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Newsletter Issue 10

Dear Fellow Adventurers,

The Friends of Adventure community is starting to take off in a big way; our events are growing in popularity and booking out faster than ever and we now officially have over 100 members! We had an awesome paddle trip on the Blackwood River over the September long weekend and had 19 paddlers making their way from Chapman Pool to Molloy Island over two fun-packed days. With swift-flowing water and an occasional tailwind helping us we travelled the 13km days in record time. Thanks to all the people that participated in this camp and made it such a fun and easy event to be a part of. Some photos of the Blackwood River camp will be posted on the website and our Facebook page soon, so keep an eye out for them.

Our next event is fast approaching and is always a crowd favourite because of its value for money and the variety of adventure activities on offer. In the first week of January next year we will be running our annual January Margaret River Adventure Camp. This year there will be more adventure activities on offer than ever before. I have included a PDF document below with all the details and costs involved for the camp, but here is the important info at a glance:

Margaret_River_Adventure_Camp_2014 (PDF)

Margaret River January Adventure Camp

Day 1 (Saturday January 4th): Arrive at Glenbrook Country Retreat Margaret River for 11amand join us for lunch. Then we head off to the Boranup Forest for an afternoon of mountain biking. After dinner we will head out again and go caving at one of the many hidden caves in the Margaret River area.

Day 2 (Sunday January 5th): Kayaking on the Blackwood River, including a few small white water sections. After dinner we will explore another cave.

Day 3 (Monday January 6th):  A day of abseiling and rock climbing at Willyabrup Sea Cliffs.

Day 4 (Tuesday January 7th): Have breakfast, pack up and head home.

 Cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals for 3 nights: $350 per person
  • Gear hire for all activities (not including Mountain Bike Hire, charged separately): $50 per person
  • Gear hire for individual activities: $20 per person per activity
  • Mountain Bike Hire (from local bike shop): $25 per bike

You can bring your own gear if you have it and then you do not need to pay to use ours. If you bring your own kayaking/abseiling/rock climbing equipment we will inspect it prior to you using it to ensure that it will be suitable and safe for the activity. If you bring your own abseiling/rock climbing gear we will only charge you a $5 fee for wear and tear on our ropes.

(Note: These costs do not include DEC fees for caving and abseiling. Caving costs $6 per person per cave and abseiling costs $8 per person per site. These fees will be collected at the camp)

You can register for the camp by going to our website and filling out the registration page here. Please make sure you fill out all your details so that we can get in touch with you if necessary. In the “More Info” section please indicate if you will need to hire a mountain bike and also let us know of any special dietary requirements you might have.

We are capping the number of participants at 25 for this camp to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all. We have already had a number of people register for the camp so I have a feeling that numbers will fill up very fast this year. Registering for the camp does not assure that you have a place though. You are only officially booked in for the camp once we receive full payment from you. This is due to the fact that we have to pay for the accommodation and catering in advance and need solid numbers in order to do this.

To work out how much you owe, add the gear hire you will need on to the cost of the accommodation cost. For example, If I needed to hire all the abseiling and kayaking gear but intended to bring my own mountain bike I would pay the accommodation fee plus the $50 gear hire package fee, totalling $400. If I needed to hire absolutely everything my total would be $425. If you’re not sure, send me an email or give me a call and I can help you work it out. If you can’t afford to pay in full straight away please call Markus or myself (numbers at bottom of email) and we can arrange a payment plan so that you don’t lose your spot in the camp. If we receive more than 25 registrations we will put the extra people on a waiting list and if anyone doesn’t pay to secure their booking the people on the waiting list will be contacted and invited to book in.

All payments need to be received no later than Friday November 15th. After this date people on the waiting list will be contacted and you may lose your place on the camp.

Refund Policy

If you pay for the camp and then need to pull out due to unforseen circumstances the refund policy is as follows:

  1. Cancellation prior to December 1st 2013: Full Refund
  2. Cancellation between December 1st and December 14th: 50% refund
  3. Cancellation after December 14th: No refund

I look forward to having another great adventure camp with our awesome Friends of Adventure. If you have already registered, make sure you get your payment in as soon as possible to secure your booking. Please let me know of any extra information I need to know, such as mountain bike hire, via email. If you haven’t registered yet, better get onto it quick because numbers are already climbing! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email myself or Markus. Our details are at the bottom of this email.

Yours in Adventuring,

Sarah Beahan

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