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Day Camps Questions

What if my child doesn’t know anyone else on camp?
Most CRU Camps have a few campers who arrive not knowing anyone else. Our leaders are trained to watch, care for and help campers to feel part of the group. Camper surveys consistently show that over 95% of campers felt well cared for, made new friends and want to come on camp again.

Who looks after the campers?
A team of energetic, committed, Christian leaders look after the campers throughout camp. All leaders are reference checked, trained in child protection procedures and have completed government child protection requirements. In addition to adult leaders, a number of Day Camps involve Junior Leaders who will get right alongside your child throughout the week.

How many leaders are on each camp?
All CRU Camps have an unequalled standard of care with at least 1 leader for every 5 campers, meaning that your child will be well looked after.

What does my child need to take on camp?
Two weeks before camp you will receive a ‘camp information pack’ by email with all the details of what your child will need to bring to camp. This information will also be available for download on the camps unique page on our website. In the meantime you can also see our Typical Pack List.

What is the daily program for camp?
With a growing range of CRU Day Camps featuring a variety of exciting activities, each camp’s daily program is different. However, for a general idea, check out our Typical Camp Day.

What is the Christian component of the camps?
Each day of camp features a short, age appropriate Bible presentation and small group time for campers to talk about issues in greater depth and ask questions about God, life and everything.

Will the camp be suited to my child’s age?
We understand there is a big developmental difference between a child in Kindergarten and a child in Year 6! Our leaders make an effort to differentiate activities and games based on age to make camp enjoyable for all! On larger Day Camps, programs are split during various parts of camp to include separate infants (K-2) and primary (3-6) streams.

Are the camp activities safe?
CRU Camps have an excellent safety record, and we work hard to keep this high standard. Of course there is an element of risk to everything we do in life and camp activities are no exception. CRU Camps minimise risk in a variety of ways including risk assessments, high leader to camper ratios, trained activity guides and performing regular equipment checks to maintain industry safety standards.

What meals are provided on a CRU Day Camp?
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided during camp. Lunch may be a hot or cold meal. Morning teas usually consist of baked snacks and fruit.

Can I book my child in for only some days of camp?
CRU Day Camps are programmed as full camp programs and each day builds on previous days. In addition, we value the relationships that campers build with each other and with their leaders over the full duration of camp and don’t want campers to miss out on shared experiences which may limit the growth of these relationships.

We do not offer discounts for only attending part of camp. We only offer a full camp program. However, if your child needs to leave early or arrive late on a day or miss a day of camp for any reason, this can be accommodated. Please let the CRU Camps office and the camp director know as soon as you are aware of any times your child is unable to attend camp.

Can I book my child onto a Day Camp if they are not in one of the advertised school years for camp?
Children outside the advertised age range are not normally accepted onto camp.

Does a child care payment apply?
As of July 2 2018, CRU Day Camps are not eligible for any Child Care Benefit or Child Care Subsidy payments.

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The kids really loved the CRU Day Camp.  I think that the new experiences gave them confidence.  Both kids said it was the best thing they ever did.

- Melissa, Parent

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