Day Camp information

Day Camp 2021: 29 June – 2 July

Day Camp is for children in years 1 to 5. 

Day Camp is a program of fun and excitement within a Christian environment for children in years 1 to 5. It is a time of discovery and adventure in a bush-land setting. Day Camp is – the fun of hikes, craft, the thrill of cooking your own food over a campfire, games and making things using what nature provides. Day Camp runs in the first week of the June July school holidays.

How does Day Camp work?

This year Day Camp begins with a commissioning and worship service on Sunday 27 June 2021 at 10 am at the Corinda Pony Club at the end of Rinora St, Corinda. The whole family is invited to attend as we commission the leaders and ask God to bless the camp.

We then return on Tuesday 29 June to Friday 2 July at 9 am each day and finish at 3 pm. Parents must sign their children in each morning and sign them out in the afternoon. This means the children experience the fun of a typical camp yet the security of sleeping in their own homes at night.

What about safety?

Campers are assigned to a small group for the duration of the camp. Each group is supervised by a high school aged leader and an assistant leader. The Day Camp directors and adult helpers supplement the work of the small group leaders. All leaders work together to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment for all the campers.

In this current COVID-19 society we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all Day Campers, and volunteers. Hand hygiene stations will be located at all activities and more often routine cleaning of equipment. This year we will not cook lunches or dampa over the team fire. We ask that parents/carers provide a cold lunch for the day, such as sandwiches  or salad etc. as you would for school. The dampa activity has been modified to 1 day in the week the teams will be supervised throughout the activity to maintain safety for all.

Parents are also welcome to stay and help, please send us an email and let us know when you are available. All visitors to the site are required to sign in for the children’s safety and contact tracing purposes.

Oxley-Darra Uniting church is committed to Safe Ministry with Children for more information on our policy click here

Activities?

This year we have organised – Daily bible stories, team games, jumping castles, rock climbing.

Cost?

The cost for the four days for 2021 is $125 per child. This cost covers all materials and activities for the four days.

We cannot take part participation. Payment can be made via credit card or PayPal click here to be taken to ticketing and registration.

What to bring?

  • your lunch each day (no food that requires cooking)
  • a cup or drink bottle
  • a hat
  • closed shoes (no sandals or thongs)
  • a raincoat if it looks like rain.

It is advisable for children to wear 30+ sunscreen and hard wearing clothes that are allowed to get dirty. Remember it is a day in the bush. Please name all items clearly.

What if it rains?

Unless there is torrential rain all night/day, we will proceed at the Pony Club grounds. There are plenty of shade areas for some shelter. In the case of torrential rain we will run a half day (9 am – 1 pm) program. Full details will be sent via email after registration. If you are uncertain a recorded message will be left on 3278 1394 on the day or you can phone our camp mobile on 0477 256 610.

Register now!

  • Please note If you do not receive a confirmation email then the registration is not complete.
  • If you child is in year 6 or 7 this year then Fun Fari is the program for them.
  • If you or your teenager (year 8+) would like to be a Day Camp group leader follow this link to register.