I hope you are all ready for a great weekend away in the Yarra Valley this weekend. There looks like some crazy weather for those coming up on Friday, but otherwise it has the potential of being quite a mild weekend. Here are just some last minute logistics and information
Contact: Please keep my number handy if you need to contact me for any reason Jo Askham: 0409955779
The campsite is really easy to find, just off Warburton highway after you go through Yarra Junction. If you just drive into the campsite and straight towards the Communal area, you should find me around if you need help finding a cabin. We have the whole camp venue booked so feel free to find a spot that suits if you are camping. I have attached a camp map for guidance.
Camp Schedule (loose)
*DON'T FORGET YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS *
Friday Night (20 Adults, 8 kids): Arrive and setup your campsite or cabin Dinner option: BYO toppings to throw on some homemade sourdough bases
Saturday (35 Adults, 18 kids): More people arriving Breakfast option: anyone up for pancakes? Lunch option: Build your own pizza? Dinner option: Throw in some pasta and sauce options for a communal dinner 7pm: Family Movie night in the rec hut? Sunday (33 Adults, 22 kids): Early morning 100k bike ride for those keen to tackle the hills Breakfast option: anyone up for bacon and eggs? Dinner option: BBQ and Salad - throw on your meat of choice and some salad ingredients to share. We will supply some sausages. Anyone up for making veggie burgers?
Monday (15 Adults, 8 kids): Dinner option: Indian feast communal dinner. All share our favourite curry, mild or spicy.
Activities and Events: We are still accepting any offers to enrich this schedule. Walking, knitting, craft, river swims, drinking.... continuous activities ;-) Please visit our 'Offer' page for more information.
All food options above are just that, there is no obligation. Feel free to organise your own meals too. There is plenty of room in the kitchen to share
There are 3 large fridges and a huge coldroom to share.
Please take up no more than 1 shelf/family
Label your food if it is not for general consumption
Communal Food Supply I will supply a fair amount of communal food to share as part of your booking including and not limited to:
Organic Vegetables & Fruit
Organic Beef, Lamb and Port Sausages
Some organic rice cakes and crackers
A batch of Chai
Organic Pasta, incl. gluten free
Cows milk and butter
Organic Bread flour
Feel free to offer anything into the mix
There is also a supermarket not far away in Yarra Junction so not difficult to get what we need when up there
Pots/Pans/Crockery/Cutlery The kitchen is fully stocked but please ensure to have a turn doing dishes and returning all things to their correct place
Stoves/Ovens There is a woodfire and electric. Please ensure safety around them especially with young children.
Other Venue Information
Camp Sites: There are four large, communal, un-powered areas for camping and all are just a short walk to a toilet block, the kitchen, mess hut and recreation area. Choose your own spot near the amenities or tucked away the back of the site near the river. check out the map for more details or check in with me when you get there
Rustic Hut bed: The cabins are very basic sheds that contain beds and in some cases an open fire. The mattresses on the beds have been well used over the years and can be damp so we recommend you bring a protector or a good barrier to ensure a comfortable sleep. Most cabins are powered with electric lights. There is still at least one cabin up for grabs and the ROWE family will vacate their cabin if someone else wants to book. (Click to see photos of cabins)
Toilets: There are three toilet blocks on the campsite and all are drop toilets. Please remember to close the lids after use to keep the odour to a minimum.
Showers: There is one shower block containing 4 wood fire heated showers. It truely is a magical experience showering in the dark out there ;-)
Rubbish: All rubbish will need to be removed from the site when we leave. Please bring a bucket with a lid for any compost and appropriate receptacles for other rubbish and recyclables. (empty chook food bags are good as they are non-porous)
If you have not already done so, payments can be made by the following options:
Direct deposit to: Jo Askham BSB: 013040 A/C: 514670191 Ref: EUREKA-[family name]