Dear Parents, Your daughter will be involved in the Year 8 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. They also need to build on the experiences they acquired last year, developing their skills further by experiencing more challenging and demanding activities in the great outdoors.
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. 4. To learn to take responsibility for all they do. 5. To reinforce skills previously introduced in year 7. 6. To appreciate the outdoor environment away from mainstream society.
The camp will be at run by the Outdoor Education Group at the Castle Mountain Centre, Webbs Creek Road, Wiseman’s Ferry. All Outdoor Education Group staff are fully qualified outdoor education teachers and Queenwood staff accompany the girls in support.
Low risk: initiative games, low ropes, theatre sports, raft building Moderate risk: bushwalking, abseiling, canoeing and an optional overnight sleep out in a clear space (dependent on weather conditions). It is anticipated that all students will stay in dorms for 2 nights and tents for 2 nights. During activities girls are supervised at all times by an instructor and a Queenwood staff member. No special equipment is required for the camp, except a sleeping bag. A good quality waterproof jacket is also essential for your daughter’s health and comfort in case of rain. To access a complete list of essential equipment students and parents can log onto OEG’s website (see over the page).
The cost of the camp is $550. Please use www.trybooking.com to make your payment before the 24 March 2017. (Use the search word “queenwood”)
The girls will travel by Forest Coach Lines fitted with seat belts. Girls must be at school for roll call at 8.00am on Monday, 1st May. The coaches will leave Queenwood at 8.30 am from Waitovu Street and will return to Waitovu Street 3.15 pm on Friday, 5th May.
Medical Forms All medical information will be accessed via CareMonkey. This online risk management system records vital information such as allergies, medical conditions, emergency and medical contacts. An email detailing medical requirements will be sent to you shortly by CareMonkey. More information regarding this system is outlined overleaf. Please read and sign the attached indemnity form and return to your daughters tutor no later than Friday 24th February. Yours faithfully, Ashleigh Mace Year 8 Outdoor Education Coordinator
Year 8 Camp Times 8.00am
Roll Call is at Lawrance on the Multi-Purpose Court, 44 Mandalong Rd Campus.
Bus leaves from Waitovu Street Monday 1st May 2017
3:15 pm Bus returns to Waitovu Street Friday 1st May 2017
Location & Camp Organiser Run By: Outdoor Education Group (OEG) Location: Castle Mountain Webbs Creek Road, Wiseman’s Ferry.
Equipment required for camp Please refer to the separate gear list provided by OEG. To access the list (and any additional information regarding Yr 8 camp), log onto OEG’s website: http://www.oeg.org.au/queenwood/ Under Schools Login : Queenwood. You will need to enter the password: QWSinthewoods This is a fully catered program with meals provided for all participants from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day. Students will need to bring morning tea on the first day. (No nut or nut derivative ingredients (eg: Peanut Oil , Almond Meal) is to be brought on camp). Special Note: The Outdoor Education Group has the best available communication systems available for each program. All communications between the field and the school will be conducted through the AHC (All Hours Contact) system. Mr Christopher Daunt Watney will be Queenwood’s School AHC person. The school will provide an emergency contact number should the need arise for parents to contact their daughter for the duration of the program. More information regarding the AHC system will be provided to parents via the schools newsletter in the week preceding camp.
SIGNATURE, OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN CERTIFYING Student’s Name……………………………………….. Parent/Guardian Signature……………………………. Date………………………