"Thankyou Drop Bear Aware! I can't say enough to show my appreciation for the understanding and appreciation Drop Bear Aware has given me about the wild Australian bush."
"Not only did I gain an understanding of these magnificent but deadly creatures, but I had peace of mind during my travels in Australia. I definitely saw not one single drop bear during my visit and I feel this is largely thanks to Drop Bear Aware! All the best guys."
Oliver - Niedersachsen, Germany
Every year the annual Drop Bear Camp brings travellers together to experience the wild untamed Australian bushland in some of the most densely populated drop bear regions in the world. Each year the camp attracts an increasing number of tourists eager to immerse themselves in the dangerous areas of bush hoping to practise their drop bear avoidance strategies and learn basic drop bear survival tactics.
The camp has run for 3 successful years now and continues to grow strong
2009 - host state NSW
2010 - host state QLD
2011 - host state WA
Future Drop Bear Immersion Camps:
2012 - host state TAS
2013 - TBA
2014 - Drop Bear Armageddon (the end of the world as drop bears take over)
Many say that deliberately going into densely populated drop bear regions is just plain stupid, however we have found that bringing people together to share their knowledge and understanding of drop bear survival strategies has been a positive thing. If you can stand up to a drop bear in a group, then you are more likely to have clarity of mind when faced with one alone
Just think of Steve Irwin, who constantly faces his fears in the wild. Although Mr Irwin visited some high density drop bear regions, he never had a single serious encounter with a drop bear (as far as we know).
"I went to Drop Bear Survival Camp in 2007 and loved every moment of it. I admit I am one to try and face my fears and the buzz of a dozen people hunting around for these deadly creatures is something I'll never forget. I am now much more confident walking alone in the Australian bush." - Stacey Ryan (New Zealand)
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