What happens if it rains?
Great question! It all depends on how much rain and when it is expected. If we think that the rain will affect the ability to have a safe, enjoyable experience we will discuss postponement of the program. The organising teacher should contact the Bournda Teaching Principal and discuss the forecast and the program. If a decision is made to cancel the program Bournda EEC will post a notification on our Twitter account (@Bournda) and our Facebook page.
Does Bournda EEC only run programs at Bournda National Park?
No! Bournda EEC runs programs at schools and at other locations as required. In fact our programs have been offered in schools across a wide chunk of South East NSW.
What facilities are there for camping?
Check out the details at our facilities page!
What should my child/ students pack for camping at Bournda?
Have a look at or print out the checklist (if camping at the School Bay pack a tent too!) student checklist schoolcamp
What about my child’s dietary needs?
Bournda EEC are more than happy to cater for special dietary requirements; gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, or any restrictions – just let the teacher and Bournda EEC staff know prior to the excursion.
Bournda EEC supports the concepts of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the Crunch and Sip Healthy Eating Program.One way you can make your visit to Bournda better for the environment is to bring earth friendly food. Please don’t bring anything that can’t be reused, composted or fed to a worm farm.
Earth Friendly Food might have:
- sandwiches in greaseproof paper – biodegradable
- water in a reusable container
- fresh fruit – peelings are biodegradable
- snacks in paper bags and paper wrapping – biodegradable
Please consider locally produced foods including fresh fruit and vegetables.
If you can avoid bringing the items below, that is much appreciated but we understand it is not always possible:
- popper drinks in throw away cartons with straws
- glass bottles – dangerous if broken
- cans – they can’t be resealed
- lollies in wrappers
- pre-packed foods eg. Chips, biscuits & cheese combination
We ask students to take waste home in their lunch box, if possible, for disposal in your recycling and FOGO: if you don’t bring it, you don’t need to take it home and it will reduce any waste to landfill.