BWOC is an organisation that supports inclusiveness. Everyone is welcome to talk to a Leader about participating in an activity.
The Club began in January 1978 with a membership of about 30, mostly couples with young children. They enjoyed camping and had a love of the outdoors. The activities included bushwalking, canoeing, white water canoeing, caving, cross country skiing, rock climbing, abseiling and canyoning. Over the ensuing years, activities have reflected the Club members' interests and strengths. We generally have a membership between 150 and 200.
BWOC is an incorporated association and is affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. The Club adheres to their Code of Ethics which includes Minimal Impact Bushwalking. Through Bushwalking NSW, the Club has insurance cover for public liability, for Club meetings and personal accident insurance for members participating in BWOC activities.
The Club holds quarterly General Meetings on the first Wednesday of February, May, August (AGM) and November, commencing at 7.30pm at the Narara Neighbourhood Centre, 2-12 Pandala Road, Narara. After the General Meeting we enjoy refreshments followed by a calendar planning session where all members led by Activity Co-ordinators develop the club's calendar for the next 3 months.
Our monthly magazine, Open Spaces, and a Weekly Update email are the main avenues of communication with our members.
How to Join
Please complete the on-line Contact Form and our Membership Co-ordinator will get back to you. You can complete an Application for Membership Form on-line which will be put forward for approval by the Committee. You can go on Club activities as a Temporary Member while waiting for your application to be approved. You might be more comfortable about joining if you go on one or two activities or come to our General Meeting and meet a few people.
Single Annual Membership: $35 (1st July - 30th June) plus $10 application fee (for first year only).
Rope fees: You must be a member to participate in Abseiling and Canyoning activities. You must also attend one or more Abseiling Practice sessions ($20) so your skills can be assessed
Temporary Members: $5 per activity paid to the trip Leader.
The Club does not accept membership for children under the age of 18. However, some Leaders will accept the participation of children in an activity (subject to any special participation requirements) as a temporary member, for a nominal fee of $1 for each activity. The child must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult.
If you are interested in finding out more, come to a meeting or contact us.