New friends, new skills and new experiences – it all happens at school holiday camps – and you can relax knowing your kids are in safe hands at one of NSW’s premier outdoor camp destinations.
To help make camp an enjoyable experience for you and your child, we’ve put together this information to help you prepare.
- Comfortable clothes eg shorts or long pants and a t-shirt and/or a jumper. Please do not wear dresses, skirts or sleeveless tops.
- Enclosed shoes eg joggers/runners
Children should wear running shoes and a t-shirt and shorts (for summer) or tracksuits pants and jumper (for winter). You should also pack:
- Small backpack
- Water bottle
- A change of clothes
- Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
- Swimming costume and rashie shirt
- An old pair of running shoes to wear in the water
- Beach towel
- Plastic bags for dirty or wet clothes
- Medication (if required)
- Please ensure you are on time for both drop-off and pick-up.
- Please note: Late fees apply for any children picked-up after the designated pick-up time.
- Any food containing nuts
- Aerosol cans (i.e. spray-on deodorant or insect repellent)
- Mobile phones and other electronic devices
- Lollies or chewing gum
- Anything valuable (Sport and Recreation takes no responsibility for the loss or damage to a client's personal property, including money or other valuable items)
Illegal substances including drugs, cigarettes and alcohol are not allowed at camp and any person found using or in possession of these items may be removed from the Centre. Those found in possession of illegal drugs will be reported to the police immediately.
Your child’s safety is our top priority. That’s why there is at least one instructor for every 24 children and all instructors are qualified in first aid, resuscitation and child protection.
If your child has a pre-existing condition, allergy, special dietary needs or is on prescription medicine, please provide full details when completing the online registration form.
If your child’s requirements or medication change once you have completed your registration please update us immediately by contacting 13 13 02
Your child should bring enough medication for the duration of their stay. All medication should be in its original packaging and clearly labelled with your child’s name, the dosage and frequency.
If your child suffers from asthma or anaphylaxis, please provide an asthma management plan or anaphylaxis action plan, which has been prepared by their doctor, at the time of registration. Download sample plan templates from Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website. If your child has a plan, please provide it to the Centre prior to attending camp.
Children with asthma need to bring their own peak flow meters to camp and carry their inhaler with them at all times. Children at risk of anaphylaxis need to bring at least one adrenaline auto injector. All children at risk of food-related anaphylaxis wear a red wristband while at camp as an added precaution to assist staff in managing situations where food allergens may be present. Find out more about processes and procedures in place to manage allergies and anaphylaxis.
Our qualified catering team prepares nutritious and delicious meals so your child will never go hungry at camp. If your child has any special dietary requirements or food allergies, it’s crucial that these are listed when completing the online registration form. Special diets are provided for medical conditions, religious beliefs and lifestyle choices such as vegetarians or vegans.
Many of our program participants suffer from food related allergies that vary from person to person and can be as sensitive as making contact with certain foods that will cause a serious allergic reaction.
To help us promote a safe, nut-free environment, we ask that you:
- Do not bring nuts and products containing nuts to the Centre.
Our Allergen Free Meals Policy requires anyone with an intolerance, allergy or anaphylaxis reaction to a food to wear a red wrist band for easy identification. Their meals are plated separately by our catering staff and collected from a designated spot to manage risk.
So that camp is a fun and safe experience for everybody, we created a participant code of behaviour for kids to follow.
The code of behaviour will be further explained to your child on arrival at camp. If your child misbehaves, we will discuss the issue with your child and if the problem continues, we will contact you. Sport and Recreation has a zero tolerance stance on bullying.
Every effort is made to ensure your child’s safety and comfort while at camp. Participation in activities requires kids to listen and follow safety instructions, and failure to follow instructions may result in non participation. Examples of how safety is incorporated into our programs:
- Our SunSmart strategy promotes wearing broad-brimmed hats and sunscreen
- Personal flotation devices
- Covered shoes must be worn when participating in all activities
We ask that participants do not bring valuables or money to camp. The Office of Sport takes no responsibility for the loss or damage to a client’s personal property, including money or other valuable items.
Centre staff hold first aid accreditation and can administer first aid, if required. If your child requires professional medical assistance, they will be taken to the nearest medical centre or hospital and we will notify you. In case of emergencies, parents can contact the Centre between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.