camp Reach is our next camp for kids ages 8-14 and will be held 1-3 July 2022 at the Victorian Blue Light Youth Camp in Maldon.


To prepare to run these camps for kids, we hold leadership training camps or 'Driver in Training' (DIT)  camps for potential and current drivers in training, young people ages 14-17. These camps happen twice a year - in April and September school holidays - as leadership preparation for our main camps in summer and winter. The program for a Field Trip leadership camp includes understanding Field Trip values and the Field Trip's Child Safe Policy, protocols and procedures, creating a safe space for young people, being inclusive, how to plan and deliver programs effectively for children, conflict resolution techniques, effective leadership and working well within a team environment. All prospective drivers (leaders) for Field Trip Camps ages 15+ must attend these leadership camps to be eligible to be an employed leader at our main summer and winter camps. 


Our next Leadership Training Camp will be held April 23-24, a weekend in the April school holidays at the Castlemaine Community House. It is a day camp, 10am-4pm each day. Cost of this leadership training camp is $195 which includes a full program and leadership development training by qualified experts and Field Trip mentors. Bring your own lunch and water bottle. Scholarships and discounts are available on an as-need basis. No one is turned away due to financial reasons.  

To express your interest to attend this leadership camp, please read the terms and conditions and complete the form below.

Terms and Conditions of attendance

  1. You must be aged 14-17 in the year of the camp to attend a Field Trip leadership camp.

  2. You disclose fully and transparently all health issues and dietary requirements to help us prioritise your mental and physical health, safety and positive well-being at camp. 

  3. You come to camp with a positive attitude to participate fully with the program and other participants. 

  4. You understand that you can only be offered a paid leadership role at future Field Trip camps by attending a Field Trip leadership camp.

  5. You give permission to be photographed during camp and for camp photos to be used as promotion for Field Trip activities (with the assurance that names won't be attached and people in photos won't be identified).

  6. You understand refunds are not given as a general rule, so please be sure you can and want to attend when you sign up.