Jiotto Studio’s: Renaissance Festivals and Camps

RENAiSSANCE Festival – Easter 2017

14 – 17 April 2017 at Camp Eureka, 100 Tarrango Rd. Yarra Junction, Vic.
Gates open Friday 9am.
Close at 7pm on Monday.

For the eleventh year, RENAISSANCE gatherings bring together families and friends who come to camp, celebrate, learn, cook, talk, and chat, listen to others, laugh and dance.

Easter Renaissance program includes music (both live bands & DJs), workshops (both adult and children’s programs), opening ceremony, live theatre, jam spaces, 5 Rhythms dancing, yoga, art classes, circus, meditation, open mic, sing-alongs and Kirtan, sound healing etc. etc.
4 day event.

Early Bird Tickets till the 1st of March

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RENAiSSANCE Festival – Summer Camp 2016-17

Wed. 28 December ’16 – Tue. 3 January ’17

at BELL PARK SCOUT CAMP,  130 Scout Drive, NYORA.  Vic. 3981.  Melway Ref. 612 S9

How to get there – click –¬†¬†¬†BELL PARK SCOUT CAMP

. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬†Please note! ¬†– It’s a¬†different¬†festival site. Not in Yarra Junction !

Set on 48ha of bushland and adjacent to a State Park, Bell Park Scout Camp has many facilities and activities and is the perfect location for our next 7 day camp.

Apart from our regular program of art, gardening, craft, film, music, dance, yoga, meditation, interpersonal relationships workshops and activities for adults and children, the BELL PARK CAMPSITE additionally offers children outdoor challenge courses and a bike cycling track.

One and a half hours drive from Melbourne CBD, the campsite is located 35 minutes from Philip Island.
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PLEASE NOTE:

1/.¬†PARENTS need to be RESPONSIBLE for their CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES. We have a picturesque, but …a deep, ¬†dam. CHILDREN under 12 ¬†NOT ALLOWED without parents or siblings over 16’s ¬†SUPERVISION.

2/. To reduce the amount of rubbish and promote sustainability, PLEASE bring your OWN PLATES and MUGS  which can be used, multiple times, while purchasing hot food and drinks.
– NO GLASS – please.

3/. Limited number of passes. No Gate nor Day passes. Online only.

4/.  NO DOGS allowed at Bell Park Campsite- SORRY.

FIRST AID:
Рcentrally located in  a red marquee next to the dining area and the main stage. GREEN CROSS sign displayed on the wall outside.

EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY AREA:
Рat the open space of the neighbouring property on the other side of  Scout Drive.

SOUND RESTRICTIONS:
– all our sound systems don’t exceed 700W – but still, the
¬†amplified music outside will only be played till 10pm, on all days of Renaissance camping, except on New Year’s Eve.
– After 10PM the main hall and the art shack will hold electronic dance and acoustic, improvised music played at a sensible sound level, till late.
– We guarantee that even close by campers won’t have their sleep disturbed.¬†

GENERAL INFO:
1. 
CAMPING:
– Tents, camp trailers and caravans – allowed.
РFamilies Only РCamping Area. Only families with children allowed. 
Families can either camp close to the central area or choose further away camping sites within this area. It has its communal kitchen and a recreational room, which will be useful while camping with toddlers and other little children.
Another communal cooking facility is located in the central building, next to the main stage.

– Open Camping – any patron can camp there, including families.

2. CAMP FIRES:
In case of CFA declared FIRE SEASON Рno open fire allowed. 
Otherwise, camp fires only in a communal form and contained in metal drums.

3. FACILITIES:
The campsite has hot showers and restroom facilities.
Rain/tank, water.
2 x communal kitchens
Dining area. Lounge rooms. 

4. COOKING:
There are cooking facilities available to the patrons /limited to a few people cooking at one time/.
Free access to boiling water.

5. FOOD:
Vegetarian and otherwise will be available to buy.
LOCAL SHOPPING:
Needing groceries while at Renaissance?
There are 4 supermarkets that aren’t too far away, depending on your needs.
The closest are Poowong & Korumburra which both have an IGA
Lang Lang has Foodworks
Koo Wee Rup has a Woolies if you are prepared to travel a little further from camp

6. SHELTER:
A large main hall.
Lounge room with a fireplace
Dining area.

7. THE MUSIC / SOUND LEVEL:
See PROGRAM.

8. NOTICE BOARDS:
This is centrally located around the main shed area for daily updates. Please check prior to all activities and workshops.

9. CHILDREN: Parental supervision at all times.

10. LOST & FOUND Рat First Aid station

11.  DAM/ LAKE SITE:
Within the campsite grounds. Deep !!! CHILDREN with PARENTS РONLY.   PARENTAL SUPERVISION at all times PLEASE.

 

 

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Past Events: 
1. RENAiSSANCE – Spring Camp 2016

18th – 23rd September, 2016.
at Westburn Camp, 25 Madeley Drive, Westburn, Vic. 3799

Gates open on Sunday 18th of September at 11AM

For those ‚ÄúWHO LOVE SPRING CAMPING‚ÄĚ.

Dear Friends!
It will be a Parents, Children and friends’ spring camp at the start of the school holiday.
5 nights and 6 days ūüôā ūüôā in the picturesque Yarra Valley of Westburn.

We‚Äôll have all the usual children activities, workshops and some entertainment: camp fire, fire twirling circle, circus arts, story telling and films, night bush walks, star gazing, singing along, dance workshops and sessions, marshmallows and baked potatoes. Day trips to places of interest e.g. Brittania Creek Caves and Falls, Mount Donna Buang, Blue Lotus Gardens, La La Falls … and a few more.

Children will love our new hot showers and white toilets ūüôā Flying fox and high ropes course. Bush to explore, waterfalls to visit and creeks to paddle in. Evening and late night cinema for both children and adults

Busy communal kitchen. Night time chats and laughter.

We won’t have a large sound systems, but we’ll have more intimate, ambient music and a few dance sessions in the main area. In the evening we’ll have cosy get together in the communal spaces.

Limited places !

Communal kitchen will operate as usual, but if we like we can also have an Indian, vegetarian food stall and the sausage sizzle, as at last Easter event. So please advise us if we need those.

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.

We have a few comfortable places with bunks in share cabins for extra charge … so please contact me /Janusz/ to find out if this is still the case.

TICKETS Online:
https://www.trybooking.com/MGCJ

Our next event after Spring camp …. New Year’s Eve Renaissance at Bell Park
28th Dec. 2016¬† – 3rd January 2017 ūüôā ūüôā

2. RENAiSSANCE – Winter Camp 2016

24th – 28th June, 2016.
Gates open on Friday 24th of June at 12PM.

at CAMP EUREKA,  100 Tarrango Rd.  YARRA JUNCTION,  Vic. 3797
Melway Ref. 288 K10

Are Your Children Up for Renaissance – Winter Camp?
Only for those “WHO DARE”.

Dear Friends! It will be a Parents, Children and friends’ winter camp.

We’ll have all the winter activities, workshops and some entertainment: camp fires, fire twirling circle, circus arts, story telling and films, night bush walks, star gazing, singing along, dance workshops and sessions, open fireplace at night time in the art shack, marshmallows and baked potatoes. Day trips to place of interest e.g. Brittania Creek Caves, Mount Donna Buang.
Hot showers /wood heated/. Busy communal kitchen. Night time chats and laughter.

We won’t have a large sound coming from the main stage, but we’ll have more intimate, ambient music and a few dance sessions in the main area. In the evening we’ll have cosy get together in the art shack by the open fire.

Communal kitchen will operate as usual, but if we like we can also have an Indian, vegetarian food stall and the sausage sizzle, as at last Easter event. So please advise us if we need those.

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.

We still have a few places in share accommodations … so please contact me /Janusz/ to find out if this is still the case.
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РFIRST AID Рcentrally located at the PATIO by the dinning area.
GREEN CROSS sign displayed on the wall outside.

– EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY AREAS:
The other side of Tarrango Road.

– SOUND RESTRICTIONS:
amplified music will be played till 11pm on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday till 10pm. A low volume, acoustic music afterwords.

– DOGS – guide and/or small – ONLY.

1. CAMPING:
General – tents, camp trailers and caravans – allowed.
PLEASE NOTE: ¬†we have very limited camping spaces at Eureka, so make sure your set up isn’t too excessive.

Families Only – Camping Area /together with general camping/.
2. CAMP FIRES:
In case of CFA declared FIRE SEASON Рnot open fire allowed. 
Otherwise, camp fires only in a communal form and contained in metal drums.
3. FACILITIES:
The festival site has hot showers and restroom facilities. Please make sure you accompany your child to the toilet, as they can be difficult to use by a child.
4. COOKING:
There are cooking facilities available to the patrons /limited to a few people cooking at one time/.
Free access to boiling water.
5. FOOD:
Vegetarian and otherwise, will be available to buy.
6. SHELTER:
A large, 1000 people accommodating, open shed.
7. THE MUSIC / SOUND LEVEL:

See PROGRAM.
8. NOTICE BOARDS: This is centrally located around the main shed area for daily updates. Please check prior to all activities and workshops.
9. CHILDREN:
Parental supervision at all times.
10. LOST & FOUND – at First Aid station
11. RIVER SITE:
The camp site is located closely to the Little Yarra River. Although the main camping area is separated from the river by the fence, PLEASE make sure your children are SAFE , if camping close to it.


 

Festival Guidelines

– For the enjoyment and comfort of everyone at camp please read the following guidelines:
РDogs  Рnot allowed Рunless a guide dog or very small /3kg/
– No illegal substances.
РPlease do not play loud music at your camp site. No drumming after 9 pm. -Please be mindful of your neighbours and retain all entertainment to communal areas.

РIf anyone is behaving in a concerning manner to you, where you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please report immediately to security or people at the entrance gate. Call Lisa m.  0403 735 986 or Emergency Services 000
– Night safety patrols overnight.

Please be aware of emergency assembly areas in the event of emergency and have a plan in place in the event of an evacuation.

DEAR PATRONS, PLEASE START LEAVING THE CAMPSITE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING.


 

It is a FAMILY and CHILDREN friendly place.

If  YOU share our VALUES and BELIEFS, we are certain YOU will enjoy your RENAISSANCE experience.

We are very pleased to announce, that from 2015 Renaissance is awarding a scholarship to a grade 6 students from  Wesburn Primary School.

We also proudly support local, Yarra Junction, CFA brigade ūüôā


Our thank you to Judd Zekas for hosting our website,  Lee-Ann Joy for the artistic touches in our website designing and Leela Sky for most of our photo material Р xxoo

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3. RENAISSANCE Festival – Summer Camp 2015/16 at Bell Park, Nyora, Vic.

28 December 2015 – 3 January 2016

Gates opened on Monday 28th December at 9AM,  closed on Sunday 3rd January at 5PM.

at BELL PARK SCOUT CAMP,  130 Scout Drive, NYORA.  Vic. 3981.  Melway Ref. 612 S9

 

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 Our thank you to Judd Zekas for hosting our website,  Lee-Ann Joy for the artistic touches in our website designing and Leela Sky for most of our photo material Р xxoo

JANUSZ ZELAZNY
Renaissance Camps Coordinator