Easter Camp 2018
Come with us for a long weekend getaway to the beautiful area of Margaret River.
Days filled with exciting adventures in the wilderness.
The camp package includes:
- 4 nights of camping
- Activities focusing on Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Archery, Abseiling and Caving
Big Valley Campsite
Nestled amongst the hills of a working sheep farm, Big Valley is located ten minutes south east of Margaret River. The property encompasses a beautiful secret valley hidden from the outside world by natural forest.
Big Valley is located at 46 Boronia Road, Rosa Glen, You will need to enter Wallis road, Rosa Glen into your GPS, it will lead you to their signs other wise you will get lost!
Their GPS coordinates are 33 59 04 S 115 09 1
Thursday 29th March: Welcome party arrives at the Big Valley Campsite and sets up site under “The Pines”. We will be heading out for caving late afternoon / evening.
Friday 30th March: (Good Friday): If you have not been able to sneak away early, today is the day you will arrive at Big Valley Campsite. Here you will be greeted by the welcoming party. Get yourself set up and settled into the site, maybe take a walk and get ready for our afternoon of abseiling and caving adventures. Everyone is to be ready to be leaving the campsite at 1pm.
Saturday 31st March: A 10am start today with Mountain Bike riding up first. This ride will take in sites of the Blackwood River as you follow the forest around and through to the Pines Mountain Bike course finishing back up at our campsite. Catch your breathe, refuel your body and chill out before the late afternoon adventures commence. We will be heading out about 5pm to enjoy another unreal abseiling and caving formation the Margaret River region has on offer.
Sunday 1st April: (Easter Sunday): Enjoy a day of kayaking on the Blackwood River, The river banks are teaming with wildlife and the river is considered to be one of Western Australia’s premier locations. The river flows through farmland, pine plantations, national parks, regenerated Jarrah forests, which makes exploring this river such a unique experience with surroundings like this.
Monday 2nd April: (Easter Monday): After a sleep in and a good breakfast, it is time to pack up and start heading back home.
Note: Archery will be conducted in between events through out the camp with our local archery instructor. Steve will advise once camp has started when he will have the archery range open. (this is a pay as you go event)
Industry Proffessionals – Proffessional Development
We are offering anyone who is invloved in the industry, ie; school teachers involved in vocational education and training in their schools, the chance to get some log book hours up their sleeve for their proffessional development requirements. Friday 29th April – Good Friday we find us headed out for the afternoon to do some serious abseiling. If you are in need of Proffessional Development, why not join us for the afternoon.
If you bring your own gear the cost will be $35.00 + depaw fees $9.50 – Total $ 44.50
If you would like to use our gear the cost will be $50.00 + depaw fees $9.50 – Total $ 59.50
You will be sent your certificate as a pdf, outlining all PD activities completed, direct to your email address you advise once the camp is finished and we are back in the office
What to bring:
Now for some important information about what to bring with you to the camp. Some of the activities require specific equipment to make your trip safe and enjoyable, so make sure you have everything you need.
We are tenting in the area called The Pines at the Big Valley Campsite. You can pitch your tents anywhere in the vicinity of The Pines. There’s plenty of space for everyone. . The camping area is not powered, so don’t bring anything that needs electricity. The toilet/shower block is a 150m walk from the campground. You will need to bring your own eskies for your food storage. We will be bringing our fridges that run on gas, but they will be very limited on space and will only be used to store our essentials like milk that we will need regularly. Markus is bringing a few gas cooktops that he will set up in the gazebo for communal use.
You will need to bring:
All your camping requirements, such as tent, mattress, sleeping bag, camp chair, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates, etc.
Warm clothing – it can get cold there at night, quite a bit colder than Perth temperatures
All your food for the weekend. If you want to share that’s awesome, especially on the first night when we’ll all be a bit weary. We were thinking it would be nice to go into town and have dinner as a group at the Settlers Tavern on Sunday night. Please let me know what you think about this, as we’ll need to book it pretty soon. I expect it’ll be busy!
We can hire mountain bikes and helmets on your behalf from a local store, or you can bring your own. If you need to hire a mountain bike let us know as soon as possible.
You will need to bring:
Closed in footwear
Your own personal helmet if you don’t wish to use a hire helmet
Plenty of water – a Camelbak type hydration pack is a good idea, or a couple of drink bottles. The hire bikes have bottle holders
Backpack to carry your water and snacks
You will need to bring:
Headlamp or torch. If you have a torch we suggest putting it on a lanyard so you don’t have to always hold on to it. Headlamps tend to be easier if you have one.
Plenty of spare batteries – It’s good to carry a spare light source or spare batteries while in the cave
Long pants and long shirt – try to wear clothes that are hard wearing as rocks can be unforgiving to clothing. If you have a pair of overalls these are even better
Sturdy footwear such as hiking boots.
Plenty of water
We supply the kayaks, paddles and life jackets.
You will need to bring:
- Clothes/bathers/wetsuits that can get wet
Closed in footwear that can get wet – THESE ARE A MUST, we may have to get out of the kayaks from time to time during our paddle and we don’t want any cut feet
- Plenty of drinking water
- Dry bags if you have them for storing food,etc
All our adventures are guided by fully qualified instructors; your safety always comes first.
- 4 nights of camping including equipment for all activities and depaw fees (except the mountain bike hire) – $ 220.00
- 3 nights of camping including equipment for all activities and depaw fees ( except the mountain bike hire ) – $200.00
- Mountain Bike Hire (from local bike shop): $35 per bike
- Archery: $15.00 per session ( Pay as you go at camp )
The caving on Thursday 29th March will take place in the late afternoon, if you wish to attend please let Markus know when you complete your registration form and we will advise closer to camp on the rough time we will leave the camp site to start the caving.
The first activity on Friday 30th March will require everyone to be ready to leave the campsite around 1pm. We would like everyone to be on site and settled in by 12pm. If you are running late or unable to attend by 12pm, please ring Markus on 0417 099 003 and let us know.
Once you have registered for this camp, you will automatically receive a confirmation of registration which includes our banking details for you to make payment. If you do not receive this email, please contact Markus directly on 0417 099 003
All camp costs will need to be paid in advance to secure your spot on the camp.