FAQ’s

How do we apply?

First-time families need to click on the APPLY NOW button on the bottom of the website and go through the process of completing the application. The application will take about 20 mins, however, once you have completed it all future applications are a simple update to your account.

For past Campers who have completed an application online previously:

  • Simply click on Family Login which will direct you to log into your family dashboard (email and password).
  • Once in click on Camper application (Tree Icon).
  • Choose your camper you wish to apply for.
  • Update and submit an application.
Will my child be OK at camp if they don't know anyone else?

Yes! To us camp is not only about learning and having fun, but also making new friends. Our background is from USA camps where many children come to camp not knowing anyone. We place emphasis on all campers mingling and getting to know their fellow campers, and will do many activities throughout the week so your child can make new friends at camp.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your child should dress appropriately for the activities they will be doing and the weather on the day. They will need to bring morning tea everyday and lunch for Monday – Thursday. Afternoon tea is provided each day along with a BBQ lunch on the final Friday. A few weeks out from camp when your child’s activities are confirmed, you will be informed if you need to bring anything specific to an activity (ie, your child may want to bring their own racquet if they are participating in tennis, or will need swimmers and a towel if doing the swimming program).out the week so your child can make new friends at camp.

Can my child bring their electronics and/or mobile phone to camp?

Camp Blue is “Unplugged” – meaning we want campers to turn off from the day to day technology that is so readily available, and connect with the outside and the people around them. Electrical devices aren’t permitted at Camp Blue and will be held in the office if they are brought to camp. If children need to bring a mobile phone to and from camp, they may hand them into the office when they arrive and collect at the end of the day.

What happens if it rains?

We have indoor facilities that every program can operate from if it does rain, so your child will still get the same great camp experience no matter what the weather.

What is the Little Blue Program?

This is the special program we run just for Kindergarten (NSW) and Prep (VIC) children. The activity schedule is pre-programmed for all Little Blue campers to do together, providing them consistency, enhancing their development of strong social connections and to expose them to a wide variety of what Camp has to offer.

I have a question that is not listed – where can I get an answer?

If you were unable to find the answer you were looking for, please email us or call our office on 02 9400 9413

What is Camp Blue's governance and service approval?

Camp Blue is an approved child care service with the Australian Government.

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is our regulatory authority, and our service approval is guided by the National Quality Framework.

Our program is underpinned by the principles and outcomes of the My Time Our Place (MTOP) Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

All operational policies and procedures are developed in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Laws and Regulations:

Children (Education and Care Services) National Law (NSW)
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (VIC)

Education and Care Services National Regulations (NSW)
Children’s Services Regulations (VIC)

What hours does camp operate each day?

Camp operates from 8:30am – 5:00pm; Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). The first activity of the day starts at 9:30am.

Can my child stay longer hours?

Facilities are available for your child to arrive at 8:00am and stay until 6:00pm. There is an additional fee of $7 per day for this service. Please indicate this requirement on your application form.

How much does camp cost?

Prices vary by camp due to the different activities on offer. Please click on the program you are interested on below for more information.

MANLY CAMP

MELBOURNE CAMP

TEEN CAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

We are approved as a Child Care Service Provider with the Australian Government, and therefore eligible families can claim the application fees under the Child Care Subsidy system via Centrelink.

Can my child attend camp if they are not a student at the school which camp is operating from?

Yes – you don’t need to be a student or affiliated with the school to be a camper.

What is the staff to camper ratio?

Our overall staff to child ratio is 1:8, so each child will receive the individual attention they need to connect with their peers, learn skills and generally feel supported.

Our staff undergo extensive training prior to camp, and are hired due to their amazing personalities combined with a genuine love of children and teaching. You can’t beat our staff – they rock!

What happens if my child is sick or injured at camp?

All our staff are First Aid and CPR certified. If your child receives First Aid treatment during the day you will be notified by phone or email. If your child is sick or is in need of a doctor you will be notified to arrange collection as soon as possible.