at Camp Kulin

Are you aged 13-16 and have type 1 diabetes?

Super Bam!

In the July school holidays we take YOU to Camp Kulin for an awesome week of fun and challenge!

This is NOT diabetes camp – we know you get enough diabetes talk already. This is an epic adventure, 283 kilometres south east of Perth, with a whole lot of the great outdoors to explore, a huge recreation centre, and a program of activities to make you feel challenged, learn about yourself, work out lots of new ways to communicate, and laugh – a lot. You’ll get up to all sorts of crazy stuff, including playing giant human foosball, a low ropes course, playing in a giant dodgeball pit, a My Kitchen Rules cook-off, and more!

Join the Family Centre on our Family Camps, for families with kids with type 1 aged 3 to 14. Each year, we offer 20 families the opportunity to go on two camps in the January and October school holidays and have bucketloads of fun, for a hugely discounted rate.

Time to connect

Our Family Camp isn’t ‘diabetes camp’. At the Family Centre, we know how important it is to connect with other people who’ve walked a mile in your shoes. There is naturally a whole lot of diabetes talk - but if you don't want to talk diabetes, that's ok. We simply want to encourage families to connect, relax, forge friendships and have a whole lot of FUN!

When and where?

Our next camp is in October 2017. A Commonwealth Quarantine Station up until the 1930s, the camp is now operated by the Department of Sport and Recreation. It boasts heritage listed buildings steeped in early settlement history and is surrounded by amazing harbour views, 100 acres of natural bushland reserve and pristine coastline. 

What will we get up to?

The three-night camp sessions are jam-packed with amazing outdoor activities including a cubby building competition, canoeing, crab hunting, rogaining, beachcombing, spotlighting and exploring the beautiful Albany surrounds. In addition, plenty of free time was provided to allow families to further explore and play in the area or visit the City of Albany and other attractions within the Great Southern region.

Accommodation

You’ll stay in simple back-to-basics chalet accommodation, sleeping on bunk beds, enjoying family time with no electronics to distract from time to reconnect. The camp is fully catered, so parents can enjoy relaxing meal times with their kids, who are barely awake at the table after days that are filled with adventure and excitement.

Cost

Normally these camps cost over $1000 for a family of four. Instead, the Family Centre asks you to pay $100 per person, and we’ll cover the rest. For an all-inclusive three-night adventure, we think this is an awesome deal.

Questions?

Read the FAQs below

What time do I check in?
What time do I need to check out by?
What is included in the meals?
Can I bring additional food and drinks to Camp?
Is there a 'camp store' on site for confectionary, ice cream, drinks, fishing bait, etc?
What if I have an allergy or dietary requirement?
Are there individual refrigerators in each dorm room?
Is the camp alcohol and smoke free?
Can additional food be purchased?
What is the sleeping configuration in the dorm rooms? Are they all the same?
What is the maximum occupancy in each dorm room?
Will we have our own secure lockable dorm room?
What is in each dorm room?
Will we need to bring  our own bedding?
What are the toilet and shower facilities for each dorm room?
Is there an ideal age range for children?
Is there a parent to child ratio per family?
Is there a maximum number of family members per booking?
Can I bring children who are not my own?
Will I need to supervise my children for all activities?
What sort of activities and facilities will be available?
Is there an additional charge for any of the activities?
Can we bring our own canoe or boat?
Are their any mandatory requirements for each family to participate in or attend?
Will we be required to contribute to any camp duties such as housekeeping or cleaning?

What time do I check in?

We recommend arrival time of around 3pm, but you can come earlier if you bring your own lunch.

What time do I need to check out by?

Checkout from dorm rooms is at 10am but you can stay longer. A packed lunch prepared earlier in the day is included in the cost.

What is included in the meals?

Breakfast will be continental as well as a hot offering (cereals, toast, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, coffee, tea etc).

Morning tea will be crackers, vegetables and dips.

Lunch will be make your own wraps and rolls (cold meats and salads), along with homestyle soups.

Afternoon tea will be crackers, vegetables and dips.

Dinner will be cooked by the camp chef and an example will be Roast Beef with vegetables.

Tea, coffee and milo will be available all day.

BYO water bottle to fill for day walks.

Can I bring additional food and drinks to Camp?

Certainly! There is limited refrigerator space in the common area.

Is there a 'camp store' on site for confectionary, ice cream, drinks, fishing bait, etc?

No.  Nearest store is Little Grove, 12km away. Albany is 22km away by road.

What if I have an allergy or dietary requirement?

Please let us know when you make the booking in the appropriate section.

Are there individual refrigerators in each dorm room?

There is a communal refrigerator available in the common area, however private refrigerators in each dorm room are not available.

Is the camp smoke free?

Yes, the camp is smoke free.

Can additional food be purchased?

No. Nearest store is Little Grove, 12km away. Albany is 22km away by road.

What is the sleeping configuration in the dorm rooms? Are they all the same?

They vary, however predominately bunk beds. Mum, Dad and kids will be in the same room most likely. Rooms are for sleeping only. There is plenty of space for relaxing elsewhere around the grounds and in heritage buildings.

What is the maximum occupancy in each dorm room?

Rooms will be allocated based on family size. Rooms range from 4 to 20 beds. 

Will we have our own secure lockable dorm room?

Yes, however the buildings are heritage listed, built in late 1800s and doors and windows cannot be fully secured. We suggest that valuables are kept on your person or, on request, can be stored in the Manager's Office if required.

What is in each dorm room?

A typical room has bunk beds to sleep 4+ people, each with a comfortable mattress, fitted sheet and pillow.

Will we need to bring  our own bedding?

Yes, bring sheets and blankets or sleeping bags, plus a pillow slip and towels.

What are the toilet and shower facilities for each dorm room?

Each dorm room has immediate access to a semi-ensuite toilet/s and shower/s. These may be shared with another family.

Is there an ideal age range for children?

No, however kids under 5 years old may not be keen for canoeing or long bushwalks, but if the parents are comfortable with this then they are very welcome to attend.

Is there a parent to child ratio per family?

No, however generally 1:3 or 2:2 works best. There are some larger dorm rooms that can accommodate more children if required. 

Is there a maximum number of family members per booking?

No.

Can I bring children whom are not my own?

It is ideal that you are the legal guardian or responsible family member for the child attending. If you would like to discuss an arrangement before booking please contact us.

Will I need to supervise my children for all activities?

Parental supervision is mandatory for all activities.  There will be some unstructured activities, for example the campfire, but they still require parent supervision.

What sort of activities and facilities will be available?

Canoeing, rogaining, bushwalking, campfire, cultural sessions and more. There is also an indoor baseketball court, assorted sporting equipment (balls, bats, etc) as well as a cricket pitch and lawn areas.

Is there an additional charge for any of the activities?

No.

Can we bring our own canoe or boat?

Yes. Please let us know if you would like to bring your own canoe or boat so that we can give you further information.

Are their any mandatory requirements for each family to participate in or attend?

Only the initial welcome to camp and emergency evacuation briefing. There is an exciting program of activities for families to participate in if they wish. A register for families to nominate which session they wish to attend will be available. 

Will we be required to contribute to any camp duties such as housekeeping or cleaning?

Yes, families will be required to help with setting up tables for meals and clearing away and packing the dishwasher, etc. Volunteers to assist with meal service may be requested, however no cooking is required. It is a great opportunity to get little ones involved and if everyone helps a little at some stage during the camp, all the chores will be done easily.

For more information, email us.