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Frequently Asked Questions

 

We know people get excited before they come to camp and often have questions about what the experience will be like. Below, we have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by teachers (party leaders), parents, and campers.

If your question is not answered below, feel free to ask us by calling or writing us a message here.

 

Party Leaders' Questions

 

Is the accommodation secure?

Yes, the accommodation is secure! Our policy here at Camp Longbeach is to dedicate our efforts to you, the client. Therefore, each and every visit is an exclusive one and only your group or school have access to the camp during your stay.

 

Is there any free time for children?

Where possible, Camp Longbeach will include free time into a program at the request of the person booking/organising. Programs usually have some free time in the afternoon, as well.

 

Do teachers pay to come to camp?

Camp Longbeach policy allows one teacher to stay free of charge for every 15 students that attend camp.

 

What are your priorities when running sessions?

We prioritise safety, enjoyment, participation and learning, in that order.

 

Is there a tuck shop?

No. Camp is fully catered, with three meals per full day, plus morning and afternoon tea. There is nowhere to buy food, and no need.

 

Are the instructors trained?

Choosing the right staff for the activity is a priority at Camp Longbeach. All instructors and staff are trained and qualified as required to teach the chosen programs.

 

What do the students need to bring?

A full kit list can be found by clicking on this link (http://camplongbeach.com.au/what-to-bring/ ).


 

 

 

 

Parents' Questions

 

Are your activities safe?

All our activities are run by experienced staff who are qualified in their field. Safety of the participant is the first consideration when organising a program, and all our programs have a full risk assessment carried out and approved by the governing body for Outdoor Education and Recreation in NSW and the ACT.

 

Is the accommodation secure?

Yes, the accommodation is secure! Our policy here at Camp Longbeach is to dedicate our efforts to you, the client. Therefore, each and every visit is an exclusive one and only your group or school have access to the camp during your stay.

 

What will my child need to bring with him/her?

A full kit list can be found by clicking on this link (http://camplongbeach.com.au/what-to-bring/).

 

What if my child gets homesick?

At Camp Longbeach, we aim to keep all children entertained and stimulated for the duration of their visit, which in most cases keeps their minds off home. We do allow any unsettled children -- in certain situations -- to call their parents if it is deemed necessary.

 

My child can't swim. Can they still do water activities?

Yes, not all water activities involve swimming or the requirement / ability to swim. However, if your child can not swim you must notify the organizing person who will in turn inform Camp Longbeach mso we can take appropriate precautions.

 

My child has a special dietary requirement. Can you cater for him/her?

Yes, please let the camp organizer know of any dietary requirements. They will notify Camp Longbeach, and we will endeavour to ensure your child is suitably catered for at every meal. In extreme cases, an extra fee is required.

 

Campers' Questions

 

Where will we sleep?

You will be sleeping in basic but cozy cabins with up to 7 of your classmates / friends and fellow campers.

 

What should I bring?

A full kit list can be found by clicking on this link (http://camplongbeach.com.au/what-to-bring/ ).

Can I bring my phone with me to camp?

It is up to your organizing teachers and is not recommended by Camp Longbeach. We encourage organizers/staff to take possession of phones and only allow them to be used under supervision. Phones distract from the camp atmosphere, and can be broken. Camp Longbeach encourages communication between fellow campers, and not with those outside camp.

 

Will I have to shower?

Camp Longbeach staff will encourage regular showers to ensure a healthy, hygienic environment. Your teachers will ensure you shower once every full day you are at camp as a minimum, and you will be required to shower off any sand before entering your rooms.