Where it all began...

Camps Tasmania is the vision of Natalie Dell, who was inspired to run camps for young people in Tasmania after working at an American Summer Camp in 2015. Upon her return from the states, Natalie, alongside Libby and Josh set out to develop what is now Camps Tasmania. Natalie, Libby and Josh have extensive leadership and teamwork experience, having been involved in Camp and leadership roles since 2008.

 

Camps Tasmania was created to give young people in Tasmania opportunities like no other - an opportunity to experience a Summer Camp, make new friends, try new things and have a whole heap of fun. Camps Tasmania Summer Camp is a multi-day sleep-away Camp, run  for young people, full of amazing new experiences with a core focus on FUN!

Our Programs have now further developed to offer Leadership Training for people of all ages along with Leadership Camps and Camps for Schools and Youth Groups. Our programs are fully customisable to your group.

Camps Tasmania are a member of the Australian Camp Association.

philosophy

Camps Tasmania believes in the power of Camps to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. By taking young people out of their normal social networks, they are given the opportunity to be themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Camps Tasmania believes strongly in the ‘Camp Bubble’ and the difference the Camp environment can make in the life of a young person. Camps Tasmania seeks to provide a program where young people are challenged, feel happy, safe and encouraged to reach their full potential.

vision

Camps Tasmania is a community where Campers and Leaders are inspired to have fun and make connections through friendships; they feel welcome regardless of their background or identity can get caught up in the 'Camp Bubble' having fun and laughing all day long.

Mission

Empowering young people to accept challenges, think for themselves, form friendships and develop skills in a welcoming, supportive and safe environment.

Inspire, empower, challenge, support, achieve.

Our Team.

 Committed to our Campers.

The Core Team

Natalie Dell

 

Camp Director

Natalie has many years of Camp and leadership experience under her belt, she first dipped her toes in the camping industry as a Camper back in 2007. Natalie has worked Camps locally and internationally since 2011; spending several American Summers at Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine- taking on roles such as Senior Unit Leader, 2IC of the Waterfront (specialising teach in wakeboarding and waterskiing) and Cabin Counselor.

Natalie has most recently attended Rotary's international leadership camp; RYLA- exposing her to some of the most eye-opening leadership sessions she's experienced in her life. She has always been heavily involved in her local community  in particular; Stepping Stones Camps, Prospect Youth Group and other assisting with other events by MVC; her involvement and impact lead her to being awarded Young Citizen of the Year by MVC. 

She is a very passionate and energetic person who loves to spend her spare time learning new things, paddle-boarding, travelling and with friends and family. Natalie truly loves Camp and is looking forward to working with all the people she will come across through Camps in the future.

Josh Lippis

 

Activities Leader

Josh Lippis is a veteran of Camps Tasmania, having been at camp since the beginning. He started working with young people at the Meander Valley Council Stepping Stones camp, as a camper and a leader.

 

With Natalie, he started the Prospect Youth Group, a challenge he loved. He is a Uni student and has completed his Honours in Politics (it is not as boring as it sounds, he promises!), since he really enjoys working with young people, he is now studying for a Teaching Degree. 

 

When camp is not on, he loves to be outdoors, bushwalking, caving and mountain bike riding. He is a massive Harry Potter fan and will take on anyone in a Harry Potter trivia quiz. Josh is super excited for camp and ready to try new games, learn new things and meet new and returning campers.

Libby Goss

 

Health & Safety Officer

Over her schooling life, in her work and personal endeavors, Libby has had been involved in many team and leadership positions.

 

She is currently a youth leader with her local youth group and is involved with the West Tamar Rotary Club. She has been an active member of a local youth group for many years before becoming a leader and running her own young adults group.

 

Libby has recently graduated a Bachelor degree in architecture and design and is currently working as a trainee building designer.

 

Libby feels most at homes in nature and tries to spend as much of her spare time in the great outdoors, taking off on a road trip, or spending time with family and friends. Libby LOVES meeting new people, camp vibes, crazy dancing and Being A Part of the Adventure!

The Core Team

Natalie Dell

 

Camp Director

Natalie has many years of Camp and leadership experience under her belt, she first dipped her toes in the camping industry as a Camper back in 2007. Natalie has worked Camps locally and internationally since 2011; spending several American Summers at Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine- taking on roles such as Senior Unit Leader, 2IC of the Waterfront (specialising teach in wakeboarding and waterskiing) and Cabin Counselor.

Natalie has most recently attended Rotary's international leadership camp; RYLA- exposing her to some of the most eye-opening leadership sessions she's experienced in her life. She has always been heavily involved in her local community  in particular; Stepping Stones Camps, Prospect Youth Group and other assisting with other events by MVC; her involvement and impact lead her to being awarded Young Citizen of the Year by MVC. 

She is a very passionate and energetic person who loves to spend her spare time learning new things, paddle-boarding, travelling and with friends and family. Natalie truly loves Camp and is looking forward to working with all the people she will come across through Camps in the future.

Josh Lippis

 

Activities Leader

Josh Lippis is a veteran of Camps Tasmania, having been at camp since the beginning. He started working with young people at the Meander Valley Council Stepping Stones camp, as a camper and a leader.

 

With Natalie, he started the Prospect Youth Group, a challenge he loved. He is a Uni student and has completed his Honours in Politics (it is not as boring as it sounds, he promises!), since he really enjoys working with young people, he is now studying for a Teaching Degree. 

 

When camp is not on, he loves to be outdoors, bushwalking, caving and mountain bike riding. He is a massive Harry Potter fan and will take on anyone in a Harry Potter trivia quiz. Josh is super excited for camp and ready to try new games, learn new things and meet new and returning campers.

Libby Goss

 

Health & Safety Officer

Over her schooling life, in her work and personal endeavors, Libby has had been involved in many team and leadership positions.

 

She is currently a youth leader with her local youth group and is involved with the West Tamar Rotary Club. She has been an active member of a local youth group for many years before becoming a leader and running her own young adults group.

 

Libby has recently graduated a Bachelor degree in architecture and design and is currently working as a trainee building designer.

 

Libby feels most at homes in nature and tries to spend as much of her spare time in the great outdoors, taking off on a road trip, or spending time with family and friends. Libby LOVES meeting new people, camp vibes, crazy dancing and Being A Part of the Adventure!

The Core Team

Natalie Dell

 

Camp Director

Natalie has many years of Camp and leadership experience under her belt, she first dipped her toes in the camping industry as a Camper back in 2007. Natalie has worked Camps locally and internationally since 2011; spending several American Summers at Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine- taking on roles such as Senior Unit Leader, 2IC of the Waterfront (specialising teach in wakeboarding and waterskiing) and Cabin Counselor.

Natalie has most recently attended Rotary's international leadership camp; RYLA- exposing her to some of the most eye-opening leadership sessions she's experienced in her life. She has always been heavily involved in her local community  in particular; Stepping Stones Camps, Prospect Youth Group and other assisting with other events by MVC; her involvement and impact lead her to being awarded Young Citizen of the Year by MVC. 

She is a very passionate and energetic person who loves to spend her spare time learning new things, paddle-boarding, travelling and with friends and family. Natalie truly loves Camp and is looking forward to working with all the people she will come across through Camps in the future.

Josh Lippis

 

Activities Leader

Josh Lippis is a veteran of Camps Tasmania, having been at camp since the beginning. He started working with young people at the Meander Valley Council Stepping Stones camp, as a camper and a leader.

 

With Natalie, he started the Prospect Youth Group, a challenge he loved. He is a Uni student and has completed his Honours in Politics (it is not as boring as it sounds, he promises!), since he really enjoys working with young people, he is now studying for a Teaching Degree. 

 

When camp is not on, he loves to be outdoors, bushwalking, caving and mountain bike riding. He is a massive Harry Potter fan and will take on anyone in a Harry Potter trivia quiz. Josh is super excited for camp and ready to try new games, learn new things and meet new and returning campers.

Libby Goss

 

Health & Safety Officer

Over her schooling life, in her work and personal endeavors, Libby has had been involved in many team and leadership positions.

 

She is currently a youth leader with her local youth group and is involved with the West Tamar Rotary Club. She has been an active member of a local youth group for many years before becoming a leader and running her own young adults group.

 

Libby has recently graduated a Bachelor degree in architecture and design and is currently working as a trainee building designer.

 

Libby feels most at homes in nature and tries to spend as much of her spare time in the great outdoors, taking off on a road trip, or spending time with family and friends. Libby LOVES meeting new people, camp vibes, crazy dancing and Being A Part of the Adventure!

Camp Leaders

Laura Harrison

Laura is studying primary education at UTAS. She has a strong passion for the arts and was a part of Stage Right Youth Theatre from 07-15.

 

Laura has attended multiple camps through Scouts including the 2013 Australian Jamboree where she was nominated into the National Youth Council.  

 

Laura loves music, art, exploring new places, socks and making connections with new people She is so excited to be back on the Team!

Andrew Zuluaga

Andrew is currently studying Science at Uni in Melbourne but is taking a short hiatus to return to his Summer Camp in Canada for a second year.

He's a fun loving, outdoorsy person who loves snowboarding, cricket, music and adventure. Andrew is a big fan of giving everything a go and encouraging everyone to make the most of an opportunity.

 

Camp is a great escape from the outside world and Andrew hopes that the and the team can give Campers a fun filled experience to remember!

Katie Spilling

Katie is a super bubbly person with LOTS of energy! 

She has recently returned from working at a Summer Camp in America.

Katie is talented across many areas including dance, gymnastics and music to name a few!

Tim Lippis

Tim is currently studying at University at UTAS. He began attending Meander Valley Youth camps during high school and experienced being a leader on some of these camps.

 

Tim attended the very first Camps Tasmania Summer camp as a camper in 2016 and then was accepted into the Leader In Training program in 2018.

 

Tim loves anything to do with nature and spends much of his time over summer camping or hiking. Tim is extremely excited about being a leader and can’t wait to start the adventure!

Laura Harrison

Laura is studying primary education at UTAS. She has a strong passion for the arts and was a part of Stage Right Youth Theatre from 07-15.

 

Laura has attended multiple camps through Scouts including the 2013 Australian Jamboree where she was nominated into the National Youth Council.  

 

Laura loves music, art, exploring new places, socks and making connections with new people She is so excited to be back on the Team!

Andrew Zuluaga

Andrew is currently studying Science at Uni in Melbourne but is taking a short hiatus to return to his Summer Camp in Canada for a second year.

He's a fun loving, outdoorsy person who loves snowboarding, cricket, music and adventure. Andrew is a big fan of giving everything a go and encouraging everyone to make the most of an opportunity.

 

Camp is a great escape from the outside world and Andrew hopes that the and the team can give Campers a fun filled experience to remember!

Katie Spilling

Katie is a super bubbly person with LOTS of energy! 

She has recently returned from working at a Summer Camp in America.

Katie is talented across many areas including dance, gymnastics and music to name a few!

Tim Lippis

Tim is currently studying at University at UTAS. He began attending Meander Valley Youth camps during high school and experienced being a leader on some of these camps.

 

Tim attended the very first Camps Tasmania Summer camp as a camper in 2016 and then was accepted into the Leader In Training program in 2018.

 

Tim loves anything to do with nature and spends much of his time over summer camping or hiking. Tim is extremely excited about being a leader and can’t wait to start the adventure!

Dom Barrett

Dom is currently working in Aquaculture and has recently completed his Outdoor Guiding Course- officially can be referred to as 'Tour Guide Dom'.

 

He loves being outdoors going on hikes, abseiling and rock climbing and is a Golf enthusiast to say the least. At Camp he loves being in the middle of the action and is often found leading anything to do with Sport.

 

Dom's favourite part about Camp is sharing stories round the Campfire. He first joined the Team in 2018 and describes it as a truly fantastic experience like nothing else. 

Jessie Cunningham

Jessie is studying education at UTAS and is loving it! 

Jessie first came to Camp and was a little nervous but soon fell in love with Camp! She loves all the opportunities Camp provides and the chances to make some many new friends and the memories to be shared.

Jessie is an enthusiastic leader who is keen to keep learning and sharing her skills with the Campers.

Morgan Henderson

Morgan is currently studying Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne where he also has joined a lot of team sports including Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and Lacrosse.  

 

Morgan loves spending his spare time with his friends and family, staying active, having new experiences and adventures; in 2016 his adventures took him backpacking through South America.

 

Morgan first joined the team again in 2016 and can't wait to be back; he is keen for Camp and can't wait to have a great time with all involved! 

Lauren Dell

Lauren loves being at Camp and helping across all areas. You will often see her in the Kitchen prepping meals, getting the speakers set up or where she is most comfortable; behind the camera.

Outside of Camp Lauren does many things including anything to do with the Theatre (in the past she has been Stage Manager of many productions), exploring our beautiful State and has recently quit her full time job to take a Gap Year! She's excited to see where it will take her.

Lauren enjoys being a part of the upbeat Camp community and has a passion for Camp because no matter how long you are away- you are always welcomed back.

Amy McGinniss

Never one to shy away from a challenge or a new opportunity, she jumped at the chance at being a Camp Leader in 2016 and hasn't looked back!!

 

In 2016 she attended RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and describes it as eye opening. She loves to get the most out of life and is always up for something new!

 

Amy has a passion for helping others be true to themselves and whoever they want to be! She is a super bubbly and positive person and can't wait to spread some Camp cheer with everyone this week! 

Myles Kirkman

Myles is a man of many talents including starting his own business whilst in High School, which he still operates to this day!

Myles loves to get out in nature and enjoy it in many different forms. He is super active and can't wait to lead sports at Camp.

He is really keen to step back into the role of Camp Leader and have fun with everyone at Camp. 

Liam Preece

 Liam is a very active young leader. For the past few years he has been busy running the Newstead Baptist Youth Group whilst studying Architecture at UTAS full time.

 

He loves playing cricket, spending time outdoors and new experiences. Liam is very passionate about Photography and goes to great lengths to get the perfect shot.

 

Liam is a passionate Youth Leader is looking forward to joining the Team! 

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