Day Camp Leaders

Day Camp + Fun Fari 2021: 29 June – 2 July

Young Leaders and Adult Volunteer information & registration

If you are in grade 8 or older, you’re eligible to register as a leader. If you have been on Day Camp or Fun Fari before you know how much fun the week is. If not don’t worry we will train you and match you with a more experienced team leader for the week.

Day Camp is a program of fun and excitement within a Christian environment for kids in grades 1-5. It is a time of discovery and adventure in a bushland 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.

How does Day Camp work?

This year Day Camp begins with a commissioning and worship service on Sunday 27 June 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.

Day Camp runs for four days 29 June – 2 July. It is held at Corinda Pony Club at the end of Rinora St Corinda. We will begin each day a 9 am and finish at 3 pm.
All Leaders must sign themselves in each morning and out each afternoon.

What about safety?

Leaders are teamed with an assistant and are assigned a small group for the duration of the camp. The Day Camp directors and adult helpers are there to support 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, Leaders 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.

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

Training!

For young leaders: This year training will be provided on two (2) occasions Friday night 18 June at the Oxley Darra Uniting Church hall 7.30 – 9.00 pm and Monday 28 June at the Pony Club grounds at 9 am – 12 pm. You must attend both training times.

For Adult Volunteers: If you are over the age of 18 years we require you to have completed the  Uniting Church Safe Ministry with Children training or refresher course before Day Camp and submit your signed document to Holly Jewell.  We also ask you to attend a briefing session on Monday 28 June 12-1 pm at the Pony Club grounds. This is when we’ll run through the program for the week, identify any potential challenges and a time for you to ask any questions you have.

Activities?

This year there will be – team games, jumping castles and rock climbing.

Cost?

There is no cost to be a leader.

Days &  jobs for Adult volunteers?

For young leaders: On the registration form we ask if you are interested in helping with the drama, music or singing, just tick which one you are interested in and we’ll be in touch.

For Adult Volunteers: On the registration form you will be asked to identify what days you are available and what jobs you feel comfortable doing. Jobs you may consider: Food tent (helping distribute team food requirement), Washing up (helping teams wash dishes at the end of the day), Hygiene (monitoring hand hygiene stations/wiping over high use surfaces), Craft (helping kids with craft activities), Story tent (assisting kids to interact while in the story tent), Sports (supervise sports activities), First aid (if you have a first aid certificate), Fires (helping light and supervise fires).

What to bring?

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

Remember, it is a day in the bush so keep your best threads at home safe and clean. Oh and Please name all items clearly the lost property parade can be sooo embarrassing.

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 in your acceptance email. If you are uncertain a recorded message will be left on 3278 1394 on the day or you can phone our camp mobile on 0438 169 816.

Register now!