Who is Anglican Camping Tasmania?
Anglican Camping Tasmania is run by the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania and is a non-profit, interdenominational, Christian camping organisation. Established in the 1980s, Anglican Camping Tasmania provides kids, teenagers and young adults with a safe, fun and positive camp experience each year.
What is the Christian component of the camp?
Each day of camp features a short Bible talk and small group discussion time for campers to talk about issues in greater depth and ask questions about God, life and everything.
My child doesn't know anyone else on camp. Will he/she be OK?
Nearly every camp has a few campers who arrive not knowing anyone else. Our leaders are trained to watch, care for and involve campers to ensure they feel part of the group! As a result, campers have a fantastic time and leave having made many new friends.
Who looks after the campers?
A team of enthusiastic, committed Christian leaders look after the campers 24 hours a day. All leaders are reference checked, up to date on child protection procedures and have met Child Safe requirements as well as having Working With Vulnerable People Cards. For all specialist activities leaders are fully trained and qualified for their specific roles on camp. In addition to a camp director and leaders, most camps also have a 'camp mum and dad' to comfort young campers who may experience homesickness.
How many leaders are on each camp?
Anglican Camping Tasmania has at least 1 leader to every 5 campers, meaning that your child will be well looked after.
Are the leaders trained to handle emergencies?
Every Anglican Camp has at least two qualified Senior First Aid officers on team who can offer immediate medical assistance if required. The director of each camp is supplied with detailed information on the location of the nearest hospital and medical centre to ensure swift action if any injuries or emergencies occur on camp. In addition, the camp leadership team is supported by an offsite Emergency Response Team who are on call throughout the camp and may come on camp if required.
What sort of food will my child eat on camp?
We provide plenty of food and a variety of options within each meal to suit different tastes. Breakfast has cereals and toast, lunch may be a hot or cold meal, and dinner generally has a hot main meal and dessert course. Salads and/or vegetables are available at all lunches and dinners. Morning and afternoon tea are usually baked snacks with fruit, and supper is also provided.
Do you cater for children with special dietary requirements?
Yes we do. Parents should provide a comprehensive list of dietary requirements when completing the Medical Form which gets sent to the camp director. We will seek to cater for their needs as much as is possible and practical. In certain circumstances, parents may be required to provide special food for their child to bring to camp.
What does my child need to take on camp?
This information is contained in the director’s letter which is emailed to you when you register for camp.
Are the camp activities safe?
Anglican Camping Tasmania has an excellent safety record, and we spend a lot of effort keeping this high standard. Of course there is an element of risk to everything we do in life and camp activities are no exception. All Anglican Camps undertake a risk management assessment for major and unusual activities we provide. We undertake regular equipment checks of our own equipment to maintain industry standards.
How can campers be contacted?
We understand it can feel quite different to be out of contact with your child for a few days, especially if this Anglican Camp is their first time away overnight from home. Be assured that Anglican Camps will be taking good care of your child physically and emotionally while they are on camp! If you have specific concerns about your child or would like to speak to your child at any stage, you can organise to contact your camp director at any time throughout the camp. The director’s contact details will be outlined in the letter you receive once you have registered for camp.
Do you provide financial assistance for campers?
Anglican Camping Tasmania has a number of options available to help financially struggling families send their kids to camp. If you need assistance, please complete the 'Request for Sponsorship' form and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have to cancel my camper's registration but have already paid in full. Do I get my money back?
We will generally refund the full amount of the camp fee. However, if you cancel your registration within 2 weeks of the camp, we will charge a cancellation fee of $50, out of your camp payment.
How are camp leaders selected and trained?
Anglican Camping takes a great deal of responsibility in ensuring that all leaders are appropriately selected and trained. Before attending any camp, all leaders undertake an extensive screening process. They are required to provide a Working With Vulnerable People card, multiple references and attend specialised Child Safe training events. These events cover a variety of topics, including management of critical incidents, best practices when working with young people and risk management. More information on Child Safe is available here: https://anglicantas.org.au/safe-church-communities-scc/ If you have any questions about the process of accrediting and training Anglican Camping leaders, please email email@example.com