Charnwood Outdoor Education Centre
Introducing our new home from 2014!
Our camp is held at the Charnwood Outdoor Education Centre in the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges, North East Victoria. There are a couple of things to highlight:
The camp has a main building which houses a classroom, the dining room and 2 bunk dormitories. There are three other Dormitories above the main building and the accommodation ranges from a shared dorm of 14 bunk beds with shared bathroom facilities through to 2 and 3 bed ensuite rooms.
Accommodation choices are unpowered camping or bunkhouse accommodation - a little different to the options at Roses Gap, but we hope suitable to the needs of our campers. When you purchase your tickets you will need to choose your accommodation at that time.
Toilet and shower facilities
Some portable showers and toilets will be supplied to the camping areas, however campers can also use the showers and toilets located in the bunkhouses as well. Make friends with a bunker and they can tip you off as to where and when to hit the shower!
Staying on after canp
It's possible to stay at the site after camp finishes, however you will need to arrange this with the John and Rod who manage the camp. Contact them via the website: www.charnwoodcamp.com.au
The weather is a little colder in the Strathbogie Ranges so be sure to pack warm clothing (including beanies!) that you can layer on or off as required. Bunkhouses are heated but campers will need to have their 4 season sleeping bags with them! Fireplaces and firewood will be provided at the campsites.
Dogs are not allowed at the Charnwood centre so if you have a doggy friend you will have to arrange babysitting for the weekend! Thanks for your co-operation on this.
If you are wanting a bunk bed you will need to get in early! Many bunk rooms will be allocated on a shared basis. If you have a family group, or a group of compatible friends, who can share a 6, 8, 12 or 14 bed bunkhouse, please let us know when booking your tickets. If there are young children who need to be in the same room as their parents please make sure we know when you book your accommodation. There will be a question on the ticket order form for this. Knowing the age and gender of children accompanying single parents will help us to make suitable groupings as well.
There is a shower and toilet block in Alto bunkhouse. Campers will be able to access this. If you have an en suite in Soprano or Tenor bunkhouses, and know any campers, you may wish to arrange for them to share your en suite shower.
There are no cooking facilities in Soprano or Bass bunkhouses.
There are limited kitchen facilities in Alto: jug, microwave and toaster.
The main dining room is in Bass House. There is a dining room in Alto house, which Soprano bunkers may wish to share.
Dishwashing facilities are available in Alto and at the washup trailer adjacent to the main dining room.
There is limited space on the verandah of Bass bunkhouse, and nearby, for a portable cooker if you wish to bring one. There is also space for portable cookers at the back of Alto and Soprano bunkhouses, on the concrete paving (not on the front verandas).
Bring coolers for food and cooking utensils/pans/washup gear etc. All breakfasts will need to be self-catered.
Please bring your own towels, bedding and pillow.
Campers with children have the option to purchase an outdoor activities wristband for the weekend which covers canoeing, climbing, a flying fox, walks and other fun stuff for those kids who need a bit more action than what’s included in the main camp program, all supported by Charnwood’s friendly outdoor ed. staff.