Camp Info

All the information you need about our youth camps.

Camp Packages

In order to provide you with the best possible experience, we are continuously re-imagining the possibilities, re-thinking our policies, and re-inventing the camp experience, on, and off-season”.

Eitan Package: 3 day

Depart at 11h30 on Day 1. Return on Day 3 at 14h00 includes the following:

  • Transport from designated departure point to facility (return trip)
  • Accommodation
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • 7 nutritional meals
  • All activities
  • All facilitation


Itai Package: 1 Day excursion

Departure from school at 08h00 and return at 16h30 includes the following:

  • Transport from designated departure point to facility (return trip)
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 meals (breakfast and lunch)
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • All Activities and
  • All facilitation

Camp Schedule - 3 day camp

Camp Schedule:

Departure from school – 12h00

Arrival at Facility

Welcome and Introduction                

Orientation Phase


Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Activity 4

Activity 5


Activity 6

Shower Time

Activity 7

Lights Out                             



Activity 8


Activity 9


Activity 10

Activity 11

Activity 12

Activity 13


Activity 14

Activity 15



Activity 16


Activity 17

Wrap up Session



Departure from facility

Camp Activities


  1. Health and Fitness
  2. Natural Science Activities
  3. Communication
  4. Leadership
  5. Life and Safety
  6. Ultimate Junior Challenge
  7. Sustainable Development
  8. Life Analysis
  9. Writing Exercise
  10. Life Science Activities
  11. Team Activity
  12. Various Hunts
  13. Discover and Explore
  14. Baking Challenge
  15. Cooking Challenge
  16. CV Writing
  17. Presentation

About Our Staff

At Matai Youth Camp, we hire exceptional staff members who want to make a difference. They are leaders who are prepared to work hard, care for others, be responsible, build relationships with campers and other staff members and have the best camping experience of their lives!

Most of our staff members have had camping experience and love to work outdoors. Many of our support staff are veterans, who have grown up at camp and keep coming back year after year. We are always happy to welcome new staff members with fresh ideas and a unique perspective into the Matai Youth Camp family.

As a staff member, you will have an opportunity to work with children from ages 8 – 18. Our counsellor staff is made up of University and College students who are dedicated to working with children. Our supervisory staff members are dedicated to ensuring that the camps and staff members are well taken care of in a fun and safe environment. Many are educators, parents and grandparents themselves.

To find out more about the job opportunities at Matai Youth Camp, call or email us today.

Message for Parents

To those who love our campers the most:

Firstly we would like to say to all parents, that we know that sending your children to camp can become quite an anxious time for you. However, we try our best to keep you updated as to what they are doing. Follow us on the various social mediums and you will see your child having fun, engaging in an activity, learning and growing.

Thank you for providing us with this opportunity for your child to join us at camp, where we will be assisting him / her in building their confidence, working through their goals, dreams and aspirations, building long lasting new friendships, communication, leadership and many more fun and exciting activities.

It means a lot that you are entrusting your children to us here at Matai Youth Camp. Regardless of whether it is your child’s first time or whether your child is an avid camper, our primary goal is to provide every child with the most memorable camp, while we ensure their 360 degree safety.

This means that each child needs to feel, physically, emotionally, socially and mentally safe in everything that we do – i.e. from water activities to strenuous activities to normal discussions.

We take responsibility for providing care, support and mentorship for our campers very seriously and would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Belinka Vlotman

Founder / Camp Director

Food Service

From Delicious Food to Allergy Safety

At MYC, we hold food service to the same standard as all other aspects of camp . . . excellence with a higher purpose.

Food is integral to the ministry and program of camp. Its quality reflects the broader program as a whole. “Good food and a great meal experience prime the pump for everything else that happens at camp.”

A great deal of planning and forethought go into the food services for each camperʼs meal experience as a whole. The camp directors and food services manager spend many hours together, evaluating and tweaking the camp food “experience,” including: safety, nutrition, taste/quality, and fun!  It is our mission to ensure that meal time reflects the excellence, creativity, and spontaneity of MYC. \

MYC Food Services/Kitchen Manager, holds the philosophy that it is our job to provide safe, nutritious, and delicious meals to every camper.

In keeping with the importance placed on relationships at MYC, meals are served “family style.”  We see so many benefits to serving meals this way. Facilitators / Team Leaders serve as the “hosts” of each table, which consists of the Team Members of that TEAM. At camp, we want to encourage a real sense of community, and meal time is the perfect time to do just that.

As we mentioned earlier, safety is always on our minds. With allergy awareness and food sensitivities on the rise, parent communication remains crucial in meal planning and precautionary measures. Armed with this information, our Food Services / Kitchen Manager informs/trains the kitchen staff (Kitchen Directors, Cooks, Work Crew Bosses, and Crew) and makes camp-wide menu adjustments where needed.

The campersʼ safety and parents peace of mind is always at the forefront of our mind.

Packing Check List

We encourage all learners to pack lightly, ensure that all your clothes is able to fit into a togbag or backpack. Please note: No trolley Bags are allowed!

What to Pack:

  • T-shirts / Sweaters (Long and Short Sleeve)
  • Track Suit and Hoodie
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Swimsuit
  • Pyjama’s / Onesies
  • Peak Cap
  • Sneakers / Takkies and Flip Flops (NB: Not New)


  • Facecloth, soap, toothbrush
  • toothpaste, roll – on, brush, elastic bands / pom poms for girls
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Towels x2


  • Black Bag / Pillowcase for dirty and wet clothes
  • Book, pen, colour pencils / roll ups, pencils (stationery)
  • Water bottle
  • 2 Pegs
  • Signed Indemnity Form
  • Snacks

Please note: no I-Pods, laptops, cellphones or any electronic equipment will be allowed. 



Packing Tips

Consider the following:

  • You are only going away for 3 days and 2 nights and not 1 week
  • You are going on a camp… girls please leave the hairdryers and heels at home.
  • Please ensure that all your clothes and toiletries fits in a togbag or backpack… (No Trolley Bags)
  • NO, please NO new clothes or takkies. These are easily left behind or damaged due to jumping or climbing over or under various things.
  • Bring along lots of energy for all activities!

What to Leave at Home

Matai Youth Camp has a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the use or possession on camp property, of tobacco products, alcohol, firearms, fireworks, non – prescription drugs, knives, weapons, or ammunition of any kind, pornographic material, and explicit music. Any of the above-mentioned items could result in camper’s removal from camp.

We discourage the use of any expensive electronic devices such as iPods, MP3 players, gaming devices, laptops, and portable DVD players and request that these devices be left at home. Our goal is for campers to build significant relationships during their time at camp.

Experience tells us these electronic devices can serve as a relational block. Also, there is the potential for expensive items like these to be lost, stolen or broken. MYC is therefore not responsible for lost or stolen items and cannot be held liable.