Allow time for passive recreation. Activities might include sport, diary writing, pre-excursion videos, reading or fishing etc. All activities must be adequately supervised.
It is suggested that pocket money be kept to a small amount as the essential requirements of camp are already here. This must be maintained by the Teacher in Charge.
LIGHTS OUT AND SLEEP:
Especially the first night. Kids don’t recognise fatigue in themselves and need plenty of persuasion to go sleep. Try making frequent dormitory checks of dorms in the first half hour after lights out and insist on absolute quiet. Students are more likely to fall asleep if they are kept quiet and still.
COMMITMENT AND SAFETY:
By allowing the group (and other staff ) to shoulder responsibility for the camp, and therefore responsibility for the camps success or failure, they will show more commitment. If you do all the objectives setting, and prior preparation and planning, odds are, you will be the most committed. Committed, aware people are generally safer, more responsive people!
Running a dormitory competition has the effect of maintaining good standards of hygiene and cleanliness, as well as developing personal pride and healthy habits, serving good discipline within the dormitories and reducing the workload involved in the camp clean up.
ENTERTAINMENT/EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR USE:
Disco lights, docking station, CD/tape/radio player – should you decide to include a “disco night”.
Television/DVD player. Small selection of DVD/videos available for use 0R you could bring your own choice.
Board games are available.
A small library is available for use.