Youcamp is has its headquarters in the NSW south coast town of Moruya. It is proudly a small business that wants to give guests more choice when it comes to camping options and farmers additional sources of income.
Youcamp was born around a campfire on the edge of a forest on private land on the south coast of NSW in 2013.
One evening around a campfire Youcamp’s founders realised that private properties were great locations for camping and other outdoor adventures. While many Australians had become disenchanted with camping in commercial van parks and national parks, they had the realisation that private land opened a whole new frontier for outdoor adventures and a return to a more authentic kind of holiday – one where people could choose the kind of break they wanted and what they wanted to do.
When Youcamp.com went live early in 2013 the very first property that was opened to campers belonged to the founders. Since then the Youcamp team has seen the impact that camping away from the crowds can have on everyone from stressed adults to urban based children. Even just a few days in a place without jobs, wifi and stress, had the power to re-fuel people and their relationships.
Apart from the benefits to friends and family Youcamp is also determined to see special places on private land, become more appreciated and better managed. When the founders created a permanent legal covenant on their land, to protect a special remnant patch of forest, they were dismayed to discover that it reduced the value of their land. Youcamp, for the first time, actually allows landholders to gain an income from their environmental assets. After all, people are seeking lovely forests, well run farms, resilient rivers and healthy lakes to visit, not degraded areas.
Youcamp has had a lot of media coverage and has taken on a life of its own as a private land sharing community. Today veterans groups, families with disabled children and countless other community organisations are able to tailor the exact kinds of experiences they are seeking.