Camp Blue at North Sydney runs from the school grounds of Monte St Angelo Mercy College and operates through each school holiday period for a select number of weeks. It is open for children in Kindergarten through to Year 9.
Each camper chooses their program that they wish to participate in throughout the week. There is a selection of up to 20 activities each session where a camper chooses 5. They then participate in those 5 activities each day they are at camp.
Whilst the majority of spaces for the program are full week, there a limited number of 2, 3 or 4 day options.
Each activity is taught by an experienced and qualified instructor. We understand that the most important thing to a child is to have fun at camp, so you can be assured that while your camper is learning and developing their skills they will be having a blast!
**Our activities are reviewed for each holiday period and may be subject to change due to the availability of qualified staff.
Little Blue Program
The Little Blue program operates for Kindy kids and activities are pre-set for them (schedule is emailed to families a week prior to camp starting). Little Blue campers get a taste of what we offer and participate in 5 activities throughout the day, and these will change slightly from day to day.
DATES AND RATES
January 2018 Holidays
Wk 1: Mon 8th - Fri 12th
Wk 2: Mon 15th - Fri 15th
*Unfortunately, we are at capacity for both weeks at North Sydney.
Camp Blue is a fully accredited program, so families (if eligble) are entitled to CCB/CCR payments
Full week enrolment
$620 (up to 50% rebate depending on circumstances)
$50 per child ( 5 day full week bookings only)
$130 (minimum 2 day booking)
128 Miller Street, North Sydney
Arts and Crafts
Every day will be different in this staple camp activity. The activity will be tailored to your child’s age and ability level, and your child will come away with some creative art pieces to be proudly displayed at home.
If you have never played before, if you are in Chess Club at school, or if you just enjoy playing then this is the activity for you. Campers will learn the basic rules of the game, or for the more advanced, new strategies and moves will be taught and learned.
Does your child have a penchant for day dreaming and thinking imaginatively? Why not harness this and expose them to some creative writing! Students will learn how to structure stories, plays and poems and transfer their imagination to the page.
Let your child channel their creative outlet by participating in drama at camp. This activity will recognise the unique qualities of every child and focus on discovering his/her creative self. Our counselors will focus on a range of emotional intelligence skills such as empathy, cooperation, humour and embracing differences. Only full week campers will participate in a performance at the end of the week.
Kids love taking photos and we’ll show them not only how to take them and use the camera and its settings properly, but also what to do with the photos once they are taken. You will see their photographs and be amazed at the results!
Calling all potential movie stars and "gleeks". This fantastic activity caters to all your child's singing and dancing needs. Participants will film a music video during the course of the week to play to the whole camp and parents on the Friday. A must activitiy for all of those who love to sing, dance, dress up and be in front of a camera! This is for full week campers only.
The dance program will incorporate a number of dance mediums to give even a seasoned dancer a chance to enhance and develop their skills. The class will focus on a routine/s that will be performed on the final day of camp to the rest of the campers and staff.
Zumbatomic® – Designed exclusively for kids and teenagers, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more.
Its exactly how it sounds....a little bit of everything. Random is structured around a wide range of activities - it could be anything from an art based activity, outdoor living skills, scavenger hunts, to crazy hair and face paints....anything goes in Random and every day is different!
Your child will improve their basketball skills with their Coach teaching and helping them practice all facets of this team sport. The Coach will cater to your child’s level and aim to strengthen their skills over the week, while re-iterating the rules of the game and importance of team work.
With indoor and outdoor facilities available at Camp, your child will be coached in the finer skills of soccer. Whether they play regularly, or they are just learning, the Coach will cater to their level and strengthen their skills over the week. Your child will also learn about the importance of team work while learning soccer. (Note for this activity your child will walk to North Sydney Oval for some sessions.)
Using Monte’s heated indoor pool, your child will have 5 ‘Big Blue Swimming’ lessons throughout the week. Their class will be tailored to their swim level and needs. They will concentrate on freestyle and backstroke. We’ll also make sure they have fun with their new found friends in the water! (Note, your child will need to be water confident to participate in this activity)
For all those budding adventurists out there! The program will not only develop your child as an individual and enhance their team work, it will also teach them some basic outdoor living skills, incorporating craft and environmental factors.
For all of those who love nothing more than to read a good book. This activity will consist of some quiet reading time with your camper's favourite book. Activitiy leaders will also create mini Spelling Bee competeitions with words from their books during parts of the sessions.
Children love cooking and Camp Blue offers the opportunity for campers to learn some fun new recipes. They will also be educated in healthy living and how food plays a part in this. Our cooking classes will take home their creations from the day and campers are given recipes to re-create these tasty dishes at home!
Our cooking program is proudly run and implemented by Head Chef Joanne Bowskill from Get Kids Cooking - www.getkidscooking.com.au
Physics & Engineering (P&E)
If you camper loves to build things, then this is the activity for them! Using a range of basic wooden materials, campers will construct all kinds of objects throughout the course of the week. This is offered to full week campers only.
This is a great fun actviity for all those skippers out there! Campers will be taught new tricks with skipping ropes as well as well as come up with great routines to peform to the group.
Handball is one of the most popular school yard games on the planet and it's not different at Camp Blue. From Duns to King you will bounce your way through the day!
Is funking out a part of your day? Get into hip hop with us! Hip campers will learn a routine even the best So You Think Can Dance stars would be enviable of!
Do you like swimming but want to try something new? Do you enjoy music and dance? Why not try synchronised swimming! The classes are structured to teach you all the cool synchronised swimming moves - by the end of camp you will be performing a routine with your team mates.
No matter what skill level your child is at, our expert coach will help them learn and love tennis. Even beginners will benefit from this program which concentrates on all the key skills of the game.
Does your child love football? AFL is a great way for both girls and boys to learn the fundamental skills of football focusing on ball skills as well as speed and agility. Expert coaches will cater to the needs of every skill and strength level.
Your the eyes and earns of Camp Blue - this activity if a spin off from our much loved Camp Blue News. Campers will be in charge of editing and publishing the contents of our Camp Blue Newspaper - Camper and counselor surveys, hot goss from the activities, "Sunny's Selection" cooking recipes, celebrity lookalikes, camp weather and daily camp updates.
**Our activities are reviewed for each holiday period and may be subject to change without notice.