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SpunOut 2017 Event Information

   Dates
   Location
   How To Get There
   Accommodation
   Meals
   Workshops
   Other Activities
   Toy Market
   Services and Facilities
   Children
   Safety Guidelines
   Tips

Dates


SpunOut 2017 will be held from 12noon Thursday, 23rd to 12noon Monday, 27th of November.

Location


Camp Leschenaultia
400 Leschenaultia Place
Chidlow, Western Australia

Camp Leschenaultia is located just 45 minutes drive east of Perth CBD, in the Shire of Mundaring, near the township of Chidlow. The camp is set in 9 acres of tranquil natural bushland, adjacent to state forests and only 500m from Lake Leschenaultia.


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How to Get There


The only way to get to the camp is by car. If you don't have a car we suggest that you try to car pool with friends. You will need to organise this yourself.

We will organise car pooling for any interstate or overseas visitors only. If this is you, please let us know as soon as possible that you will be coming so that we have a chance to organise this. Please contact info@play-learn-burn.com.

If you get lost, please call 0431 074 229 and we’ll help you find the camp.

Accommodation


There are 3 choices for accommodation at SpunOut - dorm, tent or camper/vehicle. The SpunOut ticket price is the same for all.

There are 4 large dormitories, with bunk beds, on site which sleep 16 to 22 people each. There is a family dorm, couples/mixed dorm, male dorm and female dorm. No bedding is provided so you must bring your own. You will need to bring your own mattress cover/sheet, sleeping bag or blanket, and pillow.

Alternatively, you can pitch a tent and camp for the weekend. The grounds around the SpunOut site are grassy and shady with plenty of room for camping.

If you have a camper van or some type of liveable vehicle you prefer to sleep in, then you may do that also. There are no powered sites.

Please note that the dorm rooms can be quite noisey has they are attached to the main hall. If you plan to sleep in a dorm, we suggest you bring ear plugs. Camping or sleeping in a camper are the quiter options.

Meals


Your ticket includes the meals listed below;

Full Weekend:

Thur - dinner
Fri - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Sat - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Sun - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Mon - breakfast

Day pass: breakfast, lunch and dinner on the day you attend

Tea, coffee, Milo, cordial and fruit will also be available all day on a self-serve basis.

Times for meals are as follows:
Breakfast 8 -10am
Lunch 1-2pm
Dinner 6-7pm

All meals will be prepared by our own chefs and will include a vegetarian option. Please let us know if you are vegetarian when you register.

If you have special dietary needs, we suggest you bring your own food (there is no ticket discount for this). There is a large kitchen and a refrigerator you can use for storage and preparation of your meals.

If you require snacks between meals, please bring these yourself. There will be one communal fridge on site for storing your food and drinks. The fridge, however, is limited in space, so we suggest you bring only what you really need.

All water at the camp is rain water. If you do not wish to drink rain water, then you need to bring your own.

Workshops


Workshops are run over THREE full days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Workshop times are:
- Friday 9am - 9pm
- Saturday 9am - 9pm
- Sunday 9am - 6pm

Over the course of the weekend, there will be workshops in:
  • poi
  • staff
  • twin staff
  • dragon staff
  • contact staff
  • fire eating
  • juggling
  • stilt walking
  • uni-cycling
  • hooping
  • aerials
  • and much more!

If you would like to get involved and teach some workshops, please visit the Get Involved page and submit a workshop proposal.

Other Activities


Aside from the workshops, every day you will be able to participate in the following activities whenever you like...

ChillOut Space
This is a space where you can go and relax at any time of the day. The space is filled with cushions and rugs for you to laze on and activities here include henna, hair wraps and massage. It's also a great place to get to know your fellow SpunOuters.

The Lake
As we are only 500m from the freshwater lake, Lake Leschenaultia. You are free to go swimming any time of the day. Water fights, sunbaking and general frolicking are also available. Don’t forget your bathers and towel!

Shopping
The township of Chidlow is only 5 minutes down the road by car. Here you can find a general store and bottle shop where you can buy essential items you may need or have forgotten to bring with you. Approximately 15 minutes away by car, is the township of Mundaring, which has all the shops you might need. Be be aware that Monday is a Public Holiday and most shops will be closed.

Toy Market


A Toy Market will run at meal times in the dining area, where you can buy a selection of fire spinning toys and props.

The Toy Market is only open at meal times:
Saturday and Sunday 1-2pm and 6-7pm.

Services and Facilities


Toilets and Showers
There are male and female toilets and showers on site, inside the main building.

Parking
Parking will be available within the camp’s grounds for the vehicles of all patrons. You are also able to park next to your tent.

First Aid
A medical kit for treating burns will be available at the camp, as well as basic first aid materials. We recommend you bring your own headache tablets and other such pharmaceuticals as these will not be made generally available.

There will also be a doctor on site at all times, as well as several qualified First Aid officers.

Telephones
There are no land lines at Camp Leschenaultia. Reception for all mobile phone networks is available throughout the camp site. If at any time you need to recharge your phone, power connections are available in the hall for you to do this. However, you will need to bring your own cables and ensure the safety of your phone, as the hall is open to all camp patrons.

Lost and Found
For lost or found items please see any of the SpunOut staff members during the camp or email us at info@play-learn-burn.com.

Children


Children of all ages are welcome to attend SpunOut (although it is not a children's event as such and the workshops are aimed at adults). However, it is important that they are supervised at all times by their parents/guardians. The reason being that there are many hazards on the SpunOut site which could pose a threat to young children. These include; electrical cables, fire fuel and fire/circus equipment. We will endeavour to ensure your child's safety as best we can, however, ultimately they are your responsibility.

Safety Guidelines


The following guidelines have been set out so as to ensure a safe and hassle free weekend for both the organisers and patrons of SpunOut. By signing the Registration Form, you indicate that you have read, understood and will abide by these guidelines throughout your stay at the site.
  1. You must use common sense at all times.
  2. You must follow any reasonable directions given to you by SpunOut staff members.
  3. You must use only the fire fuel provided by the SpunOut organisers. If you wish to use your own fuel, you must seek the permission of a SpunOut staff member first.
  4. If you wish to spin with fire, you must wear clothing that is safe to do so.
  5. Before using lit fire equipment, you must ensure all safety measures are in place, including; a fire blanket, fire extinguisher, wet towel and water bucket, as well as ensuring you have someone acting as your “safety”. Safety equipment is provided.
  6. No person will be allowed to participate in fire activities if they appear to be under the influence of alcohol and are acting in a manner which is dangerous to themselves or others.
  7. All areas are designated smoke free zone (this is a rule set by the camp owners).
  8. Drugs are banned from the camp site and anyone found to be in possession of, or under the influence of drugs, will be ejected from the event without refund of their ticket, at the organisers discretion.
  9. All camp participants are expected to take reasonable measures for their own safety and the safety of others throughout the duration of the camp.
  10. If you spot anything that may endanger your safety or that of others, we ask that you report it to a SpunOut staff member as soon as possible.
  11. All under 15s must be supervised by an adult or will not be able to attend the event. If you are 16 or 17, please contact us to discuss your registration.
  12. If you are instructed at any time to do anything by the camp owners/caretakers, you must do so immediately.
  13. Water is a precious resource at Camp Leschenaultia, with a limited supply in the rainwater tanks. Please conserve water by using showers and taps to a minimum.
  14. Campers are not permitted to bring animals or pets onto the property, or to disturb the natural environment (e.g. damage trees).
  15. Music throughout the weekend is under the control of our djs. We ask that you do not play your own music at high volume.

Tips


We recommend you bring the following with you to make your stay more enjoyable:
  • Ear plugs
  • Mosquito/fly repellent
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Bed sheets, sleeping bag or blankets, pillow
  • Non flammable, natural fibre clothes if you wish to participate in fire spinning or other fire activities
  • A natural fibre beanie/cap for warmth and to protect hair when fire spinning
  • Bathers, towel and hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Wet weather gear in case of rain
  • Big smile
  • Positive attitude

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