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Family Camp - 9th to 11th Feb, 2018

posted 25 Mar 2017, 06:57 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 18 Nov 2018, 05:10 by Epping Scouts Group Admin ]
Family camp is on again in 2018 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. 
For those who arrive on Friday afternoon/evening and are keen to get lots of time on (or in) the water the camping cost will be $78.  For those who arrive on Saturday, the camping cost is $52.  These costs will permit people to remain until Monday morning if you are able to.  For those just coming for the day, the cost is $5 per car per day which is payable at the entry gate on arrival.  

Parents will need to bring their own food and cooking facilities to cook their food for the weekend.  There will be a small 3 burner cooker and a BBQ for general use.  This will be situated under a communal shelter.  If you need to borrow a tent from the Group, we have some that are suitable.  Please let me know at the time of booking so that we can reserve one for you.  Food can be purchased at Lithgow which is about 15 minutes drive from the campsite.

This year we are trialing a Family Camp Group Dinner for the Saturday evening.  There will be a $7.50 per person charge to be included with your final payment.  This will include home made burgers (vegetarian ones on request) with salad, egg, bacon, etc and bread.  It will also include a dessert.  Please bring your own drinks for the occasion.

Because the camp is so close to the beginning of Term 1, we require a 50% pre-payment ($39 or $26) to confirm your booking and full payment by Wednesday 31st January 2018.  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.  For those who are coming for the day and not camping overnight the $5 is to be paid to the Camp warden when you arrive.  There will be no need to book unless you are staying overnight.

Further information can be found on the E1 permission note which is attached here or call Rama for more information.  A copy of the Permission Note needs to be completed for each person attending and handed to Rama (Peter Buckley) on arrival at the camp site.

This event is becoming more popular each year.  We have again booked up 22 sites for this year.  Once we have received your deposit 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.  As you can see from the map, all sites are beside the water.   Please indicate with your booking if you intend arriving on Friday or Saturday.  Please let us know which day you are coming (Saturday or Sunday) so that I know which sites to book for you.

Camp sites:  There are 2 areas that we have booked.  We have sites  49 - 60 for those arriving on Friday and 11 - 20 for those arriving on Saturday.  Site bookings will be taken on a first in basis.  Bookings will be coordinated through Rama once the payment has been made.  If there are not enough Friday night sites I will try to extend some of the Saturday sites.  Please refer to the table below for available sites.

Available Sites:
 Site StatusSite Status
 Saturday   Arrivals Friday Arrivals
Ski LodgeBooked 49Booked 
 11 50 Booked
 18 57
 20Marquee 59
Epping Scout Group,
7 Nov 2017, 04:42