Father & Daughter Camp

We want to see all young girls happy, healthy and with a strong sense of self as they make their way towards teenage-hood

Father & Daughter Camp

The Father Daughter Camp is a facilitated overnight bush camp set in the spectacular Byron Bay hinterland. The program – designed for girls aged 7-11 and their fathers – provides a great opportunity for fun and adventure with Dr Arne’s team.
It also offers a safe, distraction-free environment for fathers and their daughters to share one on one time together, which is so important yet often so rare in today’s busy world. We have created a beautiful, natural and safe place for you to really show your daughter how much you appreciate her and gain a better understanding of her needs as she grows into a young woman.
The camp includes lots of interesting and fun activities, and we also set aside some time to support dads to think about what they need to do to give their daughters the energy, attention and guidance they need at this important time in their development.

Designed For

Girls 7-11yrs and their Fathers

Upcoming Camp Dates

Date: 1-2 September 2018
Venue: YarraKoora, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW
Total Cost: $620

$620 is the total cost for both to attend and includes catering and camping equipment. Please understand that as the camps fill to capacity we are unable to accept your registration and secure your place without payment of the camp fees.


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Program Details

The Father and Daughter program involves an overnight bush camp for girls aged 7-11yrs and their father.

On the camp itself the girls and their fathers spend time together in a fun and safe environment, story telling, playing games and participating in other activities. Facilitators also spend time supporting the fathers to think about what they need to do to support their daughters as they become young women.


Who are the camps for?

Girls 7-11yrs and their Fathers

Where & when are the camps held?

Making Men camps are held throughout the year in a purpose built bush location near Mullumbimby in Northern NSW.

What are the facilities like on camp?

We have kitchen facilities, camping areas, recreational spaces, composting toilets, undercover areas, all located in a beautiful natural bush setting.

What happens if it rains?

Dry areas are utilised with the care of all participants as a priority. All participants should bring effective wet weather gear with them (as directed on each camp’s ‘what to bring’ list). We do not cancel camps because of wet weather.

Do I have to sleep on site? I live only a few minutes away….

Yes. One of the core elements of the camps is that it is a group residential experience.

My daughter’s father can’t or won’t come – who can come on the camp with him?

The best person to take your daughter on a camp is her father, but we are aware that this is not always an available option. We are happy to talk personally with you regarding this if required.

Is this a religious program?

No. This program is not based on any religion, and does not promote any one belief over another. Our programs blend a number of experiences drawn from many cultures and practices, and we invite you to honour your own beliefs.
At all times you have a choice to participate in an activity or not. We are a values based organisation founded on the understanding that everybody is entitled to have their own beliefs that need to be respected.

I have two daughters – can they both come on the same camp?

No it is very important that the father/mentor is able to give full attention to his daughter. Past participants often return a second time with their other daughter.

Will my Daughter be safe?

YES. As a professional organisation the wellbeing of your daughter is paramount. We have strict Occupational Health and Safety guidelines, Child Protection policies and procedures, qualified First Aid Officers and evacuation procedures in place on all camps.

Camp Leadership Roles

Would you like to join our camps in a leadership or support role?

Returning Young Men

Returning Young Men

Designed for young men who have previously attended camps and want to return again as part of the leadership team.
Senior Participant

Senior Participant

Designed for men who have NOT completed the Global Rites of Passage Leadership Training program, but work or have an interest in this field
Trainee Facilitator

Trainee Facilitator

Designed for men that have completed the Global Rites of Passage Leadership Training program and wish to assist on future camps to learn more about the work and processes.

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