CYC The Island

Our Faith is Our Foundation


Business Summary
Whether you’re planning a school camp, family reunion, corporate or conferencing event, team building day, or weekend away – CYC The Island has a place for you!
About Us

CYC The Island: Situated on 2.5 hectares of landscaped gardens, CYC The Island is nestled in the heart of Cowes, within strolling distance of safe sandy beaches, the picturesque coastal township and a short drive to Phillip Island’s world-renowned tourist attractions.

What We Do

Social Camps

CYC The Island facilitates a positive community experience for students attending school camps while, at the same time, providing the opportunity for VELS-linked experiential learning to take place. Our camp programs are fun-filled, affordable, educational and safe. 

Our program planning staff will liaise with your group leader to ensure that we meet your specific learning objectives,  through instructor-led outdoor education activities  programmed to complement your own school program, or a full camp program with instructor-led outdoor education activities – from design through to implementation.

Church Retreats

Because we are aware that the temporary community experience can be a powerful means of building relationships, developing people and growing churches, your event is important to us. We therefore take time to understand the needs of the individual  groups and leaders who are planning and important to us.

We therefore take time to understand the needs of the individual  groups and leaders who are planning and implementing church retreats and conferences.

Special Interest Groups 

There is no better way to spend some time away than with people with like minded interests and skills. An extended time away together  provides quality time for  relaxed communication, team building, skill sharing, skill coaching and much more, therefore, to ensure a positive experience for all involved, we take the time to understand the needs and purposes of each individual group, and work with them to achieve their goals.

School Holiday Camps

A week at camp is about... 

Friends - A great place to meet new friends, or to bring friends along for a great week away. 

Fun - A large variety of exciting activities are part of each week of camp. 

Faith - Age-appropriate interactive Bible-based sessions each day are an integral part of camp and are often mentioned as a highlight of the week by campers.

CYC camps are designed to build confidence, self-esteem and teamwork amongst the campers – as well as being fun! so if you’re looking for fun filled school holiday activities & camps for yourself or your kids, it’s hard to go past CYC. Since 1950 CYC has been running safe, affordable and fun  filled school holiday programs for campers aged 8 to 20. With over 40 exciting school holiday camps and events to choose from, there’s something to suit every family.