Camp Kanga Update!
At the Camp Committee meeting on 23 July 2015, the following replacements, maintenance and anticipated costs were identified:
Wide screen TV to replace existing unit in main dining area. Used for both training and relaxation during camps—$1,800.
Air curtains for access doors to dining area for hygiene purposes. Quoted supply cost $3,900, plus electrical installation.
Replacement hot water system for ablution block—$2,000. (the units in the other two ablution blocks will need replacement in the near future)
Annual test and tag of all electrical equipment. Expected cost $2,500+.
Replacement of all camp smoke alarms. 72 units @ $40 each—$2,880.
Replacement cost of camp utility (now approaching unsafe state) - $2,500??
Installation of donated oven in main kitchen. Quoted price $1,143 plus electrical.
Replace pool table in main dining area.
Replace shower cubicle in manager’s residence.
Replace air conditioner unit and repair ceiling in manager’s residence.
Purchase of a further 10kw of solar paneling plus installation. Currently we have a 30kw inverter, but have only 20kw of paneling, so this will bring the system up to capacity. In the two years since installation of the solar system, the camp electricity billing has remained approximately the same, despite electricity costs escalating by 23% in that time.
The above of course, does not include upgrades to existing cabins and other ongoing maintenance issues around the camp.
The committee is keen to hear from any Club that may be able to assist us with particular items, or with donations to maintain the District’s highest valued asset and a youth camp we can all be proud of.
Working Bee Success
The Committee of Camp Kanga wish to express sincere thanks and appreciation to those members of the following Clubs who attended the working bee over the weekend of 18th& 19th of
•Rollingstone 5•Tully 2•Whitsunday 3•Home Hill 2•Lower Herbert Halifax 2•Mackay Host 2•Proserpine 7
The following work was achieved:
• Excavation, painting and erection of football goal posts on the oval to cater for Soccer,
League, Union and that other game.
• Excavations completed for the erection of 2 solar floodlights when ready for service.
• Complete interior repainting of 4 cabins in “A” Block.
• Spreading of topsoil ready for returfing and spreading of some fill to scour areas.
Many thanks to Kay for keeping us fed and watered. Saturday evening dinner was excellent.
Thanks also to Ray & Kay for their hospitality
Camp Kanga Chairman
0419 786 077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Situated close to Lake Proserpine, Proserpine, North Queensland, Australia and run by Lions District 201Q2, Camp Kanga offers endless fun and activities. Camp activites include Water Skiing, Great Barrier Reef trips (snorkeling, etc), ocean rafting, canoeing, indoor and outdoor sports, bush dancing, days at the beach, group activities, presentations and much more.
Camp Kanga offers catered or self catered camps for groups up to 230 people. We welcome, school camps, community camps and other organised camps.
Camp facilities include a large commercial kitchen, BBQ Area, meeting hall, rooms with wheelchair access, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. Our onsite mangers, are available at all times to ensure your camp runs smoothly.