What to bring to Ern Halliday Term 4 2018 (and draft itinerary)

What to bring to Camp

On the day of the camp you will be required to wear your Bush Ranger Uniform to school including your hat and have a drink bottle and meet us at the back of the College at 8:15 to help pack the trailer.

Any cadet that is not in uniform and does not have their hat and a drink bottle in their hands as they line up to board the bus will not be allowed to attend the camp and will have their parents contacted so that they can be picked up from the college/or arrange to stay at school.

While on camp you will need to wear your Bush Ranger uniform (including hat) during the day.  You are welcome to wear suitable casual clothing while around the dorms.  We will be doing a lot of walking, in areas that will be home to snakes (and spiders, ticks etc) so you must wear comfortable enclosed shoes and we strongly recommend long pants for some activities.

It’s important to note that leggings/skintight pants and short shorts/skirts are not acceptable clothing to wear when representing John Forrest Secondary College and the Bush Rangers WA Cadet Unit.  A cheap pair of cargo pants from Target or Kmart would be a good choice.


  • Please remember that any valuables (Phones, wallets, keys etc) are your own responsibility and the Bush Ranger Instructors are not responsible if you lose or damage them. Bring them at your own risk!  No laptops or tablets should be brought to camp.
  • We strongly recommend that cadets don’t bring anything valuable except maybe a phone or camera if they wish to take photos. We don’t want to see cadets listening to music or playing games while on camp.  People who use their devices during inappropriate times will miss out on some activities and may not be invited to the next camp.
  • On the day of the camp please meet at the back of the college no later than 8:15am to help load your bags into the trailer. We aim to leave the college as close to 8:30am as possible.
  • It will not be possible to charge your devices during camp. We do not have access to power points for personal use at the camp site.
  • Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

You should bring:

  • A drink bottle
  • A sleeping bag and/or other suitable bedding
  • An airbed. (we have pumps)
  • A pillow and pillow case
  • Standard toiletries, (soap, deodorant, toothbrush etc)
  • Personal medication – e.g. diabetes, Ventolin, EpiPen. Medical conditions and medications must be discussed with the camp leader.
  • Pyjamas (or something to sleep in).
  • Casual clothes to wear in the tents.
  • Bathers / board shorts and rash vest.
  • Thongs / sandals for beach activities.
  • A torch
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • A Towel (maybe a second beach towel)
  • A sensible amount of lollies/snacks
  • Enclosed shoes (must be worn for most activities)
  • A warm Jumper/Jacket
  • Bush Ranger shirt
  • Bush Ranger hat
  • Suitable pants/shorts to wear during the day
    • The college pants, cargo pants or something similar would be fine.
    • They need to be comfortable to walk in.

Have I missed anything?  Let me know and I’ll update the list.

The following Information is from Ern Halliday

“Due to the active nature of the programs offered, participants are required to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes:

  • Fully enclosed shoes for all land–based programs. Thongs or sandals are not suitable except for beach programs such as surf life saving and surf ski paddling.  Participation in land-based programs will not be allowed for persons wearing sandals or thongs.
  • Hats should be worn on all programs.
  • Short tops (e.g. crop tops) that leave the midriff exposed are not suitable for roping programs such as abseiling or rock climbing.
  • Long hair must be secured in a ponytail when participating in roping programs.
  • It’s also preferred that shorts are longer than mid-thigh on roping and paddling programs.
  • Necklaces, chains, scarfs or similar articles are to be removed from around participant’s necks before the commencement of any roping program.
  • Body piercings, large or lengthy earrings and exposed body piercings may need to be covered on request from the instructor in charge for many activities, especially roping programs.”

Draft Itinerary.


Day Time Activity Notes
Monday 10th 8:15:00 am Arrive at JFSC and Pack gear into trailer Don’t be late.  We will leave without you.
8:30:00 am Depart JFSC for Ern Halliday Transport by college bus and hired mini van
9:30:00 am Arrive at Ern Halliday Unpack trailer and set up Tents
11:00 am Getting to know you activities Cadets will be allocated into 2 groups and those will be split into 3 subgroups.  We will run a couple of activities to help each cadet get to know their group.
12:00:00 pm Lunch Sausage Sizzle
1:30:00 pm Archery/Beach Rubbish Collection Group 1: Archery 1:30 – 3:00

Group 2: Beach Rubbish Collection 1:30 – 3:00

3:00:00 pm Break between activities 30min break to have afternoon tea and move to next activity
3:30:00 pm Beach Rubbish Collection /Archery Group 1: Beach Rubbish Collection 3:30 – 5:00 Group 2: Archery 3:30 – 5:00
5:00:00 pm FREE TIME Cadets to assist with Food Prep/cooking
6:00:00 pm Dinner Chicken Wraps?Rolls (TDB)
7:00:00 pm Movie
8:00:00 pm Showers and in tents by 9:00 pm
10:00:00 pm Lights out
Tuesday         11th 7:00:00 am WAKE UP  
7:30:00 am Breakfast Cereal, toast, maybe eggs and leftovers
9:00:00 am Orienteering/Lost Pilot Group 1: Orienteering 9:00 – 10:30

Group 2: Lost Pilot 9:00 – 10:30

10:30:00 am Break between activities 30min break to have morning tea and move to next activity
11:00:00 am Lost Pilot/Orienteering Group 1: Lost Pilot 11:00 – 12:30

Group 2: Orienteering 11:00 – 12:30

12:30:00 pm Prep for lunch Cadets to assist with Food Prep/cooking
1:00:00 pm Lunch Ham/Salad Roll
1:30:00 pm Aquatic Supervision Swimming supervised by qualified Ern Halliday Staff
3:00:00 pm Clean up and free time Showers and relax after swimming
4:30:00 pm Walk to Hillarys 15 min walk
5:00:00 pm Explore Hillarys Boat Harbour Cadets will be able to explore HBH with staff supervision.  They may choose to have a look in the shops and buy an ice cream or something if they wish.
6:00:00 pm Dinner Burgers
8:00:00 pm Showers and in tents by 9:00 pm
10:00:00 pm Lights out
Wednesday         12th 7:00:00 am WAKE UP  
7:30:00 am Breakfast Cereal, toast and leftovers
9:00:00 am Abseil & Flying Fox / Big Swing & Crate Climb / Self Directed Group 1: Abseil & Flying Fox 9:00 – 10:30

Group 2: Big Swing & Crate Climb 9:00 – 10:30

Group 3: Self Directed (Bracelets) 9:00 – 10:30

10:30:00 am Break between activities 30min break to have morning tea and move to next activity
11:00:00 am Abseil & Flying Fox / Big Swing & Crate Climb / Self Directed Group 1: Big Swing & Crate Climb 11:00 – 12:30

Group 2: Self Directed (Bracelets)11:00 – 12:30

Group 3: Abseil & Flying Fox 11:00 – 12:30

12:30:00 pm Lunch Pizza
1:30:00 pm Abseil & Flying Fox / Big Swing & Crate Climb / Self Directed Group 1: Self Directed (Bracelets) 1:30 – 3:00

Group 2: Abseil & Flying Fox 1:30 – 3:00

Group 3: Big Swing & Crate Climb 1:30 – 3:00

3:00:00 pm  To Be Determined
5:00:00 pm FREE TIME  
6:00:00 pm Dinner Fish and Chips
8:00:00 pm Showers and in tents by 9:00 pm
10:00:00 pm Lights out


Thursday            13th 7:30:00 am Wake up
8:00:00 am Breakfast Cereal, toast and leftovers
8:30:00 am Pack up Pack away and clean camp site.
10:00:00 am AQWA Visit AQWA for 2 hr excursion.
12:00:00 pm Lunch Subway
1:30:00 pm Depart for JFSC  
2:00:00 pm Arrive back at College  
3:00:00 pm Home time Cadets released when packing and cleaning is complete









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