Dear Parents, Your daughter will be involved in the Year 11 camp from Monday, 1st May to Friday, 5th May 2017 as part of Queenwood’s Outdoor Education Program. The aim is for the girls to develop a greater awareness of themselves, their place in the year group and their environment, and to learn about other students at a deeper level. The camp also aims to strengthen the girl’s self-confidence and personal competence through a meaningful program which is both stimulating and enjoyable. Camp goals: 1. To persevere through challenge, and to develop personal strength through the experience. 2. To experience and become comfortable with the unknown. 3. To learn to appreciate the importance and role of a group and support others in a new environment. 4. To learn to take responsibility for all they do. 5. To reinforce skills learnt in previous years and provide new opportunities which are challenging and enjoyable. 6. To appreciate some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery and the outdoor environment. Location The camp is run by Land’s Edge (NSW)and it will be based at the Alpine Adventist Centre (ACC), Jindabyne. Land’s Edge staff are fully qualified outdoor education teachers and Queenwood staff accompany the girls in support. Activities include: Low risk: initiative games, orienteering, trout fishing, indigenous cultural session. Moderate risk: bush walking, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and canoeing. During activities the girls are supervised at all times by an instructor and a Queenwood staff member. No special equipment is required for the camp, except a waterproof jacket. A good quality waterproof jacket is essential for your daughter’s health and comfort in case of rain. A complete list of essential equipment can be found overleaf. Dressing warmly is the key to enjoying the experience. Good walking shoes will be required. Charges The cost of the camp is $550. Please use www.trybooking.com to make your payment before the 24th March 2017. (Use the search word “queenwood”) Transport The girls will travel by Kiama Coaches fitted with seat belts. Girls must be at Hunter Park on Monday 1at May for roll call at 6.30am. The coaches will leave Queenwood at 7.00am sharp and will return at approximately 6.00pm on Friday May 5th. Please read and sign the attached indemnity form for Queenwood. Please return this to your daughter’s tutor by Friday 24th February 2017.
Medical forms: It is vital that Land’s Edge (NSW) receives information relating to medical, dietary and other special needs for your daughter. This information is collected using Land’s Edge online Medical and Consent form. This is available at:
https://form.jotform.com/LandsEdge/QueenwoodYr11-StudentMedical This website also outlines some of the philosophies and values that underpin Land’s Edge and includes additional information including a detailed equipment lists for the students. All Medical and Consent forms MUST be submitted online by Friday 7th April, 2017.
Thank you for your assistance with this.
Ashleigh Mace Year 11 Outdoor Education Coordinator
Year 11 Camp Times 6:30 am 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Roll Call at Hunter Park Bus leaves Hunter Park Monday 1 May 2017 Bus returns to Hunter Park Friday 5 May 2017
Location & Camp Organiser Run by: Location:
Land’s Edge NSW Alpine Adventist Centre (ACC), Jindabyne.
What to bring to camp T-shirts (no singlets or midriff tops) Shorts (shorts must be length of PE shorts – no shorter) 1 pair of running or walking shoes suitable for hiking purposes 1 towel 3 jumpers socks and underwear sunscreen, insect repellant, sunglasses and hat Please do not bring: toiletries including soap singlets, midriff tops, mobile phones, 3 pairs of loose long pants lollies, chewing gum, jewellery, video Rain jacket, beanie, scarves and gloves games or anything valuable. pyjamas Any student who brings drugs, alcohol paper, pens or pencils (optional) or cigarettes will return to school plastic bag for dirty or wet clothes immediately and risk expulsion.
personal medication day backpack for hiking torch – a must have water bottle enough warm clothing for 3 layers (regardless of season as temperature can vary greatly) have extra money for a lunch stop or a packed lunch for the bus trip to camp extra money for a lunch stop for the return bus trip Thongs, slippers or ugg boots (optional) – these CANNOT be worn around the centre or on activities Sleeping bag pillow
Additional clothing and equipment details can be found on Land’s Edge online Student Medical and Consent Form.
SIGNATURE, OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN CERTIFYING Student’s Name……………………………………….. Parent/Guardian Signature……………………………. Date………………………