GRiPS Psychology Postgrad/Postdoc Camp 2017
GRiPS Psychology Postgrad/Postdoc Camp 2017

GRiPS Psychology Postgrad/Postdoc Camp 2017

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PGL Campaspe Downs

1302 Trentham Road

Kyneton, VIC 3444


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EDIT: The first 15 people who purchase tickets to the Psychology Camp will earn Early Bird rates of $15 off camp attendance!

Welcome to the inaugural Graduate Researchers In Psychological Sciences (GRIPS) Camp!

This camp is designed to fulfill two key missions: community building and professional development.

This camp is perfect for any postgraduate student, postdoc, or research assistant affiliated with Melbourne University and the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.

We will carpool to the campsite (located 1 hour out of Melbourne), and spend 3 days (optional 2-day stay available) taking part in a mix of professional workshops and fun, relaxing activities.

About Campsaspe Downs

Located on the outskirts of the Macedon Ranges, close to Kyneton and an hour’s drive from Melbourne, PGL Campaspe Downs is set amid 160 acres of natural bushland. Local attractions include Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon National park, as well as historic townships and museums.


Cabins: Rooms sleep 4-8 with ensuite bathrooms OR 2-12 with separate purpose-built toilet and shower blocks


Food will be provided and will accommodate any dietary requirements.

Camp Fees

Happily, Campaspe Downs have agreed to give us a discount on the 3-day and 2-day stays. The ticket prices listed below are substantially cheaper than they would be to the general public:

The full ticket price will be $121 for a 3-day stay, plus money towards "optional extra activities" (see below), which are led by instructors. Ticket price includes 2 nights' accommodation, all workshops, and food (lunch/dinner on Monday, 3 full meals on Tuesday, and breakfast/lunch on Wednesday).

The ticket price for a 2-day stay is $71, and includes 1 night of accommodation, workshops, and food (lunch/dinner on Monday, breakfast/lunch on Tuesday).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The fee you are paying today is a $25 deposit, which is completely non-refundable. 3 weeks prior to the camp we will require the remainder of the payment.

Note also that depending on numbers, there is a small chance that the camp will require us to self-cater. In that case, the total cost of the camp will be slightly less. We will inform you closer to the camp date if this is the case.

2 people will be offered a $40 discount off the cost of their stay to present a professional development workshop (see below).

Professional Development Workshops:

  • Maggie Webb, 3rd year PhD Student — Accepting opportunities + How to be a great mentor

  • Gabriel Ong, 3rd year PhD Student — Psychtoolbox Tutorial

  • Skill swap – productivity tools that people find useful (e.g., relative benefits of referencing software like Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero; optimal note-taking).

  • Tips for writing your thesis (e.g., benefits of using LaTex)

....And you?? We are taking 2 more people who would be interested in presenting professional development workshops. These can be in any area in which you have expertise. If you are selected to present a workshop, you will be given a $40 discount off the cost of your camp ticket.

Fun Activities

  • Maggie Webb — Acro-yoga class

  • Gabriel Ong — Beginner salsa class

  • Campfire Music

  • Badminton

  • Bush golf

  • Downball

  • Giant chess

  • Pool/Billiards

  • Soccer

  • Swimming

  • Table Tennis

  • Volleyball

Optional extra activities (4 activities = $44 per person; 2 activities = $33 per person. If you would like to participate in these activities the fee will be required shortly prior to the camp)

  • Abseiling

  • Archery

  • Bush walk

  • Climbing

  • Flying Fox

  • Giant Swing

  • Low ropes

  • Canoeing

  • Raft building

...and more!

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