CampMDA # 43

21st – 25th January, 2000
Phillip Island



  1. Brenton Powell                                     
  2. Shaun Mundy                                       
  3. Garth Lamont                                                   
  4. Ryan Struk                                                                   
  5. Daniel McGuiness                     
  6. Steven Vaughan            
  7. Daniel Moran                 
  8. Patrick Jackson             
  9. Leon Leontyev               
  10. Garry Callejan                
  11. BJ Andrews                   
  12. Jarrod Harvey                
  13. Andrew Cornish             
  14. Kye Scholz                     
  15. Jamie McBryde              
  16. Dominic Di Battista        
  17. Zac Bartlett                    
  18. Annette Sassano                      
  19. Anthony Muscara                      
  20. Lee Noyes                                 
  21. Stewart Hayes               
  22. Ian Hamer                                 
  23. Chris Green                   
  24. Russell Cameron                      
  25. Tyler Feistl
  26. Robbie Forbes



Boris M Struk
Melanie Forsyth
Paul Butler
Andrew Moran
Kristen Scholz
Chris Soeterboek
Jacinta (Annettes carer)
Bec Allen
Bronwyn Parsons
Luke Forbes
Heidi Ryan
Stella Pentek
Tanya Jenkinson
Nicoel Johnson
Bronwen Tivendale
Helen Nixon
Nay Hyman
Dennis Sutton
Jade Ambroze
Naomi Allen
Ange Verberne
Lisa Stevenson
Nicole Morom
Tamara Blake
Kylie Wallace
Lynda Kuilboer


Robert Kapsa
Karen Williams
(CBA Manager)
Peter Doutch


Sunday 21st January – After a pick up at Moonee Ponds and Cranbourne we were off to the start of camp at a brand new campsite, not without stopping at the famous fish and chip shop at San Remo. After settling in, in the late afternoon we played the standard introduction games, had dinner and watched a video in the evening.

Monday 22nd January – This morning a guy form the Koala Sanctuary came and talked to all of us about koalas and penguins. This was a good lead up to the afternoon when we went to the koala sanctuary. We got to see lots of koalas and how they live in their natural habitat. Once finishing up there, those who dared attempted the giant swing. WHOA!!! It was scary. This was followed by a walk to the beach, it was cold and windy. A trivia night was conducted by the three placement students from CSU. They made the night enjoyable and of course there were more arguments form the competitors.

Tuesday 23rd January – A maze’n’things was in store in the morning and of course a few people got lost. Unfortunately they were found. The afternoon consisted of free time where some people when swimming, some went walking and some just sat around and played games. We were all off to see the penguins at night. They were gorgeous. The evening was a little cool but seeing all of the adorable penguins made up for it.

Wednesday 24th January – Those who were keen to see the pelicans get fed headed off early in the morning. Those in the transit van did not seem to spend much time on the road because as soon as they got out of the campsite they ran out of fuel. The bus had to go and get a tin of fuel so the feeding of the pelicans did not go ahead. As we were all loaded up we drove around Phillip Island and had a look at the sights. What an eventful morning! It was raining in the afternoon so we all sat around and did bits and pieces. We had our usual party night and the karaoke man came along to entertain us. It was a late night for some and an early morning for others.

Thursday 25th January – After a delicious brunch we packed up, had out photo’s taken and headed off for home. After a drop off at Cranbourne at 1.00pm we arrived at Moonee Ponds at 2.30pm. Another end to a great week.


The weather for the whole week wasn’t that great but it forced people to stay indoors and get to know each other really well, so some great friendships were formed. For those that ran out of juice in the transit van had fun playing games while they waited to be refueled. The Karaoke night was great as always. The new campsite was the best. It had been purpose built for disabled people, perfect location for activities. We will be going back!!!!!