Tough Guy Book Club Camp

Each year, a committee of stalwart Goons gathers forces and plans an epic four-day gathering at a different scenic location somewhere in Victoria, Australia. Tough Guy Book Club Camp is a weekend of flying axes, bonfires, beer, hikes, whiskey-tasting, talking shite and meeting up with Goons from across the country.

With our 2020 and 2021 camps being kiboshed by COVID, we've crafted a cunning plan and like a phoenix from the ashes of a COVID defeat, we've decided to double-down and will be hosting two camps in 2022!

Summer Camp will take place from 4 March - 7 March 2022 and Camp of the Misty Mountain is scheduled for 30 September - 3 October 2022.

So why come to camp?

Because camp is bloody awesome, that's why! Your ticket covers the cost of accommodation, food, beer and a bunch of activities that we’ll put on too.

Where to buy a ticket?

Right here - ticket links for both camps are now available! Tickets cost $500 and can be paid for in instalments of $50. This means you can buy a full ticket over a total of 10x instalments. For non-Victorian Goons, the total number of instalments required will be reduced as part of the flight subsidy, which is a change from past camps. Discount details are available in the FAQs below.

Summer Camp

Dates: 4 March - 7 March 2022

Campsite: Licola Wilderness Village

Location: Heyfield, Jamieson-Licola Rd, Licola VIC 3858

This will be a drinking in the sun, beating the posh team at sports, and hanging out by the river in a 1980's film-style camp. Located in Victoria’s southeast, Summer Camp is a short two-hour drive from Melbourne and is sure to be one hell of a weekend after a long year in and out of lockdown!

Camp of the Misty Mountain

Dates: 30 September - 3 October 2022.

Campsite: Howmans Gap Alpine Centre

Location: 2587 Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek VIC 3699

Join us for Camp of the Misty Mountain in Victoria's Bogong High Plains. Located near Falls Creek in the Alpine National Park in the Victorian Alps, camp is sure to offer a winter adventure complete with snow, ice cold beers and the warmth of good company and a raging bonfire!

Frequently Asked Questions

When to buy a ticket?

Right now! The ticket links are available above and you can start by paying off the cost in $50 instalments or you can buy your ticket in full! For those working through instalments, there will be a deadline by which you’ll need to have your full ticket bought. This is usually one month before camps and we’ll make sure to let you know to confirm a date.

Is there anywhere else to find out more information about TGBC Camp?

Follow the links below to our event pages on Facebook. These are the best places to ask questions, connect with others coming to camp and stay up to date with the latest camp information.

TGBC - Camp of the Misty Mountain

TGBC - Summer Camp (Coming Soon)

Flight Discount Table

If you are flying interstate, we have calculated discounts based on average flight costs from major cities. The table below has the discount costs and total tickets required to purchase to attend camp if flying from these Chapter locations. This means that the total number of instalments required have been reduced as part of the flight subsidy, which is a change from past Club camps.


CHAPTER LOCATION DISCOUNT PRICE ($) TOTAL INSTALMENTS REQ.
Sydney $100 8
Gold Coast $150 7
Brisbane $150 7
Hobart $100 8
Perth $200 6
Adelaide $100 8
Rockhampton $200 6
Canberra $150 7
Launceston $100 8

Ok, what if I’ve already bought a ticket for 2021’s camp, can I just choose to go to Summer Camp instead?

Absolutely, you can re-allocate your ticket from Misty Mountain to Summer Camp if you like.

What happens if I need or want a refund of the money I’ve paid for 2021's camp already?

Of course you can. All we ask is to consider leaving these funds for your registration for next year at Howman’s Gap or Licola in March.

Can I go to both camps in 2022?

Yes you can – in fact we’ll encourage Goons to come along to both if they can. Just remember each camp requires a ticket and each ticket is $500. If you’ve already got a ticket paid for – you can choose summer or winter camp next year OR you can start making payments for your 2nd ticket, in order to go to both camps in 2022 once available.

Great FAQs lads (really awesome work) but I’ve a shit-ton more questions…

Awesome, find your camp event on Facebook (links above) and post them there and we’ll answer as much as we can as soon as we can. Hell, we might even add it to this page if it's a great one to help out other Goons.

Future FAQs

As details and information becomes available, we will be sure to add it here!