Frequently Asked Questions and Important Information
You need to turn 10 before the 1st day of camp
You can choose 2 friends to camp with when you apply
There may be situations where you want to change your friend request, perhaps because a selected friend has decided not to go or because a friend who wasn't going has now decided to attend.
Yes, you can change your friend selection - the Friends tab will stay open until applications close on June 27 so you can make changes up until that time.
There are lots of choices at camp, depending on your interest. Check out information on the Program page for more details.
Most of the streams and expeditions do not cost extra, however there are some that may have an additional cost.
We are just finalising costs at the moment and will include these extra costs if they apply on the Program pages.
When you arrive at camp you will be taken to your subcamp when you will meet the leaders who will look after you for the week.
You will then get to help set up camp, meet your new camp friends and have time to explore the Jamboree site.
All Guides and Leaders will be sleeping in tents in subcamps of around 30 girls.
You might like to encourage other guides from your unit to attend but you are also welcome to attend on your own. You will be placed in a patrol of guides who have the same interests as you and it will also be a chance to meet new friends from around Australia.
Guides and leaders will have breakfast in their subcamp and will include cereal, toast etc. There will be some days with a hot breakfast such as pancakes.
Lunch will be a packed lunch as you are doing activities both on and off site. Dinner will be centrally catered. These meals will include food that you normally eat at guide camp or school camp.
There will also be lots of fruit to snack on during the day.
When we have closed applications in late June, we will allocate guides to activities.
We will let you know when you have been allocated and whether there is anything special you need to bring for your particular stream or expedition.
There are lots of roles that we need help with at camp. We need volunteers to staff subcamps with the girls of course.
There are also other jobs around camp like helping with program delivery, health and welfare, works and services, equipment, catering, administration, transport, security and heaps more.
There is a role to fit everyone. Refer to the list of available roles for adults.
Yes - please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
The jamboree site is contained within Victoria Park and all the subcamps will be near each other and the catering and entertainment areas. The site is basically flat.
Guides and Leaders will be walking over to Lake Wendouree to attend the water/environment day. This is approximately a 30min (2-3km) walk.
If you are chosen for a group or subcamp role you will be camping in tents with your group/subcamp. If you are helping with program or other activities, you will be camping in tents in a leaders subcamp.
Guides and leaders will be sleeping in dome style tents sleeping 4-6 guides or adults.
We are aiming to provide subcamp leaders the opportunity to visit the activities being done on site and over at Lake Wendouree.
If needed, you may also be asked to accompany guides to off-site activities to ensure ratios are maintained.
As we allocate guides to activities and leaders to the program, we will be able to supply more information about these opportunities.
As part of our risk management plan there will contingency for bad weather.
Well done to your daughter for taking the plunge to come to camp even though she doesn't know anyone. However, by the time she leaves camp she will have lots of new friends.
Girls will be put into small patrols of 6-8 girls all with the same interest who they will do activities with. 5 of these patrols will form a subcamp that will be looked after by 4 leaders. These leaders will look after the girls throughout the camp and can help make camp magical.
In some situations there will be girls who are 13 who regularly attend a unit with 13-17 year olds. The Guide may want to camp with her older friends.
Yes - with girls who have friends who are in the older subcamp we have the ability to put her in the older age group.
Just email email@example.com and we will organise this.
We want every Guide to feel welcome and supported at camp so they can have the best experience. We have a magnificent group of trained leaders who can help with any special requirements your daughter might have.
When completing the registration form please share your daughter's requirements and someone from the welfare team will be in touch to chat through what we can do to ensure your daughter has fun, enjoys camp and has the support she needs.
All Guides and Leaders (unless otherwise approved) will need to travel to the jamboree site either with their State contingent or meet at a designated area away from the site from where they will be bused to site.
This off-site meeting place will be in Ballarat.
No, parents will not be allowed on site during the event unless in a case of an emergency.
Even if you live nearby or are on holiday nearby, we ask that you don't try to meet up with your daughter. She will be busy having fun, trying new things and making new friends.
We know that girls will have phones at camp and may ring home to say they are homesick. This is a normal part of being away from home.
Guides will be experiencing lots of new things and may also be tired. We ask that you encourage your daughter to share the fun things she is doing, tell her how proud you are of her and that she isn't missing out on anything exciting at home.
We will have a complete welfare team who is caring for your daughter. We will also give you a phone number to call if you are concerned and we will personally check on your daughter and let you know how she is going.
There will be the opportunity to buy merchandise like badges, soft toys and other Guide memorabilia.
There will also be snacks available for purchase. We are planning to set up a system of card payments so Guides do not need to have cash at camp.
More details to come.