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Medical and Dietary Questions

We care for campers’ health and wellbeing

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 hot food courses are normally offered, lunch may be a hot or cold meal, and dinner has a hot main meal and dessert course. Salads and/or vegetables are available at all lunches and dinners. Morning and afternoon tea usually consist of baked snacks with fruit, and supper is provided at each camp’s discretion.

Do you cater for children with special dietary requirements?
Yes, please provide a comprehensive list of dietary requirements when registering your child onto camp. We are able to cater for most children with special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose intolerance. In certain circumstances, parents may be required to provide special food for their child to bring to camp. Please view our Medical and Dietary Concerns page for details.

Can you take care of my child’s special medical requirements?
Part of the camper registration process is to inform us of any medical conditions or requirements your child might have that could impact their camp. Our First Aid officers are equipped to administer medication as stipulated by you at registration.

How are medical incidents dealt with on camp?
Every CRU Holiday Camp has at least two Senior First Aid qualified leaders who will deliver first-response treatment in the event of an injury or illness. A decision is then made about whether further medical attention is needed and if the camper needs to visit a medical centre or hospital. The Camp Director will contact you as soon as possible if outside medical attention is needed for your child and if any major incidents occur involving your child.

Will I be contacted if something goes wrong with my child whilst on camp?
The vast majority of campers have a great time on CRU Camps, although they may go through some highs and lows along the way – it’s all part of the learning experience. CRU Camp leaders will deal with any minor incidents/concerns in the first instance, and these can usually be resolved within the camp environment. The Camp Director will contact you if there is a significant health issue or medical incident, or if there is an emotional issue which cannot be resolved on camp. Remember – over 95% of campers indicate on surveys that they love camp so much that they want to go on another one!

Are the leaders trained to handle emergencies?
Every CRU Camp has at least two qualified Senior First Aid officers on team to offer immediate assistance where necessary. The Director of each camp has medical and emergency contact information if required. CRU Camps also have a doctor on call throughout each holiday season to offer advice if needed. CRU Camps staff monitor emergency warnings and take precautions in the case of hazardous events.

What if I don’t know the date of my child’s last tetanus booster?
If you can’t recall the date of your child’s last tetanus booster, please indicate this on the registration form. If your child requires a tetanus injection during camp, the Camp Director will contact you. If the date of your child’s last booster is unknown, the hospital or medical centre practitioners may give the injection as a precaution.


Our questions section is constantly updated to answer the common questions we receive. Please check through all the questions categories to find the answer you are looking for. If your question is not answered here, please call us on (02) 9874 8933 (option 1) or email us.

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