Your camp experience is just around the corner. You’re probably wondering what activities you can get involved in and if there’s anything you should know (or do) before you embark on this exciting adventure. If that’s you, then you’ve come to the right place!
In the kids portal, you’ll find lots of information around what to expect at camp, including the different activities we run, the delicious food you’ll be eating and where you can hang out with your friends. We’ve also put together a handy packing list so you can make sure you’ve got everything you need for your camp adventure.
What to bring to camp
Packing for camp, especially if you’ve never been to camp before, can be overwhelming. Before you start, it’s a good idea to think about how long you’ll be at camp for, what the weather will be like while you’re there and the activities you’ll be doing.
We’ve provided a generic packing list below to help you out. Remember to check with your school in case there is anything else you need for your camp experience.
Category Items to pack Clothing
- T-shirts or long sleeve tops (bring older items that you don’t mind getting muddy)
- Hoodie or jumper in case it gets chilly
- Waterproof jacket or coat to stay dry
- A few pairs of tracksuit pants or leggings (not jeans because these can get heavy and cold when wet)
- Shorts if the weather is going to be nice
- Socks and underwear
- Swimwear (such as bathers or board shorts for summer activities)
- Pyjamas for a cosy night in
Bedding and towels
- Sleeping bag
- Single fitted sheet for your bed
- Pillow with pillowcase
- Towel for showering
- Towel for activities
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Hairbrush or comb
- Roll-on deodorant
- Roll-on insect repellent
- Two plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes / shoes
- Lightweight backpack for travelling
- Drink bottle labelled with your name
What not to bring
Please do not bring anything of value to camp. If you’re worried about losing it, then it’s probably best to keep it safe at home. Take a look at the items below that you won’t need at camp.
- Additional food of any kind
- Mobile phones
- Tablets / iPads
- Singlet tops that don’t cover your shoulders
Got a bit of extra space?
Bring a disposable camera to capture those moments you want to remember forever.
If your camp experience includes a disco night and talent show, how about packing your favourite outfit to wear? You could even pack a costume or some props to fully showcase your talent.
What to expect on your camp adventure
When you step off the bus and head into camp, you’ll first meet the friendly staff who will be guiding you on your adventure. You’ll discover who you’ll be sharing your cabin with and what the day has in store.
Throughout your journey, you’ll give every activity your all and cheer your friends on too. You’ll spend evenings under the stars, sharing stories around the fire pit. You’ll have fun in the chill out zone and relive the best moments from your day.
By the end of your adventure, you’ll want to do it all again.
What's on the menu?
Food at camp is fresh and simple. Enjoy meal times in the dining room with your friends, looking forward to the day ahead over breakfast and chatting about your favourite activities over lunch.
Fuel up for the day with a cooked or continental breakfast, eat a packed lunch while you're out exploring, then enjoy a delicious, healthy dinner in the evening. You could be tucking into homemade pizza or pasta and perhaps ice cream for dessert.
Vegetarian options will be available. If you have specific dietary requirements such as any cultural catering needs or food allergies, we can cater for that too.
Activities for everyone
Every camp experience is unique and you’ll get the chance to participate in wide range of fun activities.
You might swoop into action on the giant swing, work with your teammates to finish the amazing race, sail on a raft you’ve built with your own hands, or hit the bullseye in archery.
Whatever activity you do, you’ll achieve things you never dreamed possible.
At camp, you’ll have space to chill out in recreation rooms or hang out with your friends in your own shared bedrooms.
Your accommodation will be set in beautiful surroundings – perhaps in the mountains, near the beach, or in the wilderness – so venture outdoors and explore the natural world around you.
Whether you’re staying for a short adventure or week-long journey, you’ll be able to make camp your home.