our mission

To promote resilience and develop skills and confidence in young men.

Did you know that:

1 in 3

One in three marriages end in divorce

4 out of 5

People in the juvenile system are males


Many boys live without positive male influences, making it harder for them to become good men


Increase school attendance


Decrease negative behaviours


Improve engagement

how you can help

We are currently raising funds to increase our offering for and impact on local boy’s lives.

Current amount raised:



camp equipment




farm land

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 a farm 7km from Howlong, NSW and  a farm 14km from Lake Cargelligo, NSW.
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