About the Briars Outdoor Ed. Camp (BOEC)
The BOEC is a locally owned and family operated business, you will find us set amidst a quiet, 9-hectare bush setting at the end of the track leading into The Briars property. Providing a comprehensive and diverse range of challenging activities both within and outside the property.
We cater for all types of school groups during the four school terms, weekends and holidays are available for other groups such as families, clubs, scouts, church groups, special functions, etc.
The Briars is a 225-hectare (BOEC is situated within The Briars) working farm and is owned and managed by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
The Briars is one of the oldest properties on the Mornington Peninsula, featuring an 1840’s homestead containing natural trust furniture and a unique collection of memorabilia directly linked to the French emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Shire are in the process of converting the property back to its former glory, they have recently reintroduced heritage chooks, sheep and pigs to the property, the orchard and vegetable gardens are also being brought back to life, providing a unique and serene rural setting for our camp.
The Briars also features a sustainable house (Ecohouse)– great for school groups to tour, a restaurant, Josephine’s just a short stroll down the track, a Visitor’s Centre and a 100 acre wildlife sanctuary, an observatory – that is the home of the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society, and coffee shop (Angus & Rose).