Camp Australia Console
Q. How do we apply?
A. First time families need to click on the APPLY NOW buttong on the bottom of the website and go through the process of completing the application. The application will take about 20 mins, however once you have completed it all future applications are a simple update to your account.
Past Campers who have completed an application online previously.
- Simply click on Parent Login which will direct you to your log in details (email and password).
- Once in click on Camper application (Tree Icon).
- Choose your camper you are enrolling.
- Update and submit application.
Q. What hours does camp run?
A. Camp runs from 8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. The first activity of the day starts at 9:30am.
Q. Can my child stay longer hours?
A. Facilities are available for your child to arrive at 8am and stay until 6pm. There is an additional fee of $8 per day for this service. Please indicate this requirement on your application form.
Q. How much does camp cost?
A. Cost is dependant on the Camp that your camper is attending. Head on over to our Dates and Rates Page to get a breakdown of costs on each of our programs. For example, the cost for our North Sydney Camp is $130 per day or $620 for the entire week (subject to change). For daily enrolments there is a minimum 2 day booking.
We are approved as a Child Care Service Provider with the Australian Government, and therefore eligible families can claim the application fees for Child Care Benefits. Please contact us for more information.
Q. Can my child still attend camp if they are not a student at the school camp is operating from?
A. Yes - you don't need to be a student or affiliated with the school to be a camper.
Q. What is the staff to camper ratio?
A. There will always be a minimum ratio of 1 Leader/Coach to 6 children. Each activity group will have no more than 12 children in it so your child will receive the individual attention they need to learn their skill. Our staff undergo extensive training prior to camp and this matched with our fantastic ability to draw in incredible personalities combined with a genuine love of children and teaching leads to a successful operation! You can’t beat our staff – they rock! Every staff member has extensive experience working with children and can’t wait for camp.
Q. Will my child be OK at camp if they don't know anyone else?
A. Yes! To us camp is not only about learning and having fun, but also making new friends. Our background is from USA camps where many children come to camp not knowing anyone. We place emphasis on all campers mingling and getting to know their fellow campers, and will do many activities throughout the week so your child can make new friends at camp.
Q. What should my child bring to camp?
A. Your child should dress appropriately for the activities they will be doing and the weather on the day. They will need to bring morning tea everyday and lunch for Monday – Thursday. Afternoon tea is provided each day along with a BBQ lunch on the final Friday. A few weeks out from camp when your child’s activities are confirmed, you will be informed if you need to bring anything specific to an activity (ie, your child may want to bring their own racquet if they are participating in tennis, or will need swimmers and a towel if doing the swimming program).
Q. Can my child bring ipods/game consoles/mobile phones to camp?
A. Camp Blue is "Unplugged" - meaning we want campers to turn off from the day to day technology that is so readily available, and connect with the outside and the people around them. Electrical devices aren't permitted at Camp Blue and will be held in the office if they are brought to camp. If children need to bring a mobile phone to and from camp, they may hand them into the office when they arrive and collect at the end of the day.
Q. What happens if my child is sick or injured at camp?
A. All our staff are First Aid and CPR certified. If your child receives any minor first aid treatment during the day you will be notified at the end of the day. If your child is sick or is in need of a doctor you will be notified straight away to arrange pick up.
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. We have indoor facilities that every program can operate from if it does rain, so your child will still get the same great camp experience no matter what the weather.
Q. What is Camp Little Blue?
A. This is the special camp we run for Kindergarten children. The activities are preset and the group will only have these younger children in it.
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