Dear Parents, Your daughter will be involved in the Year 9 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 and strengthen their confidence in the great outdoors, and equip students with a set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that helps to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. Students also need to build on the experiences they acquired last year, developing their skills further by experiencing more challenging and demanding activities. 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 develop resilience, tenacity and perseverance in a new environment away from the comforts of home. 6. To appreciate some of Australia’s most spectacular environments. Location The camp will be at run by the Outdoor Education Group at the Biloela centre. All Outdoor Education Group staff are fully qualified outdoor education teachers and Queenwood staff accompany the girls in support. Activities include: Low risk: initiative games, low ropes, raft building, theatre sports Moderate risk: bush walking, abseiling & caving ladder, mountain biking, flying fox, canoeing. 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. Where to access a complete list of essential equipment is attached over the page. Charges The cost of the camp is $560. Please use www.trybooking.com to make your payment before the 24 March 2017. (Use the search word “queenwood”) Transport The girls will travel by Forest Coach Lines fitted with seat belts. Girls must be at Hunter Park for roll call at 8.00am on Monday, 1st May. The coaches will leave Queenwood at 8.30 am and will return to Hunter Park at 3.00 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 9 Outdoor Education Coordinator
Year 9 Camp Times 8.00am
Roll Call at Hunter Park Monday 1st May 2017
Bus leaves from Hunter Park
3:00 pm Bus returns to Hunter Park Friday 5th May 2017
Location and Camp Details Run by: Outdoor Education Group (OEG) Location: Biloela (Belanglo State Forest) Southern Highlands Surrounding National Park and State Forest. Located in the Southern Highlands about 2 hrs south of Sydney
Equipment required for camp Please refer to the separate gear list provided by OEG. To access the list (and any additional information regarding Yr 9 camp), log onto OEGâ€™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 dinner on the first day to lunch on the last day. Students will need to bring morning tea and lunch 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 Queenwoodâ€™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………………………