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High School Camps

Bed in the Bush

Price for High School Students

Self catered option: $1,760 for up to 20 campers OR $88 per person if 20+ campers

Catered option: $2,200 for up to 20 campers OR $110 per person if 20+ campers

$15 sleeping kits (sleeping bag and pillow) are available if needed

Price for teachers and other adults

Pay student prices

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (not the night before a Public Holiday).

Facilities & Amenities

Camp kitchen with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, BBQ, covered seating area, sinks with hot water, cooking and eating utensils.

Toilets are a short walk from tents.

4 hot water showers reserved for teachers only. Showers are NOT for students except in emergencies.

Tents

Please bring your own tents.

Subject to availability, we may have up to five x 4-person canvas safari tents with camp mattresses available for hire at $110 per tent. Please check with us at time of booking.

Catering (if you select the catered option)

See schedule for meal times

Dinner: Sausage Sizzle (beef sausages gluten free), Salads, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee

Lunch: Healthy Sandwich Assortment, Fruit, Water, Tea, Coffee

Breakfast: Cereals, Milk/Almond Milk, Bread for Toasting, Spreads, Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee

Refreshments: Juice/Cordial, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Lamingtons

Supper: Marshmallows

Special dietary requirements: Please self cater, or bring items to supplement this menu.

Learning Environment

170 acres of old growth Australian bushland, unspoiled nature and rich cultural landscape.

  • Friendly wildlife roaming free
  • Aboriginal art and shelter sites
  • Bush tucker and bush medicine growing along the tracks
  • Knowledgeable rangers
  • The real Australian bush
  • Native and small farm animals

Structured Learning Outcomes

All workshops are designed to meet prescribed syllabus-based learning-outcomes. Our workshops offer different combinations of activities including animals, the bush, and traditional Aboriginal content.

All workshops are adapted and tailored for students of all ages, stages, interest areas and abilities.

Education Team

Our education team adapts each workshops for age and ability, and tailors the workshop for you to deliver prescribed syllabus-based learning-outcomes.

  • Workshops are run by trained and experienced in-house rangers.
  • We have a wonderful supportive network of specialists who we can call on if you need something in their specialist area such as horticulturists, traditional toolmakers and artists.
  • Our Education Coordinator is both an educationist and an anthropologist, and works with our cultural advisers to ensure that all Aboriginal content in the programs is both appropriate and respectful, and that any knowledge shared is always with permission.
  • Our ranger guides are experienced in animal care and handling, as well as in conducting in-field workshops with all groups of all ages and abilities.

Two Program Suggestions

We are happy to adjust your program to suit your arrival and departure times as long as the duration of the ranger-led aspects of the program do not increase.

If you would like to increase the duration of the program or to change the content of the workshops, please contact us for a quote.

Program HS1 – MORNING ARRIVAL

10am Arrive, Safety orientation
Meet the friendly free-roaming wildlife
11am Ochre grinding, Boomerang throwing
Bush tucker walkabout
12:30 Lunch break
1:30 Ranger-led animal interactions
3pm Refreshments break
3:30 Aboriginal sites, cultural concepts
5pm Free time
6pm Dinner break
7pm Campfire
7:30 Free time
9:30 Students’ bed time
10pm Campfire extinguished
8am Breakfast break
9:30 Campsite packed up, teacher-led walkabout, free to remain in park midmorning
11am Departure

Program HS2 – EVENING ARRIVAL

5pm Arrive, Safety orientation
Meet the friendly free-roaming wildlife
6pm Dinner break
6:30 Ranger-led animal interactions
Nocturnal wildlife spotlighting
8pm Camp fire
8:30 Free time
9:30 Students’ bed time
10pm Campfire extinguished
8am Breakfast break
8:30 Ochre grinding, Boomerang throwing
Bush tucker walkabout
10am Refreshments break
10:30 Aboriginal sites, cultural concepts
12pm Lunch break
1pm Campsite packed up, teacher-led walkabout, free to remain in park
5pm Park closes

Deposit and Refund Policy

A $200 deposit secures your booking.

The deposit is non-refundable because, once your booking is confirmed, Walkabout Park will turn away other business for that day.

In the event of bad weather, your deposit is transferrable to another date or to be used as credit against another booking.

Wet Weather Policy

Make sure the students and teachers  bring their rain gear.

Except in extreme weather, the program goes ahead in the rain.

If the weather is expected to be too extreme for the rangers to be able to run the program, or if it might be dangerous, Walkabout Park will contact you to reschedule your excursion or give you a credit for a future excursion.

If Walkabout Park does not assess the wet weather conditions to be too extreme but you would like to reschedule anyway, we respect this and will work with you to find an alternate date.

Calga weather patterns are quite different to the Sydney Basin and the Central Coast. It can be pouring with rain down the road in Kariong or Hornsby, but dry in Calga.

You can contact Walkabout Park up to 5 days before your excursion to make general enquiries about expected weather conditions, with more specific weather information available 48 hours prior.

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