Bushman’s Retreat Camp out: The First Charity Fundraiser at JTS

bushmans retreat swag camping
The view from a swag from Jamie’s favourite campsite at Bushman’s Retreat.

Bushman’s Retreat Camp out: Recently we had a great time camping out with a whole bunch of mates right here at Bushman’s Retreat.

Now while we are not a public campsite just yet, we did have a closed event to help raise money for Variety: The Children’s Charity. Together with the support of a bunch of great people, we managed to raise $1,300.00 for the charity.

The BASHCAR 775 Dropbears have raised over $35,000 so far for the variety bash and are looking to make this year their biggest yet. If you would like to help out you can head over to the official Everyday Hero page: https://2018varietybash.everydayhero.com/au/mat

A great time was had by all as people mingled and got to know each other around the campsites. The outdoor cinema was a big hit as we showed highlights of the 2017 Variety Bash.

A big thank you to everyone who made the event possible and a special shout out the Dave Hogg and Mïssess Schrötər who were unable to make it on the day but still gave to the charity.

If you missed out and you would like to see an encore event come together then send Ben an email on ben@jtsonline.com.au and if we get enough inquiry we just might do it again.

Here are what some of the campers had to say:

Wayne Shaw:

Must say thanks to Jamie & Ben for allowing my family the opportunity to spend the night at Bushmans Retreat. It was good catching up with you both and raise some money for the Variety Bash. All of the kids that were there had a ball, so much so that Stella want’s to come back again & Campbell did not want to leave.

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Jason Goldsack:

Great atmosphere, close enough to be social and enough room to be private if you wish also. Good tracks with easy access to all campsites.

Bushmans Retreeat camper trailer and swag camp setup

Pete Boyd:

It was a great opportunity for those of us that may never get the opportunity to experience a Variety Bash, to see what happens on this great event.

The movie was great and the passion and pride shown by those who are part of the bash was inspirational to see.

The venue was sensational and all that attended mingled well and had a great night. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you out with this event. Maybe next time we could do 2 nights as we didn’t want to leave.

bushmans retreat camping in a tent

Linda & Rowan Nancarrow

We had the best time. We talk about It often remember the awesome camp spots, friendly people, learning experience Jamie gave us, the great movie you set up and we all loved Jamie’s dogs coming and going.

An adventure to the Bushmans Retreat for the Variety Bash was a great pleasure and a fantastic experience. We learned heaps from Jamie and his knowledge of the land he loves and the local people he has learned from.

The movie from the Bash Crew was entertaining and it was a pleasure getting to know them all. We really enjoyed the weekend away and knowing we helped the crew get closer to their goal. Thank you…


Tamara from Ezytrail Campers:

Had a fantastic weekend at Bushmans Retreat for the Variety Bash Fundraiser. Thank you all for a great weekend !

australian bushman and tamara hazelden


Mal & Kai Collishaw

The wife and I had a great time at the camp. It was well organised. Enjoyed watching the bash for last year, learning more of the bash and meeting new people.

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see you there next time

Would you like to see another Bushman’s Retreat Camp out Encore event? If you missed out but would like us to hold another event to raise even more money for Variety the fill out the form below to register your interest and we will notify when the next event is on.