Planning is well underway for the Pōhutukawa camp at Living Springs.
The programme is challenging, stimulating and safe. The activities include: archery tag, “Balanz” bikes, zipline, swimming (heated pool), group initiative challenges, low ropes course, bouldering wall, orienteering, animal survival and recreational activities.
All children will be well supervised and all risks well managed in accordance with our Camp Safety Action Plan and the Living Springs Risk Management Strategies. It will be an exciting learning opportunity for your child. The children will be sleeping in carpeted bunk rooms, which can be heated if required. As well as regular meals, there are two snack times during the day.
We will be leaving from the Pōhutukawa Hub on Wednesday 25th November shortly after the 9:00 am bell. After the camp, we will return to school between 2:30 and 3:00 pm on Friday 27th November. We will wait in the hub for you to pick your child up, along with their gear.
Essential Tasks to Prepare for Camp
Please complete the Health Profile & Medical Consent Form by Monday 2 November by clicking on the link below and completing the online form. One form needs to be competed for each child who is attending camp. A separate health form will be emailed to our parent helpers soon.
If your child requires personalised medication on camp, please complete the Medicine Authority Form. We will print a copy of the form to be stored with your child's medication whilst on camp. Please put your child’s medicine in a small, clearly named zip lock bag or plastic container and hand the bag/container to Anne Batchelor on Wednesday, 25th November when you drop your child off at school.
If your child has medication that should be kept with them (e.g. an inhaler or travel sickness medication), please put this in your child’s backpack and let your child’s home group teacher know where it is on the morning we leave for camp.
What to bring to Camp
- A light backpack for the first day containing:
- A snack
- Drink bottle
- A warm and waterproof coat
- Medicine that must be kept with the student (e.g. an inhaler or travel sickness medication)
A larger bag or suitcase containing:
- Toiletries – soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
- Insect repellent
- 2 towels (shower and pool)
- A pair of walking shoes
- A pair of slippers or inside shoes
- Long pants
- Warm jerseys or bush shirts
- A warm hat
- Swimming togs
- Lightweight bags for dirty clothes
- A pillow
- A single fitted bottom sheet for your bed
- A warm sleeping bag
- A book to read (optional)
- Games (small board games or cards only) (optional)
- Soft cuddly toy (optional)
- Personal medication for the camp medic to look after and administer
- Medicine authority form
- iPod or MP3/MP4 players
- Handheld electronic games
- Chewing gum
- Cell phones
Please make sure all items are clearly named and that your child will be able to carry their bag themselves. A good idea is to bring the gear list to camp so that they can be checked off when we leave. A paper copy of the gear list will be sent home closer to our departure. If there is something you don’t have, we encourage you borrow it from someone rather than buy it.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's home group teacher.