The annual Raymond Island Camp is a fabulous experience for those of any age, families and children. This camp, which runs from Jan 7 to 13, is held at The Abbey, a conference centre on Raymond Island, which is accessed by short free ferry ride from Paynesville. Highlights of past camps include: koala spotting, a wonderful fully supervised children’s program in the morning and after dinner (where you get to drop the kids off and have some grown-up time), relaxed teaching times in the evening, meals cooked by a chef, free time in the afternoons wandering into Paynesville, swimming on the nearby beach, various fun competitions (bocce, volleyball, table tennis and painting), hilarious end of camp concerts, and chef led cooking classes. Accommodation options include self-contained units, newly refurbished shared rooms, and space for your own tent or van. Check it out here: theabbey.org.au.