Frequently Asked Questions

What are the facilities like?

Each year slightly changes as we change location however, we generally camp on either a local farm or in a showground. This year we will camping at Ariah Park Showground (a map and directions will be provided prior to camp). This is a great site that we have used a number or times in the past. Campers will be allocated army-style tents that they will share with two leaders and six girls. We will have use of a show pavilion and small dining hall for the programs. We will use a portable bucket-shower system. The showers are enclosed with single cubicles.

Do I need to be from a church background to attend this camp?

No of course not, we would love to have you whether you have grown up attending in church or have never set foot in a church, or anywhere in between.

Do campers need to have experience on a farm?

No. The program is designed in such a way to be accessible to girls who have experience on farms, and girls who do not. Every year we have a mixture of campers from both rural and city backgrounds.

How will campers be transported while on camp?

Campers will be broken into “farm groups” for their farm visits. Each group will be allocated to a car with an experienced driver. Drivers are given strict guidelines on safe driving standards for the program.

How do campers travel to camp?

Parents will be responsible for their daughters travel arrangements to and from the program. In early September, parents will receive a letter outlining final details of the camp. This will include possible public transport details (if available). In previous years, many campers have car-pooled with campers from their region to alleviate stress on parents.

What to bring to camp

A final letter with a clothing and equipment list will be sent to campers prior to camp. However, below is a brief overview of items each camper will need to bring:

  • Something to sleep on – stretchers or swags are recommended however an inflatable mattress would work well too
  • Bedding – a warm sleeping bag or sheets and doona. In previous years, it has been quite cold in Ariah Park in October so be sure to bring warm bedding.
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Any applicable medication
  • Towel
  • Old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty for farm visits and around the campsite
  • A hat and sunscreen
  • At least 2 warm jumpers and 2 sets of warm pants for wearing around the site of an evening and during evening activities
  • 2 sets of nice clothing for church on Sunday and our farmers thank you evening
  • Warm Pyjamas
  • A sturdy and non-see-through rain jacket for use with showering
  • Bible, notebook, pen