Satellite Camps

Satellite Camps are three-day overnight camps for ages 8 – 12 and 12 – 15. These camps are one of Satellite’s highlights and extremely popular, often with a waiting list! Satellite Camps take place every school holiday.



Satellite Camps cater for young people with family members who experience mental health challenges, giving them the opportunity for respite from their caring role and the chance to make lasting memories and friendships.

The types of camps and the venues are tailored to the children’s ages. There is a camp for children aged 8 – 12  (in primary school) and another for young people 12 – 15 which has a focus on emerging leadership.

With a mixture of engaging outdoor and indoor activities, young people get to have fun, be creative and make new friends while building their skills and confidence.

They’ll meet other young people who are going through similar experiences, with plenty of positive role modelling through the adult and peer leaders.

Adventure Activities

Adventure activities like hut building, bushwalking, ropes course or making nature mobiles are a great opportunity for team building, and for young people to just hang out together and create strong connections.

Quiet Activities

Indoor activities are just as fun! Quiet activities like creative drawing, journaling, jewellery making or tie-dying, means there’s plenty of time to build friendships and space for sharing personal experiences.

It’s a safe environment with plenty of support to talk about what helps in tricky times, healthy coping strategies and staying safe.

How it works

With a focus on making sure our camps are fun, safe, and inclusive spaces, we always have a high leader-to-participant ratio and include peer camp leaders who offer great positive role modelling.

This ensures everyone’s safety, enables strong connections, and provides young people with the support they need.

Join us

Take a look at our What’s On section to see when the next Satellite Camp will be happening!

If you are new to Satellite, head on over to our Expression of Interest form to get started.

“Satellite Camp staff made me feel comfortable by just really being there.  The best thing about a Satellite Camp is making new friends. Every time you come to a new camp, you make a handful of new friends.”

“The best thing about Satellite Camp is probably the people, definitely. You just click and people understand and get what you’re going through. You’re not the weird kid or the kid that is loud and doesn’t know anything. You are just a person, and they don’t judge you for having mental illnesses or having someone in your life with mental illnesses. They just understand.”


Upcoming Satellite Camps

Young Leaders Camp

Our Young Leaders Camp is geared towards those aged 12 - 15 years old and takes place during the June/July school holiday at Urban Camp in Melbourne. Join us to make new friends, and have fun!

Young Leaders Camp starts at 12:00pm on 3 July until 2:00pm on 5 July.

  • Date:
  • 3 Jul 2023 - 5 Jul 2023
  • Time:
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 3 Days
  • Location:
  • Urban Camp, 7 Brens Drive, Parkville Victoria 3052
  • Price:
  • FREE
Satellite Kids Camp

Our next Kids Camp takes place at Camp Coolamatong in Gippsland during the September school holidays! This camp is for primary school children aged 9 - 12 years old.

Join the fun from 12:00pm on Monday 18 September to 2:00pm on Wednesday 20 September.

  • Date:
  • 18 Sep 2023 - 20 Sep 2023
  • Duration:
  • 3 Days
  • Location:
  • Camp Coolamatong, 38 Cranswick Road, Banksia Peninsula, Victoria 3875
  • Price:
  • FREE
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