Camp Getaway, (At Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club)
Feb 01, 2022
Ken Maxfield
Camp Getaway, (At Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club)
Camp Getaway caters for those of all abilities and mobility, provides a meeting place for support groups, and offers those who need it most a sanctuary away from their daily struggles.  Whilst disability and related support groups have priority for booking dates, Camp Getaway welcomes bookings from family groups, church groups, clubs, special functions, business meetings, and recreational groups. All enquiries are welcome.


Located in Axedale in Victoria (15 minutes from Bendigo), the former youth camp has received a tremendous makeover in recent years  - thousands of voluntary hours have already gone into redeveloping the site to create self contained units with full disabled facilities and two modern dormitories.

Camp Getaway is the result of concerted fundraising by a number of Rotary clubs across Victoria.  The donations and physical efforts of these Clubs have been invaluable.


Camp Getaway is a continuing  project of the combined Rotary Clubs of District 9800.

Ken Maxfield really is Mr Camp Getaway and has demonstrated Service above Self for over 20 years.
Ken’s initial inspiration and ‘dream’ in 1998 led to discussions with the late District Governor, Vance Hilton, about how to bring the idea of a camp for children with special needs to fruition. His every endeavour has been to get such a camp up and running.