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Welcome to Leadership under the Stars Inc

PCYC Bornhoffen

3510 Nerang

Murwillumbah Rd, Natural

Bridge QLD 4211

Junior / Senior Camp

6 to 12 and 13 to 17 years

IMPORTANT INFORMATION INSIDE

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Holiday Camp! Since 2006, School Camps Qld has been bringing kids

to camp from all over Australia.

School Camps Qld is the booking agent for holiday camps. The camps are run by

Leadership Under the Stars Inc. which is a charity organisation that promotes children

and young people get back outdoors and enjoying life full of adventure. We are a not

for profit organisation. Therefore, all costs are kept as low as possible and any profits

are put back into the charity.

We have put over 14,000 children and young adults through our programs. There are

many different reasons that kids come on camp:

• Fun

• Leadership

• Responsibility

• Socialisation

• Respite for both parents and children

• Break from technology

• Build confidence and self esteem

• To get outdoors

• To learn new skills

• To use their imagination

• To increase their creativity

Our camp is based on some simple values:

At SCQ we are committed to the outdoors, individual personal achievement, justice and

wholeness.

We create an environment for your children and young people to thrive with health and

vitality.

The respect our leaders have for one another and the young people is great with

tolerance, acceptance and care as the foundation of their respect.

All of our leaders have been with us, first as campers themselves and then as leaders

and as future leaders of our community.

We embrace each individual’s qualities and characteristics and help them to develop

those values through the outdoors. This includes both our campers and our leaders.

Our charity, Leadership Under the Stars Inc helps to provide some funds to children

who can’t attend otherwise. Usually around 10% of our campers are sponsored. Some

are foster kids, some have grandparents that raise their children's children. Some are

parents from low socio economic backgrounds. Some have disabilities and need a little

extra help.

We welcome parents to give us feedback and we ask the children and young people

throughout the camp to gauge their experiences and how we can improve. It takes such

a wide scope of individuals to makeup our society. If each individual can give back just

a few of these qualities, then what a bright future we have for our country.

Leanne Conoley – Founder of School Camps Qld

 

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IMPORTANT:

Arrival to Camp

On arrival, please proceed to the

Car Park and follow the signs for registration

CAMP ADDRESS – PCYC - 3510 Nerang Murwillumbah

Rd, Natural Bridge QLD 4211

Junior/Senior Camp Commences on:

a. Sunday 4th July 2021 - 4 pm

b. Bus transport is available from Yatala BP Service Centre departing at

3PM - Please be there are 230pm to load baggage - BOOKINGS

ESSENTIAL

PCYC 3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge QLD 4211

Please follow Google Maps

● Bus Transport: Available To and FROM.

a. Limited seats available .The bus must be pre-booked and costs $30 PER each

young person each way.

b. The bus will depart Yatala BP Service Centre at 3PM sharp on Sunday 4th

July 2021.

c. Depart from MovieWorld at 5PM Thursday 8th July 2021 and arrive at Yatala

BP Service Station in the Coach Parking Station at the rear at approx. 6pm

depending on traffic.

d. A leader will require a parents/carers signature, as young people are collected.

Please advise in writing who is picking up your young person and provide a

contact number for that person.

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Once registration has been completed, afternoon tea will be served. Registration can be a long winded process.

Please have your forms emailed to quicken the process.

At registration, you will be asked to:

1. Register Your Child/ Children's Name/s

2. Give any medications administered as per your Webster Pack instructions

3. Give any money or phones (emergency only) to be looked after during camp

We try our very best for the campers to call you. Please understand, if you contact us, text is best, you may

have to wait until your child can contact you. Children are busy. They are on activities and may not be readily

available for phone calls. They could be at the other end of the park or on a high ropes course. We do our very

best to get them to call you asap. Please be patient. We will call you asap if anything has happened such as

injuries or illness.

● Please provide:

1. Dietary Requirements

2. Special Needs - Physical / Emotional / Behavioural if any

● Young people will be travelling from camp to Theme Park - return via bus transfers.

● There is now a CANTEEN that young people will have access to throughout their

stay. Our senior leader, will hold money for the campers at registration.

● Please make sure all students bring their own:

WATER BOTTLE, HAT & SUNSCREEN. Young people are responsible for

applying sunscreen themselves. We will remind and check they have sunscreen

on. We also have sunscreen stations located throughout the venue.

This is a camp program designed to create Community

Spirit, Survival, Responsibility,

Individual and Team Success, Respect, Determination and Motivation

Bedding Allocations

Parents, please note that you MUST advise us if your young person or young people have a

night time condition that may require urgent attention and may require your young person to be

in the same cabin or tents as one of our leaders. If your young person is, for e.g. asthmatic or

has night terrors etc. and you give your permission, we can have your young person sleep in the

same cabin as a leader. The leader will be female and hold all of the necessary qualifications to

supervise your young person or young people. PLEASE ADVISE US IMMEDIATELY.

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Behaviour at Camp

All young people are expected to adhere to the rules which are: School

rules apply - Please tell your young person that school rules apply.

● No running

● No swearing or foul language including jokes and references to drugs or

alcohol

● No lollies - attracts wildlife into cabins

● Keeping personal space (no physical interaction with other people,

students or leaders)

● Young people are not allowed to leave camp unless under the supervision

of a leader or parent or guardian

● Bullying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Any bullying will be

addressed immediately and the young people will be disciplined

immediately. This could and probably will result in being sent home.

● Violence will not be tolerated. Lying, stealing and abuse, whether physical

or verbal will not be tolerated.

● Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times. No midriffs, no singlets, no

short shorts, no high heels.

● No technology

Fighting will not be tolerated. We understand that in certain situations, young people and children become

frustrated. However, if your child engages in a fight of any sort, you will be called and he or she will be sent

home. You will not receive a refund. Fighting is unacceptable. Harming another person is unacceptable.

Your young person / student MUST report any incidents that occur. We

CANNOT help if we don’t know about the incident.

Leadership Under the Stars Inc Discipline is as follows:

Depending on the severity of the issue, a first warning is issued. Discipline will

include ‘time out’ and increasing responsibilities such as dish duty, cleaning and yard

duty such as picking up litter.

If a second warning is issued, the parent is called and appropriate action is

discussed.

At Leadership Under the Stars Inc we use a time out system, similar to some

schools. If a child receives a 2nd warning, you will be called and they are sent home.

No refunds are issued for bad behaviour. Please ensure your child understands the

rules of camp before arrival. This is to keep all campers safe and having fun.

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What to Pack For a Standard 6-Day Camp

ALL ITEMS MUST BE NAMED. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROPERTY. DO NOT SEND

ANY SENTIMENTAL OR SPECIAL ITEMS TO CAMP. Things happen. Things get lost. Kids mix up their

belongings.

PACKING ESSENTIALS:

● Torch

● Water Bottle

● Hat

● Sun Screen

● Insect Repellent

● Toiletry bag plus 1 bath towel

● Personal medication (to be handed into Senior Leader)

● Sleeping bag, fitted sheet and pillow

● 6 complete changes of clothes - Please pack clothing that is for camping and hiking and

getting muddy.

● Underwear and socks for every day plus 1 extra pair of each

● Extra warmer clothes for evenings

● Bathers/swimmers and a beach towel

● 2 pairs of enclosed shoes and an additional ‘wet’ pair to wear for wet activities (Thongs or

Crocs are not suitable).

● Sleeping attire

● Rain Coat

● Tea Towel I Cup, Plate, Bowl, Knife, Fork, Spoon - each child will be responsible for

their own utensils throughout camp. We do have spares.

● If camping (seniors) please bring sleeping mat, back pack (can be a day pack similar to

what they take to school, cutlery and plate /cup and bowl and tea towel.

ALL MEDICATIONS NEED TO BE WEBSTER PACKED AND LABELLED CLEARLY AND

CORRECTLY. THIS CAN BE DONE AT YOUR NORMAL PHARMACY.

IF STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE HATS / WATER BOTTLES AND SUNSCREEN,

THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN IN ACTIVITIES. WE CAN PROVIDE

NEW HATS FOR A COST, WHICH WILL BE CHARGED FOLLOWING CAMP. SO

PLEASE ENSURE THEY HAVE THESE AND THAT THEY ARE CLEARLY

LABELLED.

Winter

● Jacket, gloves, slippers

● Plenty of warm clothes

● Inner sheet for sleeping bag or extra bedding

● Beanie

● Scarf

● Warm flannel PJs

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LOST PROPERTY:

WE KEEP LOST PROPERTY AND

PUT IT OUT ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND EXPENSIVE CLOTHING OR ITEMS TO CAMP.

Children misplace things all the time. They are busy and excited. It is best that you

give them older clothes or clothes you don’t mind them maybe losing.

Leaders will not be held responsible for items such as sunglasses, glasses etc. If

your young person cannot look after their own items then please do not send them

to camp.

This is a no technology camp. Please do not give your child devices of any kind.

On departure, check your child’s luggage and bags to ensure they have

everything. Please understand we have up to 80 children during camp and trying to

keep track of lost shoes or socks or other items is near impossible for our team

members.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations to any kids camp bookings will not

be refunded or altered in any way.

If you have any further questions please call our office on 0413 631 046

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First Aid

Instructors will carry small First Aid Kits to all activities and act in accordance with

the legal requirements set out by Queensland Ambulance guidelines. We have a

comprehensive first aid kit. However, if a serious incident occurs, our call to action is

an ambulance.

Instructors and leaders carry mobile phones and radios at all times and

phones are located in the kitchen and the staff quarters for emergency phone calls.

We do not rely on mobile phones to receive calls.

We have a landline we use for emergencies.

● Permanent Leadership Under the Stars staff hold current First Aid Level 2

qualifications.

● Leadership Under the Stars staff will be responsible for the technical safety

and first aid of campers during activity sessions run by SCQ.

● An area has been set aside for first-aid in the dining room.

● A Leadership under the Stars first-aid kit is available for emergency use upon

request. Groups will be billed for bandages etc.

● A copy of the Emergency Procedures is available on the main noticeboard

and in every hut. There is a telephone for emergency calls in the office.

Emergency numbers are pinned to the wall near the telephone.

If your child gets sick:

We will call you as soon as we are made aware that your child is sick or has been sick or is not

feeling well. Most illnesses will come from other children on camp. Therefore please DO NOT

send your child on camp if they have been sick within the last 24 hours before arriving. Camp is

not like school. As much as we try our very best for the children to use strict hygiene, they are

eating together, sleeping in the same quarters, using the bathroom and showers, 24 hours per

day for up to 6 days.

We follow very strict guidelines for food safety and work place health and safety.

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Leanne Conoley

Police/Fire/Ambulance

Mobile call Police Fire

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