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Camp Out on the Mount

The Camp Out on the Mount is a popular event for people of all ages. This is your chance to camp out in a fun community setting on beautiful Leanganook, learn about nature and cultural heritage in our area.

Please join Connecting Country, Little Habitat Heroes, and local Landcare groups to celebrate the beautiful Leanganook/Mount Alexander and the work that Landcare and Friends groups do all year round.

This free event is supported by funding from the North Central Catchment Management Authority through the Victorian Landcare Program, as well as Mount Alexander Shire Council, Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests, and Little Habitat Heroes. We will have guest presenters from Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria, and Bendigo TAFE, and local authors and artists. Yummy food will also be provided by the Harcourt Lions Club, Murnong Mummas, and the Camp Out Damper Team.

CLICK HERE to download the flier (note our program has changed slightly since this was published)

When: Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 April 2019
Where: Leanganook Camping Ground, Joseph Young Drive, Mount Alexander Regional Park, Faraday
What to bring: Camping gear and supplies, chair or rug to sit on, food for Sunday breakfast, gold coin donation or Saturday night BBQ, weather appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes and sun protection.

Below is a run-down of the Camp Out on the Mount 2019 activities. You are more than welcome to attend some or all of the activities. Please let us know through the booking website which activities you plan to attend, as this will help us have an idea of how many people to expect and cater for. PLEASE NOTE: the program is subject to change, but we will send you an email with any updates closer to the date.

If you have any questions, please call Asha on (03) 5472 1594 or email asha@connectingcountry.org.au

Please note: activities will be cancelled in the case of severe weather.



5:30pm Welcome to Country

6:00pm Lions Club BBQ (gold coin donation) and damper (free)

7:30pm Night walk with Parks Victoria ranger

OVERNIGHT CAMP OUT (BYO camping supplies. Contact Asha if you are interested in borrowing a tent or gas stove.)


9:30am Morning tea provided by Murnong Mummas

10:10am Welcome from Connecting Country, Little Habitat Heroes, Harcourt Valley Landcare, and Maree Edwards MP

10:30am Panel of local experts talk about the Mount, including Terri Williams (Bendigo TAFE) and Ian Braybrook/Marilyn Bennet (authors of 'Sarah's search - A silk odyssey'), facilitated by George Milford

11:30am 'Seeds that grow' song performed by Eva Popov

11:45am Cleaning Tree Violet seed activity

12:30PM End of the Camp Out - please join the Little Habitat Heroes at the Old Silk Worm Farm if you would like to see their revegetation work and get your photo taken with a tree


Leanganook Camping Ground, Joseph Young Drive, Mount Alexander Regional Park, Faraday, VIC


While the 2019 Camp Out on the Mount is a free event, any contributions towards next year's Camp Out on the Mount and the work of Connecting Country are most welcome.

If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to Connecting Country you can visit our website (http://connectingcountry.org.au/) and use the Give Now button on the top right hand side of the home page, or go direct to our donation page on the Give Now website: https://www.givenow.com.au/connectingcountrylandscaperestoration

Thank you!

Contact Details

If you have any questions, please call Asha on (03) 5472 1594 or email asha@connectingcountry.org.au