our mission

to provide an environment free from the distractions in their lives, allowing boys the opportunity to be surrounded by positive influences and giving them opportunities to succeed. Encouraging mate ship, resilience and a sense of belonging.

Did you know that:


Males are 3 times more likely to die by suicide than females.

4 out of 5

People in the juvenile system are males

50 000

Australian kids are living in Out-Of-Home-Care arrangements


Is engaging with youth


are creating better: fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, employees for the future


Is changing lives

about the camp

“Boys to the Bush” is a camp designed to give boys the opportunity to experience life in the “Bush.”

The camps are based on farms near Howlong,  Lake Cargelligo, Forbes and Tallangatta.
The boys have the choice of sleeping in the self-contained unit, tent, shed or under the stars (weather permitting).
Beds, swags, mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows are provided.
Overnight camps may be organised at other locations (details of each camp will be communicated prior to camp).

The camp is run by:
Adam DeMamiel (Director & Co-Founder) (Bach. Ed. Primary, Special Education)
Richard Leahy (Director & Co Founder) (Bach. Commerce & Marketing, Dip. Ed.), and
Tim Sanson (Director & Co-Founder) (Bach. Ed. Human Movement)

All camp staff have updated Working With Children Checks, First Aid, Resuscitation and Anaphylaxis Training.

The 4-day camp gives a small group of boys the opportunity to do a variety of tasks/activities that are unique to living in the country.

Our core camp values are Engagement, Resilience & Community.

our sponsors

Many thanks to our proud supporters:



“My boys loved it… They enjoyed meeting and making new friends and have much respect for the 3 leaders…”

Julia - Mother - Adelaide


"The Boys to the Bush camp provided our students with the opportunity to develop new skills and build positive relationships with each other, teachers and camp coordinators, as well as members of the local community..."

Clancy- Teacher - Morwell


"...these guys seriously run the best camp ever!!! He left a boy and returned a young man. Even now, two months on, he still talks about his camp experiences daily... Adam Tim and Richard provide a safe, fun, “blokey” environment where boys can be boys while learning new skills and good work ethic..."

Simone - Mother - Brisbane