mini golf in hanmerHere is the programme for 2017 Vegan Camp.  We expect the programme for 2019 will be similar, as this programme was well-liked. Participants can offer workshops/activities, so if you have anything to volunteer as an activity, please let us know.

Arrive – any time after 2pm
Dinner 6pm
Group activity 7.30pm: Welcome to Vegan Camp
Free time.
Suggested activities:
mingling in the lounge
board games in the dining area

Breakfast 8.30-9am
9-10am: Vegan Speed Updating
Group photo
Organise activities for the day
Free time 10-12.30pm
Suggested activities:
 – dip in the pools
– mini golf
– walking
– mountain biking
– hanging out
– shopping/cafés in the village
– workshops (to be scheduled at the weekend)
Lunch 12.30pm
Free time 1.30-5.30pm – see suggested activities
Dinner 6pm
7.30pm Mini Quiz – teams of vegans attempt to answer quiz questions in competition for the ultimate prize of a classy “Go Veg” mug.
Vegan Ice Cream Eating Competition – can you beat Asher’s amazing feat of eating 100gms of vegan ice cream in 36 seconds which he set at the 2013 Vegan Weekend?  It hasn’t been beaten yet, in any age-group!

Breakfast 8.30-9am
Group activity 9.30-10am Vegan Easter Egg/Bunny Hunt
Organise activities for the day
Free time 10-12.30pm
– see suggested activities
Workshop:  how to make Dumpling Roses by Camp Chef Saci
Lunch 12.30pm
Free time– see suggested activities
Dinner 6pm
Group Activity 6.30-10pm:  Movie Night – Kids film at 6.30pm followed at 8pm by film for older people  and popcorn for all

Breakfast 8-8.30am
Camp farewells 8.45am
Group activity 9-10am – Venue Clean Up
10am Vegan Weekend 2017 officially ends.
You will be given a packed lunch to take with you.

Guided walks by a participant were offered, weather-dependent.


As you can see, we have structured and free time during Vegan Camp. There is always a getting to know one another vegan speed updating session, a quiz night, a movie night and a vegan ice cream eating competition. We also have a few workshops. Please contact us if you would like to offer a workshop. Previous suggestions for workshops have included:

  1. Get together for vegan parents – a chance to chat about parenting, kids, being vegan and parenting
  2. Vegan cream workshop – how to make vegan creamy foods such as yogurt, whipped cream, sour cream and cheese sauce (please bring a small (around 100ml) leak proof container so you can take home a yogurt starter)

After breakfast each day there will be a brief meeting to organise those who wish to do an activity together. Hanmer Springs offers something for everyone. We will organise shuttles to drop you off or pick up in Hanmer village if you want to go there during the free time sessions to swim, walk, explore or shop. Otherwise it is a pleasant 2.5km walk to the village from the venue. During the free times, you might wish to do some of the following activities:

mushroom in the wildernessWalks – there are a variety of short and longer walks or varying difficulties. Some are suitable for children.

Swim in the pools – by going as a group we will receive a discount on the entry price

Massage – you must pre book a treatment before you arrive at Hanmer Springs

Mountain Biking – bring your own bike or rent one there

Mini Golf – by going as a group we will receive a discount on the entry price

Shopping – Hanmer Springs has many boutique stores to buy clothes, gifts and arts and crafts.

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