“Somewhere to Go” National Directory
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EXPERIENCE With over 75 years of experience delivering camps and outdoor education, the Y understands what is important when it comes to creating life changing experiences and developing tomorrowâ€™s leaders, today.
LOCATIONS: The Y offers a range of fully-programmed camps and retreat options with three outstanding venues to choose from. The YMCA has the perfect experience and environment for your group, from the tranquil bushland of Camp Yarramundi in the Hawkesbury Valley, to the pristine wilderness of Camp Deeimba in the Blue Mountains World Heritage area or an urban experience at the Y-managed Sydney Olympic Park Lodge.
OUTCOMES: The Yâ€™s school holiday camps cultivate 21st century skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Our Father & Sons programs provide important opportunities for dads and their boys to spend important time together and create shared experiences and lifelong memories. All of our programs are underpinned by our values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.
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YMCA Camping Springwood Rd, Yarramundi NSW 2753 P 1800 024 097 E firstname.lastname@example.org camping.ymcansw.org.au
Somewhere to Go Directory of Christian Conference Centres, Camps and Service Providers Welcome to the 2013/2014 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 • East Tasmania South Australia Western Australia Northern Territory
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Somewhere To Go is published by Christian Camping International Australia, trading as Christian Venues Association. Editor & Advertising Enquiries: The STG Committee ABN 74 050 611 295 PO Box 5552, South Windsor NSW 2756 Telephone: (02) 4587 7155 Facsimile: (02) 4587 7933 email: email@example.com www.christianvenues.org.au
Introducing Christian Venues Association “Experience the spirit of sharing” Christian Venues Association operates as an association of over 210 Conference Centres, Camps, Activity/Service Providers and over 500 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 2013 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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. “Somewhere to Go” National Directory
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.
Index of Day-Conference Facilities State
SPECIALIST DAY CONFERENCE FACILITIES NSW Northside Conference Centre, Crows Nest QLD SCC Conference Centre, Southport TAS Door of Hope Christian Centre, South Launceston TAS Tailrace Centre, Riverside VIC 1330 Conference Centre, Scoresby OTHER VENUES OFFERING DAY CONFERENCE FACILITIES ACT Greenhills Centre, Cotter NSW Adventist Alpine Village, Jindabyne NSW Ararat Lodge, Upper Colo NSW Attunga, Canyonleigh NSW Bonny Hills - Uniting Venues, Bonny Hills NSW Camp Elim, Forster NSW Camp Obadiah, Coralville NSW Capernwray Torchbearers Australia, Burradoo NSW Castlereagh Christian Conference Centre, Castlereagh NSW Chittick Lodge Conference Centres, Gerringong NSW Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre, Galston NSW Church Missionary Society Conference Centre, Katoomba NSW Coffs Coast Beach School, Bonville NSW Elanora - Uniting Venues, Elanora Heights NSW Galston Gorge Conference & Recreation Centre, Galston NSW KCC Conference Centres, Katoomba NSW Kiah Ridge Christian Conference Centre, Tahmoor NSW Kihilla Conference Centre, Lawson NSW Lake Mac Outdoor Recreation Centre, Balcolyn NSW Lutanda Mt Victoria, Mt Victoria NSW Lutanda Toukley, Canton Beach NSW Maranatha Campsite, Lidsdale NSW Merroo Christian Centre, Kurrajong NSW Naamaroo - Uniting Venues NSW Ridgecrest Christian Education & Conference Centre, Mumbil NSW Robert Menzies College, North Ryde NSW Salisbury Camp Centre, Salisbury NSW Tahlee Ministries Conference Centre, Karuah NSW The Barn, Results by Design, Thirlmere NSW The Collaroy Centre, Collaroy Beach NSW The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops NSW The Venue Conference Centre, Wollongong NSW Wambiri Anglican Youth Camp & Conference Centre, Tathra NSW Warrambui Conference Centre, Murrumbateman NSW Winmalee Christian Conference Centre, Winmalee NSW Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort, Fairy Meadow NSW YMCA Camp Yarramundi, Yarramundi NSW YMCA Sydney Olympic Park Lodge, Newington Armory NSW Youthworks Port Hacking Conference Centre, Sutherland QLD Alexandra Park Conference Centre, Alexandra Headland QLD Camp Qld, Moogerah QLD CYC Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Heads QLD Lake Monduran SDA Camp, Lake Monduran QLD Mount Alford Lodge Christian Conference Centre, Mt Alford QLD Mount Tamborine Convention Centre, North Tamborine QLD QCCC - Brookfield, Brookfield QLD QCCC - Mapleton, Mapleton QLD QCCC - Tamborine, North Tamborine QLD The Log Cabin Camp, Natural Bridge QLD Tunnel Ridge Ranch, Landsborough SA Adare Conference Centre, Victor Harbour SA Baptist Care Mylor Campsite, Mylor SA Camp Willochra, Melrose SA Emmaus Campsite, Halbury SA Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair SA Pendleton Farmstay, Keith SA Tarooki Campsite, Robe TAS Camp Clayton, Ulverstone TAS Poatina Chalet, Poatina TAS Woodfield Centre, Dysart TAS Youth With A Mission Southlands Tasmania, Sorell VIC Adanac CYC, Yarra Junction VIC Back Creek CYC Camping & Conference Centre, Yackandandah VIC Belgrave Heights Convention Centre, Belgrave Heights VIC Burnside Camp, Anglesea VIC Camp Wilkin Baptist Centre, Anglesea VIC CEBS Camp Bindaree, Woori Yallock VIC Crossover Christian Centre, Crossover VIC CYC City, Melbourne VIC Discovery Church, Mt Evelyn VIC El Kanah Marysville, Marysville VIC Forest Edge CYC, Neerim East VIC Halls Gap Baptist Camping & Conference Centre, Halls Gap VIC King River Camp, Cheshunt South VIC Lake Tyers Camp, Lake Tyers Beach VIC Log Cabin Camp, Creswick VIC Lyrebird Park, Yellingbo VIC Melbourne School of Theology, Wantirna VIC Mill Valley Ranch, Tynong North VIC Pallotti College, Milgrove VIC Phillip Island Adventure Resort & The Colonnades, Cowes WA Camp Kerem, West Bullsbrook WA Camp Wattle Grove, Wattle Grove WA The Salvation Army Baldivis Holiday Units, Baldivis 12
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Service Providers/Programmers/Business Members Service Providers/Programming/ Business Members
1 - Breakaway Camps, Inc. (Victoria)
Breakaway Camps Inc.
(03) 9471 1877
Crosstalk Technical Services
(02) 9150 5311
First Call Kev!
(02) 9807 3458
Higher Ground Australia Inc
(07) 5463 2799
MMM International (Australia) Ltd
(02) 4357 2921
GJ Insurance Consulting
1300 384 799 0408 356 043
(02) 4324 4800
Would you like to take your group out for some challenging adventure activities? BUT ... Don't have the numbers to book an entire campsite? Don't want to be restricted to one location? Let us add some variety and some fresh new locations to your adventure camp! WHO ARE WE? By utilizing our staff and equipment you will be supporting the work of Breakaway Camps. Our primary purpose is to provide a program of outdoor recreation for disadvantaged young people, primarily 10-15 year olds, for the purpose of improving their lifestyle by providing alternatives, which will give them a sense of achievement and selfesteem. Breakaway Camps is a Christian, not for profit organisation and is non-government funded. Every dollar you spend with us goes directly towards helping these kids. SERVICES PROVIDED The level of our involvement in your trip depends on your specific needs. We can plan, prepare and provide everything, or we can simply facilitate activities at your location. We offer • Qualified staff • Adventure activity equipment • A variety of locations • Plenty of ideas to help you get the most out of your camp
ACTIVITIES PROVIDED • High & Low Ropes course • Abseiling / Rock Climbing • Canoeing • Mountain Bike Riding • Bush walking / Hiking • Caving • Orienteering • Group Initiatives LOCATION We are based in Melbourne and we are willing to go wherever you want to! FURTHER INFORMATION: Breakaway Camps Inc. PO Box 46 Preston VIC 3072 Phone: (03) 9471 1877 Fax: (03) 9471 1887 Email: email@example.com Web: www.breakawaycamps.com.au
Christian Venues Web Listing: www.cv.asn.au/166bci
2 - Crosstalk Technical Services
3 - First Call Kev
SPECIALISING IN PRODUCTION, TECHNICAL ADVICE AND TRAINING. CROSSTALK exists to serve through technical ministry. We work with organisers of Conferences, Conventions and special events to ensure that all the behind the scenes technical support is there allowing the program to run smoothly. We can provide audio, video, lighting and recording services for your next event and we are happy to do so in way which suits your needs and your budget. Does your campsite or facility need to update its equipment? Are there things you would love your system to do, but it can't or won't? We can help by providing advice and assistance to bring it up to scratch - and yes, we understand the financial constraints most places work within.
Perhaps you have people on your "tech team" who would benefit from some formal training. We can provide seminars in audio, visual presentations (eg PowerPoint and ProPresenter) as well as working as a team. Please feel free to talk to us about all your technical needs: if we can't help directly, chances are we'll know someone who can! FURTHER INFORMATION PO Box 4087 Bexley North NSW 2207 Phone: 0419 607 429 Fax: (02) 9502 2822 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: crosstalkservices.com.au
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When you need any equipment for your campsite, church, Christian school, college or ministry, call FIRST CALL KEV (02) 9807 3458 Why buy at new prices when Kev Craik may be able to get it for you as a factory second or second hand at auction - often at about 20% of the new prices? Over the years Kev would have saved Christian ministries well in excess of 1/2 million dollars on what they could have expected to pay either at wholesalers, government contract or retail prices. He is well known and respected throughout the Sydney auction scene. ITEMS SUCH AS: Chairs, projector screens and trolleys, video and TV monitor wall or ceiling mounting brackets, lecterns, white boards (all types and sizes), pop up display boards, pin boards, electronic messaging boards, boardroom tables, shelving, carpet tiles, uplifted carpet, wall prints, limited catering equipment, Zip boiling water units, commercial microwaves, round banquet tables, office furniture, portable stages, dining room equipment, cleaning staff items, and many other items too numerous to mention he can also assist ministries with items they wish to dispose of by bringing two parties together. • You only pay after receipt of the goods (i.e. within 7 days). • 100% satisfaction guaranteed, many items having a six-month buy back.
• Become one of Kev's regular customers and save heaps - references available. What ever you need, call and discuss your "wish list" now - it's amazing what Kev has obtained for over 300 Christian ministries in the last 15 years. NEVER BEEN TO AN AUCTION? Kev invites you to accompany him to one! He will guide you as to how not to get caught up in the excitement of perceived bargain hunting. Kev will also help you bid. ADVICE? With over fifty years of experience in Christian camping, Kev is willing to share his knowledge and practical know-how regarding camping - without any obligation to purchasing anything! FIRSTCALL KEV IS A MINISTRY - NOT A BUSINESS. Kev provides a service assisting others in their ministry. LOCATION / WHERE WE SERVICE Postage and freight arranged anywhere in Australia and the Pacific. FURTHER INFORMATION: First Call Kev! 22 Forrest Road Ryde NSW 2112 Phone: (02) 9807 3458 Email: email@example.com Web: www.ministryblue.com
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Service Providers/Programmers/Business Members 4 - Higher Ground Australia Inc.
5 - MMM International (Australia) Ltd
HIGHER GROUND GROUP exists to provide experiences that will CHALLENGE, ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER individuals and organisations in the pursuit of their potential; we achieve this primarily through the use of an experiential learning methodology. We are committed to the provision of SAFE, INNOVATIVE and PURPOSE DRIVEN experiences that are underpinned by the highest quality customer service and support. With strategic partnerships throughout Australia, Higher Ground Group offer a wide variety of site and programming options for school, corporate and community groups across Australia. QUEENSLAND As one of Queensland's leading outdoor education providers and partnering with more than 8 centres, we continue to expand our services in a number of locations across South East Queensland, the Sunshine Coast, central Queensland and beyond. From centre-based programs to full wilderness expeditions, we pride ourselves on our professional staff and ability to tailor programs to suit all of your programming and budgetary requirements.
OUR SERVICES / ACTIVITIES Available Activities: • Kayaking • Canoeing • Abseiling & Rock Climbing • Low & High Ropes • High Adventure Activities • Caving • Mountain Biking • Orienteering & Rogaining • Expedition and Campout Options • Mobile Climbing Wall & Adventure Trailer • Group Initiatives • And many more ... FURTHER INFORMATION: Higher Ground Australia Inc PO Box 191 BOONAH Queensland 4310 Phone: (07) 5463 2799 Fax: (07) 5463 2055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.higherground.com.au
MMM INTERNATIONAL is a voluntary global mission organisation established in Victoria in 1975 to serve Christian groups through building, renovation and maintenance. Christian educational and health care institutions, family and youth organisations, campsites, churches and missions have all benefited from the establishment of a relationship of building co-operation with MMM. OUR SERVICES / ACTIVITIES MMM exists to spread the gospel by assisting Christian ministries through the practical building and trade services. MMM is a people ministry, and men and women of all ages are involved in the ministry. Partnership, teamwork, servanthood, encouragement, and prayer are all part of the ministry's vision.
LOCATION / WHERE WE SERVICE MMM is an international ministry with workteams having been sent to 26 countries. Centres are established in all states of Australia, in New Zealand, Zambia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Fiji. FURTHER INFORMATION: MMM International (Australia) Ltd PO Box 9200 WYEE NSW 2259 Phone: (02) 4357 2921 Fax: (02) 4357 2955 Email: email@example.com Web: www.mmm.org.au
Christian Venues Web Listing: www.cv.asn.au/366hga
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6 - GJ Insurance Consulting
7 - Resolve Consulting
Over the last 10 years, GJ INSURANCE CONSULTING have prided ourselves in providing unique Christian Insurance Solutions. GJIC in partnership with PSC Connect, backed by Australia’s largest Brokerage Network - Steadfast, are strategically placed to look after all your insurance needs. This alliance provides small company flexibility teamed with big company clout, with access to the broadest range of underwriters in Australia, vast product choices and tailored products meaning a broader range of insurance solutions for us to service your needs. With over 55 years of combined experience within the Christian Venues arena, we at GJIC are in a unique position to fully understand the specialised needs of the camping and conference industry. Our specifically tailored products and services developed in partnership with CVA, are designed to empower your ministry within your particular environment. PUZZLED BY INSURANCE? We are committed to finding solutions for all your insurance needs.
children’s, youth and young adult outreach ventures, Church and Not for Profit organisations. Our desire is to partner with you in your ministry through providing service and education in the following areas: • Insurance • Industrial Special Risk • Public and Product Liability • Professional Indemnity • Directors and Officers • Voluntary Workers Personal Accident • Risk Management • Seminars/Workshops • Assessments • Consultancy and education to assist with safe catering for special dietary needs FURTHER INFORMATION: Greg Thomas GJ Insurance Consulting PO Box 772 Emerald VIC 3782 Phone: 1300 384 799 or 0408 356 043 Fax: 03 8678 3223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.gjic.com.au
RESOLVE CONSULTING GROUP seeks to equip, develop and sustain healthy Christian organisations across Australia and Internationally. We are a Christian firm of Chartered Accountants and Consultants that work exclusively with Not For Profit organisations. Our clients range from organisations with only 1 staff member through to hundreds of staff. We can assist your organisation in the areas of: • Board training in governance • Financial Management & sustainability • Financial health check & long range budget planning • Administration • Strategic Planning • Staff & board appraisals • General business operations
LOCATION / WHERE WE SERVICE We service all locations across Australia and have offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Resolve is proud to be a Business Member of Christian Venues Association. FURTHER INFORMATION: Resolve Consulting PO Box 606 Gosford NSW 2250 Phone: (02) 4324 4800 Fax: (02) 4322 2253 Email: email@example.com Web: www.resolveconsulting.net
OUR SERVICES / ACTIVITIES Governance, leadership and financial management consulting services
SEE OUR ADVERT PAGE 9 OUR SERVICES / ACTIVITIES GJIC is committed to enabling the continuation of Christian Ministry specifically in the areas of Christian Venues, and
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National Accommodation Recreation and Tourism Accreditation
‘The industry developed and Christian Venues endorsed National Accommodation Recreation and Tourism Accreditation Package’ 2006 marked the launch of the NARTA Package. Produced in conjunction with industry bodies, NARTA was established to assist the ongoing raising of standards across the camping and outdoor adventure activites industries for the benefit of user groups.
NARTA AIMS TO: • Offer user groups confidence that accredited sites are meeting all of their legislative requirements, • Collectively work toward raising the standard of the camping and outdoor adventure activities industries nationally, • Ensure that accredited sties are consistently working to improve standards and have undertaken appropiate risk analysis, • Recognise the industry’s desire for a process of guaging compliance with legislative requirements and quality, • Recognise industry members who have demonstrated a willingness to be audited and have committed to an increase in standards on their sites, and • Remain industry focused
Want more information? GO TO www.narta.org.au or see advert page 55.
and NARTA has a T-QUAL Master Licence WHAT IS T-QUAL ALL ABOUT? T-QUAL Accreditation is the Australian Government’s quality framework for the tourism industry. It assesses & supports quality assurance schemes & endorses their members with its national symbol of quality, the T-QUAL Tick. Sites cannot apply directly for T-QUAL Accreditation. However, just recently, NARTA gained a Master Licence for T-QUAL certification. NARTA accredited venues automatically qualify for a T-QUAL sub-licence and are authorised to display the T-QUAL logo. For more information, download a Fact Sheet from www.christianvenues.org.au/ tqualfactsheet1.pdf “Somewhere to Go” National Directory
THE BENEFITS FOR CONSUMERS Businesses that carry the T-QUAL Tick have undergone a thorough quality assessment. When booking their products and/or services, consumers can: ✔ Be confident that their expectations will be met; ✔ Trust consistently high standards will deliver quality experiences; ✔ Gain value for money at their chosen price point; ✔ Enjoy quicker and easier holiday planning; and ✔ Relax, knowing that they will be taken care of. 15
Self Catered Check Listing
Blue Lagoon Christian Camp & Conference Centre
(03) 6265 8192
(03) 6425 1893
Door of Hope Christian Centre
(03) 6344 8450
(03) 6397 8280
Riverbend Youth Centre Inc.
(03) 6452 1635
Spring Beach Youth and Convention Centre
(03) 6257 1212
(03) 6327 4538
(03) 6268 6187
Youth With A Mission Southlands Tasmania
(03) 6265 2108
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www.cv.asn.au/tas 190 - Blue Lagoon Christian Camp & Conference Centre LOCATION: 41-55 Bally Park Road DODGES FERRY TAS 7173 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 78 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE ENVIRONMENT: Approx 2 ha close to all surf beach and sheltered beaches. Treed parkland type setting. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 40 km east of Hobart in the direction of Tasman Peninsula (Port Arthur etc). 22 km from Hobart Airport. ACCOMMODATION: Maximum 78 persons. 72 persons in 2 accommodation blocks totaling 16 bedrooms with bunks and a 2 bedroom unit accommodating 6 persons. PROVIDED: Mattress, pillow, blanket (additional blankets available). CATERING: Fully catered or self-catered options available. FACILITIES INDOORS: Meeting hall (wood fired heater) seats 100 max, dining room (open fire place) tables for up to 120, games room (wood fired heater) same size as dining room - has 2 pool tables, table tennis table and air hockey. Also available TV, VCR/DVD player, piano, electric organ, data projector and screen (For a small hire fee), whiteboards, PA system to site and all buildings, and a portable PA system (for a small hire fee). FACILITIES OUTDOORS: 2 playing fields,
volleyball, soccer, archery (supervised only prior booking), BMX bikes and bike track, 2 trampolines, basketball ring and board, junior children's slide, swings, BBQ and campfire area. FACILITIES OFF SITE: 2 safe beaches, 5 minutes walk from camp. Surf beach 5 mins drive from camp. Gymnasium & basketball court at local Primary School 2 km from camp, Richmond Historic Town 1/2 hour drive, State Forest 20 mins drive, Port Arthur 40 minutes drive. FIRST AID: Kit available or bring your own. PUBLIC PHONE: Yes. DISABLED FACILITIES: Disabled persons toilet and shower in one accommodation block. Ramped wheelchair access to all meeting rooms and accomodation blocks. MINIMUM NUMBER: 20 AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Blue Lagoon Christian Camp & Conference Centre 41-55 Bally Park Road DODGES FERRY TAS 7173 PH: (03) 6265 8192 FAX: (03) 6265 9181 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.bluelagoon.org.au
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191 - Camp Clayton LOCATION: 41 Clayton Road ULVERSTONE TAS 7315 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 220 Min: 1 Conference Only: Max: 700 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 6425 1893 SITE FAX: (03) 6425 1676 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Rural bush setting with beach frontage, close to towns and tourist attractions. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 3.5 hrs north of Hobart. 15 minutes from Bass Strait Ferries and Devonport Airport. ACCOMMODATION: 220 people: four complexes for hire separately or together, most accommodation bunk style with ensuites (double bed adaption many rooms); motel standard available for up to 25. Small groups through to national conferences welcome. PROVIDED: Mattresses and pillows (towels and linen available by extra hire). CATERING: Fully catered in large new dining centre, special diets no problems. Professional functions also available. Our Bayside site also offers self catering (conditions apply). FACILITIES INDOORS: Stadium seating 700, dining centre seating 350, seminar room seating 80, auditorium seating 300, break out rooms available, conference facilities available. Indoor stadium sports include: rockwall, badminton, tennis, volleyball, basketball, indoor hockey. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Giant swing, High ropes, team rescue, beach volleyball, flying
fox, low ropes course, mini golf, inground trampolines. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Beach, Imaginarium, caves, ten pin bowling, pool and waterslide, go-karts, Cradle Mountain and other wilderness attractions, local tourism venues (chocolate factory, cheese factory, cherry farm, honey factory and raspberry farm), Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture and Art Centre, Maritime Museum, Don River Railway, Tasmazia (including largest maze in the world), fishing and wildlife parks. PROGRAMMING: Programs available in Activity Based Learning (corporate and adult team level) and in Lifeworks (life skills programs for school groups). FIRST AID: Kits available. Close to hospitals and medical centres. PUBLIC PHONE: No. DISABLED FACILITIES: Available at Main Site Complex, Parkdown Complex and administration & dining room. MINIMUM NUMBER: No. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Camp Clayton PO Box 3184 ULVERSTONE TAS 7315 PH: (03) 6425 1893 FAX: (03) 6425 1676 EMAIL:email@example.com WEB: www.campclayton.org.au
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192 - Door of Hope Christian Centre LOCATION: Cnr Glendhu & Heather Streets SOUTH LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 AT A GLANCE: Conference Only: Max: 800 Min: 2 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 6344 8450 SITE FAX: (03) 6344 9450 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Our centre stands in one of Launceston’s oldest building icons. Once the "Coats Patons" factory, the Door of Hope Christian Centre is now a hive of activity. We are home to one of the largest auditoriums in Launceston, multiple meeting and conference rooms, an on-site cafe, children’s centre, Launceston’s largest gym and largest storage facility. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: Located just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Launceston and stands at the entrance to Launceston from all other major Tasmanian cities. CATERING: Yes - we have a wonderful onsite cafe that can provide all of your catering needs. FACILITIES INDOORS: Small meeting and conference rooms (also great for breakout spaces), a large multipurpose auditorium (seating up to 200) and a fully equipped theater space perfect for shows, events and large conferences (seating 800 in theater style). An onsite cafe open daily to the public and able to professionally cater for your next function. Large, modern lounge spaces
perfect for informal meetings or breakout spaces during your next event. Free WiFi available throughout our entire facility. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Hundreds of FREE off-street parking spaces, including an undercover car park with easy accesses for disabilities, a large green space - perfect for summer lunch breaks and easy access to the city of Launceston. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Close to all local Launceston attractions (just 4 mins from the Cataract Gorge), restaurants and major centres. FIRST AID: Kits available & we are close to Launceston General Hospital. PUBLIC PHONE: No. DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes. MINIMUM NUMBER: No. AVAILABILITY: Contact us to check our availability for your next event. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Door of Hope Christian Centre PO Box 3036 LAUNCESTON 7250 PH: (03) 6344 8450 FAX: (03) 6344 9450 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.dohcentre.com.au
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193 - Poatina Chalet
194 - Riverbend Youth Centre Inc.
Fusion Australia Ltd. LOCATION: Gordon St POATINA 7302 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 100 Min: 15 Conference Only: Max: 250 Min: 20 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 6397 8280 SITE FAX: (03) 6397 8264 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Semi-rural with abundant bushland within walking distance. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 65 km southwest from Launceston. ACCOMMODATION: Total 100; including 3 star ensuited motel, 31/2 star self-contained cottages and backpackers style. Dining capacity 150+, Auditorium 250+. CATERING: Catered and self catered. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Bushwalks, swimming pool, tennis, golf, open spaces. PUBLIC PHONE: Yes. DISABLED FACILITIES: Ramps available upon request. MINIMUM NUMBER: No minimum. AVAILABILITY: Year round.
BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Michael Cleary Gordon Street Poatina TAS 7302 PH: (03) 6397 8280 FAX: (03) 6397 8264 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: http://poatina.fusion.org.au
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LOCATION: RA 358 Trowutta Road SMITHTON TAS 7330 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 128 Min: 12 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 6452 1635 SITE FAX: (03) 6452 1699 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Situated 6 km south of Smithton on Trowutta Road on a beautiful riverside setting. The centre consists of a complex all under one roof. Riverbend is only 30 mins from the edge of the renowned Tarkine Wilderness. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 70 km West of Burnie. ACCOMMODATION: 2 dorms consisting of 15 rooms and accommodating 102 people, 4 flats taking 24 people. Total 126 people. Self-contained house, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen living area - sleeps up to 12. PROVIDED: Mattresses, limited pillows on request. CATERING: Fully catered, self catering is also an option FACILITIES INDOORS: Small games area with table tennis, Trev's Alley, eight ball, air hockey, and large games area with indoor basketball, volleyball, lounge with television, VCR & DVD, chapel/ meeting room with PA sytem and data projector, first aid room, sports store, office and canteen where soft
drink and lollies can be purchased. Washing machine (charges apply) and BBQ. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Flying fox, trampolines, canoes, tennis, volleyball, BMX bikes, playground, water slide (upon request and charges apply), campfire, Earth Ball, and Gyrobix. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Indoor swimming pool in town, beaches, waterfalls, bush walking, Stanley Chairlift, Woolnorth Tours, 30 mins from Dismal Swamp with a giant slide and natural bush maze. FIRST AID: We have first aid room. Doctors and hospital about 8 minutes away. PUBLIC PHONE: Yes. DISABLED FACILITIES: yes. MINIMUM NUMBER: 6 AVAILABILITY: Not available during Tasmanian School Holidays. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Camp Staff RA 358 Trowutta Road SMITHTON TAS 7330 PH: (03) 6452 1635 FAX: (03) 6452 1699 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.riverbend.org.au
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195 - Spring Beach Youth and Convention Centre LOCATION: 138 Happy Valley Rd ORFORD TAS 7190 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 108 Min: 23 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 6257 1212 SITE FAX: (03) 6257 1686 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Rural bush setting, 500 mt from the beach. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 1 hr east of Hobart. ACCOMMODATION: Total 108 beds. 90 beds in dormitory style accommodation (10 rooms of eight and 2 rooms of 5). 5 Ensuited rooms providing 18 beds. PROVIDED: Mattress. CATERING: Fully catered (tailored to groups needs) or self catering available. FACILITIES INDOORS: Large open meeting & dining area with accommodation on mezzanine level. TV, video, DVD, data projector and sound system, whiteboard, OHP, Piano. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Flying fox, low ropes, playing field, archery, kayaks (conditions apply). FACILITIES OFF SITE: Beach 500 metres, Maria Island National Park. FIRST AID: Provide your own. PUBLIC PHONE: No. DISABLED FACILITIES: No.
MINIMUM NUMBER: Minimum fee equivalent to 23 persons. AVAILABILITY: All approved groups, subject to conditions of hire. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Bookings Secretary PO Box 146 ORFORD TAS 7190 PH: (03) 6257 1212 FAX: (03) 6257 1686 EMAIL: email@example.com
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www.cv.asn.au/tas 196 - Tailrace Centre
197 - Woodfield Centre
A2A LOCATION: 1 Waterfront Drive RIVERSIDE 7250 AT A GLANCE: Conference Only: Max: 585 Min: 12 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 6327 4538 SITE FAX: (03) 6327 4962 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Beautifully positioned on the banks of the Tamar River with views of the surrounding mountain. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 10 minutes drive from Launceston CBD, travelling north along the West Tamar Highway. CATERING: Yes FACILITIES INDOORS: The Tailrace Centre has 5 conference rooms, a cafe/restaurant and an indoor children's playground. All the conference rooms are fitted with all the latest AV and media. To give an idea of our capacity, this is the number of people our rooms can hold theatre style. The Freycinet 585. The Tamar - 128. The Cradle - 120. Cradle 1 and 2 - 48. Chapel - 100. The Cafe can accommodate up 120. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: 2 Garden Greens for outside events and parties - 186 car parking spaces. FIRST AID: No. PUBLIC PHONE: No. DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes.
BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Tailrace Centre PO Box 276 RIVERSIDE 7250 PH: (03) 6327 4538 FAX:(03) 6327 4962 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.tailracecentre.com.au
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LOCATION: 160 Harbachs Road DYSART TAS 7030 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 100 Min: 25 Conference Only: Max: 100 Min: 25 Catering: Yes Self-catering: Yes SITE PHONE: (03) 6268 6187 SITE FAX: (03) 6268 6375 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Peaceful, safe and secure bush environment of natural sclerophyll forest and creek/waterfall. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION: 40 minutes north of Hobart. ACCOMMODATION: Main site 100, 6 cabins (ensuited), 4 units (self contained), hostel rooms, - log fire. Accredited Camp Tourism Business Australia. Guest House sleeps 6 PROVIDED: Mattresses, pillows, heating. CATERING: Fully catered wholesome, hearty meals or self cater. Self catering on main site, conditions apply FACILITIES INDOORS: Large hall/dining room, games room, chapel, undercover BBQ area. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: 2 Ovals, pond. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Historic town of Richmond, Cadbury's, Marine Study Centre, Bonorong Wildlife Park, Zoodoo, Mt Field National Park. Devil Jet speed boat, salmon ponds, Tasmanian museum, Port Arthur & The Air Walk. PROGRAMMING: Package available. Bush
walk to waterfall adventure and recreation activities - low & high rope course, curriculum based activities. Christian outreach holiday camps. FIRST AID: First aid room, limited kit available. PUBLIC PHONE: Phone at cost available from office. DISABLED FACILITIES: Yes - 1 unit (sleeps 7) and most areas accessible, public toilet facilities. MINIMUM NUMBER: 25 Main campsite. AVAILABILITY: For groups of 25+ or families and educational tours. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Woodfield Centre 160 Harbachs Road DYSART TAS 7030 PH: (03) 6268 6187 FAX: (03) 6268 6375 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.woodfield.net.au
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198 - Youth With A Mission Southlands Tasmania LOCATION: 2750 Tasman Highway SORELL 7172 AT A GLANCE: Accommodation: Max: 20 Min: 5 Conference Only: Max: 40 Min: 5 Catering: Yes Self-catering: No SITE PHONE: (03) 6265 2108 SITE FAX: (03) 6265 2108 SITE ENVIRONMENT: Located on a 205 acre property overlooking the town of Sorell. We have four houses, a classroom facility, as well as additional cabins. We are located approx. 30 minutes from the city of Hobart. ACCOMMODATION: Guest house with 4 bedrooms which sleeps 12 (includes 1 double bed). Additional cabins which sleep 13 (includes 1 double bed). PROVIDED: Mattress, bedding, pillows. CATERING: Catering available on request. Self catering available. FACILITIES INDOORS: Classroom facility with data projector, sound system and whiteboard. Large dining and kitchen facilities in guest house. Washing machines and BBQ available. FACILITIES OUTDOORS: Campfire pit. Plenty of room to go for a walk/run, including our 2 km driveway. FACILITIES OFF SITE: Supermarkets, pharmacy, ATM's, fast food restaurants all located in the town of Sorell. FIRST AID: First aid kit available.
DISABLED FACILITIES: Access to classroom via ramp. Limited access to guest house via back porch. BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Youth With A Mission Southlands Tasmania PO Box 55 SORELL 7172 PH: (03) 6265 2108 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: ywamtasmania.com
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