Ignite Summer Camp 2019 FAQ’s
Q. When & where is Summer Camp 2019?
Q. Can I drop my child off at Summer Camp/ pick up my child early ?
When: 10:30am Thursday 10 Jan till 3:00pm Sunday 13 Jan 2019.
Venue: QCCC Mapleton- 70 Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton
If you are dropping your child off at Summer Camp, proceed to the front veranda (QCCC Reception) and the Summer Camp Staff will sign your child in and see that they are settled in.
If you need to pick up your child before the end of Summer Camp, please inform the Summer Camp team before the camp, so we can make a note of who is leaving when (and with whom) and the best staff member to contact when you arrive to pick up your child.
Q. What should I pack for Summer Camp?
Modest clothing for 4 summer days (inc. t-shirts, shorts, underwear, socks etc)
One special outfit for the last night (e.g smart casual/ out to family dinner- skirt or dress for girls, collar shirt for boys)
Joggers, thongs & shoes that can get wet
Jumper for cold nights
One-piece swim suit/ tankini, swim shirt & shorts (for water activities)
Pillow (most forgotten item!)
Blanket/ sleeping bag
Bath towel & Swim towel
Toiletries (inc. sunscreen, insect repellent)
Journal, bible & pens
Large water bottle (it gets very hot & hydration is important)
Q. How are meals arranged?
Inc. special diets/ allergies?
Q. Are phones allowed and is there reception available?
Q. What are the sleeping arrangements?
Q. What activities will the campers be doing?
Q. My child has a medical condition?
Q. Why are t-shirts not included in the ticket price?
Q. What’s your returns policy?
Q. Where do the buses pick up from?
QCCC Mapleton will fully cater for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper. QCCC serves up wholesome, nutritious meals in order to keep campers going throughout the busy days. Most special diets can be easily catered for including GF, DF, Egg Free, Vegetarian/ Vegan, Nut Free etc. (the Summer Camp registration form will ask for any dietary req. or allergies). Campers are most welcome to bring their own snacks however please note QCCC Mapleton is a nut free facility and all food brought on site cannot contain nuts. If you have any concerns about your child’s specific allergies, feel free to contact us directly to speak further.
Yes there is limited phone reception, and we love our phones just as much as anyone, but we also love being in the moment when awesome things are happening. In the last 5 years or so, we have ran into many problems due to delegates having access to and using their phone at camp. Summer Camp 2018 was the first year where we have not had phones during Summer Camp- and the results were incredible! Campers lived in the moment and got to make more friends without being on social media 24/7.
Our plan is we collect all the mobile phones on Thursday during our first session, put it in a safe envelope with the owner’s name on the front and hand them back for charging on Sunday morning for the trip back home, especially for those taking the bus to be able to contact parents re lifts. If any parents wish to contact their children, we will provide the leader’s contact details before the camp, or you could contact QCCC directly. We would appreciate your support as parents in this area – please do not hesitate to call with any questions.
Where possible the campers will be sleeping in cabin dorms with their small groups (same grade in 2019 and gender). In previous years campers have been allowed to choose their own dorms. This has previously caused issues with friendship groups and limited the capacity for campers to make new friends and journey with their small group. If you have any concerns or pastoral requests, please contact us directly and we will try help as best we can.
Summer Camp consists of morning and evening rallies, small groups and large outdoor activities (allocated by grade in 2019) men’s and women’s days, mass, personal reflection and free time.
The camp will include a number of active indoor and outdoor activities. We will have adequate supervision at all times during these activities, and teenagers will be free to participate according to their capabilities. If you would like to find out more about the activities, or have any concerns about your child participating, please feel free to contact us.
Summer Camp has a comprehensive first aid and medical team with registered nurses on site for the duration of the camp. If your child has any significant medical conditions or disabilities that may impair them from participating at Summer Camp, please let us know and we can work out a way for your child to fully participate in Summer Camp. Similarly, if your child has any medication they need to bring, it must be handed over to the camp nurse to take under supervision.
Previously Summer Camp has provided each camper with a complementary ‘SC T-Shirt’ as a memorabilia of their experience at Summer Camp.
Over the last year accommodation pricing has risen, resulting in a Summer Camp ticketing price rise. In order for campers to save money, we have cut t-shirts out of the ticket price and made them an optional add-on.
If you wish for your child to receive a Summer Camp T-shirt on arrival at the camp, please select this as a separate ticket item. Reminder emails will be sent out to registered campers before the event.
Ignite Youth Refunds Policy:
Before 12 Dec 2018 - Refund available less 20% administration fee (max fee $25).
Before 27 Dec 2018 - 50% refund available
After 27 Dec 2018 - No refund available, or for non-attendance at the event,
however registrations can be transferred to a new person.
To transfer a registration, the new attendee needs to complete a registration using a ticket code provided on request.
Please note that a $10 administration fee applies to all transfers.
You can purchase both return and one-way bus tickets. (One way tickets will be available late December/ early January, once the majority of return tickets have been sold). Buses pick up/drop off from the following locations:
Bus 1 : Gold Coast, Beenleigh & Carina
Bus 2: Indooroopilly, Albany Creek & Caboolture.
We currently do not have buses picking up from locations north of Mapleton, as we generally have enough interest. However, if there is a large group wanting a bus transport, please contact us. Alternatively, carpooling is always a great way to make new friends.