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July Holiday Camp Fun

Frosty fun at Camp Wombaroo keeps everyone warm & active!

The July School Holidays saw in excess of 100 young people come and join in our Day Camp Adventure Program.  The Highlands weather delivered bright chilly days and our young guests arrived ready for action wearing multiple layers, colourful beanies and gloves.  The cool temperatures didn’t dampen spirits and everyone launched themselves into our themed activity program which included, Viking Day, Harry Potter, Super Heroes, Survivor Day and lastly, Olympic Challenge!  It was great to see so many young regulars turn up for another camp, and also to welcome some new young people along to join in the fun.  We’re already starting to plan for our October program which is running from 3rd – 7th.  Online bookings will open soon so come and join us for some fun!

“My son was engaged, happy and thrilled to learn new outdoor and general social skills.  The staff were welcoming, responsible and considerate but most importantly for my child, “cool”. He came home each day full of stories, happy and tired and looking forward to the next camp.”  B. Ruscone

“My child was extremely happy with the staff.  He had only kind words for them.  I am grateful for all the care you’ve put into this camp.”  M. Rajendra

“Thank You Camp Wombaroo.  You offered variety, excitement, challenges and stimulation for my son. Perfect and necessary for all kids today.”  L. McRobbie

School Holiday Activities – Southern Highlands

Winter School Holiday Camps now open!

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New Winter Dates Released:

School Holiday Activities – Southern Highlands:  11th – 15th July 2016

With 5 days of fantastic outdoor school holiday activities in the beautiful Southern Highlands there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The camps are designed to give local and visiting kids and families an alternative to what they might normally do in the school holidays.  With places available for 8 -16 yer olds and parent friendly hours (Drop off at 8.00 am – Pick Up at 6.00pm) its a great alternative to traditional child care options.

Our camps are designed so that each day there will be a myriad of outdoor adventure activity options.  Designed to be challenge by choice activities offer kids an opportunity to expand their comfort zones, expose them to new challenges, meet new friends and most importantly to have fun – all whilst learning a little bit more about themselves along the way.

For more info please click here

Camp Wombaroo Team Excel at Staff Awards Party

The Outdoor Education Group recently hosted its annual ‘Hewison Golden Backpacker Awards’ night, a formal evening that celebrates each and every one of our staff and the work of our organisation. There wasn’t a hiking boot in sight as our New South Wales staff primped and preened for their celebration in Moss Vale.  Our Victorian colleagues looked equally dapper as they held their celebration in Eildon.

Seven awards made up the presentation part of the evening and these are awarded to staff voted for by their peers.  Of those awards Camp Wombaroo did exceptionally well, with four of the seven awards going to the following:

  • Educator of the Year: Meghan Fuery
  • Employee of the Year: Kevin Stott
  • Excellence Award: Moyra Douglas
  • Hewison Award for Partnerships and Innovation: Stuart Whyte

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Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners!

New Self Catering Facility at Camp Wombaroo

In addition to our new ensuite teacher rooms we now have a dedicated self-catering kitchen ideal for group sizes of up to 40 people.  The new facility comes complete with gas burners, oven, refrigerated storage, microwave and two dishwashers, in fact everything you need to provide catering for a group retreat or family gathering.

There is a dedicated dining room attached to the kitchen, and also sliding doors leading out onto a raised deck area. The deck provides a wonderful spot to take in the views of the surrounding paddocks and local wildlife.
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New Teacher Accommodation at Camp Wombaroo

We know that school staff make incredible efforts to ensure the success of their school’s camp.  And we know that it’s nice to have additional comfort when you’re away from home.  That’s why we are pleased to announce Camp Wombaroo now has five newly refurbished ensuite teacher rooms – and it seems our guests are loving them!

The five twin bedded rooms are spread throughout the student accommodation allowing for easier supervision.  Each room comes complete with linen and tea and coffee making facilities. Well done to Chris, our Maintenance Manager, for completing this project which is clearly having a positive impact on our guests stay.

“The new staff facilities are fantastic. They are a real asset to the camp. Thanks for providing these”.

“Staff cabins exceeded expectations!”

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Weekend of fun at Camp Wombaroo’s Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO)

Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO) at Camp Wombaroo.

Over the weekend of the 10th and 11th October Camp Wombaroo opened its doors to celebrate the Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO).

We welcomed friends, local community members and families from the schools we work with to share in the joy of camping, being active and communing together in the outdoors.  Over 30 campers enjoyed great activities, shared food, star gazing and a good old chinwag around the camp fire. With great weather it was the perfect weekend to spend time outdoors with friends – new and old.

Check out the Facebook photos by clicking on the Camp Wombaroo link below – we look forward to seeing you all again next year!

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Camp Wombaroo joins the 2015 Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO)

Camp Wombaroo is delighted to announce we are joining the Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO).

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Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October 2015

GACO 2015 will bring together thousands of Australians for one big night where they will share the experience of camping out under the stars…….in their own backyards, on a river bank, a park, a caravan park or at a camp like ours.

Camp Wombaroo has put together a program of fun activities, shared meals, stories around the campfire and of course the opportunity to camp out in the open. With something for all the family its a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors!
For full details of the program click here