About CampJS

CampJS isn’t a regular conference. It’s time and space to learn new things, relax and really connect. Whether you’re a Javascript veteran, total newbie, into art, music or hardware, there’s something for everyone.

We schedule a unique blend of expert-led content and self-directed learning and encourage attendees to run other activities like bushwalking, drone flying or knitting.

To get a vibe for the event, check out the videos from previous camps or our Twitter page.

Broken Bay

We lodge at Broken Bay Sports & Rec Centre.

It is an hours drive north of Sydney, or a short train ride to Brooklyn Train Station. We will catch a chartered ferry from the wharf across from the train station that will take us to the retreat.

Getting there & back

There will be a chartered ferry that will take everyone to the retreat leaving exactly at 6pm on Friday 30th August from the wharf opposite Brooklyn train station. Despite what Google says you cannot drive to Broken Bay Sport and Rec Centre.

There is only one ferry, so it's important that we reach Brooklyn train station on time and use the time to socialise or visit the local bottleshop to stock up on snacks or drinks before the camp. The parking at the train station is limited so we recommend you to catch a train.

There will be two ferries bringing you back to Brooklyn Train Station. A small ferry will leave Sunday, 1st September at 5pm (to have you back by ~6pm), spots on this ferry are limited. A larger ferry will leave Broken Bay at 10am (Brooklyn by ~11am) on Monday 2nd September. Please book your flights and plan your trip accordingly.

We recommend you use NSW Transport endorsed website https://transportnsw.info/ to plan your trip well in advance.

What's included

  • Meals & snacks
    *Please note any dietary requirements on your registration form.
  • Juice, soft drinks & other beverages
    *You may bring a personal supply of BYO alcohol but you are expected to drink responsibily. You may be asked to leave if your behaviour is affecting other campers, aren't complying with an organiser's request or generally aren't upholding the Code of Conduct.
  • Coffee (Pod machine) & tea
  • Power & limited internet
  • Excellent company to socialise with and learn from

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Warm cloths
  • Toiletries
    *No soap or hygeine products are provided.
  • Medications
  • Earplugs if you're a light sleeper
  • Snacks to share
  • Electronics & chargers
  • Board / card games
  • A good attitude
    *Make sure to read out Code of Conduct.

Diversity &
Inclusivity

CampJS values the diversity and inclusion of under-represented and marginalised people in tech.

We work hard to make the camp a friendly and welcoming environment. and do not tolerate discrimination or harrassment of any kind.

You can see the range of initiatives we’re working on, and suggest others on the Github issue tracker for the latest camp.

Diversity tickets can be bought on the Tickets page.

Accessibility

We do our best to make CampJS accessible to all. Our transport and venue providers have accessibility options available including wheelchair accessible buses, ramps, shower chairs and accessible bathrooms.

The venue provides ramps, accessible bathrooms and shower chairs and welcomes guide dogs.

Please contact us if you require assistance or additional facilities so that we can support your attendance.

Get involved

We organise as much of CampJS in the open as possible on Github issues.

If you have a question or would like to suggest an improvement for the meetup, open a new issue. We'll respond within a few hours.

Volunteer

We’re always looking for people to help out. To find the right for you, just fill out our helpful Volunteer form and we’ll get in touch.