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Day Camp is a learning and adventure program run over 5 days during the June/July school holidays. It is for primary school age children (grades 1-6) as well as those in middle school (grade 7-8). It involves adventure games, singing, craft activities, Gunyah making, challenge activities and sports. Campers travel to and from the site each day, so you get all the fun of camping during the day while still sleeping in your own bed each night!

Day Camp is a way young people can be introduced to the love God has for them, the sense of community that comes from living in a camping environment, and a way they can appreciate the wonder of God's creation.

DAY CAMP CAMPER REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you're wanting to volunteer your time at Day Camp, please contact us.

 

What is Day Camp?

 Day Camp is a learning and adventure program run over 5 days during the June/July school holidays. It is for primary school age children (grades 1-6) as well as those in middle school (grade 7-8). It involves adventure games, singing, craft activities, gunyah making, challenge activities and sports. Buses take campers to and from the site each day, with pickup locations around the Redlands, so you get all the fun of camping during the day while still sleeping in your own bed each night!  

Day Camp is a way young people can be introduced to the love God has for them, the sense of community that comes from living in a camping environment, and a way they can appreciate the wonder of God’s creation.  

 

Day Camp has been running for over 40 years and is only made possible by the efforts of a large number of volunteers. There are a number of ways that you can help, leading on a team of kids, running adventure activities, leading music, devotions, craft or cooking, even loading kids on to buses. There is no cost involved for leaders and volunteers and leaders can serve for all or part of the week. So if you are in grade 9 and over and looking for a way to serve kids and families in your community, we would love to hear from you.  

 

All adult leaders will need to hold a current Blue Card, these are free for volunteers and we can help you apply for one. 

Day Camp 2019 Highlights

FAQ for Campers and Parents

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions

 Registration will be online and will open at 12pm, Sunday the 30th  of May. (A link to the camper registration will be added at the top of this page) 

Camp costs $185.00 for campers and LITS.

Please see the pricing image below for discount codes for own transport and family discount.

 The camp is broken up into teams of 7 kids with 2-3 leaders. These teams are generally broken up into groups according to age and gender. 

 The variety of dietary requirements and preferences of kids is such that we don’t offer catering for the camp. Campers are generally advised to bring a lunch box with things like morning tea, lunch and some fruit. 

Depending on their team's schedule, the team will likely cook lunch on a BBQ so if your Camper would like to bring something to cook on the BBQ they can. Some activities include cooking a damper over an open fire and cooking pikelets on the BBQ.

 To help keep this event safe for everyone who attends, we would request that you don’t send nuts. 

 There are two ways to get to camp, via bus or being dropped directly to Karingal.

Closing Assembly on Friday: There will be no buses on Friday afternoon, with the camp finishing on-site at Karingal. We will be having a special closing concert for parents at 2.00 pm which should be finished by 3.00 pm.  

 This year, everyone who comes to camp must wear long pants or jeans with covered footwear. Kids who arrive in inappropriate clothing will be lent something (eg: Jeans) for the day. Given the nature of some adventure activities and the use of campfires, leg-wear such as tights/leggings or anything should not be worn. Even though it is winter, sun protection is also important so please don’t wear sleeveless tops, singlets, etc. 

 Ticks Ticks are always a concern at Day Camp. As such we would recommend that everyone wears appropriate insect repellent with DEET to camp and re-applies as necessary. Please do not bring any aerosol cans to camp. 

 

Day Camp Prices 2021

These are the prices and discount codes for Day Camp 2021

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Getting to Camp

 Getting to Camp by Bus

Campers can catch a bus from Cleveland Uniting Church and Wellington Point Uniting Church, The buses will run in the morning and afternoon on Monday -> Thursday, as well as on Thursday morning. There will be no bus home on Friday, as the camp closes with an assembly that all parents are invited to. Buses will leave at 8:30 am and arrive back by about 4:30 pm each day. Please be at your bus location 10 minutes prior to departure. (With the exception of Friday afternoon)  

Getting Dropped off directly to Site 

Kids can be dropped directly to the site at Karingal Scout Camp Site (Just off Mt Cotton Rd, near Sirromet)  from 8am each morning. Please note that camp does not start until the busses arrive. 

Key Info for Leaders

 Leader registration for Day Camp 2021 is open! If you are in grades 10-12 are a young adult or parent who can give between 1-5 days and want more info about ways that you might be able to help with Day Camp , contact us on daycamp@clevelanduc.com or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

What to Leaders, Volunteers and Assistants do?

Assistant Leaders: Typically teenagers in grades 9-10. They will be part of a team of 5-7 campers for the week and assist the team leader. If you are in grade 9 and have done at least one year of the LITS program, you can be an assistant leader.

Team Leaders: Typically in grade 11 and above, can be older teenagers, young adults or adults. They will be responsible for a team of 5-7 campers for the week. 

Volunteers: Typically in grade 11 and above, can be older teenagers, young adults or adults. Volunteers will often help out in areas like supervising adventure activities, helping out with buses, helping out with activities like craft, campfires, etc.    Even if you can only help out for 2-3 days during the week, we would love for you to be part of the team for Day Camp !  

All adult leaders/volunteers will need to hold a current Blue Card, these are free for volunteers and we can help you apply for one. 

DAY CAMP LEADER REGO IS STILL OPEN!
Click Here to Register:

Day Camp Leader Registration 2021

We are still looking for leaders to be on call if someone is sick or leaders who are happy to help with running an activity or helping prepare materials. If you're interested in this, please let us know or register using the link above.

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