Family camp is on again this year at Lake Lyell, a few kilometres out of Lithgow. As a Family Camp, the parents will be responsible for looking after their children and, for this reason, will need to attend unless you can get them adopted out to another family there for the weekend. We encourage siblings to join us to also experience the joys of camping and water activities. As with last year, we will be camping at the water's edge and be able to use the Group's canoes and at least one sailing boat. PFD's (Life Jackets) and paddles will be available.
The cost is $25 per site (max 5 people) per day so it will be $50 from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. For those not able to stay overnight, it will cost $5 per car per day. Parents will need to bring their own food and cooking facilities to cook their food for the weekend. I have previously brought a small 3 burner cooker for general use. This will be situated under the communal shelter.
Because it is so close to the start of Term 1, I require pre-payment by 29th Jan to confirm your booking. Payment details are contained on the attached (E1) Permission note. When you arrive, let the campsite staff know that you are with Epping Scouts and they will let you through the gate.
Further information can be found on the permission note which is attached here or call Rama for more information. A copy of this note needs to be completed for each person attending and handed to one of the leaders on arrival at the camp site.
What is new in 2016. This event is becoming more popular each year. We have booked up 21 sites this year (up from 12 last year). To encourage families to book early, we are allowing you to pre-book your site. Once we have received your deposit of $25 (one night's camp fee) into the Group Account (BSB: 032-287, Acct: 15 0933) you will be able to nominate which site you would like to use. This will be more of a benefit for those who have been there in previous years and know the area. Please indicate with your booking if you intend arriving on Friday or Saturday. Day visitors are asked to pay the Camp Warden when they enter the Camp Ground and so please do not pay this in advance. Please let us know if you are coming for the day (Saturday or Sunday) so we know to expect you.
Camp sites: There are 2 areas that we have booked. We have sites 15 - 20, 22-24 and 49 - 60. Site bookings will be taken on a first in with $25 deposit basis. Bookings will be coordinated through Rama once the payment has been made. Email a copy of the EFT transaction or over the counter deposit slip to arrange your preferred site.
Sorry. All sites have now been booked out. You are still welcome to come for the day or check for late cancellations.