A typical camper briefing you can adapt to your own venue.
Note: Where possible this briefing is to be given to campers immediately upon arrival. If this is not practical then the group leader must be given this briefing and retain a copy to inform the camper group as they arrive, or at their first meeting.
Campsite staff may conduct a site tour.
- Introduce self to campers and identify where you can be located – residence office, kitchen
- Identify Camp Fun staff to group by name and description
- Drinking water – all drinking water is placarded. Drinking water is available in the dining room and BBQ area. Use water wisely.
- Sleeping accommodation – fire extinguishers, power points and smoke detectors (do not tamper with or test) and notify if faulty (faulty smoke detectors = slow beeps)
- Confirm catered group duty responsibilities (cleaning and dining room)serving and eating routine (clockwise rotation, table at a time), duty group required to set/clear tables. Meal times 8am 12.30pm and 6pm. Camp Fun staff are responsible for cleaning toilet areas.
- Identify the main buildings at the camp and identify those areas that are out of bounds or danger zones (done as part of the site tour)
– WorkshopsSheds and out buildings
– Paddocks, gates/fences
– Surrounding property
– Work sites
- Specialised activity areas i.e.
– Low and high ropes
– Flying fox
– Giant swing
– Obstacle/initiative course
- Care of the environment
– national park rules apply
– no littering use rubbish bins,
– flora and fauna protected and do not remove,
– stay on tracks,
– stay off garden beds,
– beware snakes (discuss avoidance procedures).
- Identify location of emergency phone – office or kitchen.
- Define car parking areas – car parking in designated areas only, observe speed restriction and keep off grass.
- Care and use of activity equipment – returned to storage at BBQ area after use.
- Identify location of emergency response sheets and action
– emergency bell demonstrated (located front of dining room),
– emergency assembly area at BBQ or oval,
– Identify location of: emergency sheets-, dining room; and fire extinguishers (emergency use only do not tamper),
– No smoking in buildings.
- Self catering groups- responsible for cleaning, including inside amenities, and maintaining all areas in an hygienic manner, bringing own cleaning products and using only designated areas.
- Hazards – activity dam, specialised activity areas, uneven surfaces and embankments are identified, or other items as they affect campers from time to time.
- Free time – free time must be supervised, including all activities. Leader to reinforce out of bounds areas.
- Site tour – campers taken on tour to outline campsite boundaries, out of bounds areas and location of specialised activity areas.
- Discuss with leader(s)
- Location of emergency plan and contents
- Sun smart policy
- Confirm user group responsibility for first aid
- Provide details of injury, accident or illness
- Out of hours camp fun staff contact
- Confirm ‘general conditions for hire’
- Leader supervision when using all activities, including free time
- Care re sleepwalkers, bed wetters and under 9’s on top bunks
- Group leaders responsible for camper supervision at all times.