Camp Icthus is a not for profit organisation which conducts camps for young people over the summer holiday period in Victoria, Australia.
Operated by volunteers for over 40 years, Camp Icthus creates opportunities for young people to meet new friends and participate in a diverse range of outdoor activities.
Camp Icthus provides young people with an opportunity for personal, social and physical development in a caring and supported social environment.
Based at a ten acre bush site with beach frontage on Lake Victoria, our ten day Summer Camp programs revolve around the activities of canoeing, sailing and bushwalking. Small groups, with a minimum of 1 leader for each 4 campers, go out on overnight trips spending two or three days sailing the Gippsland Lakes, canoeing down one of the nearby rivers, or bushwalking in the scenic Mitchell River National Park. At night these small groups camp out, fully self-sufficient, under the stars. These trips provide an excellent opportunity to improve physical skills, foster a cooperative community spirit and develop environmental awareness.
Camp Icthus actively seeks participants from a wide range of cultural, religious and economic backgrounds. We encourage participants to develop friendships beyond the usual boundaries of their social groups.