Parent Info: Camp


Hello Kereru Families
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CAMP GEAR LIST
 Here is the gear list for our camp 7 – 10 November. 

Woolly hat and Gloves
Wet weather jacket
Sturdy outdoor shoes for hiking
Sneakers
Long sleeved top x 2
Polypropylene top (or similar)
Polar fleece and warm jersey
Socks x 4 pairs/Underwear
PJs
Shorts
T shirts x 2
Sun hat
Towel (separate from swimming towel) and toilet bag with toiletries
Sleeping bag (and sheet/blanket if required)
Pillowcase
Swimming togs, towel and tog bag
Sunscreen/Insect spray
Medications (if required – to be given to teacher)
Baking in a named container for supper.

Optional
Camera
Sunglasses
Cell phone & charger
Book to read

Please Note:
No devices (except cell phones) are permitted on camp.
Cell phones will be collected in while the students are out and about participating in their activities. Phones will be handed out to students in the evenings for a short time. No phones will be permitted in students’ rooms or cabins overnight.
The camp prohibits the use of aerosols. This includes aerosol perfumes and deodorants such as Impulse, Lynx or similar sprays.
Please ensure your child does not bring snacks/lollies as the camp does not permit food of any sort in the rooms or cabins. We will have PLENTY of food available for students throughout the day and for supper.


Thank you. We appreciate your support.

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Year 5/6 Parent Camp Evening
Wednesday 13 September 2017

Thank you to the parents who were able to make it to our Yr5/6 Camp Parent Evening last night.  We realise that parents are very busy and some of you were unable to attend so here are the notes from the meeting. 
Please contact Angie Hampson or Neill Wingham if you have any questions.

As you are aware, Neill is leaving to go overseas at the end of this term so Heather Stanton will be teaching in Kotuku Class next term and will be the other teacher coming on camp.

Camp Dates: Tuesday 7 November –Friday 10 November 2017 Week 4 of term 4
Where: Hanmer Forest Camp
How: Parents who accompany us on the camp will be transporting students. We have ten parents on camp to give us a ratio of 1:5 (incl. teachers and camp staff). Camp parents will have their accommodation and food paid for by the school.  We endeavour to offer a small donation towards petrol costs.

Camp:

Facilities:
Hanmer Forest Camp is professionally run and has been hosting school camps for over 30 years.  We will be staying in The Forestry Cabins and The Abilities Lodge http://www.hanmerforestcamp.co.nz/

Cabins and rooms will be assigned closer to the camp date.  Students may choose a friend to bunk with but due to the logistics of organising 60 students into a wide variety of room configurations we can’t guarantee this.  If your child doesn’t get the friend they have chosen then we will try and put them together in the same activity group. 

Camp food is catered by The Rusty Carrot Catering company http://www.rustycarrotcatering.co.nz/
They are experienced in providing food for school camps.  The students will have a varied menu on camp.  Special dietary needs can be catered for. Please make note of this on the form that we will be sending home.

The students will be involved in three guided outdoor activity sessions while on camp; Tramping, Bush Skills and Orienteering.  These activities are run by Activity Hanmer.
The cost of these activities is included in the camp fee.  The Activity Hanmer staff is very experienced in running safe and fun activities for school camps.  They are first aid trained and safety certified. 

We will also have two sessions at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools:
Entry to the pools is included in the camp fee. If students would like to go on the special rides at the pool there is an extra charge of $10 for those.

On the final afternoon we have planned a ‘Hanmer Hunt’.  This is an “Amazing Race” style hunt. Students will be in groups accompanied by an adult.  They will go on a treasure hunt around Hanmer Village.

Cost: $210 which includes accommodation, transport, activities, pool entry, food and $5 spending money for the Hanmer Hunt.
The children do not need to bring any extra spending money.

If you have any difficulty meeting the cost of the camp please let your child’s teacher or Maureen know. The school/Parish can cover all or part of the cost in complete confidence. We don’t want any child to miss out on having this fantastic experience with their friends.

Fundraising:
At the meeting there wasn’t too much interest in fundraising although a few ideas were discussed. The teachers won’t be involved in the fundraising but we are happy to put you in touch with others who may want to organise an event.

 Paperwork and Information:
Near the end of this term the students will be bringing home camp information including a gear list, timetable, camp layout etc as well as some paperwork (health profile etc). This will need to be completed and returned to school by the end of week one next term.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Regards


Angie, Neill and Heather

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