The Portsea Camp

Community Supporters

The myriad of community groups who choose to support the Portsea Camp is fantastic. Strong relationships have been formed with community groups throughout Victoria and we never underestimate the integral part they play in ensuring the success of the Camp, particularly of the holiday camps.

Some of the ways these groups help to assist the camp are:

  • Sponsoring groups of/ individual children to attend camp
  • Covering the expense of recreational needs such as rash vests or art supplies
  • Manual labour, or technical expertise and advice


Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club

SSCBC have become tremendous supporters of the camp, donating free trips on the Bay on members motor boats. This generous support has enabled many hundreds of children to get out on the water, to pay a visit to the seals at Pope’s Eye and look for dolphins around the local area.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
have been tremendous supporters since the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad sold its helicopter. Coming to most charity camps, the volunteers provide fascinating talks to children on their work.


volunteers regularly attend camps to take children out fishing on the Bay. Fishing is one of the most popular activities for many children so we are extremely grateful to Fishcare for offering this service free of charge. The following family support agencies commonly refer children to the camp.

  • Anglicare
  • Good Shepherd
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • Moira
  • Oz Child
  • Yooralla

Groups bringing children to camp

The following parties organize for children to attend charity camps, in many instances making a significant financial contribution towards that cost. In addition they identify volunteers and / or send their own representatives to attend camp with the children.

Apex Clubs of

  • Echuca
  • Shepparton
  • Traralgon

Local Government

  • Ararat
  • Bendigo
  • Berrigan
  • Horsham
  • Indigo
  • Jeriliderie
  • Wodonga
  • Yarriambiack

Lions Club

  • Wendouree

Portsea Camp Committees

  • Pira
  • Healesville
  • Kerang
  • Swan Hill
  • Tongala / Kyabram

Rotary Clubs of

  • Benalla
  • Cobram
  • Footscray
  • Hastings
  • Montrose
  • Morwell
  • Myrtleford
  • Nathalia
  • Numurkah
  • Rosanna
  • Trafalgar
  • St Arnaud
  • Upper Yarra
  • Yarrawonga/ Mulwala


  • RSL, Anzac House

Recent Working Bees

The following clubs and individuals have attended recent working bees. Clubs often contribute member’s time and practical help and financially to the weekends.

Apex Clubs of

  • Nunawading
  • Leongatha

Rotary Clubs of

  • Benalla
  • Camberwell
  • Cranbourne
  • Dromana
  • Hastings
  • Huntingdale
  • Morwell
  • Mount Martha
  • North Balwyn
  • Sorrento
  • Dandenong
  • Sale
  • Nunawading
  • Mont Albert


  • Kelly Walker and family
  • Kristy Sellers
  • Les Haigh
  • Jenny Astall
  • Keith Pickering
  • Polson family

Financial Supporters – Peninsula locals

  • David and Marie Therese Hunt
  • Diane Gjergia
  • G and LJ Boulter
  • Jennifer Legge
  • Ken Harrison
  • Michael Schuh
  • NE Kimpton
  • P and W Fraser
  • Patricia E Bell
  • Peter Campbell
  • Peter Clemenger
  • PG Hartley
  • Katy Watts
  • Michael Begg
  • Margaret Cormack
  • Barry Hamilton

Financial Supporters – General


  • Alison Sherwood
  • Bob Burrows
  • J Crothers
  • Ian Price
  • Jeanine and Ian Hickey
  • Jenny Astall
  • Judy Adeney
  • Les and Rita Williams
  • Mike Saunders
  • Neil Weatherill
  • Russell Dowling
  • Wendy Rowe

Lions Clubs of

  • Stanhope
  • Stanhope (Lady Lionnesses)
  • Tongala

Local Government

  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council


  • Anzac House
  • Frankston sub branch
  • Rye sub branch
  • Rosebud sub branch


  • All Souls Opportunity Shop
  • Fishcare
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Southern Peninsula Community Fund
  • Order of Australia Ass’n
  • Royal Victorian Bowls Association
  • Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad
  • Swan Hill Committee
  • Uniting Church Opportunity Shop
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