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Mini Sleepover - Zoo Snooze

Join us for an overnight sleepover at the Adelaide Zoo! We are inviting 5–8 year-olds to join for this unique and exciting experience.

Key details:

When: Saturday 11th May – Arrive at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm Start. Pick up at 9:15am.
Where: Frome Road, Adelaide South Australia 5000
Who: Defence families
Cost: $25 a child

Snapshot of sleepover:*

2:00pm-2:15pm – Sign in & meet coaches and attendees
2:15pm-4:45pm – Zoo fun
4:45pm-6:00pm – Settle in at the Education Centre wear will be sleeping and meet our Zoo Educator
6:00pm-10:00pm – BBQ dinner, zoo night walk, supper & a movie
10:00pm - Bedtime
6:30am-8:15am – Wake up & breakfast
8:15am-9:15am – Morning walk
9:15am- Sign out @ Gate 3
9:15am onwards – Participants will have entry included into the zoo. Families are welcome to purchase their own zoo tickets and re-enter the zoo to explore with their child/ren on Sunday. Children wanting to stay at the Zoo on Sunday will require parent/guardian supervision from 9:15am.

Children will sleep in the designated classroom space at the Zoo. Mattress will be provided but children will need to bring a sheet, sleeping bag and pillow. Children will be supervised by the YMCA qualified and experienced staff.

Bookings via the form below

Contact youth@ymcasa.org.au for more information

Parent/Guardian Details:
Participant's details:
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Brown Hill Creek Defence Family Camp **BOOKED OUT!**

** We are now booked out for the April Camp. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please complete the following form below. **

Join us for a fun-filled family camp! With a combination of family activities and free time, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other Defence families and have your own family time to explore.


When: Friday 19 April (arrive from 4:00pm) – Sunday 21 April (depart from 9:00am)
Where: 60 Brown Hill Creek Rd, Mitcham SA 5062
Who: Defence families
Cost: Adults $50 each & children $30 each

Snapshot of camp:*

Friday: Check in, family free time, followed by dinner, Icebreakers and swimming @Purruna Spencer Newton Centre

Saturday: Stadium Games @Purruna Spencer Newton Centre followed by free time. Later that afternoon you will have the choice of a family hike or walking the Story Book Trail @Carrick Hill. The day will finish with a group dinner at the campsite.

Sunday: We will finish the camp with a family picnic. Families will then have the opportunity to head out and explore some of the great areas located nearby such as Hahndorf, Belair National Park and others!

*Please note this is a rough schedule and subject to change.

Bookings will open on Tuesday 5 March at 4:00pm via the form above. After you enrol, an email will be sent to confirm if we can accommodate your family.

Contact youth@ymcasa.org.au for more information.


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YMCA Defence Communities is operated by YMCA Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment works from the Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre on select days/times.

Phone: (08) 8200 2500

Email: youth@ymcasa.org.au