Charnwood Outdoor Education Centre
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:
Plan to arrive in time to set up your campsite in daylight. There are a lot of animals on the road at twilight/night time and it will be much easier to navigate through the Strathbogie Ranges in daylight. Campers can arrive at the camp from Friday midday.
One of the campsites has a separate car park for vehicles. Those not requiring their car to be at their campsite will be encouraged to use this very picturesque site and assistance will be provided to ferry your gear from car to camp. Please note that there is no powered camping available.
The Strathbogie Ranges can be cold and wet in Spring, so make sure that you have adequate bedding and clothing to keep you dry and roasty toasty! 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! A small number of fireplaces will be provided. Cost of firewood will be provided closer to the camp.
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.
When you purchase your tickets you will need to choose your accommodation at that time. See below for additional information regarding bunkhouses. Please note that there are only limited number of bunks available.
Toilet and shower facilities
Portable toilets are located throughout the camping areas. Campers can use the showers and toilets located in some of the bunkhouse areas. Details will be on the map provided to you at the camp.
Staying on after camp
It's possible to stay at the site after camp finishes, however you will need to arrange this with the camp managers.
Contact them via their website.
Pets are not allowed at the Charnwood Centre so you will need to arrange babysitting for the weekend! Thanks for your co-operation with this. Exceptions apply for working Assistance Animals only (not those in training).
Trinity Camp (Vans and Campers)
Archers Camp (camping only, cars are nearby in a parking zone).
If you are wanting a bunk bed you will need to get in early! Please note that bunk rooms are shared and are not private. The more information you provide when booking your tickets, the easier it is for us to provide you with an appropriate shared arrangement. There will be a question on the ticket order form for this. For example:
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 the names of your friends when booking.
If there are young children who need to be in the same room as their parents please note this when booking.
Knowing the age and gender of children accompanying single parents will help us to make suitable groupings as well.
Please bring your own towels, bedding and pillow.
Shower and toilet facilities
There is a shower and toilet block in Alto bunkhouse. There is a single shower and toilet at the end of Soprano bunkhouse. There is also a single shower and toilet at the rear of Bass House that can be accessed from the outside. These are available to everyone including Campers.
There are shower and toilet facilities in the Bass bunkhouse. Please note that these are ONLY for those that are using the Bass bunkhouse.
Portable toilets are located throughout the campsite.
Catering for lunch and dinner is provided at an additional cost and served in the main dining area in the Bass house. You cannot access the kitchen in this area however you can use the seating area. You are also welcome to self-cater and limited facilities are available. All attendees will need to self-cater for all breakfasts.
In the Soprano and Alto bunk houses, we provide a basic camp kitchen setup located on a concrete breezeway between the two bunkhouses. You will have access to a microwave, toaster, jug, single burner camp stoves, table and chairs and an outdoor wash-up facility. Punters are welcome to bring their own portable cooking equipment however Rosewood will take no responsibility for any injuries caused by privately owned cooking items.
In addition to the main dining room in Bass House, there is a dining room in Alto house, which Soprano bunkers may wish to share.
Dishwashing facilities are available in the Alto kitchen area and campers will also be able to access an outdoor wash-up area with two domestic sinks and hot and cold water. BYO detergent and cloths.
Bring coolers for food and cooking utensils/pans/washup gear etc. Limited cool room facilities may be available.
Canoeing will be available for Music Camp attendees at no cost. Parental/carer supervision is required.