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Baptist Camping Victoria

Camp Wilkin

Burnside Camp

Ministry Camping

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12 WATTS 12months at Wilkin for Adventure, Theological Training and Service

as 3 sites, 2 in Anglesea and 1 at Halls Gap, all offering different

Ministry camping includes our family camps and specialist programming for youth at risk to corporate team building etc. 12 WATTS is an exci ng internship program being offered as a gap year for students to have a year of reflec on whilst gaining experience in outdoor educa on and working towards an Associate Diploma in Ministry at Whitley Bible College. Bookings Office PO Box 125 Anglesea Victoria, 3230 Phone: (03) 5263 3222 Fax: (03) 5263 1854 Email: office@bap stcamping.com.au Web: www.bap stcamping.com.au

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Victoria - West & Southwest

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Shepparton Horsham 149 147 145

Bendigo

Stawell 146 141

Ballarat Hamilton

Melbourne

Geelong

148

Warnambool

144 143 142

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Name

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141

Adekate Lodge Creswick

(03) 5334 5312/1300 304 560

116

Yes

Yes

66

142

Araluen Lutheran Camp

(03) 5263 3337

110

Yes

Yes

66

143

Burnside Camp

(03) 5263 1600

88

Yes

Yes

66

BC

144

Camp Wilkin Baptist Centre

(03) 5263 3222

161

Yes

No

66

BC

145

Halls Gap Baptist Camping & Conference Centre

(03) 52631044

56

No

Yes

67

BC

146

Log Cabin Christian Camp

(03) 5345 2756/0400 865 047

122

Yes

Yes

67

147

Norval Lodge and House, Camp Acacia

(03) 5356 4241

310

Yes

Yes

67

148

Portland Bay Lodge

(03) 5356 4241/1300 304 560

100

Yes

Yes

68

149

Tandara

(03) 5356 4253

100

Yes

Yes

68

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Victoria - West & Southwest 141 - Adekate Lodge Creswick

www.cv.asn.au/vicw 142 - Araluen Lutheran Camp

Uniting Church Camping Synod of Victoria and Tasmania LOCATION: 60 Adekate Camp Rd DEAN VIC 3352 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 116 Min: 25 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5334 5312 SITE FAX: (03) 5334 5595 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Picturesque bushland setting surrounded by thick pine and eucalyptus plantations, with plenty of native animals. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: Goldfields Melways 627 C3 Vic ACCOMMODATION: Accommodates a total of 116 people, with rooms generally sleeping 6 people. Toilet facilities are available outside and within sleeping areas. Seperate leaders' bathrooms are also provided. PROVIDED: Bunks, beds, pillows, blankets and permanent heating in sleeping accommodation CATERING: Full catering or self catering FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining room, separate recreation room, lounge/meeting room, table tennis and billiard table, TV/VCR, toilets and showers, laundry and drying facilities. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: BBQ, campfires, bush cooking, playground, sports oval, ball court, canoeing, low ropes course, bushwalking, archery, initiatives, orienteering,

adventure programming. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Historic gold mining town of Creswick, the Tangled Maze and Creswick Museum. Half-hour drive to all the major attractions of Ballarat and Daylesford, including Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum, Ballarat Reptile Park, Eureka Stockade, historic Lake Wendouree, St George's Lake (perfect for picnics and canoeing), a lavender farm and macaroni factory. PROGRAMMING: Full programming available FIRST AID: We request you bring your own DISABLED FACILITIES: Fair MINIMUM NUMBER: 25 AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Uniting Church Camping PO Box 237 CRESWICK VIC 3363 PH: (03) 5334 5312 or 1300 304 560 FAX: 03 5334 5595 E-MAIL: adekate@uccamping.org.au WEB: www.uccamping.org.au

playground, initiatives, BBQ, outdoor chapel, bush tracks and wild flowers in season. FACILITIES OFF SITE: beach swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboats, sailing, fishing, cycling, golf, bowls, tennis, high ropes, giant swing. PROGRAMMING: Programming staff are available to help with the organisation of your activities. FIRST AID: Groups to provide own. PUBLIC PHONE: (03) 5263 1446 DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes. Access to all main areas. MINIMUM NUMBER: Minimum numbers do apply depending on the season. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Peter or Errol 24 McDougall Road, ANGLESEA VIC 3230 PH: (03) 5263 3337 FAX: (03) 5263 3566 E-MAIL: araluen.vic@lca.org.au WEB: www.araluenlutherancamp.com.au

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143 - Burnside Camp

144 - Camp Wilkin Baptist Centre

Baptist Church

Baptist Church

LOCATION: 60 Ellimatta Road ANGLESEA VIC 3230 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 88 Min: 30 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 52631577 or 0425 804 358 SITE FAX: (03) 52633418 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Bush site 2 km from the beach DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 113 km southwest of Melbourne ACCOMMODATION: 88 Beds; 60 beds in 10 ensuited rooms and 28 beds in 6 rooms with shared toilets PROVIDED: Guests to bring own blankets, pillow, linen or sleeping bags. Pillows and blankets available on request. CATERING: Both catered and self-catered FACILITIES INDOORS: Beach volley, 2 tramps, oval, flying fox, low ropes, High ropes (extra cost), basketball ring, table tennis, pool table, air hockey table, P.A. system, TV video, DVD, large screen projector, piano, laundry, dining room, lounge x2, hall and BBQ's FACILITIES OFF SITE: Surfing, canoeing, snorkelling, bushwalking, golf, swimming, enviro talks/walks PROGRAMMING: Program support is available FIRST AID: Yes

PUBLIC PHONE: Yes DISABLED FACILITIES: Good MINIMUM NUMBER: 30 AVAILABILITY: Bookings taken all year round BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Baptist Camping Victoria P O Box 153 ANGLESEA VIC 3230 PH: (03) 5263 1600 FAX: (03) 5263 1854 E-MAIL: burnside@campwilkin.com.au WEB: www.baptistcamping.com.au

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LOCATION: 24 McDougall Road ANGLESEA VIC 3230 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 110 Min: 30 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5263 3337 SITE FAX: (03) 5263 3566 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Situated in the coastal township of Anglesea. Surrounded by gum trees and bush land, yet only walking distance to the town shopping strip and beach. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: Melbourne 109 km, Geelong 34 km, Anglesea 0.5 km ACCOMMODATION: Up to 110 guests in 16 rooms with ensuites (max 8 people per room) and 4 standard rooms. One ensuited room caters for those guests requiring disabled access. Queen beds available in most rooms. ADDITIONAL: Alcohol permitted with manager's prior notification. PROVIDED: Mattresses, pillow, blankets. Linen hire is available. CATERING: Full catering provided, self catering available. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining room plus 2 meeting rooms, table tennis, pool table, indoor sports/games equipment, wood fire, TV & VCR/DVD/CD, OHP, whiteboard, keyboard, organ. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Low ropes, beach volleyball, basketball, oval, Camp fire area,

LOCATION: 57 Noble Street ANGLESEA VIC 3230 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 161 Min: 30 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 5263 3222 SITE FAX: (03) 5263 1854 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Bush/beach DISTANCE AND DIRECTION:114 km southwest of Melbourne. ACCOMMODATION: 161 beds in cluster ensuite, 35 rooms. PROVIDED: Pillow ( Blankets on request) CATERING: Full catered only. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining room, separate recreation room, 7 multipurpose rooms, piano, table tennis, TV, video, DVD, Large screen projector, 8 channal P.A. Unit, OHP, toilets, showers, laundry, drying facilities. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, low/high ropes course, BBQ, oval, play ground, trampolines, initiative course, large chess set, archery, 25 mountain bikes, flying fox. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Surfing, horse riding, canoeing, snorkelling, bushwalking, golf, swimming, environment talks/walks (costs apply). PROGRAMMING: Yes. We can run session or set up your full program.

FIRST AID: Yes. PUBLIC PHONE: No DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes. MINIMUM NUMBER: 30 weekend - 45 weekdays. Management has the right to have multiple groups on site AVAILABILITY: Bookings are only 12 months in advance. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Baptist Camping Victoria P O Box 125 ANGLESEA VIC 3230 PH: (03) 5263 3222 FAX: (03) 5263 1854 E-MAIL: office@baptistcamping.com.au WEB: www.baptistcamping.com.au

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Victoria - West & Southwest

145 - Halls Gap Baptist Camping & Conference Centre LOCATION: 69-71 Grampians Road HALLS GAP VIC 3381 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 56 Min: 20 Catering: No Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: 0439 001 547 SITE FAX: (03) 5356 4724 DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 28 km west of Stawell. ACCOMMODATION: 3 rooms with double beds only, 7 rooms sleeping 6, 3 of those with a double bed, a 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom self contained flats. PROVIDED: full self contained kitchen CATERING: No FACILITIES INDOORS: Recreational hall with table tennis table, a large TV with a DVD player and a large screen on the wall. Dining Room, lounge, amenties block and laundry FACILITIES OUTDOORS: BBQ and trampoline FACILITIES OFF SITE: Abseilling, rock climbing and canoeing within 500 metres PROGRAMMING: No FIRST AID: First aid kit provided PUBLIC PHONE: Yes MINIMUM NUMBER: 20

AVAILABILITY: Whole year round subject to conditions of hire BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Baptist Camping Victoria PO Box 125 ANGLESEA VIC 3230 PH: (03) 52631044 FAX: (03) 52631854 E-MAIL: office@baptistcamping.com.au WEB: www.baptistcamping.com.au

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147 - Norval Lodge and House, Camp Acacia, Grampians Wonderland Cabins Uniting Church Camping Synod of Victoria and Tasmania LOCATION: 204 - 232 Grampians Road HALLS GAP VIC 3381 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 310 Min: 15 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5356 4241 SITE FAX: (03) 5356 4522 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Located centrally within the majestic Grampians National Park, surrounded by bushland and native animals DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 260 km west of Melbourne. ACCOMMODATION: Norval can accommodate up to 310 people. Norval Lodge provides for 90 people in 16 rooms; Norval House also accommodates 90 in 16 rooms (all rooms have ensuites). Camp Acacia accommodates 106 people in 15 rooms, and there are 6 fully self-contained, two-bedroom Wonderland Cabins. All rooms have central heating. PROVIDED: Bunks, beds, pillows, blankets, permanent heating in sleeping accommodation. CATERING: Full catering is provided. Dishwashing available. Self catering available at Norval Lodge and Camp Acacia FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining room, lounge, table tennis, TV/DVD, data projector, whiteboard, toilets, showers, laundry, drying facilities.

FACILITIES OUTDOORS: High/low ropes, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, heated pool, playground, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, bushwalking, initiative activities, orienteering, archery, campfires, hut building, bush cookery, adventure programming. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Pristine national park, Brambuk Cultural Centre, bushland, lakes and walking trails. PROGRAMMING: Full programming available FIRST AID: We request guests provide their own PUBLIC PHONE: Yes DISABLED FACILITIES: Fair MINIMUM NUMBER: 15 AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire

146 - Log Cabin Christian Camp Managed by Elijah's Mantle LOCATION: 270 Ascot Road CRESWICK VIC 3363 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 122 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5345 2756 SITE FAX: (03) 5345 2789 SITE ENVIRONMENT: 24 ha natural bushland setting adjacent to forest. Animals on site include miniature goats, lamas, alpacas, pony, ducks and chickens. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 3 km from the township of Creswick, 15 km from Ballarat and 113 km from Melbourne. ACCOMMODATION: Bunk style accommodation (heated), BYO bedding and pillows. 6 Cabins with ensuite each accommodating 12-14 people, 1 building with 4 bedrooms each with a double bed bunk plus another single bed/bunk with bathroom under same roof. 1 dormitory accommodating 18 people, 1 small cabin accommodating 4 people. Extra accommodation in barn in warm weather. ADDITIONAL: Tent and/or caravan sites are available for larger groups. PROVIDED: Bunks - BYO bedding and pillows. CATERING: Full catering is provided. Full kitchen facilities available for self catering. FACILITIES INDOORS: Fully equipped industrial kitchen (including dishwasher) and dining room, separate recreation/meeting room, open fire, combustion heater, table tennis, indoor sports games and equipment, large screen TV, VCR,

DVD, OHP, screen, whiteboards. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Giant swing, bungee trampoline, flying fox, archery, inground trampolines, canoes, swimming (lake), bushwalking and night hikes, hut building, Billy tea & damper, initiative activities, orienteering, campfire area, volleyball, basketball ring, open playing area, BBQ area, oval, frisbee golf and fishing. FACILITIES OFF SITE: All Ballarat attractions. e.g. Sovereign Hill, Eureka Centre, Gold Museum, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat Wildlife Park. Creswick Attractions: Creswick Museum, St Georges Lake, Tangled Maze, Calembeen Park. PROGRAMMING: Program staff available, Commercial activity providers available for hire in the area. FIRST AID: BYO first aid kit PUBLIC PHONE: On site DISABLED FACILITIES: Limited. One Cabin with disabled toilet. MINIMUM NUMBER: 20 AVAILABILITY: Subject to Conditions of Hire BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Grant Laidlaw PO Box 353 Creswick VIC 3363 PH: (03) 5345 2756 or 0400 865 047 FAX: (03) 5345 2789 E-MAIL: admin@logcabincamp.com.au WEB: www.logcabincamp.com.au

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Uniting Church Camping 204 - 232 Grampians Road HALLS GAP VIC 3381 PH: (03) 5356 4241 FAX: (03) 5356 4522 E-MAIL: norval@uccamping.org.au WEB: www.uccamping.org.au

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Victoria - West & Southwest 148 - Portland Bay Lodge

149 - Tandara

Uniting Church Camping Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

A Ministry of the Lutheran Church of Australia, Victorian District

LOCATION: Camp Road Allestree Portland VIC 3305 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 100 Min: 25 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5529 2395 or 1300 304 560 SITE FAX: (03) 5529 2306 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Beach DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: Great Ocean Road, Melways 625 K8 Vic ACCOMMODATION: 86 in 30 rooms each sleeping 2 to 3 people. Separate leaders bathrooms. ADDITIONAL: Self contained bunkhouse sleeping 12 PROVIDED: Pillows, Bunks, permanent heating in sleeping areas CATERING: Full catering or self catering FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining room, separate recreation room, chapel, games room, public telephone, wood heater, piano, table tennis, indoor sports games equipment, toilets, showers. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Open playing area, BBQ, volley ball, cricket, archery, campfire, intiatives, bush cooking, adventure programming, coastal education programs, directly opposite Portland Bay beach FACILITIES OFF SITE: Horse riding, Great South West Walk, National Parks, swimming,

lakes, surfing, abseiling, bushwalking, canoeing, sea kayaking, seal tours, historic sites, Maritime Museum. PROGRAMMING: Full programming available. DISABLED FACILITIES: Fair MINIMUM NUMBER: 25 AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to availability BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Uniting Church Camping 204 - 232 Grampians Road Halls Gap VIC 3381 PH: (03) 5356 4241 OR 1300 304 560 FAX: (03) 5356 4522 E-MAIL: portlandbay@uccamping.org.au WEB: www.uccamping.org.au

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LOCATION: 25 Tandara Road HALLS GAP - THE GRAMPIANS VIC 3381 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 100 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5356 4253 SITE FAX: (03) 5356 4220 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Located in Halls Gap, Tandara is set on 2.4 ha of open flat fields with 360 degree panoramic views. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 260 km from Melbourne, 1.5k m from Halls Gap. Melways Map Ref 520 D11. Vicroads Country Directory Map Ref 255 60 ACCOMMODATION: 100 bunk style beds in 15 rooms, all with ensuites. All rooms are heated. PROVIDED: Blankets CATERING: Full catering is provided for weekday groups. Kitchen facilities available for self catering on weekends and holidays FACILITIES INDOORS: Large hall incorporating dining room, stage, table tennis table, hookey, data projector, video, DVD, stereo, overhead projector, PA system, indoor sports and games equipment, open fire, piano, white board, toilets, showers, laundry and drying facilities. Meeting room for small groups available. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Large open playing area, oval, cricket pitch, beach volleyball,

basketball, playground, covered BBQ area, outdoor fire area, initiative activities, archery, frisbee golf, orienteering course, low challenge ropes course. FACILITIES OFF SITE: National Park, Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, wineries, bushwalking, horse riding, abseiling, lakeswater sports, wildlife park, golf course, rock climbing, bike riding. Abundant Wildlife PROGRAMMING: Yes FIRST AID: User group to provide. PUBLIC PHONE: For emergency use only DISABLED FACILITIES: No, although the area is basically level, disabled shower, and toilets, ramps to all buildings. MINIMUM NUMBER: Minimum charge negotiable. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Darren Linke - Manager PO Box 50 HALLS GAP VIC 3381 PH: (03) 5356 4253 FAX: (03) 5356 4220 E-MAIL: tandara.vic@lca.org.au WEB: www.tandara.org.au

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Victoria - North, East & Southeast

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Albury 157

Wangaratta

Bendigo

168

Seymour 163

160

175 165 170 161 156 155 158 173

Melbourne

Bairnsdale

166

159 162

169

172

Sale Traralgon 171 174 164

167

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CateredCheck Listing

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155

1330 Conference Centre

(03) 9764 1410

0

Yes

Yes

70

156

Adanac CYC

(03) 5967 1594

135

Yes

No

70

157

Back Creek CYC Camping and Conference Centre

(02) 6027 1271

82

No

Yes

71

158

Belgrave Heights Convention Centre

(03) 9752 6855

140

Yes

Yes

71

159

Camp Coolamatong

(03) 5156 6511

100

Yes

Yes

71

160

Camp Howqua

(03) 5777 3509

200

Yes

Yes

71

161

CEBS Camp Bindaree

(03) 9879 0956/(03) 9850 4473

60

No

Yes

72

162

Coolamatong Lake Camp

(03) 5156 6511

50

No

Yes

72

163

Crystal Creek Christian Camp Inc.

(03) 5772 1409

110

Yes

No

72

164

CYC - The Island

1300 4 CAMPS/(03) 5952 2201

200

Yes

Yes

73

165

El Kanah Marysville

(03) 5963 3229

84

Yes

No

73

166

Forest Edge CYC

1800 TO STAY/(03) 5628 4224

182

Yes

Yes

74

167

Grantville Lodge

(03) 5678 8370

150

Yes

Yes

74

168

King River Camp

(03) 5729 8258

54

Yes

Yes

75

169

Lake Tyers Camp & Caravan Park

(03) 5156 5530

130

No

Yes

75

170

Lyrebird Park

(03) 5964 8236/0417 800 474

90

Yes

No

76

171

Merricks Lodge

(03) 5989 8422

160

Yes

Yes

76

172

Mill Valley Ranch Christian Youth Camp

(03) 5942 8356

100

Yes

No

78

173

Oasis Camp Inc.

(03) 9736 2898

150

Yes

Yes

78

174

Phillip Island Adventure Resort & The Colonnades

1800 006 399/(03) 5952 2417

550

Yes

No

79

175

Upper Plenty Conference Centre

(03) 5783 1584

76

Yes

Yes

79

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Victoria - North, East & Southeast 155 - 1330 Conference Centre

www.cv.asn.au/vice 156 - Adanac CYC CYC Limited

LOCATION: 1330 Ferntree Gully Road SCORESBY VIC 3179 At a Glance: Conferences: Max: 800 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: 03 9764 1410 SITE FAX: 03 9764 1143 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Located at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. This state of the art facility is centrally located in the heart of one of the fastest growing hubs of Melbourne metro. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 30km from the Melbourne CBD ACCOMMODATION: Many hotels and amenities nearby. CATERING: Yes FACILITIES INDOORS: Purpose built

auditorium seats up to 620 on the floor level and 180 in the balcony. Theatre that sits up to 150 people. 6 Conference rooms, 2 Garden rooms, Lounge FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Extensive parking options MINIMUM NUMBER: 20 BOOKING ENQUIRIES: 1330 Conference Centre PO Box 9179 SCORESBY 3179 PH: 03 9764 1410 FAX: 03 9764 1143 E-MAIL: info@1330.com.au WEB: www.1330.com.au

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LOCATION: 47 Hoddle Street YARRA JUNCTION VIC 3797 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 135 Min: 10 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 5967 1594 SITE FAX: (03) 5967 256 SITE ENVIRONMENT: ACA & NARTA Accredited Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley, set on 13 acres of undulating parkland with pockets of natural bush, a two acre lake & tranquil views of the surrounding mountains. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 65 km east of Melbourne, 25 km east of Lilydale. ACCOMMODATION: Facilities for up to 130+ guests in zoned accommodation areas. Bathroom facilites within accommodation area. All areas heated, carpeted and comfortable. PROVIDED: Pillows and emergency doonas. Full linen hire service available on request. Dishwashing service provided. Tea/Coffee and Fruit 24 hours. CATERING: Full catering provided. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining room, 140 seat function room, multiple breakout rooms, separate indoor recreation areas, indoor 'sprung floor' gymnasium, sports equipment provided, rotating rock climbing wall, table tennis, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, piano, TV, DVD player, data projectors and screens, microphones, staging, WiFi internet access. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: canoeing, 110 metre

water slide, raft making, hut building, flying fox, archery, mountain biking, in-ground trampolines, low ropes, camp cooking, fishing, beach volleyball, frisbee golf course, nature trail, cage soccer, nature programs, campfire area, sports field. FACILITIES OFF SITE: 4 minute walk from the Yarra Centre Aquatic Facilities (3 indoor pools & gym facilities)& the Warburton Rail Trail, Healesville Sanctuary, Hegend Maze & Mini Golf, Mont de Lancey Historical Homestead, Lillydale Lake, Upper Yarra Dam, Badger Weir, Maroondah Dam, Wineries, Snowfields, Yarra River. PROGRAMMING: Program assistance provided. All specialised program activities facilitated by qualified CYC staff (included in schools price) Full V.E.L.S. material available for all activities. FIRST AID: Group responsibility for First Aid. PUBLIC PHONE: No DISABLED FACILITIES: Fair all buildings, ground level access. MINIMUM NUMBER: 10 and upwards. Dependent on time of year. Smaller groups booked based on availability. AVAILABILITY: All year BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Adanac CYC 47 Hoddle Street, YARRA JUNCTION VIC 3797 PH: (03) 5967 1594 FAX: (03) 5967 2561 E-MAIL: adanac@cyc.org.au WEB: www.adanac.cyc.org.au

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Victoria - North, East & Southeast

157 - Back Creek CYC Camping and Conference Centre LOCATION: 95 Schmidt Lane (off Back Creek Rd) YACKANDANDAH VIC 3749 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 82 Min: 20 Catering: No Self-catering: Yes SITE ENVIRONMENT: Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush farmland of North East Victoria, Back Creek CYC is a haven for native flora and fauna and ideal for enjoying the quietness and serenity of the surrounding bush while bushwalking. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 300 km northeast of Melbourne, via Beechworth. ACCOMMODATION: 4 bunkhouses each sleeping 11 and sharing an amenities block, 3 bunkhouses each sleeping 10 each with own ensuite. 1 BR self-contained unit sleeping 6 PROVIDED: Mattresses, pillow. Guests should bring blankets, linen and towels. CATERING: Self catered. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining/lecture hall, large recreation hall, whiteboard, overhead projector. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Volleyball, playing field, BBQ, star gazer. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Historic gold rush towns of Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah nearby, 1 hour drive to the snow fields for skiing, snow boarding and tobogganing, 40 minutes drive to Lake Hume for water skiing, regional city Albury/Wodonga

30 minutes drive, skate bowl park, bush trails, bush walks, state forests. FIRST AID: User group to provide own kit and personnel. PUBLIC PHONE: No DISABLED FACILITIES: Very limited. MINIMUM NUMBER: For exclusive use of whole camp site 20 at full fare. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: The Managers, Back Creek CYC PO Box 144 YACKANDANDAH VIC 3749 PH: (02) 6027 1271 FAX: (02) 6027 1271

158 - Belgrave Heights Convention Centre LOCATION: 3 Convention Avenue BELGRAVE HEIGHTS VIC 3160 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 140 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 9752 6855 SITE FAX: (03) 9752 6955 SITE ENVIRONMENT: A beautiful setting of gum trees, bush and ornamental trees. The 8 ha property has a variety of physical facilities and services. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 45 km east of Melbourne ACCOMMODATION: A total of 140 persons in three different areas. A mix of double bed, family and dorm style rooms are available. ADDITIONAL: 150 powered and non-powered caravan and tent sites. PROVIDED: Mattresses. CATERING: Self catering and full professional catering service can be arranged. FACILITIES INDOORS: 1650 seat auditorium with large foyer with full sound and lighting systems. Various smaller conference and meeting rooms. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Wide open spaces. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Have some time out and enjoy the attractions of the Dandenong Ranges that include Devonshire Teas, Craft & Novelty Shops, Puffing Billy and Emerald

Lake. PROGRAMMING: Summer, Easter, Men's, Women's& Youth Conventions run each year as well as the combined churches Songs of Praise. FIRST AID: Kit available at Reception DISABLED FACILITIES: Very Limited, main auditorium is easily accessible. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: The Office 3 Convention Ave BELGRAVE HEIGHTS VIC 3160 PH: (03) 9752 6855 FAX: (03) 9752 6955 E-MAIL: office@bhc.org.au WEB: www.bhc.org.au

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159 - Camp Coolamatong

160 - Camp Howqua

LOCATION: 38 Cranswick Rd BANKSIA PENINSULA VIC 3875 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 100 Min: 30 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5156 6511 SITE FAX: (03) 5156 0471 SITE ENVIRONMENT: 70 ha of farm, bush and wetlands with lake frontage, wide open spaces, fresh air, diverse flora and fauna all serve to provide a peaceful and safe environment to enjoy the outdoors. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 280 km east of Melbourne ACCOMMODATION: 100 people in bunkrooms and cabins. 5 rooms with ensuites, 12 rooms with shared facilities. PROVIDED: Mattress CATERING: Fully catered or self catered. FACILITIES INDOORS: Spacious carpeted dining hall with open fireplace and lounge area. Buildings retain a homestead atmosphere with wide verandas and larger windows providing extensive views to surrounding farmland. The shearing shed is now used as a games hall and nature display room. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Activities offered: Bushcraft, off road cycling, low ropes, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, rafting. 2 separate recreational ovals adjacent to the

buildings. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Buchan Caves, Lakes Entrance, Den of Nargun, Raymond Island, Wildlife PROGRAMMING: Full programs and optional boat trips across the Gippsland Lakes to 90 Mile Beach may be organised. FIRST AID: Please bring your own DISABLED FACILITIES: Good MINIMUM NUMBER: 30 AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Gavin Osborne, Camp Coolamatong 38 Cranswick Rd Banksia Peninsula VIC 3875 PH: (03) 5156 6511 FAX: (03) 5156 0471 E-MAIL: coolamatong@bigpond.com WEB: www.campcoolamatong.com

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LOCATION: 127 Howqua River Road HOWQUA VIC 3723 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 200 Min: 2 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5777 3509 SITE FAX: (03) 5777 3901 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Camp Howqua covers in excess of 64 ha of picturesque countryside situated on the beautiful Howqua River. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: An easy 2.5 hour drive from central Melbourne via Mansfield. 25 km from Mansfield. ACCOMMODATION: Main Lodge:(Max 200) fully air conditioned featuring large meeting hall, PA system throughout lodge and cabins, 2 classrooms, spacious dining hall and commercial kitchen. 20 double brick cabins featuring bunk style accommodation, heating and ensuites. Ski Lodge: (Max 28) 3 centrally heated sleeping areas with ensuites. Dining/meeting area with large gas log fire, kitchen and drying room. ADDITIONAL: Self Contained Cabins: 2 cabins each accommodating up to 8 people featuring ensuite, fully equipped kitchenette, 3 bunk style beds and 1 double bed. Camping: 16 powered sites, plenty non-powered sites, amenities include: showers/toilets/laundry and a wheelchair accessible family friendly bathroom. PROVIDED: Mattresses only, CATERING: Main Lodge: fully catered (dietary needs catered for), Ski Lodge: self catered FACILITIES INDOORS: Main Lodge: PA

system, large remote controlled screen, data projector, mics, keyboard, TV, DVD player, whiteboard. Ski Lodge: TV, DVD player, whiteboard. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: WEDGINATOR Waterslides, High Ropes, Low Ropes/Initiatives, Orienteering, Mountain Bikes, Archery, Tubing, Flying Fox, Raft Building, Horse Riding, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Ball Games, Survivor, River Challenge, Table Tennis & Crate Climbing - Only available when hiring the Main Lodge facility. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Snow sports, water sports, fishing, nature walks, 4WD, trail riding, historical sites and much more. PROGRAMMING: To suit your needs. FIRST AID: Qualified staff onsite but you will need to also bring your own qualified staff and kits. Hospital & Ambulance 20 minutes. PUBLIC PHONE: Available. DISABLED FACILITIES: Some bathrooms, cabins, lodge and activities accessible. MINIMUM NUMBER: Main Lodge: 45, Ski Lodge: 14, Self Contained Cabins: 2 AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Camp Howqua Po Box 291, MANSFIELD VIC 3724 PH: (03) 5777 3509 FAX: (03) 5777 3901 E-MAIL: howqua@adventist.org.au WEB: www.camphowqua.com.au

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161 - CEBS Camp Bindaree

162 - Coolamatong Lake Camp

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Scripture Union Victoria

LOCATION: 1145 Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road, Woori Yallock VIC 3139 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 60 Min: 10 Catering: No Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 9879 0956 or 03 9850 4473 SITE FAX: (03) 9879 0956 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Beautiful bush surroundings with mountain views, adjacent to Yarra River DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 60 km east of Melbourne. Melways 286 G6 or UBD 235 Q9 ACCOMMODATION: Dorm style, five rooms centrally heated, 18 double bunk beds for 36 & 6 fold up beds plus two futon type fold down beds in activities room ADDITIONAL: Max of 60 using tents or tents and rooms PROVIDED: Mattress, pillow, pillow slip and space blanket provided. CATERING: Self catered in fully equipped kitchen FACILITIES INDOORS: Main Meeting room has billiard table, TV, DVD player and OHP. Activities or second meeting room has Table tennis, Board shuttle game, Football game, Hookey board and TV, DVD player FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Outdoor bush chapel, open grassed area, bush walks, campfire pit with seating & lighting and

undercover BBQ facilities. Access to Yarra River for water activities FACILITIES OFF SITE: Warburton township, Healesville sanctuary, Mt. Donna Buang, Badger Weir & Cement Creek nature reserve with rainforest walk, Warburton trail, Maroondah Dam FIRST AID: Please provide your own first aid, staff and kit. First aid kit on premises if requested. PUBLIC PHONE: No, but good mobile reception DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes MINIMUM NUMBER: 10 (negotiable), minimum charge AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Denis or Ray PO Box 39 Park Orchards VIC 3114 PH: (03) 9879 0956 or (03) 9850 4473 FAX: 03 9879 0956 E-MAIL: cebs@alphalink.com.au WEB: http://cebs.alphalink.com.au

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LOCATION: 72 Cranswick Rd BANKSIA PENINSULA VIC 3875 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 50 Catering: No Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5156 6511 SITE FAX: (03) 5156 0471 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Beautifull coastal bushland, frontage to Lake Victoria on the Gippsland lakes, wetlands, sandy beaches DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 300 km east of Melbourne. Bairnsdale 16 km. Melways map ref.629A ACCOMMODATION: 8 permanently erected tebins (part cabin,part tent) for up to 6-8 people each, 2 cabins for about 3 each ADDITIONAL: The Lake Camps location makes it ideal for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, fishing and other activities. PROVIDED: Other activities and services can be arranged if required FACILITIES INDOORS: Kitchen, dining hall. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: canoeing, kayaking, raft building, sailing & water skiing, volleyball, bushwalks, beach. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Gippsland Lakes, Ninety Mile Beach, Mitchell River National Park, Boating, Bushwalking and many other attractions. PROGRAMMING: School holiday camps.

FIRST AID: Yes PUBLIC PHONE: Emergency use only. Mobile phone reception. Wireless Internet DISABLED FACILITIES: not wheel chair friendly BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Camp Coolamatong Lake Camp 38 Cranswick Rd Banksia Peninsula VIC 3875 PH: (03) 5156 6511 FAX: (03) 5156 0471 E-MAIL: coolamatong@bigpond.com WEB: www.coolamatong.com.au

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163 - Crystal Creek Christian Camp Inc. Privately Owned LOCATION: Murrays Road ALEXANDRA VIC 3714 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 110 Min: 25 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 5772 1409 SITE FAX: (03) 5772 1046 SITE ENVIRONMENT: 14 ha at the beginning of the foothills of the Black Range in the Goulburn Valley, with plenty of activities on site and in the nearby area. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 127 km northeast from Melbourne. ACCOMMODATION: 110 in 20 rooms with four, six, eight and twelve beds per room. Permanent heating in the sleeping accommodation. PROVIDED: Mattress only. CATERING: Full catering with special diets by arrangement FACILITIES INDOORS: Carpeted dining room, recreation room, chapel, piano, table tennis, indoor sports, games equipment, toilets, showers, laundry, drying facilities. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Swimming pool, canoes, BBQ area, 2 large playing areas, obstacle course, volleyball, tennis, basketball, water slide, trampoline, initiative activities, cricket, football, soccer, campfire area - no

charge equipment by arrangement. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Horse riding, bicycles, national parks, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, four wheel drive tours, high ropes course, trout hatchery, snow fields (in season), water skiing, fishing. PROGRAMMING: Full programming available for schools in outdoor & environmental education. Fully supervised holiday camps for primary and secondary students. FIRST AID: Please provide your own first aid, staff and kit. First aid kit on premises if needed. PUBLIC PHONE: Yes. Gold Phone DISABLED FACILITIES: Limited access. MINIMUM NUMBER: 25 or minimum charge. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Administrator Box 227 ALEXANDRA VIC 3714 PH: (03) 5772 1409 FAX: (03) 5772 1046 E-MAIL: admin@crystalcreekcamp.org.au WEB: www.crystalcreekcamp.org.au

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164 - CYC - The Island

165 - El Kanah Marysville

Christian Youth Camp Ltd LOCATION: 41- 53 Church Street COWES, PHILLIP ISLAND VIC 3922 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 200 Min: 10 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5952 2201 SITE FAX: (03) 5952 5800 SITE ENVIRONMENT: ACA & NARTA Accredited facility. 5 acres of landscaped gardens, 5 minute walk from beach. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 135 km southeast of Melbourne ACCOMMODATION: 200+ in 39 heated ensuited rooms. over two seperate sites. Multible facilities for the disabled. ADDITIONAL: 16 tent/ van sites. Public amenities. PROVIDED: Mattress, pillow, doona's, heating. Full linen hire service available on request CATERING: Full catering with facilities for self catering. FACILITIES INDOORS: 2 dining rooms (aircon), 2 large function rooms (air-con), 6 breakout rooms (30-60 guests) full size indoor basketball court, pianos, stage, table tennis, PA, data projectors, full conferencing equipment, whiteboard, laundry/drying facilities. WiFi Broadband FACILITIES OUTDOORS: 2 ovals, BBQ, volleyball, trampolines, flying fox, cricket,

children's playgrounds, circatron, solar heated swimming pool, mechanical high climbing wall, mountain bikes, archery, initiative activities, giant swing, abseiling, low ropes course. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Beaches, Penguin Parade, Squash, tennis, surfing, Golf, Mini Golf, Bushwalking,Tourist attractions, Ferry trips. Fauna Park, Coal mine, Amazing things, Ten Pin Bowling, Grand Prix track, Koala Park. Marine-life centre PROGRAMMING: Full Programming available in Outdoor and Environmental education, Full V.E.L.S material. FIRST AID: Please supply own. Medical clinic and Emergency sevices situated in close proximity DISABLED FACILITIES: Keen to be approached by all. MINIMUM NUMBER: 10 negotiable. Multiple bookings accepted. AVAILABILITY: All Year BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Jenny Lang - Paul Fry 41-53 Church Street COWES VIC 3922 PH: Vic/Tas Local Call 1300 4 CAMPS or (03) 5952 2201 FAX: (03) 5952 5800 E-MAIL: theisland@cyc.org.au WEB: www.theisland.cyc.org.au

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LOCATION: 975 Buxton Road Marysville VIC 3779 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 84 Min: 1 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 5963 3229 SITE FAX: (03) 5963 3650 SITE ENVIRONMENT: 7 acres in a lush green valley of the Great Dividing Range; bordering a State Forest. Only a few minutes by car from picturesque Marysville and 25 minutes from the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 100 km northeast of Melbourne ACCOMMODATION: Up to 84 people on site. Single, double and family rooms - 30 in total. Three rooms with ensuites. PROVIDED: Full linen service provided CATERING: Full catering is provided for all meals. Special diets by arrangement. FACILITIES INDOORS: Conference room. Large dining room overlooking beautiful scenery. Two guest TV rooms (one of which doubles as a seminar room), quiet reading room, children's room and small chapel with superb views. Pool table, table tennis, puzzles and board games available. Counselling centre in the grounds run by professional Chrisian Counsellors. Drying facilities. O/Head Projector, TVs, Video Players, Tape and CD Players, DVDs, Whiteboards, Piano, Organ,

etc FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Tennis court, volley ball court, BBQ facilities. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Golf course and bowling green opposite. Close to Marysville, swimming pool, bushwalking, horse riding, trout hatchery, canoeing, Lake Mountain skiing. Eildon - water skiing. Steavenson Falls by day or floodlit by night. PROGRAMMING: Pre-marriage and Marriage Enrichment courses; on-site Counselling. Singles' Retreats; Single Mothers' Retreats; Retreats for Over-Coming Life's Challenges. Mid week Retreats for 55+. Health and Wellbeing Retreats. FIRST AID: yes PUBLIC PHONE: yes DISABLED FACILITIES: yes MINIMUM NUMBER: 1 AVAILABILITY: all approved groups subject to conditions of hire BOOKING ENQUIRIES: The Office, El Kanah 975 Buxton Road Marysville VIC 3779 PH: (03) 5963 3229 FAX: (03) 5963 3650 E-MAIL: elkanahmarysville@bigpond.com WEB: elkanahmarysville.org.au

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Uniting Church Camping Synod of Victoria and Tasmania LOCATION: 405 McKenzie Road NEERIM EAST VIC 3831 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 182 Min: 25 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5628 4224 SITE FAX: (03) 5628 4445 SITE ENVIRONMENT: ACA & NARTA Accredited facilities. 100 cleared undulating farm & river flat acres. Cradled by State forest & 1.5 km of tranquil Latrobe river frontage. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 1.5 hours - 120 km east of Melbourne. Inland from Warragul. ACCOMMODATION: Total of 200+ guests . Two separate areas. Latrobe Lodges 112 guests (27 rooms) heated, carpeted, en-suited rooms. McKerlie Creek Cabins - 68 Guests, 7 bunkhouses, heated, central bathroom & facilities. PROVIDED: Pillows in Lodges Only. Full linen hire service available on request CATERING: Full catering for whole site bookings & Latrobe Lodge - Self catering in McKerlie Creek Cabins FACILITIES INDOORS: 200 seat (air-con) function room, satellite TV, multiple(air-con) breakout rooms, large sports stadium, conferencing equipment, Internet access. Latrobe Lodge: 200 seat (air-con) Dining room. 2 Conference Rooms each seating 80. McKerlie Creek Cabins: Large barn-style multi-purpose common-room, Laundry. Self Catering Kitchen.

FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Large oval, equipment for most ball-sports, Raft-making, Swimming, River - Sleds , Low ropes,Bicycles,Mini Golf,Frisbee Golf, Forest walks, Trampoline. Designated camp-fire areas, Pool table , Air hockey. Instructor required for: High ropes, Flying Fox, Indoor High- climbing wall, Archery. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort,Snow fields, Tooronga Falls, Noojee Trestle Bridge, Power Works & Gumbuya Park PROGRAMMING: Full Programming available in Outdoor & Environmental education. Full V.E.L.S material available for entire camping program. Holiday camp program offered during Schools Holidays for Juniors (8-12yrs) Teens (13-17 yrs) FIRST AID: All groups to supply own. PUBLIC PHONE: No DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes MINIMUM NUMBER: 25 cabins - 70 Lodges - 110 sole booking AVAILABILITY: All Year BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Mr John Krause or Office Administration 405 McKenzie Road NEERIM EAST VIC 3831 PH: VIC/Tas Free Call - 1800 TO STAY or (03) 5628 4224 FAX: (03) 5628 4445 E-MAIL: forestedge@cyc.org.au WEB: forestedge.cyc.org.au

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LOCATION: 200 Grantville-Glen Alvie Road GRANTVILLE VIC 3984 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 150 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5678 8370 SITE FAX: (03) 5678 8333 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Set amongst 30 ha of undulating bushland and open pastures, with breathtaking views across Western Port Bay. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 83 km southeast, 51 km from Cranbourne. ACCOMMODATION: Comfortable accommodation for a total of 150 people: 118 bunkbeds in 14 cabins, three houses (each with double beds) that sleep 20, 8 and 8 people respectively. PROVIDED: All campers must bring their own pillow slips, blankets or other sleeping materials they require including towel. CATERING: Full catering is provided (minimum of 30 people). Self catering available. FACILITIES INDOORS: Chapel, two dining rooms, recreation room, open fire, three pianos, pool, dam, animals (cows, horses, goats), large screen video projector/TV, PA system to all cabins, laundry, table tennis tables, indoor sports/games equipment, hockey.

FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Bushwalking, BBQ, volleyball, low ropes course, initiative activities, swimming pool, campfire, orienteering, archery, canoes, playing field, frisbee golf & interactive farm activities. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Phillip Island Nature Park and penguins, Seal Rocks and Wonthaggi Coal Mine, "A-Maze 'n' Things", Maru Fauna Park and mini golf. PROGRAMMING: Full program services available. FIRST AID: Please provide your own first aid staff and kit. First aid kit on premises if needed. DISABLED FACILITIES: Limited MINIMUM NUMBER: AVAILABILITY: All BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Grantville Lodge 200 Grantville-Glen Alvie Road GRANTVILLE VIC 3984 PH: (03) 5678 8370 FAX: (03) 5678 8333 E-MAIL: grantville@uccamping.org.au WEB: www.uccamping.org.au

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168 - King River Camp LOCATION: 941 - 953 Upper King River Road, CHESHUNT SOUTH VIC 3678 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 54 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5729 8258 SITE FAX: manual on request SITE ENVIRONMENT: Abundant birds, native animal life and alpine flora. Nine acres adjacent to Alpine National Park and King River. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 280 km from Melbourne or 3.5 hours northeast via Mansfield, or Hume Highway to Wangaratta. ACCOMMODATION: 49 bunk style beds in two lodges - Peipers Lodge sleeps 28 in four rooms, two with ensuites. Winch Lodge sleeps 21 in three rooms. ADDITIONAL: Crowe Cottage - two bedroom sleeps five, own bathroom and kitchen, ideal for family weekend away. PROVIDED: Bunks, Mattresses. CATERING: Fully catered homestyle cooking with an excellent menu selection. Self catered option is available. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining/Meeting area with gas heating, log fire, TV/VCR/DVD, piano, whiteboard, overhead projector, table tennis and PA system. This adjoins a fully equipped commercial kitchen with servery, washup and prep areas.

FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Basketball ring, volleyball net & court, cricket, Gas BBQ, short walk to King River. Large grass areas. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Whitewater rafting, river sled, canoeing, swimming, sailing, fishing, bushwalking. Powers Lookout, Paradise Falls, Lake William Hovell. PROGRAMMING: Excellent site for interpersonal, history, nature and environmental programs to fit VELS multiple domain outcomes. FIRST AID: User groups provide their own First Aid Kit and qualified personnel. PUBLIC PHONE: Yes, Bluephone DISABLED FACILITIES: Limited. MINIMUM NUMBER: Please phone us. AVAILABILITY: All groups subject to approval and conditions of hire.

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Les and Judy Smith 953 Upper King River Rd CHESHUNT SOUTH VIC 3678 PH: (03) 5729 8258 FAX: please call E-MAIL: info@kingrivercamp.org.au WEB: www.kingrivercamp.org.au

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169 - Lake Tyers Camp & Caravan Park Uniting Church of Australia LOCATION: 558 Lake Tyers Beach Road LAKE TYERS BEACH VIC 3909 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 130 Catering: No Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 5156 5530 SITE FAX: (03) 5156 5702 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Surrounded by bushland with views stretching across the picturesque Lakes Tyers Beach. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 40 km from Bairnsdale. 310 km (4 hrs) east of Melbourne. Melways map ref. 629 ACCOMMODATION: 130 beds in 22 cabins, dormitory and some with ensuites. One cabin has disabled assisted facilities. ADDITIONAL: An additional 80 tent/caravan sites available. PROVIDED: Pillow, pillow case and fitted sheet, and fan heater CATERING: self catered in commercial kitchen FACILITIES INDOORS: Chapel, dining/meeting room. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Playground, BBQs, volleyball court. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Easy walk to beach, bush walking and fishing. Short drive to mini golf, theatre, restaurants, hire boats and Buchan Caves.

PROGRAMMING: Christmas holiday programmed camp. Discount for winter camps FIRST AID: Kit is available PUBLIC PHONE: No DISABLED FACILITIES: Fair AVAILABILITY: all year round BOOKING ENQUIRIES: The Manager PO Box 129 LAKES ENTRANCE VIC 3909 PH: (03) 5156 5530 FAX: (03) 5156 5702 E-MAIL: ltcandcp@internode.on.net WEB: laketyerscaravanpark.com.au

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170 - Lyrebird Park Uniting Church Camping Synod of Victoria and Tasmania LOCATION: 510 Beenak Road YELLINGBO VIC 3139 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 90 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 5964 8236 SITE FAX: (03) 5964 8209 SITE ENVIRONMENT: 52 acres of beautiful rustic bush and forest environment with a creek boundary adjoining the Gembrook State Forest. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 60 km southeast from Melbourne, 20 km southeast from Lilydale, 20 km northeast from Emerald. Melways Map 308 K10+1 km ACCOMMODATION: Cabin & Lodge Accommodation: total 20 Modern Rooms (Up to 90 Beds) All with Private Full Bathroom Ensuites & Heating.16 bedrooms have Air Conditioners. Combination of Double, Single Beds & Bunkbeds. ADDITIONAL: 2 Bedrooms with Disabled Full Bathroom Ensuites PROVIDED: Mattress. CATERING: Full Catering, Asian Menu also Available FACILITIES INDOORS: Large Multipurpose Hall (12mx20m) Fully Carpeted, Air Conditioning/Heating, 40mx4m wide Covered Verandahs. Recreation & Dining Areas, 6-8 Breakout Rooms/Areas. TV, DVD/VCR Player, OHP, Electronic Screen, Data Projector,Sound System,Internet Service.

Table Tennis,Billiards, Indoor Artificial Climbing Wall. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Trampoline, Basketball, Volleyball, Initiative & Low Ropes Course, High Ropes - Flying Fox, Dangle Duo, The Plank, Ring the Bell, Archery, Campfire, BBQ. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Yabby Farm, Hedgend Maze, Puffing Billy, Historical Kurth Kiln, Healesville Sanctuary, Berry/Fruit Orchards, TroutFarm, Canoeing, Bushwalking, Nurseries, State Forests, Indoor Aquatic Centre. PROGRAMMING: Fully Programmed School Camps. Adventure Based Experiential Learning programs. DISABLED FACILITIES: Good around main buildings MINIMUM NUMBER: Minimum Charge AVAILABILITY: All Year BOOKING ENQUIRIES: ChenLu Williams PH: (03) 5964 8236 Mobile: 0417 800 474 FAX: (03) 5964 8209 E-MAIL: camps@lyrebirdpark.com.au WEB: www.lyrebirdpark.com.au

Located about 1 hou hour ur South Sou uth East from fro Melbourne City in the Yarra Valley... All Season Venue for All Types of Groups Schools, Churches, Corporate, International,Air Conditioned Hall & Meeting Rooms All fully Ensuited Accommodation (Single/Twin/Group Share) Total 20 Rooms (up to 89 Beds), Majority with Airconditioning, Optional Full Bed Linen Hire Homestyle Full Catering (Asian Menu available), Corporate Upgrade available

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171 - Merricks Lodge

Full Adventure Based Experiential Learning Teambuilding/ Leadership Programs

Uniting Church Camping Synod of Victoria and Tasmania LOCATION: 3670 Frankston-Flinders Rd MERRICKS VIC 3916 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 160 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: 59898422 SITE FAX: 59898488 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Extensive views over rural vistas, a wetland with abundand waterbirds, and the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 80 km from Mellbourne and 30 km from Frankston. ACCOMMODATION: Lakeside Lodge has 28 rooms for 110 people, while Hillside Lodge accommodates 50 people in 12 rooms. Rooms sleep 4 guests and can be linked to sleep 8. PROVIDED: Pillows, fitted sheet, heating in rooms CATERING: Catered or self catered FACILITIES INDOORS: Large conference/dining room, 3 meeting rooms, kitchens for self-catering, DVD, overhead projector, large screen TV, fireplace, heating in rooms. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Swimming pools, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, playground, large sports oval, wetland/lake, canoeing, giant tree climb, mountain bike and bushwalking trail.

FACILITIES OFF SITE: The beautiful beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, scuba and snorkelling, sea kayaking, surfing and sailing. Coolart Wetlands and Arthurs Seat National Park. PROGRAMMING: Full program available. Experts in aquatic/surf based programs including surfing, sailing, surf kayaking, surf survival, scuba diving and snorkelling FIRST AID: Guests requested to provide their own DISABLED FACILITIES: Fair (currently being upgraded) MINIMUM NUMBER: 20 AVAILABILITY: All groups welcome

Contact Us: ChenLu Williams 510 Beenak Road Yellingbo, Victoria 3139 Tel: 03 5964 8236 Email: camps@lyrebirdpark.com.au On the Web: www.lyrebirdpark.com.au

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Victoria - North, East & Southeast 172 - Mill Valley Ranch Christian Youth Camp LOCATION: TYNONG NORTH VIC 3813 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 100 Min: 45 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE ENVIRONMENT: Open bushland, mountains, forest and farm. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 70 km from Melbourne, 13 km from Pakenham. Melways Map Ref. 512 S5. VicRoads Country Directory Map Ref. 96 B2. ACCOMMODATION: Total 100. 40 in 4 rooms. 60 in 7 wagons. PROVIDED: Bunks, Pillows, Blankets. CATERING: Full catering is provided. No self catering. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining Room, Separate Recreation Room, Chapel, Public Telephone, Open Fire, 3 Pianos, Table Tennis, Indoor Sports/Games Equipment, Pool Tables, Trampolines, Toilets, Showers, Laundry, Drying Facilities. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Horse Riding, Ropes Course, Archery, Initiative Activities, Volleyball, Basketball, Ferris Wheel, Lake for Boating and Swimming and numerous other activities, Open Playing Areas plus BBQ facilities. FACILITIES OFF SITE: State Forest and Gumbuya Park. DISABLED FACILITIES: Keen to be approached by all, including those with

intellectual and physical disabilities. Wheelchair accessibility is fair. Expanding accommodation facilities for the disabled. MINIMUM NUMBER: 45 BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Peter Jack 525 Tynong North Road TYNONG NORTH VIC 3813 PH: (03) 5942 8356 FAX: (03) 5942 8448 E-MAIL: mvr@mvr.org.au WEB: www.mvr.org.au SEE OUR ADVERT PAGE 77

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www.cv.asn.au/vice 173 - Oasis Camp Inc.

LOCATION: 66-72 Monbulk Road MT EVELYN VIC 3796 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 150 Min: 40 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 9736 2898 SITE FAX: (03) 9736 4598 SITE ENVIRONMENT: 12 acres bordering botanically significant crown land adjoining Olinda Creek. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 37 km from Melbourne. Melways 120 D, 3 ACCOMMODATION: 150 persons, 120 have ensuites. Room sizes: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12. PROVIDED: Mattresses CATERING: Fully catered or self catered. Some orderlies required. Oasis do all washing of dishes. FACILITIES INDOORS: Dining hall, meeting room, heating in all rooms, TV, video, PA, electric piano, OHP, table tennis, pool table, laundry and Reptile enclosure. Indoor basketball/volleyball/gym/auditorium, candlemaking. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Low ropes, initiative course, flying fox, pool, bush walking, Archery, oval and mountain bike down the Warburton Trail. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Yarra Valley, Puffing Billy, Silvan Dam, Lilydale Lake, Healesville Sanctuary.

PROGRAMMING: Staff available to help with activities. FIRST AID: Provide your own. PUBLIC PHONE: Yes. DISABLED FACILITIES: Hall plus gym and one dorm have rest room facilities. MINIMUM NUMBER: 40. 50 first term AVAILABILITY: All approved groups subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Oasis Camp PO Box 313 MT EVELYN VIC 3796 PH: (03) 9736 2898 FAX: (03) 9736 4598 E-MAIL: camp@oasis.asn.au WEB: www.oasis.asn.au

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174 - Phillip Island Adventure Resort & The Colonnades LOCATION: 1775 Phillip Island Road COWES VIC 3922 At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 550 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 5952 2417 SITE FAX: (03) 5952 1627 SITE ENVIRONMENT: ACA & NARTA Accredited facility. 34 ha open rural land with ocean views. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 130 km from Melbourne, 4 km from Cowes. ACCOMMODATION: Total both areas - 550+ persons. Main Complex - 450 persons 72 ensuited rooms (separate parents area), over three separate sites. Allergy-free heating through the entire complex. ADDITIONAL: Colonnades Conference Centre 21 two bedroom motel style suites 100 persons. PROVIDED: All rooms have pillows and doonas. Full linen hire service available. CATERING: Full catering. Specialty upmarket menus on request. FACILITIES INDOORS: Full Conferencing facilities, WiFi broadband access, 4 dining rooms, 3 large function rooms (250 each), Auditorium seating 900, 13 other function/breakout rooms catering for 50 - 100 persons, 2 x Swimming pools (solar heated) 1

x Heated Indoor Pool & Sauna, laundry and drying facilities FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Canoes, Raft Making, Archery, Sporting ovals, BBQs, Volleyball, Tennis/Basketball Courts, Giant Swings, Flying Foxes, Bouldering Wall, Camp Fire, Team Rescue courses, High Ropes course, Mountain Biking, Bushwalking FACILITIES OFF SITE: Beach, Surfing, Bush walking tracks, Professional Athletic Track. PROGRAMMING: Full Programming available in Outdoor and Environmental education. All specialised activities facilitated by qualified CYC staff & full V.E.L.S support material available for entire program. FIRST AID: Please supply own. Medical Clinic and hospital in close proximity. DISABLED FACILITIES: Full Facilities Designed with no steps. MINIMUM NUMBER: 20 AVAILABILITY: All Year BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Mark or Chris Rowe or Linda Fry. 1775 Phillip Island Road, COWES VIC 3922 PH: FREE CALL - Vic/Tas 1800 006 399 or (03) 5952 2417 FAX: (03) 5952 1627 E-MAIL: piar@cyc.org.au WEB: www.piar.cyc.org.au

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175 - Upper Plenty Conference Centre LOCATION: 45 Stokes Track, UPPER PLENTY VIC At a Glance: Accommodation: Max: 76 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE ENVIRONMENT: Situated on 120 ha of natural bush bordering Mount Disappointment State Forest. All buildings are constructed of mud brick and natural timbers. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 50 km north of Melbourne. ACCOMMODATION: 76 in 14 bedrooms. PROVIDED: Mattress and pillow. CATERING: Fully catered, self catering for small groups. FACILITIES INDOORS: Table tennis, pool table. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Bushwalking, tennis, volleyball, basketball. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Mount Disappointment, Rain Forest drive, waterfall, horse riding, toboggan park PROGRAMMING: To be organised by incoming camp. FIRST AID: Local doctors and hospital nearby. PUBLIC PHONE: No. Good mobile reception.

DISABLED FACILITIES: There is wheelchair access to all buildings. MINIMUM NUMBER: 20 for full catering. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Howard and Wendy Stokes PH: (03) 5783 1584 E-MAIL: enquiries@upcc.com.au WEB: www.upcc.com.au

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Somewhere to Go Directory of Christian Conference Centres, Camps and Service Providers Welcome to the 2011/2012 edition of “Somewhere to Go”. Christian Venues Association has endeavoured to provide accurate, up to date information about members’ operations, but acknowledges that errors may creep in. No attempt has been made to rate sites. Christian Venues Association recommends that organisers visit a venue to ensure its suitability for their purposes.

CONTENTS Introducing Christian Venues Association Planning ahead Checklist Listings • Service Providers & Programmers • Business Members Queensland New South Wales/ACT • ACT/Southern NSW • Blue Mountains/ Western NSW • Central Coast/ Northern NSW • Sydney Basin Victoria • West/South-West • North/East/South-East Tasmania South Australia Western Australia Northern Territory

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Introducing Christian Venues Association “Experience the spirit of sharing” Christian Venues Association operates as an association of over 230 Conference Centres, Camps, Activity/Service Providers and over 550 individual members operating in the School, Community, Charity and Church environments in all States. “Camping” “Serving and enabling Christian Ministries to provide unique temporary communities” Camping is an experience which provides an opportunity for a group of people, with a common interest, to come away from their usual environment and live in a “community” within which teaching and training can occur. This temporary “community” provides opportunities (of varying duration) for formal and informal learning, in accommodation ranging from comfortable Conference and Retreat Centre facilities to basic tenting. Christian Venues Association Membership. As can be seen from this directory, most of Australia is covered. Facilities range in size from 12 bed cottages to 890 bed complexes with meeting facilities that can cater for up to 3,000 at a time. There are over 23,000 beds available each night through member’s facilities and programs. The centres and activity providers are used; • by School Groups for excursions, outdoor education, religious retreats & study/peer group workshops; • by Church & Youth Groups for retreats, weekends away and workshops; and • by Corporate & Community Groups for workshops and training. All Member Centres are required to uphold a Statement of Faith. Christian Venues Association’s Role: As one of the largest “Camping” industry associations, we assist our members to fulfil their mission and provide their facilities and services at economical prices. We also seek to improve standards of safety and service delivery through education, training and networking. In 2011 practical benefits of membership include: • this Australian Directory of Christian Conference Centres and Camps with an annual distribution of 18,000 to schools, churches, community & corporate groups and to individuals. • VenueFinder, our web based venue location service; www.venuefinder.com.au • Campfinder, our web based camp locater service - www.campfinder.com.au • access to an industry developed and Christian Venues Association endorsed accreditation program; National Accommodation, Recreation and Tourism Accreditation (NARTA Inc) • a website that provides members with useful resources • a biannual magazine • a fortnightly email newsletter • various purchasing benefits arranged through Christian Supply Chain Buying Group (CSCBG); www.cscbg.org.au • chaplaincy support • Member Development Days • an office that is staffed by people who understand “Camping”, and • access through Christian Venues Association to resources from other Christian Camping Associations around the world. For further details about Christian Venues Association and membership, please contact: Christian Venues Association National Office P O Box 5552 South Windsor NSW 2756 Telephone: (02) 4587 7155 Fax: (02) 4587 7933 Email: stg@christianvenues.org.au Website: www.christianvenues.org.au

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Planning Ahead Getting the best from your program What is the aim of the event? If you are clear about the aim of the event, other questions are more readily answered and issues are more effectively handled. Your aim should be clear and straightforward and understood by your event leadership team. Why are you having the event? It may be for spiritual growth, recreation and relaxation, social, skill development, specific training or adventure. • Has your promotion of the event outlined the purpose of the event? • Are the participant’s expectations in line with the organisers’ expectations? For whom are you planning? • Number, age, interests, abilities, gender mix. • What can the participants contribute? What interests do the participants have that can be utilised? What values are you communicating? Serving others, co-operation, independence, sharing, personal management. What others? How long should the activity take? A day, a weekend, a week, the holiday period? The duration of the event should depend on your aim and the age and experience of the group as well as the time available. What are the location options? Fixed, mobile, fixed with short trips out. There can be hidden costs in day trips (travel and entrance fees) while often the beach and the bush at or near the venue can provide excellent opportunities for creative organisers. How much will it cost? Can you afford it? Key budget items include accommodation, transport, catering, admission fees, contingencies, and equipment hire. Venue fees vary enormously depending on what you want, the location, numbers and the style of the facilities. Give clear, precise information about your group (dates, size, requirements); get a clear indication of the cost. How will the group be structured? Whole group, small groups, mix of these. Go back to your aim - what are you trying to achieve? Are there benefits in having your group take responsibility for part of the program and organisation? Can they sometimes work in small groups as well as the full group? What are the safety issues? Organisers are bound under a duty of care to ensure that all activities are conducted in safety for the participants. This Artwork prepared by: JGraphics (02) 9674 6268 www.jgraphics.com.au Printed in Australia by: We Print It 1300 735 100 www.weprintit.com.au

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does not mean that the activity should not go ahead if there is an element of risk, but that all risks have been assessed and either eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels. Organisers have available to them many methods of assessing their programs and venues. All venues should be able to provide copies of their own emergency plans and risk analyses if requested. Some centres will have obtained accreditation from other agencies. One such agency is the Christian Venues Association endorsed accreditation program – the National Accommodation, Recreation and Tourism Accreditation (NARTA Inc) program. All safety planning is best started well before it’s likely to be needed. Ensure those conducting activities are appropriately trained or experienced. Ensure you (and the venue) have information about local emergency services. Remember your responsibilities to provide first-aid if necessary. Who will lead the activity? How will you use your leadership team? Are you, the leadership team and other campers clear about the roles and responsibilities of the leaders? Who on your team has training and specialist skills that may be required? How can you best utilise the various personalities in your team? Do they clearly understand their legal and moral responsibilities? Will the participants ‘participate’? • Will you seek ideas and input from the campers well beforehand? • Will you respond to their ideas and needs? Participant input can occur when you are planning as well as carrying out the activity. What are the threads you need to draw together? • Transport, finance, catering, accommodation, equipment, training, leaders. What else? • Have you evaluated all the options? (e.g. 2 day versus 5 day: catered versus self-catered) Will there be a balance of activities? Action/reflection, group/single, organised/casual, leader directed/camper input. How will you ‘sell and tell’ the idea? Some activities suffer from insufficient notice and planning. There often needs to be time to enthuse, gradually building up to precise details of event. When do you start? As early as possible. Talk to other organisers; seek ideas; make bookings well in advance; review the sequence of steps you’ll need to go through; give everybody adequate notice.

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Event Planning Your Event Planning Checklist

One Year Ahead

3 months ahead

Venue □ Choose a venue. Use this Directory or the free Venue Finder service at www.venuefinder.com.au □ Visit the venue before booking and consider the following:• size of venue and your expected numbers • the accommodation needs of your group • size of meeting rooms • recreational facilities • catering, duties and rosters • suitability for children • current fees • availability at the time you require. □ Book a Christian Venues Association Member Site. Pay the required deposit and understand the requirements and terms for minimum numbers and/or cancellation.

□ Provide detailed publicity □ Get committee to personally invite others to come to camp □ Collection of registrations & fees □ Co-ordinate bookstall & range of books with supplier.

Speaker □ Decide on the aims & objectives of your event. Choose a topic. If required invite a speaker in writing and ask for a written reply. Consider how the topic complements the aim of your group for the whole year □ Inform the speaker of the expected audience size and composition, and the aims of the event □ Decide timing for talks and discussion groups □ Check with the speaker if there is to be a fee. If not, consider an appropriate gift. 8 Months ahead Assemble a Camp Committee/Working Party. Their responsibilities include:□ Establish cost per person, include overheads □ Plan the program - include structured & unstructured free time - check meal times with site □ Entertainment □ Duties eg. meal & cleaning rosters □ Prayer & small groups □ Music □ Bookstall □ First aid □ Catering - cooks, food, set up site if necessary. Advertise □ Produce a registration form □ Distribute registration form and start announcing □ Consider a time payment scheme □ Collect registrations and deposits/fees. 4 Months ahead □ Reconfirm booking and prices □ Continue advertising and collection of registrations & deposits/fees. Finalise program - check with:□ Speaker that all is still OK □ Musicians □ Children's Program organisers □ Any other outside help. 8

1 month ahead Start work on □ Rosters □ Transport □ Provide maps □ Audio Visual requirements □ Bookstall setup/packdown & staffing arrangements. 1 to 2 weeks ahead Expect last minute cancellations and applications. □ Finalise applications □ Collect fees □ Arrange transport & rooming □ Phone site with final numbers. □ Advise site/caterers of any special dietary needs □ Check payment arrangements with the site as many require payment before leaving □ Reconfirm with those involved in program that all is OK □ Supply copy of program to campsite □ Check speaker’s needs – eg. data projector, overhead projector, photocopying, white board and pens etc. On Arrival □ Ensure an organiser is first to arrive at site. □ Meet the site manager, finalise any last minute changes to program or numbers □ Issue name badges to campers as they arrive □ Direct campers to their rooms □ Collect outstanding fees. Before Leaving the Site □ Ensure all cleaning duties are completed to managers satisfaction. □ Remove all decorations & notices □ Finalise and pack up bookstall □ Place all site equipment back in its correct place □ Collect lost property and take with you □ Notify manager of any damage caused by your group □ Settle the account & roll your deposit over for next year. After the event □ Arrange a final meeting with the committee to evaluate the program and all arrangements. Pass this evaluation on to the new committee. □ Book a Christian Venues Association Member Site for the following year.

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FOOD ALLERGY AND SCHOOL/OVERNIGHT CAMPS by Anaphylaxis Australia Inc Going on camp should be a fun and exciting experience, even for children with food allergy. Advance planning and communication with the camp organisers and camp operators is essential for the child with food allergy. Food allergy has increased in prevalence in recent years and camp organisers and operators, including those who prepare food, must now consider food allergy management as part of their planning. Most camp groups will have at least one individual with a potentially life threatening food allergy. Key issues to consider include: 1. Location of camp and access to emergency medical care. Contact local emergency services in the area so that they are aware of the camp and that a child at risk of anaphylaxis is participating. Develop an emergency response plan in consultation with the parents of the child with allergy, the camp organisers and the camp operators. 2. Medication. Parents of children at risk of anaphylaxis should provide a medical kit clearly labelled for their child containing their adrenaline autoinjectors, ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (individualised emergency plan) and any other medications prescribed by the child’s doctor.

4. Food provision including snacks. It is important to talk to the camp organisers as well as the camp food preparation staff to determine if you are comfortable with others preparing food for your child or whether you decide to pack food from home. For those with potentially life threatening allergies, the safest option is parents sending food from home in clearly labelled containers. Consider both main meals and snack food provision. This will need to be done in consultation with Camp Management. 5. Activities including games planned during the camp. Check whether foods are planned to be part of any of the activities and ensure they are safe for your child. This may require providing substitute foods. 6. Prepare your child. It is important that your child is educated about managing their allergies and is prepared for the camp. It is important to build their confidence in managing their allergy whilst still making them aware of the issues relating to food whilst on camp.

For more information on food allergy and camp activities consider purchasing helpful resources such as Anaphylaxis Australia’s booklet “Preparing for Camps and Overnight School Trips with Food Allergies” and/or “Food Allergen Kit for Food Service” 3. Staff training. It is essential that staff at the camp through www.allergyfacts.org.au For more information know how to prevent exposure to known allergens, call 1300 728 000 or email: know how to recognise a severe allergic reaction and coordinator@allergyfacts.org.au know how to give the adrenaline autoinjector. It is essential that good communication with all staff at the camp occurs and that all staff know which children are at risk of anaphylaxis and how to access their emergency medication.

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CAMPING CAN INTRODUCE NATURE & SPIRITUALITY TO MANY! A few weeks ago we invited our three older grandchildren (aged 6, 4 and 4) to come for dinner...but with a difference. We had a campfire in the backyard and cooked dinner on it. Afterwards we toasted marshmallows and made up a continuing story, with the children as the main characters and everyone contributing to it. It was a lovely evening. The children had never experienced anything like this before, and they were visibly moved by the night sky, the silhouettes of the trees around us, and the peaceful ambience of the glowing fire. The only negative was that they didn't want to go to bed, and came up with many exotic excuses to delay the inevitable. We were prompted to do this after reading a recently published book, “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv. It is full of many statements drawn from literature and research that link nature with creativity and spirituality. Here's one: To trace the history of a river or a raindrop...is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek to stumble on divinity... (Gretel Ehrlich)

Getting in touch with nature and forgetting about the outside world was great. (Rachael, Year 9, Girraween National Park) Or this: It sounds stupid in theory. Sixteen hours alone isn't exactly hard-core for most of us; but during that time you start to think... Perched on my cliff, overlooking the sea and sky, I found I was completely at peace, more so than I ever have been here in Brisbane. I found harmony, within myself, and with my surroundings. It was one of the best feelings of my life. (Blake, Year 10, Yuraygir National Park) For these young people, growing up in the technological environment of today's world, their transcendent experiences through nature may well be their first realisation that there is a spiritual dimension to their lives. And once they have encountered this fundamental element of their existence, who knows where it may lead?

Louv has coined a term - Nature Deficit Disorder - to suggest that the majority of young people today have little or no experience with nature, and that they are poorer for it. He even offers research to suggest links between this and the prevalence of ADHD and other conditions in young people today.

Our schools do well in involving young people in outdoor exercise through physical recreation and competitive sport, and these are valuable experiences. But are they enough? Richard Louv would suggest that they aren't, and that we need to be offering ways for our young people to absorb themselves in unstructured nature, thereby giving them opportunities to tap into their spiritual selves, perhaps for the first time.

Young people's music, art and dance today are almost exclusively the sounds, rhythms and sights of the city, of the street and of digital technology. They even tend to go walking with their headphones on, tuned to their electronic music, shutting out the influences of nature that are all around them. 'What does it matter?' we might ask. Richard Louv suggests that it matters a lot:

I'm convinced that this is true. Anglican schools are committed to offering their students more than a secular education; they offer a spiritual education too, and powerful learning takes place when young people's souls are touched by the uniqueness of nature, and they are given the opportunity to 'seek and stumble on divinity'...and perhaps it starts as simply as a campfire in the backyard.

Nature - the sublime, the harsh, and the beautiful, offers something that the street or gated community or computer game cannot. Nature presents the young with something so much greater than they are; it offers an environment where they can easily contemplate infinity and eternity.

Norm Hunter Education Consultant & Past Principal of Hillbrook Anglican College. Used with kind permission - first appeared in the Anglican Focus (QLD).

From my experience, when opportunities for bonding with nature are offered to young people, something like this is likely to happen: Climbing The Pyramid was one of the best experiences. When we finally reached the summit and all sat in silence watching the sunset, it was a really beautiful moment.

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