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Pan Australian Camps

PA Camps are held every three years at various locations around Australia, even in Papua New Guinea in the early seventies. The Camps have always had an international emphasis with Boys and Officers travelling from many parts of the B.B. world.

Elective Information Pack

Elective Information Pack - PAC19

Elective Selection Forms will only be sent to campers who have reached a camp fee payment threshold of $350

Designing Your PAC19 Elective Package

Design an elective program that suits you! Select from a suite of activities that offer a variety of experiences across the 4 sides of the BB program. PAC Electives can be packaged as:

  • 4 Half-Day Electives
  • 2 Full-Day Electives
  • 1 Two-Day Elective
  • 2 Half-Day + 1 Full-Day Electives

Group Sizes

  • All electives have minimum and maximum number of participants - once an elective has reached its maximum number, it will be removed from the options available on the Selection Form
  • Allocations will be made on a first in, first served basis

Elective Charges

  • Within your camp fee, all campers have 100 PacBux (Pb) worth of elective credit to "spend"
  • Additional PacBux can be purchased at a rate of $1=2Pb ... campers will be billed for any additional PacBux prior to PAC19 commencing
  • PacBux are not transferable to other campers and are non-refundable

Pentapac Requirements

  • Gold ... Campers must accumulate 5 stars across their chosen electives
  • Silver ... Campers must accumulate 4 stars across their chosen electives

Sample Combinations - Pentapac Gold, 100Pb

The following combinations do not require any initial payment beyond the standard camp fee (which comes with 100Pb). Note that the beach day is a second elect beach day. One beach day is provided with the main program.

  • Glengary Campout
  • Overnight Expedition - Barney Creek
  • Hike 2 (Mid) + Science Centre & Southbank / Surfers Paradise 2 (Timezone + Infinity) / Wet n Wild
  • Hike 3 (High) + Beach / Harbour Town / Science Centre + Southbank / Surfers Paradise 2 (King Tutts + Mini Golf + Ripleys) / Surfers Paradise 2 (Timezone + Infinity) / Wet n Wild
  • Hike 1/2/3 + AMF Bowling 1 + Super Stadium Tour
  • Hike 1/2/3 + AMF Bowling 2 + Indoor Rock Climbing / Standup Paddling / Surfing Lesson
  • Hike 1/2/3 + Stadium Tour + Abseiling and Archery / High Flyers / Mountain Rollers
  • Beach Day / Harbour Town + 2 of AMF Bowling 1 / Indoor Rock Climbing / Kayaking / Outdoor Rock Climbing / Stand Up Paddling / Surfing Lesson / Paramount Abseiling / Vertec Abseiling and Archery / High Flyers / Mountain Rollers

Two-Day Electives

GLENGARRY CAMPOUT

Charge = 80Pb | Pentapac Rating *****

Travel to Glengarry, the BBQld campsite at Atkinson Dam to experience an old-style BB bush camp - like your fathers and grandfathers enjoyed. You will sleep in a small group in a tent you will erect. You will cook on an open fire, cook billy tea and damper, experience a camp-fire at night and get involved in day and night bush camping activities, like spotlight and capture the flag

OVERNIGHT EXPEDITION - BARNEY CREEK

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating *****

We mentioned in PACed Gear that there would be some activities that you will need to be PAC fit. Barney Creek is one of them. Campers will carry their gear into a remote part of Mount Barney National Park. There will be some challenging scrambles and breath taking views on day one as you hike to the Lower Portals and then hike to Barney Gorge Junction Campsite. There is nothing here except what you carry and what nature provides. Day two will be an obstacle challenge as you rock hop down Barney Creek. Be careful or else you might get wet. It will be a test of skill that will be rewarded with beautiful scenery and some of the best natural swimming holes.

STRADDIE CAPER

Charge = 160Pb | Pentapac Rating *****

Stradbroke Island (Straddie) offers some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in Australia. The island, located east of Brisbane in Moreton Bay, is famous for its scenic headlands, freshwater lakes and endless sandy beaches. Participants will experience the best island adventure as we fish, 4WD, fish, feast, fish some more and explore the island from top to bottom. Beach camping on the sand dunes, nestled around a camp fire, sound of surf in the background and waking up to a sunrise over the crashing waves is the ultimate dream for those with a sense of adventure.

One-Day Electives

BEACH DAY

Charge = 0Pb | Pentapac Rating *

Spend the day at one of the Gold Coast's pristine beaches enjoying the surf, sand and a little bit of local shopping.

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Charge = 100Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Get up close to amazing native Australian and exotic wildlife a the many interactive displays and wide-open enclosures while walking amongst the lush eucalyptus and rainforest. There ae 11 shows daily featuring birds, crocodile, other creatures and Aboriginal dance.

http://www.cws.org.au

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY TREETOP CHALLENGE

Charge = 140Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

With 80 huge TreeTop Challenges including 12 insane zip lines and the awesome Croc Shock where you literally zip line over Crocodiles! We guarantee you will have an unforgettable day of thrills, action and adventure. There are five awesome tree top courses where you will be traversing very high in the tree top's through their pristine bushland while keeping watch for Tasmanian Devils and Dingo's as they howl at you as you pass high above their enclosures. After your experience at their High Ropes Adventure Park there is an abundance of other activities to do at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary including hand feeding koalas and kangaroos, taking part in the many wildlife shows and also having a meal in one of the many cafes.

http://www.cws.org.au

HARBOUR TOWN OUTLET SHOPPING CENTRE

Charge = 0Pb | Pentapac Rating *

Harbour Town is Australia's largest Outlet Shopping Centre with over 240 stores including brand direct outlet and clearance stores, as well as specialty retailers, dining and entertainment (including a Reeding Cinema).

http://harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au

HIKE 1 - LOW LEVEL

Charge = 20Pb | Pentapac Rating **

We will combine three shorter hikes at Binna Burra, Lamington National Park for this elective. Start out with the 4km Tullamallal circuit where you get to visit a significant aboriginal site that is also home to the most northern cluster of ancient Antarctic Beach trees. Heading back to Binna Burra along a section of Gold Coast Great Walk, you then move onto the second hike, the 5km Bellbird Circuit that gives you views over Kurraragin Valley towards the very conspicuous Turtle rock. It also includes the Loolanbilba and Yangahla Lookouts. This hike makes up part of day two of the premier Gold Coast Great Walk. Hikers then get to experience the 5km Caves Circuit with is also another significant aboriginal Cultural site. While not true caves, they are no less spectacular.

HIKE 2 - MID LEVEL

Charge = 20Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

Spend a day on a section of the prestigious Gold Coast Great Walk. Campers will get to traverse the day section of the Gold Coast Great walk from O'Reilly's to Binna Burra, Lamington National Park. That is a 21.4km hike starting with a free skywalk near O'Reilly's and continuing through lush Gondwana rainforest where you get to see ancient Antarctic Beach trees, waterfalls and creeks. As you hike you come in very close to the QLD/NSW border with 5 lookouts towards Numinbah Valley and Mt Warning. You can also stop off at the botanically and aboriginal culturally significant site at Tullamallal before you finish up at Binna Burra.

HIKE 3 - HIGH LEVEL

Charge = 20Pb | Pentapac Rating ****

Mount Maroon is another activity that we recommend you be PAC fit. Sometimes known as little Mount Barney, this is one of the harder climbs/hikes in SEQld. But the views are worth it. Starting at 360m elevation you will hike and scramble up this technically challenging mountain to reach the 967m summit. You will be rewarded with dramatic 360-degree views of the East and West peaks of Mount Barney, the wedding cake shaped Mt Lindsay, NSW, the western section of the Scenic Rim, the Great Dividing Range and Moogerah peaks. If you know where to look, you might even see Tamborine Mountain. It will take around 6 hours to go up and down, so we need to emphasize that this is for fit, challenge seekers.

MOTOKHANA

Charge = 160Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

The goal of Motokhana is to drive around a course of witches hats on a dirt track, and do it in the quickest time possible. It is designed to test the acceleration, braking and general maneuverability of a vehicle and the skill and judgement of drivers. Participants will learn the difference between front wheel and rear wheel drive vehicles and how they handle. They will be taught how to drive the cars, progressing through a number of graded activities that develop the skills base of drivers as they progress, with trained CAMS race officials present to help keep you safe and to keep the day running smoothly. Hosted by BBQld's own 1st Ipswich Company - at their registered Motokhana venue - experience the exhilaration that is Motokhana. Your licence will be current for 1-year and is usable within CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) venues, Australia-wide.

N.B. Participants must've had their 12th birthday prior to participating.

MOVIEWORLD

Charge = 100Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and movie attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World. Get ready for the most thrilling battle of your life on Justice League 3D - The Ride, grab your laser blasters and join the Justice League in a battle to save the world!. Experience fun and thrills of galactic proportions on the Green Lantern coaster as you take on the steepest drop in the world. Plus there are more thills to come on the Batwing Spaceshot, Arkham Asylum and the adrenaline pumping Superman Escape. Go on the adventure of a lifetime in the brand new Rio 4D Experience, and see the amazing action in Hollywood Stunt Driver 2!

N.B. This activity will only be offered on Day 2

http://movieworld.com.au

PLANET COMMANDO

Charge = 90Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

Are you ready to push your mind and body beyond their limits? Are you up for the ultimate challenge? Planet Commando is a brand new generation of indoor recreation centres offering you a unique adrenaline fitness experience. Planet Commando presents a new exhilarating way of exercising. It has been designed to build your mental and physical fitness with an experience you'll never forget. All equipment and safety training is provided.

There are five different zones - progressive levels:

  1. Induction Zone and New Recruit Ropes Course: Beginner level. This must be attempted first.
  2. SAS Zone: Intermediate level. This part requires more physical and mental effort.
  3. Challenges Zone: for the Daredevils. If you want to get your adrenaline rush, this is the place to be!
  4. Ultimate Ropes Course: This is Highly Challenging. To attempt this course, you must have successfully completed the New Recruit Ropes Course and all challenges of the SAS Zone.
  5. Navy Seals Course: This is definitely not a walk in the park!! You will be allowed to attempt this course only after staff approval.

N.B. Due to safety requirements, participants must be at least 12 years of age, 1.8 metres high (measured from heel to tips of fingers outstretched above the head) and no more than 120kg.

http://www.planetcommando.com.au

QLD SCIENCENTRE + SOUTH BANK

Charge = 70Pb | Pentapac Rating **

This elective will appeal to those interested in science and who want a non-energetic day. You will visit the Science Centre and a new exhibition, the Hadron Collider (described as the world's greatest experiment and in Brisbane for only four months from the London Science Museum).

You will plan your own afternoon program, based at Brisbane South Bank - a relaxing cool-off at the pool or City Beach (both free), a ferry ride on the river, the big wheel, and much more to choose from. You will be responsible for covering the costs of any activities you choose to do while at South Bank.

http://www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au

SOUTH PASSAGE SAILING - DAY SAIL

Charge = 130Pb | Pentapac Rating ****

The South Passage is a 100 foot gaff rigged Schooner, built specifically for adventure sailing and education. Participants experience the world of sailing when they step onto the South Passage ship. Voyages are a fantastic outing where participants are taught teamwork, initiative and leadership, all while learning about sailing and managing a ship. Not to mention getting a great workout!

http://www.southpassage.org.au

SURFERS PARADISE PACKAGE 1 (King Tutts Mini Golf + Ripley's Believe It Or Not)

Charge = 75Pb | Pentapac Rating *

In this elective, participants will spend the day at 2 of Surfers Paradise iconic attractions:

  1. King Tutt's Putt Putt ... King Tutt's is the ultimate mini-golf challenge located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, with one outdoor and two fully themed indoor courses. Their indoor courses feature glow in the dark caves through Ancient Egypt and King Kong amongst ferocious dinosaurs, while the outdoor course is the most challenging with a few surprises along the way.

    http://kingtuttsputtputt.com.au/index.html

  2. Ripley's Believe It Or Not ... Your self-guided adventure is sure to astonish as you come face to face with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the World. With almost 9000 square feet to explore, you will discover 400 genuine artefacts, amazing stories of history and adventure, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, fun interactive games, life-size figurines of unusual characters who actually lived and unbelievable movies! Simply an amazing journey of on an hour or more - That's Wow Factor fun for everyone!

    http://www.ripleys.com/surfersparadise

SURFERS PARADISE PACKAGE 2 (Timezone + Inifinity)

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating **

In this elective, participants will spend the day at 2 of Surfers Paradise iconic attractions:

  1. TimeZone ... Timezone Surfers Paradise is recognised as the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia and an industry leader in tourism and family entertainment. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise in the Paradise Centre on Cavill Mall. Participants will be expected to pay for their own activities in this part of this elective.

    http://timezonesurfersparadise.com.au/

  2. Infinity ... Challenge Your Senses and Ignite Your Imagination. A unique and mind blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder. The Infinity experience involves a broad range of emotions in each of its many different worlds such as: Inter-Dimensional Space - Leap into bizarre and intriguing depths, The Cyclotron - Propel yourself through a powerful time warp, Electron Maze - Discover awesome beauty, The Mystery Zone - Unleash your imagination and expect the unexpected, Laser Zone - Dodge the infinite light beams, The Infinite Light Canyon - Cross the bridge over the bottomless chasm, Infinite Recession - Find the infinite escape.

    http://infinitygc.com.au/

WET 'N' WILD

Charge = 80Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Dive into a splashtacular day out at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, where summer is endless and so is the fun. Wet'n'Wild offers a world class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart including the awesome Constrictor featuring the tightest banking turns in the world. Don't miss the amazing 'AquaLoop' slide. The gut wrenching experience begins when the trapdoor is released, sending you plummeting and accelerating into a massive vertical free fall. Then get the ultimate adrenaline rush at the awesome Extreme H2O Zone with the Tornado, Blackhole, Mach 5 and Kamikaze - slides not for the faint hearted. If you're after a slower pace head to the River Rapids at White Water Mountain or drift round a tropical paradise at Calypso Beach. Plus all of the pools and slides are heated during the cooler months for year round fun.

N.B. This activity will only be offered on Day 1

http://wetnwild.com.au

Half-Day Electives

CBUS SUPER STADIUM TOUR + ROBINA TOWN CENTRE

Charge = 20Pb | Pentapac Rating *

See firsthand the home of the Gold Coast Titans NRL team. You will explore the impressive facilities including public concourses, player facilities, playing field, function rooms, corporate suites and back of house areas.

Following this, you will have time to explore and shop at Robina Town Centre - one of Australia's biggest shopping centers.

http://www.cbussuperstadium.com.au

GAME OVER PACKAGE 1 (Karting + Lazer Tag + Indoor Climbing)

Charge = 120Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Game Over is the premium indoor entertainment centre on the Gold Coast. In this elective, participants will rotate through THREE of Game Over's activities.

The centre's primary attraction is Australia's first electric powered indoor go-karting track. Unmatched acceleration and max torque provides our customers with the fastest indoor karting experience anywhere else in Australia. In addition to the gokarting, the centre features Clip N Climb an innovative and interactive indoor climbing adventure. The Clip N Climb arena is equipped with 16 individually themed climbing challenges that test your limits and for the true adrenaline seekers they have introduced the Leap of Faith. High above the go-karting track is Australia's first indoor zip coaster ride. The fun continues with a combat themed Lazer Tag arena where you become their soldiers on the front line.

http://www.gameovergc.com.au/

GAME OVER PACKAGE 2 (Lazer Tag + Indoor Climbing)

Charge = 100Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Game Over is the premium indoor entertainment centre on the Gold Coast. In this elective, participants will rotate through TWO of Game Over's activities:

  1. Clip n Climb ... an innovative and interactive indoor climbing adventure. The Clip n Climb arena is equipped with 16 individually themed climbing challenges that test your limits and for the true adrenaline seekers they have introduced the Leap of Faith. High above the go-karting track is Australia's first indoor zip coaster ride
  2. Lazer Tag ... The fun continues with a combat themed Lazer Tag arena where you become their soldiers on the front line
http://www.gameovergc.com.au/

LEMANS OUTDOOR KART RACING

Charge = 210Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Slideways - Go Karting World's European styled International Nurburgring circuit is built for the real racer and one of the best outdoor go kart tracks in the country. The track is 700 metres long featuring massive undulations, banked corners, sweepers and fast straights. You can race up to 25 of the latest Sodi European propelling you along at up to 70 kilometres per hour! Karts are fitted with the latest safety equipment and individual timing transponders, so you can receive all your lap times, down to 1/1000th of a second!!

http://www.gokartingworld.com.au

PARAMOUNT - INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

Charge = 40Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Paramount Indoor Rock Climbing Gym features an awesome 850 square metres of wall space and over 11 metres of vertical height that allows for a huge variety of climbs that are suitable for both the beginner and advanced climber. Why not challenge yourself by tackling the pole, overhangs, barrels, angled walls, flake and crack climbs? For the more experienced climbers there is a dedicated bouldering area, a simulated rock tower with a high level of difficulty and graded climbs with new routes set regularly.

http://www.paramountadventures.com.au

PARAMOUNT - KAYAKING

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Aimed at beginners are designed to teach the basics of stroke technique, safety skills, water awareness through a structured progression that is mindful of developing confidence.

http://www.paramountadventures.com.au

PARAMOUNT - OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating **

For those who want the challenge of climbing a natural rock face, Paramount Adventure Centre staff run organised outdoor climbing sessions at Point Danger, Coolangatta. These sessions are an ideal introduction to outdoor climbing and the location is suitable for all skill levels so you don't need to be experienced to have a go. All equipment is set up and supplied by Paramount and their qualified instructors are there to give you all the help you need - all you have to do is show up and bring your sense of adventure along with you!

http://www.paramountadventures.com.au

PARAMOUNT - STAND UP PADDLING

Charge = 45Pb | Pentapac Rating **

Stand Up Paddling is fast becoming a popular alternative to traditional surfing due to its huge appeal to people of all ages & fitness levels. The majority of participants are able to do this activity even if they've never been on a surfboard before! The initial paddling technique is taught in calm flat water using specialized softboards which are extremely buoyant & stable, meaning it doesn't take long before the instructors from Paramount Adventure Centre have you up & gliding along smoothly.

http://www.paramountadventures.com.au

PARAMOUNT - SURFING LESSON

Charge = 45Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

Enjoy learning how to ride waves on the beautiful Gold Coast with your new PAC mates. With lessons provided by Paramount Adventure Centre's experienced instructors, these structured surf lessons take away the frustration of the learning process and will have you up and catching waves in no time.

http://www.paramountadventures.com.au

PARAMOUNT ADVENTURES - ABSEILING

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating **

For those who want the thrill of abseiling over the edge, Paramount Adventure Centre staff facilitate abseiling sessions at Point Danger, Coolangatta. These sessions are an ideal introduction to abseiling and the location is suitable for all skill levels so you don't need to be experienced to have a go. All equipment is set up and supplied by Paramount and their qualified instructors are there to give you all the help you need - all you have to do is show up and bring your sense of adventure along with you!

http://www.paramountadventures.com.au

SKIRMISH H.Q. GOLD COAST PAINTBALL

Charge = 100Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

Your activity charge includes your gun, a face mask, 200 paintballs and field action. You can hire camouflaged overalls for $10 and can purchase extra paintballs for $30 per 100 pack - you can purchase either of these on the day and are not covered in your activity fee.

N.B. Only available for campers who are 15 years old and over.

http://www.skirmishgoldcoast.com.au

TREETOP CHALLENGE HIGH ROPES

Charge = 80Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

The Mount Tamborine TreeTop Challenge is highly regarded as the Gold Coast's largest Adventure Attraction with more than 100 adrenalin pumping TreeTop Challenges spread over 6 courses, spanning through 9 acres of un-spoilt natural bushland combining rope and wire challenges. You will have an unforgettable adventure as you hang about in the trees, balance on the suspended bridges and jump on 11 huge zip lines.

http://treetopchallenge.com.au

VERTEC (QCCC) - ABSEILING AND ARCHERY

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

Learn to abseil on the natural cliff line of the Tamborine escarpment then check your aim with professional coaching on an archery range.

N.B. This activity will be run onsite at our Mount Tamborine campsite.

VERTEC (QCCC) - HIGH FLYERS

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

For those that like heights, find your level of skill rock climbing on a on the world's biggest mobile climbing wall, then swing through the flooded gums of Mount Tamborine on an 18m giant swing (alternatively climb the 20m vertical playpen made of cargo nets, logs giant ladders and tractor tyres in groups of 3).

N.B. This activity will be run onsite at our Mount Tamborine campsite.

VERTEC (QCCC) - MOUNTAIN ROLLERS

Charge = 50Pb | Pentapac Rating ***

Coaching on our unique mountain bike skills park, followed by a single track mountain bike ride and finally a thrilling descent on a 140m flying fox.

N.B. This activity will be run onsite at our Mount Tamborine campsite.