WHERE IS MAMA & SON CAMP HELD?
Mama & Me Son Camp will be held at Illuka Camp & Retreat Shoreham, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Approximately a one hour drive from Melbourne, Shoreham is close to Balnarring and Merricks, right on the edge of beautiful Western Port Bay.
HOW OFTEN IS MAMA & SON CAMP HELD?
Mama & Son Camp is currently held twice a year.
Mama & Son Camp runs from 10am Saturday morning until 1.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
DO I HAVE TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CAMP?
Yes. When you book your ticket for Mama & Son Camp you stay for the entire weekend.
Mama & Son Camp has been lovingly crafted for you, immersing yourself in the full camp enables you to receive the full benefit of this experience and gives you an opportunity to create lasting connections with the other attendees.
DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING ON THE PROGRAM?
No, you don’t necessarily have to partake in everything planned.
However, the program is crafted to guide you through a gentle connection weekend and we would love for you to both immerse yourselves.
Most importantly, Mama & Son Camp is all about you and your son.
Set in the beautiful landscape of native bush, the location is a perfect destination to rest, nourish and restore and so this year, we have designed the program to ensure that we have ample time to rest, reflect and connect with nature and each other.
WHAT LEVEL ARE THE YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION CLASSES?
All of the classes at Mama & Son Camp are designed to cater for all ages and levels of experience. The yoga classes are slow yin yoga, mindful movement is designed to be low impact and meditation classes are very well supported.
WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Upon booking your ticket, you will be asked to specify dietary restrictions so we can cater for you.
Our dedicated and passionate caterer will plan a wholesome and nutritious menu to cater specifically for your needs.
We prefer that people do not bring their own food onsite as there is no provisions for you to store your own food within health and safety guidelines.
CAN I BRING EXTRA FOOD AND DRINK?
No. There are no cooking facilities for guests to use or places to store food.
If you feel you need some extra snacks during the day then you are welcome to bring nuts, dried fruits or something similar.
And please, rest assured that the Mama & Son Camp caterers will be nourishing you each day with a divine menu of main meals alongside morning and afternoon tea each day. The meals are nutritious and simple and will appeal to children and mamas alike.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We recommend you each bring your own yoga mat and cushion as well as the items detailed below.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SLEEPING BAG & SHEETS?
Yes. We are camping in shared lodge rooms – you will need to bring sleeping bag, sheets, pillows and pillowcases, towels and anything else you may require.
IS THERE POWER?
Yes, there are electricity points in the bathrooms to use for charging phones however we do recommend that your phone be placed away during the day.
IS THERE ANYTHING THAT IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE CAMP?
Mama & Son Camp is a completely drug, alcohol & smoke free event and these items are not permitted onsite.
If you are a smoker, you will need to head off camp grounds.
Mama & Son camp is purposefully woven together for you and your son to immerse yourself in mindful experiences, a space to allow the outside world to fall away and to completely focus on your connection for the weekend. Therefore we ask that you are respectful of other mamas, especially in the evening when we are sharing accomodation or talking near sleeping quarters.
CAN I BRING BOTH OF MY SONS TO MAMA & SON CAMP?
Mama & Son Camp is especially designed to give you a weekend of reflection, stillness, rest and restoration and most of all deep connection.
For this reason it is best that you bring one daughter to Mama & Son camp and we welcome you to bring your other daughter/s to following camps.
CAN I ATTEND MAMA & SON CAMP IF I AM PREGNANT?
Of course! You are most welcome to attend Mama & Son Camp during your pregnancy.
Just make sure you consult your doctor and only do things you are comfortable with.
CAN I ATTEND MAMA & SON CAMP IF I HAVE A SON AND NEWBORN?
Of course! You are most welcome to attend Mama Camp with your son and bring along your newborn bub.
I AM LACTATING. IS THERE ENOUGH PRIVACY FOR ME TO USE A BREAST PUMP?
That is not a problem at all.
Please be in touch with us so we can make sure to accommodate your needs.
WHERE AND WHEN DO I GET MY TICKET?
Tickets for Mama & Son Camp are $495 per Mother / Son couple.
They can be purchased by either paying in full or by choosing to pay two instalments of $260 using either of the links below.
Rather than a traditional ‘ticket’ you will receive a welcome email with 24 hours of booking your place.
Within 7 days you will also receive a receipt for your completed payment.
If you do not receive either of these emails feel free to contact us via the website but of course,
we always recommend that you check your junk mailbox first.