2C'S CHILDREN'S CHRISTIAN CAMP
FOR CHILDREN IN YEAR 4, 5 & 6
COROP CAMP 1
DATES: 3rd - 7th April 2018
Cam and Jennie Gillies
Wesleyan Methodist Church Wangaratta
COROP CAMP 2
DATES: 9th - 13th April 2018
Stephen and Esther Hunter
Shepparton South Community Church
DATES: 3rd - 6th April 2018
Steven and Natalie Burchett
Church by the Bay Portarlington
2C's ‘Children’s Christian Camp’ are for Primary School children of years 4, 5 and 6. The camps are run back to back in the Easter school holidays. Each Corop Camp is of 5 days and 4 nights duration, while Anglesea is 4 days and 3 nights duration.
Campers are placed in a cabin ‘family’ which consists of a senior leader, two junior leaders (sometimes a cousin) and up to 8 campers of the same gender. Most activities are done in these cabin groups. The character and behaviour of the Senior and Junior leaders has a significant influence on the campers in their care and creates a most supportive and caring atmosphere.
Camp also consists of Camp Mum and Dad, music and craft leaders, and organisers. Leaders are called by family titles of ‘Aunty’, ‘Uncle’, ‘Mum and Dad’ to help encourage the ‘family atmosphere’ of the camps. Often there is a team of around 30 leaders and approximately 40 campers.
Over the week the campers are involved in activities such as sports, craft, studies, games, banner designing, singing, a concert and more. These activities involve the full-time commitment of leaders to the campers in areas of assistance, guidance and encouragement.
Warm fuzzy bags are provided for each leader and camper. Leaders write encouraging notes for each child in their cabin group. Campers and leaders are then encouraged to write similar notes of affirmation to one another throughout the week. These are fond reminders after camp of the new friends made and the special times they had together. Campers may wish to bring along some inexpensive ‘fuzzies’ like sticker, bookmarks or something they have made themselves to share with their new friends.
All leaders are required to be committed in their faith, be active church participants, hold a current Working With Children Check and have the approval of The Camping Program Committee.
TYPICAL CAMP TIMETABLE
Start the day with singing, a story, or a fun skit
Led by the Happy Chappy and followed with chat time in cabins
Banners, wide games, etc
Games, concert, camp fire, guest artist, etc