4 Day Easter Camp

Easter Adventure Camp 2020

 

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
  • Adventure Activities focusing on Caving, Mountain Biking, Archery and Abseiling

Location:

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

Itinerary

Friday 10th April: ( Good Friday ) Everyone arrives at Big Valley Campsite and meets our group under The Pines. Once everyone is set up we will be spending the afternoon abseiling under the giant towering Karri Trees @ WI16 and then followed by an introduction to caving at one of the local caves.

Saturday 11th April: ( Easter Saturday ) This morning we will be heading out for a Mountain Bike Ride down the amazing heritage trails that were a Heritage Council Bicentennial project in 1988. These trails showcase the former heritage railway which operated from 1884 to 1957. Get ready to be treated to spectacular sights and sounds along the track including pristine forests, plantations, and vineyards to name a few.

Early evening we will be heading out to enjoy a special Cave encounter. The details are to be announced closer to Easter Camp as the particular Caves we explore will depend on the number of people attending camp. ( Caves have max numbers you are allowed to take in )

Sunday 12th April: ( Easter Sunday ) Today we will be spending the day out at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs abseiling the sea cliffs in all their glory. The view from these cliffs will take your breathe away. The spectacular views are enjoyable at any time of the day.

Monday 13th April: ( Easter Monday ) Enjoy the 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.

Tuesday 14th April:  Pack up and head home 😎

Note: Archery will be conducted in between events throughout the camp with our local archery instructor. Steve will advise once camp has started when he will have the archery range open. To participate in Archery it will be $15.00 payable direct to Steve at camp.

Industry Professionals – Professional Development

We will be offering anyone who is involved 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 professional development requirements. We will be heading out to do alot of abseiling over the Eatser Camp. If you are in need of Professional Development, why not join us for the day.

If you bring your own gear the cost will be $35.00 + depaw fees $15.50 – Total $ 50.50

If you would like to use our gear the cost will be $50.00 + depaw fees $15.50 – Total $ 65.50

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.

Camping:

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 cook-tops 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.

Toiletries

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 Monday 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!

Mountain Biking:

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:

Comfortable clothing

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

Caving/Abseiling:

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

 All our adventures are guided by fully qualified instructors; your safety always comes first.

Camp Fees

  • Adults – 4 nights of camping, 4 days of activities inclusive of equipment and depaw fees ( excludes bike hire ) – $210.00
  • Adults – 3 nights of camping, 3 days of activities inclusive of equipment and depaw fees ( excludes bike hire ) – $190.00
  • Kids Aged 2 – 16 years old $ 5.00 per night per child for camping
  • – If the kids are of age to join in on the activities the costs are below
    $25.00 per activity inclusive of equipment
    $ 6.00 Depaw Fees for Caving
    – $ 9.50 Depaw Fees for Abseiling
  • $35.00 – Mountain Bike /Helmet Hire ( from local bike shop )

Archery : $15.00 payable directly to Steve at Camp, our magnificent Archery Instructor.

Please note:

If you are running late to camp or run into any issues, please do not hesitate to contact Markus directly on 0417 099 003 and let him know 😉

 Payment Information:

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 or email Kim on kim@friendsofadventure.org

All camp costs will need to be paid in advance to secure your spot on the camp.

 

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