Camp status: Opening 28Jan 2020
Fencing Starting: 29 Jan 2020
Address: Yarrowitch Showgrounds (just off the Oxley Hwy via Chandlers Rd) look for signage on the Oxley Hwy.
Co-ordinators: Ops: Greg Kirkham (Kirky)
Mobile: 0477 819 306
Mobile: 0457 235 270
BEFORE ARRIVING: Please contact the Base Camp Admin at least the day prior to your intended arrival so we can put your name on the dinner list.
ON ARRIVAL: If possible, you should aim to arrive prior to 1pm. On arrival report to the Admin office for instructions on camping sites and induction training (2 hours at 3pm). All volunteers MUST complete an induction training session prior to any volunteer work.
BREAKFAST: From 6:30am
MUSTER: 7:15am 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 base camp no later than 7am 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 base camp.
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: Some powered sites are available.
Showers and Toilets are provided.
There is plenty of space for you to bring your own caravan, motor home, swag or tent. 24 powered sites (normal 240V).
This camp is not in a town, Walcha is 50km away along the Oxley Hwy.
PETS: Pets are welcome, a free Doggy Day Care will be available if required 6 days per week. Dogs must be comfortable around other dogs, penned at night and on a lead when out of their pen. BYO dog food.
Yarrowitch is at 3200ft above sea level with most of the surrounding countryside even higher. Even now in summer it can be cold there. Bring cold/cool weather clothes, waterproofs and Rubber boots are essential.
Our Mission: Rebuild fences, individual and community spirit.
Our Motto: Mission first Safety always.
We don’t just need volunteers to swing a pair of pliers, we also need volunteers to work at the Camp site. If you have a skill set that may be useful, please inform us on arrival. We will need some Volunteers on the 28th to help set up.
If you are looking for the true country experience, this is the BlazeAid camp for you.