Camps-Canberra

Welcome to THE SImPLY HOMESCHOOL Canberra CAMP 2022

12 noon Monday 8th - Friday 12th August 2022

Capital Country Holiday Park

47 Bidges Road, Sutton NSW 2620

Parliament House
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Join us in August 2022 on a journey of discovery, as we head to the nation’s capital!

Meet other Simply Homeschool families and immerse yourself in history, politics, science, and space.

We will visit Old and New Parliament House to investigate Australia’s origins and political history; enjoy a bird’s eye view at the Royal Australian Mint as we discover how the coins we use every day tell the story of our unique culture; learn about the wartime experiences of the brave men and women who served in our military forces at the Australian War Memorial; take a nature walk through the country’s largest single box-gum woodland sanctuary and be absolutely dazzled by spectacular science, inspired inventions, and terrific technology at Questacon!

We’ll delve into the mysteries of the universe at the Deep Space Centre and learn about the role Australia plays in the exploration of space. We will see a piece of the moon that’s over 3.8 million years old, check out spacecraft models and take a hands-on trip around the solar system or across the galaxy!

Registration includes access to all planned activities.

Book now to secure your place on our Canberra camp.


CAMP FEES

Members

$129   first child

$109   second child

$99     third child

$77     fourth child +

Non-Members

$149   first child

$129   second child

$119   third child

$99     fourth child +

NOTE: Children must be from the same immediate family.

Camp fees are per child and include entry to all activities plus a Simply Homeschool Canberra 2022 t-shirt transfer. Children aged 0-4 are free. Adults are not required to pay camp fees but are required to supervise their child/ren at all times for all activities.  

Add on a Simply Homeschool t-shirt for $19.95 (child sizes) / $24.95 (adult sizes) for your Canberra camp 2022 transfer.

You may be eligible for the PACER rebate. For more information see the FAQ below. 

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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Accommodation is NOT included in camp fees and needs to be booked directly with the provider. Group activities will be held at Capital Country Holiday Park

Accommodation at Capital Country Holiday Park is now booked out except for caravan and tent sites. Free day passes are available however so you can still join in any group activities and campfires.

Accommodation is currently available at Eaglehawk Holiday Park. Contact Eaglehawk on 02 6241 6411 or info@eaglehawkpark.com.au. Please mention you are with the Simply Homeschool group when booking. Eaglehawk Holiday Park is 1km away from Capital Country Holiday Park. 

More information about accommodation can be found at the Eaglehawk Holiday Park Website. Note that accommodation is held under Simply Homeschool so will not be able to be booked online. 

Cabins: $115 per night for 2 adults + $15 extra person per night

  • 1 bedroom sleeps up to 7 people
  • Cabins include a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, kettle, small fridge and a kitchen sink.

 

 

 


FAQ

Accommodation is NOT included in camp fees and needs to be booked directly with the provider. All group activities are at Capital Country Holiday Park - Capital Country Holiday Park accommodation is booked out other than caravan or tent spaces. 

We currently have accommodation held at Eaglehawk Holiday Park. Contact Eaglehawk on 02 6241 6411 or info@eaglehawkpark.com.au. Eaglehawk is 1km down the road from Capital Country. 

Yes. We offer an option where you can pay with a number of equal installments.

The first installment will occur when you register. Further payments will be deducted from your credit card on 5 May, 2 June, 30 June. No payment plan is available when registration is received after 1 June 2022. For full details and terms of payment plans please see Terms and Conditions

For exact details of facilities provided at Capital Country Holiday Park please see capitalcountryholidaypark.com.au/facilities/

The camp will be held at Capital Country Holiday Park Canberra. Activites are based in various locations. Below are the approximate travel times from Capital Country Holiday Park to attrations we will visit

  • The Mint: 25 minutes via car
  • Questacon: 20 minutes
  • Deep Space: approx 1 hour (note this is a very windy road)
  • National Electoral Education Centre and Museum of Australian Democracy: 20 minutes
  • Parliament: 20 minutes
  • Mulligans Flat: 25 minutes
  • War Memorial: 20 minutes
  • Observatory: 40 minutes

This camp is for Simply Homeschool families. We welcome both Simply Homeschool members and non-members. Simply Homeschool full members will receive a discount.

This camp is designed for school-age children. Children under school age are also welcome to attend.

The final timetable will be sent out before the camp. Below is an example timetable. 

  Monday 8 August Tuesday 9 August Wednesday 10 August Thursday 11 August Friday 12 August
AM CAMP COMMENCES 12:00 NOON Parliament Tour
11:00am-13:30pm
National Electoral Education Centre
8:30am-10:30am
Museum of Australian Democracy
10:00am-11:00am
Free Time / Simply Homeschool Coffee and Chat Camp Goodbye 9:30am
PM Questacon
12:30pm-2:30pm
Royal Australian Mint
3:00pm-4:30pm
Australian War Memoral
12:00pm-1:30pm
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
2:00pm-3:30pm
 
EVENING Games Night Mulligan's Flat Woodland Sanctuary
5:15pm-6:15pm
Free Time Mount Stromlo Observatory
7:00pm-8:30pm
 

No. Each family is responsible for their own meals. On some days a packed lunch and/or dinner is advised. This will be advised within the schedule. 

Woolworths and SupaBarn are both within a 10 minute drive.

 

 

No. We encourage you to participate in activities but please feel free to relax in the camp grounds or around the local area.

There will be activities throughout the camp that accommodate all levels of ability.

No, however, Simply Homeschool Full Members receive a discounted rate.

This camp is being organised by Simply Homeschool and will be held at Capital Country Holiday Park. 

This camp is:

  • Fully risk-assessed
  • Facilitated by professional, experienced guides at each attraction

NON-COVID RELATED CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received in writing to Simply Homeschool before 5:00 pm (EST) Sunday 26 June 2022 will be accepted and all fees refunded less an AUD $100 administrative fee.

Cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and will not be refunded, however, transfer of your registration to another person/family is acceptable.

No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the camp. Please see camp Terms and Conditions in regards to this.

COVID RELATED CANCELLATIONS

Covid related cancellations received in writing to Simply Homeschool before 5:00 pm (EST) Sunday 7 August 2022 will be accepted and all fees refunded due to:

  • Travel restrictions imposed by state or commonwealth governments impacting your ability to travel to the camp

This includes those who are:

  • Restricted from travelling due to health and/or Government advice relating to COVID-19
  • Under Government direction to self-isolate
  • Themselves, or have a family member who lives with them, sick with COVID-19

No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Camp. Please see camp Terms and Conditions in regards to this. 

The Simply Homeschool Canberra Camp is a family camp and children under 18 are not permitted to attend without a guardian. Parents are fully responsible for the supervision of all their children at all times.

There will be a range of activities at the camp. A full schedule of activities will be released before the camp. 

No - you can meet us at each location and you are welcome at Capital Country Holiday Park During the day. 

Yes - you will be responsible for getting to and from all activities in your own transport. We will provide details of the camp schedule, maps and parking closer to the camp.

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program is an Australian Government initiative that provides financial assistance to support student's on-site learning about national democrative, historial and cultural institutions in Canberra. 

To be eligible:

  • Student/s in year 4-12
  • Registered for homeschool
  • Do a unit of work on civics and citizenship*
  • Submit the online form 3 weeks before travelling

The PACER rebate amount is dependent upon the distance between the student's home and Canberra GPO. See the image below.

*Simply Homeschool will be releasing a PACER Core in time for the camp. 

 

map with PACER rebates