Kunyung Primary School Middle Unit Camp. YMCA Camp Manyung Rob Cummins Service Director. History about Camp Manyung. Owned by State Government (SRV) Leased by the YMCA since 1998 Leased until 2020 by YMCA The oldest operating campsite in Victoria
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YMCA Camp Manyung
Self (belongings, decision making, independence),
Community , Safety, using initiative
Be Your Best
Kunyung Staff: Kelly Virgona, Pauline Simpson, Renee O’Brien, Jenny Williams, David Barnes
Parents:Kelly Hughes, Scott Bradford, Chelsea Howson, Tim Perkin, Andrew Spence, Russell Daff, Sam Dalla Santa, Jenny Warner and Elizabeth Caller, Penny Williams
This ensures our ratio of 1:10 is met!
We believe that it is important for your child to have an independent experience while on camp. However, in the event of an emergency we can be contacted via the camp office on 9788 1100 during business hours. After hours you can contact Kelly Virgonaor Pauline Simpson.
We assure that in the event of an emergency at camp every effort will be made to contact you on the numbers that you have provided.
To ensure that all students experience a safe and happy camp it is imperative that student behaviour is of an exemplary standard. Please impress on your child the need for sensible and considerate behaviour. As with all school activities inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with according to Kunyung procedures.
As you are aware, on Wednesday the 31st of July, parents will be required to drop students at Camp Manyung. Students should arrive between 10 and 10.30am. We ask that students do not arrive before 10am as it is important that we do not interfere with another school group that will be using the camp facilities prior to their departure.
On Friday the 2nd of August, parents will be required to collect students from the camp between 2.30 and 3pm. When collecting students, parents will need to notify the student’s classroom teacher prior to departure. If your child is to be collected by someone other than yourself, you will need to inform your child’s classroom teacher, in writing, prior to the camp.
We believe the Camp is the total experience from arrival to departure, not just the activities that the students complete. Things that are equally important are meal duties, dishwashing, looking after themselves, each other and the environment.
Designed for maximum supervision
All have cooling and heating.
Activity groups have approximately 15 students in each. These groups have been organised in consultation with students.
Each room sleeps 4 - 7 students. Every effort has been made to place students in Cabin groups with as many friends as possible.
Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Bike Education, Canoeing, Tree Climbing, Archery/Geo Caching, Low Ropes, Bush-cooking, Games
Every student will have the chance to complete every activity.
Students are belayed as they climb 10m high using both tree branches and staples placed in the tree. Participants wear a sit and chest harness and are belayed by a qualified YMCA staff member.
This 120m long aerial runway provides a thrilling ride through the ti-trees whilst looking ahead to Port Phillip Bay.
Soar high or enjoy a gentle swing whilst capturing a birds eye view across Port Phillip Bay. This is a challenge by choice activity where participants are encouraged to move outside their comfort zone. Each participant is harnessed and hauled into the air, by their team. Once at the desired height, participants will pull the release cord to send themselves swinging.
Geo-coaching: a popular activity in overseas camps, participants use a GPS to navigate their way around the camp to complete different tasks.
Introduction to the basic skills of canoeing and consolidation of these skills through a series of group games in canoes. Successful canoeing relies on teamwork and good communication.
The Bike Education program is an adaptation of the Vic Roads Bike Education Program. It teaches participants bike handling skills through a series of activities and includes basic bike maintenance.
19 linked, low to the ground elements, where partners “spot” each other to develop teamwork.
Develop problem solving and communication skills with a series of interesting activities.
Students will participate in the 2013 Middle Camp Challenge.
Students will have a quiet night in watching a PG rated movie.
To ensure that medication is in close proximity to students at all times we would like medications currently stored in sick bay at school to accompany students via the group leader (responsible adult) throughout the entire camp. Prior to camp please ensure that the medication you have provided the school with is current and remains within the expiry date. We will organise for these packs to be transported to camp.
In addition to this, we request that you provide a back up supply of your child’s medication which will be stored in a central area with other medications.