Day Camp 2019: 1-5 July 2019
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.
Key Info for Leaders
Leader registration for Day Camp 2019 is not yet open! If you are in grades 9-12, 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 the church office.
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.
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.
FAQ for Campers and Parents
When/How do we register?
Registration will be online and will open at 12pm, Saturday the 1st June. (A link to the camper registration will be added at the top of this page)
The prices for the camp are as shown below. To receive the discount for either having multiple children in the same immediate family or for choosing to drop your kids directly to the site, select the relevant code below when you register. (You can only apply one code at time of rego)
|Number of Children||Price Per Camper||Family Discount Code||Own Transport Discount Code|
|1||$ 185.00||NO BUS|
|2||$ 175.00||TWO KIDS||TWO KIDS-NO BUS|
|3||$ 165.00||THREE KIDS||THREE KIDS-NO BUS|
|4||$ 155.00||FOUR KIDS||FOUR KIDS-NO BUS|
The “No Bus” discount is $25 per camper.
Who will my kids be in teams with?
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.
Do kids need to bring food each day?
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 teams schedule, the team will likely cook lunch over a fire so bringing something to cook for lunch would be good too.
To help keep this event safe for everyone who attends, we would request that you don’t send nuts.
How do kids get to and from camp each day?
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. MAP
Getting there by Bus
Campers can catch a bus from Cleveland Uniting Church (Wellington Point Uniting Church still to be confirmed as a bus stop), 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)
Drop Direct to Site
Kids can be dropped directly to the site at Karingal Scout Camp Site (Just off Mt Cotton Rd, near Sirromet)
For those who drop directly to the site, you can drop kids there from 8 am and pick up at 4 pm each day.
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 at lunch, 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 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.