Opening Camp

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Date(s) - Fri 04/03/2016 - Sun 06/03/2016
5:00 pm

Club Morgan

Organiser: Jonathan Gobin
Meet At: Make your own way there OR meet at Adelaide Uni Cloisters at 17:30 for transport
Cost: $40 (estimated)



Registration closes Thursday 11:30pm

We may still have some free spaces available – if registration is closed and you’d still like to come, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.


Opening Camp is the first major event in the AUMC calendar and is a non-stop weekend of camping, swimming, kayaking, eating and (of course!) socialising. This year’s Opening Camp will be held at Morgan on a beautiful stretch of the Murray River 180 KM from Adelaide. This camp is perfect for beginners with no prior kayaking (or even camping) experience. AUMC Committee members will be running demonstrations on basic kayak skills which are usually a prerequisite for bigger kayak trips. We may also hold a quiz! So come along and enjoy!

WE WILL NEED HELP WITH TRANSPORT. Please note when registering if you can bring a car and indicate how many people you can carry. Drivers will be reimbursed all petrol costs by those travelling in their car (estimated cost $10-20). The site rental is $20 per person, which must be paid in advance to confirm your registration – instructions will be sent after you register.

We’ll be staying at the Waterskiing club’s house which has 17 beds but there is also the option to sleep in a tent if you prefer.

The club has a limited number of tents and sleeping bags. If you require these, please let the organiser know by email when you register to find out if one can be reserved. You will need to bring your own food for the whole weekend (a normal household stove and the club’s camping stoves will be available). There’s a limited amount of fridge space available. Bring clothes for swimming and kayaking in – boat shoes or old sneakers that you can get wet (not crocs, thongs or sandals), a longsleeved synthetic shirt or rashie, shorts, water bottle, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellant.

If transport spaces are limited, preference will be given to those who register earliest. This means that if you register and then decide not to come, PLEASE let us know as soon as possible so that someone else can take your place.

Hope to see you there!


Bookings are closed for this event.