Summer Camp Twenty-Twenty

Summer Camp Twenty-Twenty

   סקיף זומער לאגער

   סקיף זומער לאגער

Juniors: 19th Dec - 2nd Jan

Seniors: 19th Dec - 5th Jan

Juniors: 19th Dec - 2nd Jan

Seniors: 19th Dec - 5th Jan

Summer Camp 2020-21

Oh what a year it has been! Summer Camp is finally here and no one is as excited as the helfer are. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, the clouds are going away, nature knows it's time for Summer Camp. As restrictions are beginning to ease, we are still unsure of the format of camp, although we are hoping to be able to go to our second home, Charnwood.

As crazy and wacky as this year has been, what better way to cap it off than with an incredible Summer Camp, no matter if it's online, at Waks house or Charnwood. 

What Do We Do

On camp, the helfer (the fully trained leaders) will be running activities for the SKIFistn where we aim to help open their eyes to the big wide world that we live in, encouraging them to be actively involved in making it the kind of place in which they would like to live.

SKIFistn have a fun, action packed camp where they do activities based on SKIF’s ideologies, arts and crafts, play sport, sing, go for a shpatz (walk), hang out with their friends and the helfer and many more fun activities. The helfer work hard to make sure that every child has an enjoyable time on camp and comes home with exciting stories to tell.

Every helfer has a valid working with children's check, level 3 first aid qualifications along with our Safeguarding Children's policy that is followed to ensure your child's safety on camp.

Camp Prices and Forms

Our Camp prices vary every year. Last years prices may not be the same as this years. The prices for this years Summer Camp are:

Juniors (14 nights): $865
Seniors (17 nights): $995

Please visit our online form for information on how to pay for camp.

All forms and payments must be completed by the 9th December.

 

Due to child safety requirements we cannot accept enrolments for children who have not attended a Sunday SKIF or SKIF event in person.
 

Departure & Arrival

Departure for Summer Camp will be on:

 

Saturday, 19th December

You must be at the bus stop by 8:30am sharp to ensure that the busses can leave at our scheduled time of 9am

Glen Eira Town Hall

 

Arrival will be on:

 

Juniors: 2nd January

Seniors: 5th January

5:30pm

Glen Eira Town Hall

COVID FAQ's

Outlined below are the answers to some frequently asked questions  in regards to Summer Camp COVID-19 Safety procedures (based on our Summer Camp Covid-safe plan). This is the FAQ as of 27/11/20 and will be updated as restrictions change in Victoria.

What will happen when I drop off my child at the bus to depart for camp? 

To minimize risk, parents/guardians will drive their cars into the Glen Eira Town Hall carpark from the Hawthorn Rd end and proceed to the main carpark near Glen Eira Rd.

There will be a check in point where Parents/guardians will remain in the car while a helfer asks a series of questions, including: 

  • Does your child have a fever, sore throat, cough, cold, runny nose or fever? 

  • Has your child been in contact with anyone with COVID

  • Has your child had a COVID test in the past few days and not yet received a negative result?   

    • It is not essential for all children to be tested before camp, but if they have had symptoms and been tested, a negative result must be received before they can attend

If the answer is ‘NO’ to all these questions, the SKIFistn will be able to come out of the car with their luggage and walk with their helfer to the bus departure zone. Parents/guardians should say their farewells at their car and will not be able to congregate in the departure zone. 

 

Does my child need to bring a mask on camp? 

At this stage, we require SKIFistn to bring a mask on camp. They will be worn on the bus ride to and from the campsite and under any other conditions outlined by the state government. As masks should be washed/changed after each use, it is preferred for each SKIFist to bring several masks to camp. 

 

How will camp minimise the sharing of cups for hydration throughout camp? 

We ask that all SKIFistn bring a labelled drink bottle to camp to use throughout the day. Cups used at meals will be cleaned thoroughly by the dizur team at each meal. 

 

Will hand sanitiser be available on camp? 

Hand sanitiser will be available at all central meeting points for use throughout camp and use will be encouraged. As a preferred alternative, helfer will encourage regular hand-washing. 

 

What is the ‘camp bubble’? 

In order to minimise risk to our SKIFistn and helfer, we will be creating a camp bubble. This means that we will be minimising the number of people coming up to camp after the initial arrival date. This means there will be no visitors day this year.  

 

What happens if there is a suspected COVID case on camp? 

Any child who develops any symptoms needs to be isolated from rest of camp immediately. They well be observed from a distance to ensure no deterioration in condition. They will not be made to feel criticised or demeaned. The helfer will seek immediate advice from our camp doctor regarding procedure for testing. 

 

What if someone on camp turns out to be a ‘close contact’? 

If someone on camp turns out to be a close contact of a positive case in Melbourne they will need to be isolated. The helfer will act on the advice from our camp doctor and DHHS. 

 

What happens if there is a case of COVID on camp? 

The helfer will notify the camp doctor and DHHS for advice on how to isolate the individual and a return of camp. 

The individual will need to be collected from camp immediately and safely by a parent or guardian. 

In the event of a confirmed case of COVID on camp, it is likely that all SKIFistn and helfer will need to return to Melbourne. In this case, the helfer will seek advice from the camp doctor and DHHS regarding travel arrangements. Any early return from camp will be communicated to parents by the camp contact via the parent Whatsapp group. All parents, guardians and emergency contacts are required to be members of this Whatsapp group for the duration of camp. 

 

How do I collect my child when the bus returns from camp? 

All parents/guardians should park their cars in the Glen Eira Town Hall carpark. We ask that all parents remain in their cars. When the bus has safely stopped, the helfer will help the SKIFistn to locate their luggage and will assist them in finding their parent/guardian. 

Packing List

Clothes
  • Underwear (enough for at least one per day!!!)

  • Pyjamas

  • T-shirts 

  • Long sleeve tops (for cold nights)

  • Warm jumpers (for cold nights)

  • Shorts

  • Long Pants

  • Closed shoes/Runners

  • Socks

  • Towels

  • Clothes that can get dirty!

  • Clothes that can get wet

  • Dirty washing bag

  • Bathers

  • New Years Eve Costume

Bedding
  • Fitted sheet

  • Pillow and pillowcase

  • Sleeping bag/doona

  • extra throw blanket if sleeping bag is thin!

 

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Soap

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Hairbrush

 

Other
  • Water bottle

  • One bag of lollies/snacks for kraize bag which will be shared with your group (NO nuts)

  • Torch

  • Musical instruments (optional)

Emergency Bag

In the unlikely event of an emergency evacuation, we ask that all SKIFistn bring a packed emergency bag so that we are prepared for this situation.

This bag should be a clear plastic bag or shopping bag and must be clearly labelled. Do not pack this bag in your child's suitcase, you must give it to a helfer at the bus stop.

What to pack:

  • 1 Change of clothes (including undies and socks)

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Spare shoes/thongs

  • Face Mask

  • Asthma Puffer (if required)

Medication

If your child requires medication please put it in a zip lock bag LABELLED with the child's name and instructions and give it to a helfer at the bus before we leave.

Please name all things to avoid losing anything on camp

 

Please check your child(ren) for lice before coming on camp

What Not To Bring

Weapons, tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, valuable electronics, MOBILE PHONES, IPAD's and other electronics and valuable items (including money) should NOT be brought to camp. There will be no circumstance where a mobile phone will need to be used by a SKIFist on camp (plus, there will be no reception). There will be a camp contact who is contactable during camp if there is an urgent need to speak to your child.

The details to this person will be given out at departure. Please note that we ask that any kraize bag taken to camp does not contain nuts. 

Contact:

Jordan: 0468 332 078

Rachel: 0452 098 465

skifhelfer@gmail.com

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