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Date(s) - 21/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
All Day

Bimbi Park Camp


Update 19/3: Bimbi Camp is unaffected by the fires and the camp is still on. 

An Informal Home Ed Camp at Bimbi Park, Otways.

Accommodation:  Camping, Cabins (all booked out), Camping Pods, Bunkrooms and Caravans

Prices vary for each, check out web site www.bimbipark.com.au

Book directly with the park on 03 5237 9246, and book under your own name, saying you are with the Home Education Network.

There are plenty of independent activities to do from and around Bimbi Park: Bushwalks, Beachwalks, Beach Swimming, Cape Lighthouse Tours, Horse Riding, Rock Wall Climbing and Mini Golf.
All activities at Bimbi are casual and can be organised with the mob at
Bimbi when at camp.

We are also planning to run some events with some local indigenous reps but we have been unable to finalise that yet so will keep you posted if that comes together.


Please call or email Stephanie Jane Pollock on 0433 504 918 or fenians@ncable.net.au for more information


Belinda Cowie from “Inspiration for Education” will be running some science events from the Wednesday to the Friday

The following is from her website and bookings for those events need to be made direct through Belinda’s website ;

  • Dinosaur Dig Site – The Otways dinosaur dig site is not open to the public so Mike Cleeland, geologist and paleontologist, is offering us an exclusive tour.$18 per student (parents and preschoolers free).
  • Woodlands Ecology – examine a woodland ecosystem, study the abiotic (non-living) factors, observe and classify the variety of organisims, search for and study minibeasts, investigate plant and animal adaptations, identify the impact of introduced species and discuss the protection of our woodlands ecosystems$16 per student (parents and preschoolers free)
  • Astronomy/Spotlight Walk – If the weather is clear then we will view and study the night sky with the aid of Mike’s telescope. If the weather is unsuitable then we will go for a spotlight walk.$16 per student (parents and preschoolers free)
  • Human Impact on the Environment – study factors of the human impact on our environment which may include clearing vegetation, habitat reduction, introduced species, pollution, expansion of town boundaries, storm water management, rising sea levels and industrial developments such as the desalination plant and wind farms$16 per student (parents and preschoolers free)
  • Rock Pooling – study and identify the diversity of species living in rock pools at Cape Otway, compare variations between species, identify adaptations of plants and animals. examine a rock pool ecosystem, identify omnivores, herbivores and carnivores, observe the interaction between species and identify food chains and food webs$16 per student (parents and preschoolers free)Contact Details for these events directly to Belinda Cowie


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