The Birdwood Ankara weekend.
Last year we had great fun at the Ankara weekend. "The more the merrier".
Ankara has a capacity of around 100, so there's heaps of room.
Where is it?
Ankara is the SDA youth camp along the banks of the Murray River at
Walker's Flat (general store, boat ramp, ferry). It has had a fair bit
of upgrading recently, including: commercial dishwasher, carpet in the
hall, upgrade to bathrooms, new tables and chairs in dining room, beach
upgrade (keeps degrading with weather), gazebo, dinner gong, painting,
hand rails, gardens, new paths. There is a fair bit of sports equipment
(bikes, cricket, basketball (grass), water sports).
Who is it?
Mostly Birdwood, but many friends and other people are invited to join
What is it?
Families staying overnight
Zilm family - 4
Hoare - 5
Parker - 4 (from Wistow. Mitch met them at the theme night)
Lister - ? (Family + Grandma - Ellen)
Nash - 3, possibly 4 if Monica's Mum comes.
Neuhoff - 4
Mum and myself
Plus many day visitors for Sabbath
A weekend of fun. Sometimes there's a theme. Sabbath generally involves
a slightly special, more casual service then either lay activities (zzZZZ),
walking or an outing somewhere (maybe by canoe). Sunday usually involves
water activities. A Birdwood tradition is to have a water fight.
How to get there, How long it will take
This year lunch and tea will be catered.
Generally we try to organise a band, but last year that fell apart. This
year we might have 3+ keyboards and more, depending on what people bring.
There is generally a piano in bad condition.
There's generally a social on Saturday night that goes 'till late
A recent tradition is an international cricket match on Sunday... Aussies
against overseas (New Zeland, South Africa and more)
From Mildura head to Renmark. Then either
|BH to Mildura
|Mildura to Walkers Flat
||1.5 hours Loxton to WF(Mum). Maybe 3.
||144+20+24+94+(17+10+5) =314 Km (b)
a) head to Blanchetown via Renmark, Berri, Barmera and Waikerie (the
busy main roads). At Blanchetown head to Swan Reach.
b) head to Loxton then to Swan Reach via Pyap, Wunkar and Maggea (back
roads - less traffic. Sealed.)
From Swan Reach head to walker's Flat via Nildottie and Wongulla.
Approaching Walkers flat follow the main road to the ferry - down a
steep hill. Cross the ferry.
On the other side of the river follow the main road to the left, past
the general store. About 300M later you will see the caretaker's cottage
on the Left Hand Side(don't enter here!). About 100M later you should be
at Ankara. There are more car parks a bit further down the road.
Leaving at 3 pm on Friday should get you there around 10 pm.
You are welcome to leave any time on Sunday. (maybe 1PM)
The other option is to come via Burra:
come via Burra. From Tarlee head to Kapunda, then Grenock, Nuriootpa, Angaston,
Keyneton, Sedan, Cambrai, Walker Flat (coming from the other direction).
This would be about 554 Km. Compared with 631 this is actually
shorter by 77 Km !
|BH to Tarlee via Burra
||~ 4.5 hours
|Tarlee to Walker Flat
||~ 1.5 hours
||16+ ~22 + 38+ ~50 = 126 Km
The last option is to come via our place. This is the worst. 505 Km/
6+ hours + about 1 hour from our place. I'll be travelling for ~ 2 hours:
about 45 min City to home, then about 1 hour home to Ankara via Birdwood
(pick up some stuff).
What to bring:
Musical instruments e.g. Guitar
Clothes (there are semi-wardrobes, so bring coat hangers)
Sleeping bag, pillow (matteresses on bunks provided, some double beds avail.)
Money to pay for it and the food.
Toileteries (soap, toothbrush, towell)
-maybe- Hot water bottles (dunno, might be warm enough)
Do not bring food (mostly catered, see below), cutlery, crockery (heaps
Any drinks you might need that aren't provided
Mozzie repellant, if it's warm enough.
Music (sheet / book) and maybe CD's.
Church flyer - I scanned and OCR'd this.
Ankara weekend - August 25th to 27th
The time is rapidly approaching for our church camp at Ankara. We
have decided to do something a little different this year. Brian
Barber, the gentleman who lends us his ride on mower to mow the church
lawns, offered to cook at our next camp. As he often goes away on
boat trips and camping trips doing this sort of thing, and because 1 have
seen hi culinary expertise in cooking pizzas, we took his offer to the
church board and it was voted that we accept Brian's offer. He will
not be charging us for doing this and the only cost that will incur will
be the cost of the ingredients, which will be split amongst those who come
to the camp.
The menu is:
Friday tea - Stir-fried vegetable frittata with pears, chocolate
sauce and cream for dessert.
Sabbath breakfast - You provide
Sabbath lunch - Vegetable pasty slice with treacle and currant tart
with cream and ice cream for dessert.
Saturday night tea - Pizza with waldorf and caesar salad and fruit
salad specially and cream and ice cream for dessert.
Sunday lunch - Vegetable pottage with hot crusty rolls and fruit
tart with cream and ice cream for dessert.
It is important that if you would like to attend camp
and have your meals catered for that we have the exact numbers for catering
We would like to know by August 5 if you are 1. Planning to attend camp
and 2. If you would like your meals catered. It is also important
to realise that if you would just like to come for the day and would like
meals provided that we know about this too, as a separate cost will incur.
It is important to have a deadline so that all the final preparations can
be made. You will understand also, if you are a day visitor or if
you nvite friends along for the day, you must order your meals by August
Page by Ben. Updated Aug 6(b), 2000