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Friday, May 27, 2005

Melrose Homeschooling Camp, Lower Flinders Ranges

Monday 17th to Friday 21st October

Dormitories, recreation hall, hiking, swimming, activities, astronomy and other activities

Approximate cost:
$15 per person per night. A booking fee of $15 per family applies - send a cheque or money order to Beverley Paine, PO Box 371 Yankalilla SA 5203, together with names and ages of those attending the camp, plus your contact details. For more information about the camp, email Beverley or Anthea

There are three buildings with dormitory style accomodation. The Bannon Wing has 4 rooms with bunk beds for 6 people in each room. The Jubilee Wing has 8 rooms with bunk beds for 6 people in each room. This wing also contains a kitchenette and a meeting room with easy chairs. Both of these wings are carpetted and have an en-suite.
The American Wing is an older style building with 6 rooms which each accommodate 4 people. Showers and toilets are situated at the end of this building under the same roof.

Other amenities:
The Chapel of Christ the King is available for worship and study. There is a dining room and modern kitchen with a cold room and industrial size gas stoves. The Centre also has a swimming pool, gas fired barbecue, and an Activity Hall for games and other activities. There is a large area for sport and outside activities.
There is gas heating in Hall and Chapel is available at hirer's expense. If we use this service we will ask all campers for a gold coin donation to cover the cost. All crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils are on site. A phone is available for campers use. Reverse Charge Calls, Phone Away card or Telecard needed. The telephone number is (08) 8666 2177. There is a full-time Warden on site: (08) 8666 2096.

Please bring:
blankets and sheets, or sleeping bag, pillow
first aid equipment
toilet roll
sports equipment
inside games, art, craft and other activities

Camp rules:
No firearms, alcohol, dogs or gambling. No smoking inside buildings. No bleaches or disinfectants in toilets or handbasins - use products suitable only for septic tank systems. Swimming in the pool is only allowed if an adult is present to supervise.

Planned activities so far...
* Astronomy - Mr Jackson and the Paine's are both bringing telescopes, so we'll be doing some star gazing and astronomy.

* Shared meals...
Watch this space for information for a shared meal each day. Please bring ingredients to suit the meal which will communally cook! Lunch and Breakfast are self-catered by each family.


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