Aims: Experience practical learning experiences that they can relate to their ongoing classroom learning and to their wider life. Learn valuable practical skills including physical, self-management, leadership and social skills. Learn leadership and teamwork skills strengthen relationships with their peers and teachers. Learn how to face physical challenge. Camps may be a time for your child to shine – they may show different talents and capabilities while away from the four walls of the classroom.
Camp Adair YMCA Camp Adair is nestled in the Hunua Ranges, south of Auckland. Being bush oriented and incorporating the Wairoa river, this camp specialises in various sport activities and Challenge Ropes Courses. Situated on 79 acre scenic native forest land.
Camp Adair <ul><li>Safety: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualified Instructors oversee all activities at Camp Adair. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All instructors undergo a recognised training and assessment programme aligned with the National Qualification Framework. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructors are First Aid qualified. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both Camp Adair staff and the school carry out independent risk assessments, in accordance with ministry guidelines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent helpers/staff will accompany all groups during activities. </li></ul></ul>
Camp Adair <ul><li>Contacts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents will be provided with both a staff and a Camp Adair Contact number. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School acts as the first point of contact for non-urgent enquiries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are not allowed to bring mobile phones, as they tend to make children more homesick and are prone to loss/damage. </li></ul></ul>
F.A.Q.s: <ul><li>Q: What if children don’t want to participate in some of the activities? </li></ul><ul><li>A: We always encourage children to take a step out of their “comfort zone” and rise to a challenge, but no children will be made to take part in activities that make them feel over-anxious. </li></ul>
F.A.Q.s: Q: What are the arrangements for children with medication/medical conditions? A: All parents will fill in a detailed medical form, including allergies, medication and particular needs. All staff and camp helpers will be made aware of student needs. Any students requiring special attention will be catered for.
F.A.Q.s: Q: Are special dietary requirements catered for? A: Children with specific diets (religious/medical/vegetarian etc) will be catered for as indicated on the student profile form filled in by parents.
F.A.Q.s: Q: What if someone doesn’t like what’s on the menu? A: With the exception of the dietary requirement indicated above, there will be a set meal for all. If any child does not like what’s on offer, there will be plenty of food (salad, veges, bread etc) for them to have extra portions of.
F.A.Q.s: Q: What if children get homesick? A: For many students, camp may be their first extended stay away from home, and can be a valuable opportunity for building independence and self-confidence in a safe, managed environment. Staff will ensure that students who feel upset are supported appropriately.
F.A.Q.s: Q: Are visitors allowed? A: No. Safety regulations require the camp to keep a strict record of camp residents and numbers.
F.A.Q.s: <ul><li>Q: Can I call my child? </li></ul><ul><li>A: No. Phone calls to and from home disrupt timetables and tend to encourage homesickness. If you need to pass a message to your child, then school is the first point of contact; they can pass on any urgent messages. All parents will be given contact numbers for the duration of camp. </li></ul>
F.A.Q.s: <ul><li>Q: What should my child bring to Camp? </li></ul><ul><li>A: All children should now have received a Camp Equipment List. A copy is available on the school website for you to download if you need replacement. </li></ul>