Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Camp Out on the Mount 2019

Please note: the program of activities below has been updated as of April 2 2019. Please register through TryBooking for any further updates.

It’s that time of year again! Details of the sixth Camp Out on the Mount are now available and registrations are open. Please join Connecting Country, Little Habitat Heroes, and local Landcare groups to celebrate the beautiful Leanganook/Mount Alexander and the work that Landcare and Friends groups do all year round.

This free event is supported by funding from the North Central Catchment Management Authority through the Victorian Landcare Program, as well as Mount Alexander Shire Council, Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests, and Little Habitat Heroes. We will have guest presenters from Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria, and Bendigo TAFE, and local authors and artists. Yummy food will also be provided by the Harcourt Lions Club and Murnong Mummas.

Camp Out on the Mount 2018

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When: Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 April 2019
Where: Leanganook Camping Ground, Joseph Young Drive, Mount Alexander Regional Park, Faraday
What to bring: Camping gear and supplies, food for Sunday breakfast, gold coin donation or Saturday night BBQ, weather appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes and sun protection.

Below is a run-down of the Camp Out on the Mount 2019 activities. You are more than welcome to attend some or all of the activities. Please let us know through the booking website which activities you plan to attend, as this will help us have an idea of how many people to expect and cater for.

If you have any questions please call Asha on (03) 5472 1594 or email asha@connectingcountry.org.au

Please note: activities will be cancelled in the case of severe weather.

Activities in the program are subject to change, but we will send an email to all who register with any updates closer to the date.

SATURDAY 6 APRIL

5:30pm Welcome to Country

6:00pm Lions Club BBQ and damper (gold coin donation)

7:30pm Night walk with Parks Victoria ranger

OVERNIGHT CAMP OUT (BYO camping supplies. Contact Asha if you are interested in borrowing a tent or gas stove.)

SUNDAY 7 APRIL

9:30am Morning tea provided by Murnong Mummas

10:10am Welcome from Connecting Country, Little Habitat Heroes, Harcourt Valley Landcare, and Maree Edwards MP

10:30am Panel of local experts talk about the Mount, including Terri Williams (Bendigo TAFE) and Ian Braybrook/Marilyn Bennet (authors of ‘Sarah’s search – A silk odyssey’), and Mick Bourke (Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation), facilitated by George Milford

11:30am ‘Seeds that grow’ song performed by Eva Popov

11:45am Cleaning Tree Violet seed activity

12:30PM End of the Camp Out – please join the Little Habitat Heroes at the Old Silk Worm Farm if you would like to see their revegetation work and get your photo taken with a tree

Gathered around the fire at the 2018 Camp Out on the Mount