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Study Camp Questions

All you need to know for CRU Study Camps

Can I bring my laptop on camp?
Yes, however The Crusader Union of Australia takes no responsibility for personal property taken on camps.

Whilst Crusaders does everything we can to ensure that security of your belongings is a priority, you take full responsibility for its security. Please take the below steps to limit risk:

  • Bring a desk lock and your own power board and extension cord
  • We strongly encourage you to insure your laptop as a portable item, especially if you plan to take it to uni/TAFE/work with you next year
  • Do not bring any laptop bags with broken zippers or attachments
  • We also request that you backup or have cloud storage for your hard drive before you come to camp
  • Co-operate with leaders requests to sign in and lock away your laptop or tablet in non-study times

Can I use the internet on camp?
To minimise distractions, full internet access is not normally provided. Please make sure that you have downloaded all research and resources necessary before you come to camp. Please be aware that some of the camp sites we use are in remote locations and internet USB/smart phone tethering may have limited or no coverage.

What does a day on a Study Camp look like?
Camp programs vary dependent on site schedules, but all camps include at least 6 hours study on each full day of camp. See our Typical Study Camp Day for a general overview.

Can I receive assistance with my study?
Each CRU Camp is run by a Christian leadership team which includes teachers, uni students and full-time workers with a wide range of expertise, graduate and post-graduate qualifications. Our leaders are committed to helping you achieve your study goals and think about post school life! Leadership teams and qualifications vary between camps. While we aim to cover a broad range of subjects, we can’t guarantee what areas will be covered on each camp.

Are IB students able to come?
Definitely! The main focus of camp is to maximise independent study and IB Diploma students often use the distraction free time to complete and gain feedback on their extended essays. In addition, assistance is provided by leaders in a range of common subject areas. A selection of camps each year may offer specific IB assistance and on every camp the leadership teams of university students, teachers and other graduates are able to give general assistance and essay feedback.

Can I be in the same cabin as my friend/s?
During the registration process, you can nominate the names of friends (of the same gender) as preferred room mates. Camp directors use these preferences to guide the cabin allocations. If multiple campers are listed as room mate preferences, it may be difficult for directors to ensure every request. Of course during camp the Camp Director reserves the right to separate campers for disciplinary reasons if necessary. Even if your friend has not yet registered, you can nominate them as a room mate, however this does not guarantee their place on camp.

How far in advance do registrations open?
We open CRU Study Camp registrations online two school terms in advance (e.g. bookings for winter will open at the start of term 1). You can also sign up for email updates, or ‘like’ us on Facebook to keep up to date with everything that is happening at CRU Camps.

Can I attend another event during Study Camp?
If you need to leave camp early or arrive at camp late, or leave camp for any period of time, you must bring a signed permission note from your parents addressed to the Camp Director. We also require that you notify the CRU Camps office before camp via this online form. No discounts are available for partial attendance at camp.

The camp I wanted to attend is full! What can I do?
You can either register onto the waiting list or register for a different camp. See our Waiting List Questions for more details.

My friends are on a different camp. Can I transfer to that camp?
Yes, subject to camp availability and our Booking Terms and Conditions. A $50 transfer fee applies. Transfers are not permitted within 14 days of the original camp start date, and must be within the same camp season.

Can I drive myself to camp?
Yes, however you will not be able to use your vehicle during camp unless prior parental permission has been given to leave camp to attend another event.

Can attending a CRU Camp count towards my Duke of Edinburgh award?
Being a camper or leader on a CRU Camp is a great way to achieve the the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Residential Project requirement. Click here for more info.

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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