The toilet and shower block utilises dual flush toilets, 3 waterless urinals, low flow spring tap hand basins and 4 minute timed showers all fed by rainwater.
All electricity to the Cabins and Campsite Shelters is supplied by solar electric panels, which are mounted to the roof of the structure so that participants can see them.
We also have a solar powered air-conditioner for our office.
All food is sourced from local suppliers such as the Peachester Fruit & Veg shop, the Bakery and local wholesale grocery supplier to ensure the food we obtain has the lowest food miles and to support local businesses within the surrounding rural community. We also utilise our own farm grown beef which is butchered by the local Woodford Butcher to provide roast, mince, beef stir-fry and hamburger patties for camp.
The Kenilworth Campus has 20 acre Conservation Agreement and 55 acre No Clear Zone over 53% of the property to protect the signification flora and fauna values that will also remain in perpetuity.
Produce and groceries is bought fresh and in bulk to reduce on packaging materials. We also repackage smaller quantities for campout meals in food storage containers rather than snap lock bags which also saves on waste. On camp we have a 5 bin system for waste collection: Organic, Paper/Cardboard, Recyclable bottles & cans, Soft Plastics and Non-recyclable waste. All organic matter is used in our worm farms or composted.
Paper/Cardboard is shredded and made into paper bricks for use in campsites by students instead of using timber.
Recyclables are recycled by Council. While our soft plastics are recycled with Redcycle. All wastewater is treated on site and irrigated sub-surface to complete our 360 degree water cycle onsite.
Participants can learn about the environment while they utilise these facilities by undertaking in a variety of purpose-designed 2 to 4 hour environmental programs which is integrated into the majority of our programs. These include a tour of the worm farm, bushfood Trail, Chickens, Lantana removal, tree planting, making nesting Boxes, Recycle race, Macroinvertebrates (waterbugs), Lorax, making Solar ovens, and Paper brick making to name a few.
“In so many ways. Sustainability is always eye opening to all who attend. The way all activities create teamwork, communication, perseverance , courage etc has been gold. They are more like a family now which is gold. Thanks so much.”
Rob Wolsley, Year 9 Camp
Glasshouse Christian College
“Camp helped them push through challenges they felt were beyond them. Developed independence and confidence. They are more aware of sustainable habits that are simple to adopt.”
Steve Baker, Year 9 Camp
St Aidan's Anglican Girls School
“I loved the bucket showers. I found it very interesting learning about all the different ways you can be sustainable and I loved how creative you were with the cabins. I just wanted to say that Woodford was an awesome camp and it helped us to realise that we can live in quite different conditions easily! I found it extremely fun:) thank you so much Woodford, you have taught me alot!”
Year 7 Student
“The Students had opportunity to move outside their comfort zone. Realisation that food and energy comes from farming not from the pantry. Camp gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. This place is great, The staff are great, The food is great, The facilities are good.”
Lynette Pearce, Year 8 Camp