Victorian Blue Light Youth Camp is located in Maldon 136km northwest of Melbourne. The property is set within 200 metres to the centre of the Maldon Township, it was built in 1987 at a cost of $1.8 million, being designed to replicate the style of the original Derby Hill Gold Mine, located at the site. In 1990 the property was acquired from the Victorian Government by Blue Light Victoria and developed as a school camp.
Since this time the camp has run school camps which specialise in bicycle safety and more recently have introduced programs targeting young people who have been identified as being at risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime. Blue Light Victoria traditionally has close links with Victoria Police and it is a fantastic opportunity to provide a fun and relaxed environment to build positive relationships between young people and police.
The camp offers the unique opportunity for children to undertake our Bicycle Safety Program whilst enjoying the history and adventure that the camp and the town offers.
Camps can be tailored to suit your school with a large variety of activities on offer at camp, or many other activities at our doorstep.
Maldon is Australia’s First Notable town declared in 1966 by the National Trust of Australia. It signifies that the town has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history. In the heart of the goldfields we have mine tours and diggings, steam train rides and museums highlighting the European settlement of the area. Together with amazing views from historic Mt Tarrengower that provide brilliant hiking trails, uninterrupted views to the Loddon Valley, Grampians, Nuggetty Ranges, Mt Alexander, Mt Macedon, Mt Franklin, volcanic rock formations and Cairn Curran Reservoir. The mine diggings, ruins and the native flora and fauna make it a paradise for nature enthusiasts of the local environment and historically for many thousands of years with the Dja Dja Wurrung people.
If you are one of these type groups or a similar group, please contact on what the camp and environment may be able to offer:
- Leadership groups
- Personal trainers, fitness groups or running clubs
- Sporting teams wanting to do their pre-season camp
- Hiking/Walking groups
- Geocaching or orienteering events
- Running clubs
- Yoga retreat
- Bicycle groups
- Environmental groups
- Scouts or girl guide groups
- Multicultural groups
- Community groups
- and more groups……………