Camp open day for out­door fun

Albany Extra - - Extra News - Shan­non Smith

Al­bany’s his­toric Camp Quaranup hosts a Com­mu­nity Open Day this Satur­day to en­cour­age young and old to get out­side as part of Out­door Oc­to­ber.

Many are fa­mil­iar with the De­part­ment of Sport and Recre­ation site which es­tab­lished it­self as Al­bany Quar­an­tine Sta­tion in 1875.

Camp Quaranup man­ager Ian Sprigg said the open day would al­low vis­i­tors to learn about the his­tory of the area, and par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties such as archery, bub­ble soc­cer, ca­noe­ing, geo­caching, and stand-up pad­dle­board­ing.

“Our Com­mu­nity Open Day al­lows lo­cals and vis­i­tors to explore the his­tor­i­cal build­ings and grounds and have a go at a range of recre­ation ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

“We want to en­cour­age peo­ple to be ac­tive and out­side as part of Out­doors Oc­to­ber.”

Mr Sprigg said Camp Quaranup was a true gem of the Great South­ern and events like this gave the pub­lic an op­por­tu­nity to ap­pre­ci­ate the his­tory.

Camp Quaranup also pro­vides ac­com­mo­da­tion, food and drinks, and guided tours on the day.

A ferry will be avail­able from the Al­bany Ma­rina for $2 re­turn trip, de­part­ing ev­ery half hour from 10am.

Out­doors Oc­to­ber is a pro­gram by Out­doors WA.

Camp Quaranup is lo­cated on the Van­cou­ver Penin­sula.

En­try is free to the Camp Quaranup Com­mu­nity Open Day.

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