FONO 2024 FAQ
Fonomarae (also known as Fono) is a residential camp for Girls’ Brigade Australia Pioneers and young leaders held biannually.
What is the purpose of Fono?
- to deepen your relationship with God
- to meet other Girls’ Brigade members from around Australia
- to have a voice on the strategic plan for Girls’ Brigade Australia
- to have opportunities to develop leadership skills and new experiences
WHEN IS IT?
Wednesday 3rd to Wednesday 10th January 2024
WHERE IS IT?
Araluen Lutheran Camp Anglesea
WHO CAN COME?
Participants are Pioneers in 2024 (14-21 years old)
Young Leaders, aged 18-21, may choose to be participants or take on a Leadership role
Leaders are aged 18 plus.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Early bird – $1177. Paid in full by 1st September 2023
Standard – $1299. Paid in full by 22nd December 2023
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL WE BE DOING?
Each Fono program is unique and takes advantage of local attractions, however you can expect a mix of challenges, down time and devotions.
WHAT ARE THE ELECTIVES?
Electives are to be announced and will be hosted at the campsite. We welcome input from participants as to the type of electives they would like to choose from. Some from past Fono’s include high energy activities, through to craft, to chill and creative activities. All suggestions considered, however not guaranteed.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration will be sent to all eligible Girls’ Brigade Australia members via Operoo. We will update you as to when this has happened.
HOW DO WE PAY?
Payment details will be on the application form.
CAN I PAY IN INSTALMENTS?
Yes! We suggest you pay in installments of $200 a month.
WHO IS ORGANISING FLIGHTS?
Girls’ Brigade Australia is organising flights to and from major cities for State Contingent groups. These flights will have leaders for supervision purposes. Cost of flights will be advised after registrations are finalised.
CAN I ORGANISE MY OWN FLIGHTS?
Yes – please ensure you specify this when you register.
HOW DO TRANSFERS TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT WORK?
Transfers to and from Melbourne airport are included in the camp registration fee for anyone flying to camp. It is participant’s responsibility to travel to and from the airport in their state.
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please contact us.
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