Old Petrie Town Experience at YMCA Camping Brisbane
Old Petrie Town Experience
Scrapbooking is very popular, come and make your own cards using the special design scissors and punches under the guidance of experts.
A gift from the residents of the old millennium to those of the new
- Museum Visit
Students will discover fascinating objects and stories as they explore inside the Museum, includes an entertaining 20 minute multimedia presentation about the history of the Pine Rivers area and its people. The recommended time for this visit is 1 hour. Cost free
- Discovery and Journey Session
This is a whole day option (9.30am - 2.30pm), depending on the number of activities chosen. Students are divided into groups and rotate between the different activities on offer, with each activity lasting 40 minutes. Maximum number of students 75 per day. Cost involved
The following activities are currently available:
- Settlers' Stories
Watch the 20 minute multimedia presentation telling a short history of the area. Followed by a guided tour of the museum's permanent displays. Highlights include the objects early settlers used to build their homes and start their new lives.
- Old school
Sit in a classroom of yesteryear, discover what school was like in the last century; write on a slate and learn about nib pens.
- How Did They (Cannot be offered on the same day as the 'Wash Day' tour)
Learn how people performed some simple tasks from the past. Tasks include mincing, butter making and washing up using a soap suds maker. This tour also looks at lighting options before electricity. Students get to have a turn at performing most of the tasks discussed
- Wash Day (Cannot be offered on the same day as the 'How Did They' tour)
Experience what it was like to wash clothes before the electric washing machine. Haul water, stoke the copper, use the scrubbing board and wash and hang clothes.
- Yebri - Home life
Discover what home life was like in the days before electricity, includes hands-on experience of museum objects.
- Living with trees
Discover how Aboriginal people and early European Settlers used trees for food and making a place to live.
Choose from one of these great options
- Cultural Centre Show - dance and storytelling
- Boomerang Making, Painting and Throwing
- Didgeridoo Culture
- Bush Medicine
The Ole Lollie ShopMake your own chocolate coated lollies and sherbet
See how clay pots are made and make your own masterpiece
Experience bread making with a genuine wood fired oven. A taste test is a must.
Below is a sample 2 day program to show an idea of how the camp is structured, choose activities from the above list to complete the program
|Arrive at Camp|
|10.30 am||Morning Tea|
|11.00 am||Self Guided Tour of Old Petrie Town and the Heritage Museum|
|1.30 pm||Activity 1 your selection|
|3.00 pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3.30 pm||Activity 2your selection|
|5.00 pm||Free Time / Showers|
|7.30 pm||Self guided night tour, spotlighting wildlife etc|
|8.00 am||Clean & Pack up|
|9.00 am||Activity 3 your selection|
|10.30 am||Morning Tea|
|11.00 am||Activity 4 your selection|