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Great Getaways (Camps and Outdoor Activity Days for Over 55s): March 2024

Save the Date! 1 - 3 March 2024

Are you over 55 years of age and want to get outdoors more? Want to meet new people? Want to try new things? Then the Great Getaways are for you!

The Great Getaways give all individuals over the age of 55 a chance to try new activities and socialise with like-minded people in beautiful locations. All overnight Getaways are held at Australian Camps Association member camps that are accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework.

Save 1-3 March 2024 for a Great Getaway in your Calendars. Learn about the Great Getaways and what to expect from our Getaways here.

Event Date: 01-03-2024 - 03-03-2024

Event Location: T.B.C

Find out more



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ACA Online Event: Character Across Cultures - Conceptions of Character for Outdoor Educators

SAVE THE DATE!

This is a Member Only Event

More detail to come...

Event Date: 14-03-2024 - 14-03-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams

Registration Link Coming Soon



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Online Event: Managing Food Allergies on Camp - Is it all about Allergens?

SAVE THE DATE!

This is a Member Only Event

Join the ACA and the National Allergy Council for this online event.

More detail and registration links coming soon.

Event Date: 26-03-2024 - 26-03-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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ACA Member Morning Tea - Victoria

This is a member only event.

ACA Members are invited to join us for a Member Morning Tea at ADANAC CYC.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

ADANAC CYC’S 13 acres of undulating parkland, manicured gardens, natural bush, recreational lake, & magnificent views over the Yarra Ranges are situated only an hour east of Melbourne’s CBD in the beautiful Yarra Valley. ADANAC is designed to cater to an array of group sizes with a variety of objectives such as action and adventure, conferencing and workshops, or relaxation and reflection. With an overall capacity to sleep 125+ guests in three separate accommodation areas, the unique setting enables groups to experience and strengthen community without compromising comfort and privacy.

We'll update you on the ACA News, you'll have the opportunity to have a tour of the site and you'll meet (or catch up with) other members.

Registration essential for catering purposes. Please email the event organiser to register.

Event Date: 11-04-2024 - 11-04-2024

Event Location: Adanac CYC, VIC

Register Here



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HR and Insurance for the Camps and Led Outdoor Activity Sector

SAVE THE DATE

This is a Member Only event.

Presentation by AB Phillips - HR Anywhere

Join the Australian Camps Association and Partner AB Phillips for this online event.

A short update will also be given on the current state of insurance and what options are available for camps.

More detail to come.

Event Date: 18-04-2024 - 18-04-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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ACA Member Morning Tea - South Australia

This is a member only event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

The Norm Howard Outdoor Education Centre rests on Ngarrindjeri Country alongside the Finniss River, in South Australia’s Lower Lakes region. Affectionately known as Finniss Campsite by the students of St Peter’s College, the school has owned and operated the campus for over 35 years. During this time, many young hands have revegetated the 48 acres from paddock to native bushland. In addition to waterfront access for aquatic activities, 80 guests utilise the playing field, gymnasium, bike riding track and various bush shelters across the property. Utilised for outdoor education, youth ministry and school sporting retreats, the Norm Howard Outdoor Education Centre serves as a hub for experiential learning, personal challenge, spiritual development and growth of community. Outside of these programs, it is available for other groups to enjoy.

We'll update you on the ACA News, you'll have the opportunity to have a tour of the site and you'll meet (or catch up with) other members.

Registration links coming soon.

Event Date: 23-05-2024 - 23-05-2024

Event Location: Camp Finniss, 408 Finniss-Clayton Road, Finniss South Australia 5255



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T.B.C: International Camp Directors Course (ICDC)

This event is T.B.C. Expressions of interest are now open. 

The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) has been developed as a professional development course for camp managers, directors and operators and other experienced outdoor professionals. The curriculum in Australia has been adapted to align with the local industry.

**International participants are welcome however, the course will be conducted in English and will not be interpreted.*

Course Goals:

  • Goal One – To present the basics of camp management in 17 core areas of the organised body of knowledge and adapt it to various cultures and situations
  • Goal Two – To expand a participant’s network of peers and to develop a community of professionals in a “camp-like” atmosphere
  • Goal Three – To provide an introduction to self-directed learning and the participant’s role in their own professional development process.

COURSE CONTENTS- (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE):

  • Vision and camp business sustainability
  • Accommodation – fire systems and essential services
  • Grounds management- arborists and grounds risk assessments
  • Catering commercial kitchens standards – food handling and kitchen regulations
  • Activities – Activity Standards (aquatic, ropes, cycle, ratios, qualifications, equipment, logging, reporting, checking, maintaining, briefing, debriefing, risk assessments, etc.)
  • Work place agreements and HR requirements
  • Buildings and asset standards
  • Manage the ins and outs
  • Look after the client
  • Participant outcomes
  • Plus more

Event Date: 02-06-2024 - 05-06-2024

Event Location: Gold Coast, Queensland (T.B.C)

Express Your Interest to Participate Here.



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ACA Online Event: SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE!

More detail to come.

Event Date: 18-06-2024 - 18-06-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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ACA Member Morning Tea - Victoria

ACA Member Only Event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

Valley Homestead is surrounded by 13 hectares of bush and the rich agricultural diversity of the Ovens Valley. Valley Homestead has been locally-operated in the alpine region for more than 30 years and has welcomed over 100,000 guests, including over 3% of Melbourne’s population! In the foreground rises the rugged north face of Mount Buffalo National Park. The front two hectares of the property where the main building and accommodation are located offer a delightful combination of lawns and gardens plus solar-heated swimming pool, and tennis courts.

Registration links coming soon.

Event Date: 23-07-2024 - 23-07-2024

Event Location: Valley Homestead, 5537 Great Alpine Road, Ovens VIC 3738



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ACA Online Event: Managing Volunteers

More detail coming soon...

 

Presented by ACA CEO, Peter McDougall.

Event Date: 08-08-2024 - 08-08-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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ACA Member Morning Tea - New South Wales

Save The Date!
This is an ACA Member Only event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

"AGH Camps South West Sydney location is perfectly positioned just a short trip South of Sydney and only 2 hours North of Canberra. This setting makes it far enough to enjoy some time away from the day to day life, however, close enough to home to provide a level of comfort to the school and parents. Our accommodation features over 240 student beds and 20 individually ensuited teacher rooms beautifully backdropped on the edge of the Nepean and Cataract Rivers. The adventure activities are sure to challenge and encourage students to push themselves out of their comfort zones with the Gorge Swing and 3-tiered Adventure Ropes course giving an incredible view of the river and its surrounds."

Event Date: 13-08-2024 - 13-08-2024

Event Location: AGH Camps South West Sydney



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ACA Member Morning Tea - Western Australia

SAVE THE DATE!

This is a Member Only Event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

"Forest Edge"- Just over an hour away from Perth...strategically placed for all ages to take advantage of spectacular views and a challenging landscape. Forest Edge is situated on 105 acres of beautiful, undulating land, is ideal for group development and only minutes away from extraordinary 'Waroona Dam' and the very picturesque 'Drakesbrook Weir'. The activity sites surround our large dormitory, so as to minimize time lost between meals and activity sessions.

Event Date: 12-09-2024 - 12-09-2024

Event Location: Forest Edge Recreation Camp



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ACA Member Morning Tea - Queensland

This is a Member Only event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

Located just 40 minutes from Brisbane and an hour from the Gold Coast, PGL Kindilan occupies a beautiful, 220-acre bushland site in Redland Bay, zoned a Conservation Area in South East Queensland. A range of accommodation options at PGL Kindilan adventure camp provide sleeping for up to 300, from dormitory rooms, to our unique roundhouses and lodges, as well as two platform tent villages. There is a wide range of exciting adventure activities to keep guests busy, plus plenty of excellent facilities to enjoy at PGL Kindilan.

Event Date: 10-10-2024 - 10-10-2024

Event Location: PGL Kindilan



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ACA Online Event: SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE!
More detail coming soon.

Event Date: 29-10-2024 - 29-10-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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T.B.C: ACA Commercial Camp Cooking Demo Day - Victoria

Save the Date!

More detail coming soon.

Event Date: 07-11-2024 - 07-11-2024

Event Location: Melbourne



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ACA Online Event: 2024 End of Year Wrap Up

Join the ACA Online to wrap up 2024 and look forward to happenings in 2025.

Registration and more detail to come...

Event Date: 28-11-2024 - 28-11-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams


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