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Family Camp Nov 2014

1st Belmonts November Family (Bush) Camp is here - and it’s free!

October 31st Nov 1st and 2nd

Come and go when you want, even decide at the last minute. David and Hany, Anj, Dean and Lydia plan going down on Thursday 30th … just look for the 1st Belmont Group Flag!

Dandos is located just a ten minute drive from the small town of Gellibrand. Dandos offers all the benefits of a camping ground on the banks of a river, including swimming and fishing.

A quiet, remote, attractive site within the Otway Forest Park on a former tree nursery in a large bend of the Gellibrand River. The campground is a level grassy flat (suitable for caravans and tents) with light shade from open rows of Messmate. It is a good place for the kids with lots of room. The Gellibrand River is small but has a series of deep pools.

Why come on the 1st Belmont Scout Group family Camp ?

Our Scout group has 7 sections meeting over 5 nights . With over 100 kids and 30 leaders a family camp is a great way to get to know other families and for us all to network within our great Scout group. Getting to know each other builds the strength of the group in all areas. Just by knowing what each other does, in a bush setting around a campfire. There are also many walks and other bush activities - and the kids will have a ball together mixing with the different age groups.

Yes it is a long weekend which means there may well be a few other groups in camp but we plan to section of enough campsites on the Thursday for us all - no RSVP required but an indication if you plan to attend would be appreciated at (or via phone or our webpage link)


Location:     GPS Co-ordinates: -38.5563,143.618


The Dandos camping ground is very easy to access. The camping ground is located 10km from Gellibrand, with the turnoff around 1km from Gellibrand when heading towards Lavers Hill. The road into the camping ground is a gravel road but can easily be accessed by a two wheel drive and caravan.

For those without a detailed regional map or GPS… from Colac: South 26k on the Colac-Lavers Hill Rd (2k south of Gellibrand), left, east 11.2k on Lardners Track (Gellibrand East Rd)(1.7k sealed, good gravel through tree ferns), left 200m on Sayers Tk, left 400 to Dandos (signed)

Need more information or perhaps wanting to ask about borrowing a scout tent or camp stove?

Contact David Smith or Scott Barnes, preferably via or if necessary by phone… David:0419 434 306  or Scott: 0428 379 281

Come and enjoy good company and relax in the great Australia bush.

PS Unlike some other family camps we have had this is a BYO everything, camping equipment, food and water.

This is a bush camp so remember that we TAKE OUT WHAT WE TAKE IN.

Tent Campsite

No Park or site fee

Can access without 4WD

Dogs allowed



Water available

Drinking water available

Gas/Electric BBQ/Cooking facilities

Open fires




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Scott Barnes,
20 Oct 2014, 00:42