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Important Information for Full Camp Participants
Immediately on arrival at Swanleigh, between 2 & 5pm on Wednesday, 26th Dec. 2012, you will need to come to the Library (building 13 on site map) to confirm your arrival and to receive your information package. The package will contain name-tags for you and family group, and directions to your allocated accommodation. The registration desk will also be open each morning prior to the commencement of the day’s program for the registration of day visitors.
There are a number of tasks available during the Summer School such asassisting with registrations and setting up for afternoon teas and suppers. Please make yourself known to one of the coordinators if you would like to complete the practical component to this year’s summer school.
We are also in Urgent Need of volunteers holding a current Bronze Medallion Award to supervise the swimming pool session between 1:00 and 3:00 pm on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th. If you, or someone you know, would like to offer this important service please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you hold a current child protection card, your offer of assistance with the children’s program would be very much appreciated (you can volunteer to assist with even one session during the camp). If you would like to serve in this way, please advise the camp coordinators as soon as possible.
Swanleigh provide all bed linen, however you will need to bring your own towels. Please also remember to bring your toiletries, bathers if going swimming, torches, sunscreen, repellents, sturdy walking shoes and any sporting equipment. There is no air-conditioning in the residential facilities and you may wish to bring your own portable fan to aid comfort if the weather is particularly hot. Some buildings have communal lighting; a table lamp might be beneficial to supplement the individual lights located on the wardrobes.
Pot-Luck Afternoon Tea and Supper
All participants are requested to bring a plate or two to contribute towards pot-luck afternoon teas and suppers. This contribution on our part helps keep costs down. Tea, coffee and milo will be provided, as will snacks for the children’s programme.
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner will be supplied in the dining hall.
Special Dietary Requirements
It is not possible to cater to specific dietary requirements of individuals. The main menu has a wide selection of different foods to choose from (menu enclosed) however you may wish to bring food of your own to prepare. Please be aware, however, that there are no cooking facilities available in the residential halls other than a microwave oven.
If you have children who will be attending the children’s programmes please provide them with the following:
- hat (labelled with child’s name)
- sports shoes
- sun screen
- drink bottle filled with water only (labelled with student’s name)
This year’s change of venue is operating as a trial. There are a number of benefits – it is clean and green and can accommodate significantly more people for example, but there are also factors that participants may find challenging, particularly with the accommodation facilities. We humbly request your patience and fortitude in this regard. There will be an opportunity at the conclusion of the camp to vote for your preferred venue next year and we look forward to your feedback.