Camp Logistics

If you are attending Camp Creative for the first time, please don’t hesitate to ask any Camp committee member or look out for our colourful ‘Guides’ for help. We want you to feel at home at the Camp so that your experience at Camp Creative will be enjoyable. 


Bellingen High School and Bellingen Primary School are the two main campuses.

Some courses are located in venues around Bellingen.

Both schools are smoke-free zones. There is no wifi available at any of the Camp venues.


Course Hours

All courses run over five days, from Monday morning January 13, to Friday afternoon January 17.

Full-day courses

  • Start at 9.00 am and finish at around 4.00 pm. 

Half-day courses

  • Morning courses run 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • Afternoon courses run 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm


There is a one-hour lunch break at 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm. Page 14 lists on-campus and off-campus lunch options.

A bus runs from the Primary School and town venues to the High School for those looking to gather with friends and family and attend the daily lunchtime concerts.

Camp Offices

Each school campus has a Camp Office staffed by our wonderful Camp committee members. It’s your central hub for information and enquiries.

Bellingen High School

  • 8.30 to 4.00 pm daily
  • Phone 6655 9326

Bellingen Primary School

  • 8.30 to 4.00 pm daily
  • Phone 6655 1147


Check-in is at Bellingen High School, Sunday January 12 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm at Stockton Hall. 

You’ll receive your name tag, copy of this Guide and be directed to your classroom or town venue. Camp volunteers will also be available to answer questions if required.

The Camp Offices also have large scale campus maps. Your classroom will be marked with a sign.

If you are unable to check-in on Sunday, the High School is open from 8.00 am on Monday morning. 

It is very hectic at this time, so it is best to arrive early. Sunday check-in is always the best option. 


Need some directions or a helping hand? The friendly young Guides are keen to help you out. Look for the bright green shirts – they’re usually found at the Camp Office.

Name badge

Your course tutor and classmates might take a while to get to know your name – it helps if you can wear your name badge each day. It is also used for entry to Camp events.

Daily bulletin

Each day you’ll get an update of all things Camp Creative – you’ll find them in your classroom or on noticeboards around the Camp. Contact the Camp Office by 3.00 pm if you’d like to add items to the bulletin.


If you're in an art class and need some extra supplies or to fill a gap on your materials list, you can order art supplies via Gail Cardow at Island Art Supplies. She has an order sheet at the Camp office and makes deliveries each day.

You can also head down to Weave on the main street of Bellingen, who have a great range of artists’ supplies and craft equipment and materials.


If you need photocopying or printing, head to the Camp Office and for a small fee our guides will copy for you.

Lost Property

If you find any lost property, please bring it to the Camp Office for collection by the owners.


We suggest that you take home any valuable equipment after your class has finished for the day. Classrooms are locked overnight and security is provided, but we can’t cover the loss of any Camper’s items.


The majority of our venues meet accessibility standards, and we are focused on making the Camp as accessible as possible. Please get in touch if you require more information about the accessibility of venues and courses for your needs.


We’re always looking to improve! You can help us by completing our survey. A link will be sent to you via email on the last day of the camp. Hard copies of this survey are available at the Camp Office if preferred.


Richard Layt, our photographer, takes group and activity photographs during the Camp. Photos are on display and available for purchase during the Camp at the High School in the room next to the merchandise stand.

We do use photos and video for Camp publicity, which may appear on our website, social media and promotional materials.

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Camp Postponement to 2022

Camp Postponement to 2022

Every year we look forward to bringing together an amazing community of creative people and families – Camp Creative is a time for joy and connection.

However, in light of the ongoing pandemic situation, and after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Camp Creative until 10-14 January 2022. 

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