Bike camp at Wingello

For our autumn camp on May 18-20 we’ll be jumping on our bikes and hitting the trails in beautiful Wingello State Forest. So, you will need to bring a bicycle. It doesn’t need to be a special bike, it just needs to fit you comfortably and be in good working order. If you do not have a bike, please contact us because we may be able to lend you one.

What to bring

  • Cycling gear
    • Bike
    • Helmet
    • Water bottle
    • Small backpack
    • Tube repair kit and/or spare tube
  • Warm clothes: jacket, thermals and beanie. Wingello is more than 600 metres above sea level, in the Southern Highlands, so it will be cold.
  • Food as usual, except that the club will provide you with dinner on Saturday night, so you don’t need to bring your own.
  • Usual camping gear: sleeping gear, cooking gear, torch, folding chair, etcereta.
  • First aid kit, including space blanket (silver emergency blanket)
  • There are no showers or flushable toilets,  so come prepared!

Getting there

Please be at the church on Friday in time for a 4:00pm departure. You can bring your bike with you on Friday, however, you are also welcome to bring bikes (and other gear) on Thursday evening between 6:30pm and 7:30pm, and we will lock them in the Pathfinder room overnight.
We will stack the bikes onto trailers, so bring an old blanket with you to help protect your bike during transit. You can pack your gear in a duffel style bag (try to have all your gear in one bag, including your bike helmet) and your food in a separate ‘chiller’ bag. Please label everything with your name.
Wingello is between Mittagong and Goulburn, so the drive will take 2-3 hours. We will be arriving at camp in the dark, and it will be cold when we arrive. Please bring a packed dinner with you to eat on the way, and bring your jacket and torch with you in the car as well.

Getting back

As usual we will do our best to be back at the church around 4:00 pm on Sunday,  but watch your email and our Facebook group on Sunday afternoon for a more precise ETA.

How to apply

To apply for this camp, push that big orange button below. Remember that everyone who is coming to the camp (Pathfinders, parent helpers and leaders) needs to complete the application form. The deadline for applications is May 11. The application fee is $20 per person.
Any parents wishing to attend must contact Megan before lodging an application. We can accommodate a limited number of parents on a first-come-first-served basis, depending upon the number of Pathfinders who apply. All parent helpers need their own sleeping and cooking gear, although the club can supply you with a tent. And remember, parents are not there to help their children, but to help the leaders!

Applications for this camp have now closed.