Craft Retreat | 17-20 October 2024

Come relax and enjoy a weekend of crafting in the Gold Coast hinterland at Bornhoffen PCYC near Natural Bridge.

Purpose of the Retreat

The purpose of the aMac Craft Retreat is to provide a pleasant and creative getaway for everyone who attends.

This retreat has the specific purpose of:

1.  To give you time out from your life to recharge your batteries

2.  Provide a positive, fun and relaxing experience

This is a wonderful opportunity to get away and spend a weekend crafting with a wonderful group of like-minded ladies.

Get a few friends together and join us!

What you'll receive

As you all know, my Craft Retreats are very affordable and I try to keep the costs for our Crafty Getaway to a minimum.

Due to price rises across the board, there will be price increase in 2024 due to Bornhoffen increasing their food and accommodation prices to cover operational costs.

Cost: $360

Cost: $450

There will be plenty of laughs, free time for you to work on your own projects as well as time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds with friends.

If you can’t make it to the actual retreat, you will have the option of getting the goodie bag and extras sent to you for $150 + $20 postage or no postage if you can pick it up.

Our Accommodation - Hobwee

Gold Coast Craft Retreat Welcome Sign

We have dormitory-style accommodation and each cabin has:

  • Two rooms with eight beds in each (4 x double bunks) – except room 4 in Ipswich cabin which has ten beds (5 x double bunks).
  • Each room has an ensuite toilet and shower
  • All rooms have 1 x double power point.
  • All cabins have their own private deck.

Everyone is guaranteed a lower bunk.

The cabins are joined by central decks and bridges which have great views and create shared space.

The dining room has an open fireplace and Gold Coast and Fortitude Valley cabins have wheelchair accessible toilet/showers.

How to get there

What to bring

Retreat Values and Principles

•  Be Kind. Be respectful. Be friendly. Be helpful.

•  Leave the craft drama at home. We all have stuff going on BUT this is the perfect place to forget about everything else and have fun.

•  Respect the property of others, please don’t take, or use something that isn’t yours. If you want to borrow something, please ASK the owner.

•  Join in: If you see something interesting happening and want to participate, just join in, we’re a friendly bunch.

•  Invite others: If someone seems like they want to join your conversation or activity, welcome them.

•  If you’re partaking of alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. Know your limits.

•  If you’re not sure of something, just ask instead of making assumptions.

•  If something bothers you, speak up and respectfully discourage the behaviour.

•  If you make a mistake, own up to it and apologize.

•  Resolve disputes in a calm manner. No shaming, criticizing, bullying, physical or verbal assaults will be tolerated.

•  Make an attempt to handle any issues amongst yourselves. But don’t be afraid to ask for help if that’s not possible. 

When in doubt, contact Angela to resolve any matters. I am here to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Have fun and stay crafty!

What are previous participants saying about the Retreat

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Fundraising Raffle

We have causes which we support and to date we have raised $14,501.10.

I fund raise for various causes at most of my events and I will pick a charity as we get closer to the event

Check out all the other wonderful fundraising we have done


Now it’s time for you to book and pay your deposit to secure you place! 

A non- refundable deposit is required by TBC.  Payment details will be provided by email once you have completed the REGISTRATION FORM by clicking on the button below.


Places are limited to the first 35 registrations with a paid deposit. The electronic Registration Form must be completed, submitted and deposit paid before your registration is recognised.

Your registration and deposit secures your place.

Deposit and Payment:

A non-refundable deposit to be paid at time of booking to secure your place by 1 January 2024 whether you choose the payment plan or not.

Payment Plan - 2 nights

Cost: $360

1st payment: $150 due 1 May 2024 (non- refundable deposit)

2nd payment: $130 due 1 July 2024

Final payment: $80 due 1 September 2024

No Payment Plan - 2 nights

1st payment: $150 due 1 May 2024 (non- refundable deposit)

Final 2nd payment: $210 due 1 September 2024

Payment Plan - 3 nights

Cost: $450

1st payment: $150 due 1 May 2024 (non- refundable deposit)

2nd payment: $200 due 1 July 2024

Final payment: $100 due 1 September 2024

No Payment Plan - 3 nights

1st payment: $150 due 1 May 2024 (non- refundable deposit)

Final 2nd payment: $300 due 1 September 2024

Please contact me to arrange a different payment plan suited to you.

Special Dietary Requirements

Bornhoffen caters for special dietary needs on a daily basis.

The Bornhoffen team takes pride in providing for the needs of client’s special diets, so, whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose/dairy free or have allergies to nuts, soy, etc., they will ensure your needs are met.

Please note: 

•  Soy milk is provided for lactose/dairy free.

  They cater for allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices.

  They are nut and food allergy aware and use their best efforts to avoid cross-contamination of foods.

  They cannot guarantee food or facilities free of any allergen.

The venue has a strict ‘NO NUTS or no nut products’ policy so please DON’T BRING ANY WITH YOU.

Please indicate the level of risk involved in the dietary requirement:
Where a person has a LEVEL 1 RISK they should:

If you are concerned about dietary needs, please make sure you discuss this with me prior to the Retreat commencing.

Cancellation Policy:

Plans change. I understand.

If you can’t make it to this retreat, once you’re registered, please email me at least 3 weeks before the scheduled event date. 

Due to Stamping with aMac having to pre-pay for food and accommodation, and purchase supplies for the goodie bag and pillow gifts, no refunds will be given after this time-frame. 

However, you will still receive the goodie bag and all pillow gifts.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions by clicking on the ‘+’ next to the headings below.

Stamping with aMac has responsibility for supervision and duty of care for group members at all times

Alcohol Policy – alcohol is permitted for consumption by adults (over 18 years) in moderation at Bornhoffen provided the adults have no duty of care for young people. The Group Leader remains responsible for the behaviour of all group members.

Behaviour – all participants are responsible for their own conduct and behaviour during their stay at Bornhoffen. If you are seated with people you don’t know, please play nice and be respectful.

Breakages / Damages – please report any breakages or damage to the Bornhoffen staff member on duty immediately. It is our policy to charge your group for all breakages or damages.

Furniture – beds and other furniture should not be moved around the rooms. Mattresses are not to be put on floors or taken out of rooms. Please do not drag tables and chairs across the dining hall. For safety, if any tables or furniture is damaged or broken, please report this immediately to Bornhoffen staff.

Land for Wildlife – Bornhoffen is a conservation area – all plants and wildlife are protected – activities must have a minimal impact on the natural environment – e.g.. breaking branches off trees to make improvised shelters would not be permitted.

Noise – in consideration of our neighbours and others users, we request that noise (especially amplified music) be kept to a minimum before 7.00am and after 10.30pm at night.

Smoking Area – smoking is only permitted in the designated outdoor smoking area which is located next to the internal bitumen road between Wagawn and Hobwee near the letterbox. Please take extreme care and ensure cigarette butts are completely extinguished and disposed of in the tin provided.

BYO bedding, pillow and towel as cabins are basic bunk beds.

BYO toiletries

BYO craft supplies and projects to make

BYO alcohol if desired

Bring some warm clothes as it can get chilly even in the summer time in the hinterland.

BYO power board for charging your devices

While all care is taken to ensure the safekeeping of your property, all of your belongings left in the Craft room are done so at your own risk. Stamping with aMac takes no responsibility for any items left in the Craft room should theft or damage occur.

If any lost items are found, every effort will be made to return it to the rightful owner.

Every effort is made to ensure attendees are provided with a safe, peaceful and relaxing crafting event.

The promotion and selling of goods by other businesses and crafters is not permitted

Cabins must be vacated and floors swept and bins emptied by 10am on day of departure.

Departure is by 4pm Sunday as there is a late departure fee of $100/hr

The venue has a strict ‘NO NUTS or no nut products’ policy so please DON’T BRING ANY WITH YOU.

BYO alcohol is permitted, consumed in moderation.

Please advise me of any food allergy/dietary requirements as per Registration Form

While every effort will be made to notify you of any changes to Terms and Conditions these are subject to change without notice.

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