Day Camp

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 September 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 ca 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.

Leader registration for Day Camp 2019 is now open! Click here to register as a leader for Day Camp 2019 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 2019, contact Rev. Steve Rothery.

If you are planning to come along to Day Camp 2019, there are a few dates that you need to mark in your diary and also a map of Karingal.

21/6 – Leader Training Night at Cleveland UC

29/6 – Site setup at Karingal

30/6 – On-Site Leader Training and Commissioning at Karingal

1/7 – 5/7 – Day Camp 2019 at Karingal, Mt Cotton.

Key Dates for Campers

Late May – Campers + Leaders In Training (LITS) Registration Opens 1/7 -> 5/7 – Day Camp 2019 at Karingal campsite at Mt Cotton.

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.

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 2019!

FAQ for Campers and Parents

When/How do we register?

Registration will be online and will open late May 2019.

2018 Prices  (2019 coming soon!)

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 CamperFamily Discount CodeOwn Transport Discount Code
 1$ 175.00NO BUS
 2$ 165.00TWO KIDSTWO KIDS-NO BUS
 3$ 155.00THREE KIDSTHREE KIDS-NO BUS
4$ 145.00FOUR KIDSFOUR 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.

How do kids get to and from camp each day?

This year we are planning to run buses from Cleveland Uniting Church and Wellington Point Uniting Church, as well as offer parents the opportunity to drop their kids directly at the Karingal Scout Camp Site. The busses 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. TRANSPORT TO AND FROM DAY CAMP: Most campers will travel to/from the site by bus. Buses will leave at 8:30am and arrive back by about 4:30pm each day. Please be at your bus location 10 minutes prior to departure. (With the exception of Friday afternoon) This year, there is also the option to drop kids directly to the site at Karingal. For those who drop directly to site, you can drop kids there from 8am and pick up at 4pm each day. 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 CLOTHING: Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear light weight long pants or jeans with covered footwear. Given the nature of some adventure activities and the use of camp fires at lunch, leg-wear such as tights/leggings or anything shorter than knee length should not be worn. Sun protection is also important so please don’t wear sleeveless tops, singlets, etc. FOOD: You need to bring your own lunch each day.  It can be a cold lunch or something to cook on an open fire (BBQ). 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.

Thanks to Redland City Council

2017: the Redlands City Council, through the Councillors’ Small Grants, made a significant contribution to help purchase additional shade shelters that will be used at Day Camp, Youth Camps, Men’s Shed and Christmas Light. Their support ensures that these activates remain affordable and can continue to be a place where kids have fun outdoors, where youth and young adults develop their leadership and where people of all ages across our community come and serve together!