What is Big Camp?

Each January 200 people are invited to attend either Lord Somers Camp for young men and Lady Somers Camp for young women (collectively known as Big Camp). These two weeks have been operating since 1929 to provide a mosaic of experiences that are exciting, full on and non-stop.

The aim of Big Camp is to challenge the perspectives that young people hold about themselves and others. You can expect to work with a group of people from a broad range of backgrounds to compete as a team, push boundaries and develop friendships.

Who goes to Big Camp?

Big Camp is targeted at young men and women who are between 16.5 and 18 years of age when at camp. A key objective of Big Camp is to bring together participants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences together for a week to challenge their perspectives.

Each year we increasingly receive an overwhelming amount of applications for Big Camp. When applying we ask that you ensure you reamin:

Availabile to attend the week in full.

Lord Somers Camp 5-12 Jan | Lady Somers Camp 13-19 Jan

Motivated to be challenged both physically and mentally.
Open minded
Willing to learn about yourself.




What is the appliction process?

The onus is on you to apply for the program, applications close Friday 21 September.

Note: Applications for Boys Camp have been extended to Friday 19th October, any Girls Camps applications received after the 21st September will automatically be placed in the wait-list.

What's next?

For an application to be considered, the selection committee requires three items to be completed by Friday 21 September

Application form
CareMonkey profile
Referee nominated







Ensure you have your application form in before the cut off date, complete your CareMonkey medical profile with your parent/guardian, and nominate someone who can provide a reference for your character - such as a teacher, supervisor or coach.

 The program objectives:

At Lord Somers Camp and Power House we take pride in the outcomes of our programs, you can read more about our core indicators and results in our Program Quality Framework.

Participants work as teams and in partnership with others to achieve goals.

Participants build self-esteem, leadership skills and interpersonal relationships across diverse groups.

Participants feel welcome to participate, regardless of culture, skill level, race, gender, sexuality or ability.

Applications for Big Camp 2019 are currently closed. Please contact the Lord Somers Camp Leader or Lady Somers Camp Leader for more information or get in touch with our office on the details below.

Contact: e. info@lordsomerscamp.org.au  |  p. 9510 7066