Let us host your next holiday, camp or getaway for large group bookings, school excursions or special family occasions.

With the natural bush setting of Bush Capital Lodge and the tourism award-winning Leumeah Lodge, the Y Canberra has a range of accommodation and facilities to suit all group holidays and camps. 

We regularly host scouting groups, religious and community organisations, pre-season training camps for sporting clubs and provide safe accommodation for school visits to Canberra for educational programs. 

We can provide fully catered packages with dining room facilities so your group can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner together for further team building opportunities. 

Bush Capital Lodge is set in a tranquil bushland setting only a 5 minute drive from the Australian National University (ANU), Australian Institute of Sport, Black Mountain, National Botanic Gardens and Braddon cafe and shopping precinct. Just over 10 minutes away are some of Canberra’s major institutions including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Portrait Gallery, High Court of Australia, Questacon and the National Library and National Gallery of Australia

Leumeah Lodge is ideally positioned 20 minutes from Canberra CBD, just off the Barton Highway, in the exciting Gold Creek Village precinct where your group can walk to family friendly attractions including Cockington Green, National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra Reptile Zoo and Canberra Walk-in Aviary. 

Make the most of the outdoors when you visit Canberra

If you are bringing to Canberra an outdoor education class or a group that wants to make the most of the great outdoors then head to Stromlo Forest Park which boasts over 40km mountain bike trails suitable, the National Botanic Gardens, walk the trails of Black Mountain nature park, hike up Mount Ainslie or spend an afternoon wandering around meeting the wildlife at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, on the fringe of Namadgi National Park.

Accommodation and things to do in Canberra

Space Squad

Australia’s only residential holiday program for young people who love space. A 5-day immersive experience for students from across Australia, held in Canberra.
Lake Burley Griffin

Things to do in Canberra

Australia’s Capital is home to some of our country’s most outstanding cultural, historical and art institutions. Exploring our nation’s attractions will help to tell a story that is uniquely Australian.


Our accommodation includes our award-winning Leumeah Lodge, and our tranquil Bush Capital Lodge. With both locations only minutes to the main attractions of Canberra and its surrounds, the YMCA provides all of your group accommodation needs.