2011 Melbourne Workcamp

What is a workcamp?

Workcamps are aimed at helping young men discover their spirit of self-giving and the satisfaction derived from this. Our workcamp will involve carrying out repair work on the second largest Catholic Church in Melbourne, Our Lady Star of the Sea.

Although we will not be working the whole time, the boys need to attend eager to help out and to work hard, in order to complete the projects. We will be staying in the presbytery at the parish. We will also take time to do some sight-seeing around the city of Melbourne and some of the surrounding areas and to visit the ‘Nairana Study Centre’ of Melbourne: Drummond.



Cost: $250

Who: Boys entering Year 10 in 2012

Leave: 8:00am, Monday, December 19.

Return: 8:30pm, Friday December 23.

Contact details during camp: Parish No: (03) 9328 3474

To book your place please contact: Tim         m | 0430 165 959      e | tim@nairana.org

Please note that places are limited and places are confirmed upon payment.



December 19-  We leave Nairana at 8.00 am and arrive in Melbourne that evening. You will need to bring your own packed lunch (or money for McDonalds)

December 20 – We will travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill’s Outdoor Museum (www.sovereignhill.com.au).

December 21 – Repairs and sundry work on the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea followed by sport and tour of the MCG (www.mcg.org.au).

December 22 – Further work on the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea will be followed by sight-seeing around Melbourne. BBQ at Drummond in the evening.

December 23 – We will make our way back home, arriving at Nairana by 8:30 pm.



We accept payment by cash, cheque or direct deposit (electronic transfer). Cheques can be made payable to Nairana Study Centre. Details for electronic transfer are:

Account Name: Nairana No. 1

BSB: 032 087

Account Number: 156 476

Please put as the reference your name and Melbourne Workcamp.



  • Sleeping Bag & pillow
  • Work clothes
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Sports clothes
  • Spending money ($20) to cover some snacks and minor expenses
  • Sunscreen & hat
  • Good clothes for Mass
  • Torch
  • Wet weather gear (it is Melbourne)
  • Camera
  • Guitar playing ability
  • Cooking skills
  • Someone to fix the radio in the bus!