MacArthur 2018

MACARTHUR 2018

Camp Status:  OPENING FOR REGISTRATIONS ON 24 MARCH 2018 AT 12 NOON

Fencing Starting:  26 MARCH 2018
Address
:  MacArthur Recreation Reserve, Hamilton Port Fairy Road, MacArthur
GPS co-ordinates:  
Co-ordinator:  Barry Thompson
Mobile:  0437 397 665
Email: blazeaid.macarthur@gmail.com

BEFORE ARRIVING: Please contact the basecamp at least the day prior to your intended arrival so we can include you in a team and put your name on the dinner list.  If possible, you should aim to arrive prior to 5pm.

LOCATION:

DIRECTIONS:

BREAKFAST: From 7:30am

MUSTER:  8:00am  Mandatory for all volunteers working that day.
**If you are volunteering for a day at a time then returning home, you MUST be at our basecamp no later than 8am each morning and we MUST know that you are coming.

MEALS:  Meals are provided for volunteers, but please bring your own snacks. Breakfast and a nourishing two-course evening meal are provided by BlazeAid (with help from local community groups) at the basecamps.

Where possible, the families you’re working with will provide morning tea and lunch for volunteers each day. Otherwise, BlazeAid provides food for you to make your own sandwiches to take with you.

Please note, if you have special dietary needs you will need to bring your own food if you are not able to eat the meals provided.

AMENITIES: Power may or may be available.  Caravan/Camper/Tents/Swags, Showers and Toilets provided.

ACCOMMODATION:
There is plenty of space for you to bring your own caravan, motorhome, swag or tent. All sites have toilets and hot showers.

Accommodation for volunteers who don’t have a caravan, tent, etc, varies at the different basecamps. Please ask the Camp Coordinator for more details about the basecamp you’re going to.  If you have a swag, camp stretcher, inflatable mattress, etc, please bring it with you. You will also need to bring pillows, sheets, blankets, etc.

Please remember that we are working in disaster areas, so the accommodation available may be fairly basic and power will be limited. In some areas, mobile phone coverage might not be very good.


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