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Health and Safety

The not as fun stuff you need to know...  What to expect with our Frequently Asked Questions, Our Camp Policies, Safety Protocol for Activities. And we've got our Handy Camp Info too! 

Health and Safety at Tōtara Springs

At Tōtara Springs we love to give everyone who comes through our gates an experience they will never forget, pushing them to take every opportunity they are given to do their best. It is important to us that everyone who comes to Tōtara Springs leaves challenged, happy, and uninjured - enter our Health and Safety guidelines! 

At Tōtara Springs we run a number of activities that have high levels of risk associated with them. Tōtara Springs is committed to providing safe experiences throughout all of camp. We are audited every year by an independent safety organisation (Qualworx, previously OutdoorsMark) on all our adventure activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my child need to bring?

What is an OSCAR subsidy and how do I apply for it?

The OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) subsidy is for children aged between 5 to 13.  It can help with the costs during the school holidays (up to 50 hours per week). To find out more about childcare assistance for while you’re working or to download forms please visit the Work and Income OSCAR page.

If you indicate on the registration form that you will be applying for a subsidy we will send you Part C of the OSCAR form in the post (we can email it to you if you prefer). Once you have completed your section of the OSCAR form and have received our section you can take these into your local WINZ branch for them to process. In most cases WINZ process payments after camp – we will then reimburse you the amount WINZ covered.

Struggling to pay up front?

If you are struggling to pay the full price of camp up front please get in contact with us:

Do you provide a bus to and from camp?

Unfortunately, we no longer provide the bus service from Drury to TSCC. 

If you would like assistance in organising transport for you Child to and from camp, please let us know:

Where does my child sleep?

We have cabins with bunks in them.  We have two leaders per cabin group and up to 10 children.  The cabins are heated and have bathroom facilities close by.

Is the Devotional time compulsory?

Yes.  These times (usually for an hour per day) are an important part of the culture at camp. 

Can I drop my child off early or pick them up late?

No. If you are not able to come at the times specified please nominate another person (friend or family member) to sign your child in or out. This person must be older than 18 and be named on the registration form as being permitted to sign the child out of camp. If they are not listed we will not allow your child to be signed out by them without calling you first.

Does my child need to bring food to camp?

No need! All food is provided for at camp. Please do not bring any additional food/lollies or drinks to camp.

For Kid's camp we have included the cost of the canteen in the registration price. The canteen has a selection of lollies, drinks, chips etc for children to purchase with their canteen stars.

Should/Can my child bring money to camp?

No need to!  Everything is catered for and there is nowhere for them to spend their money at camp. Keep it at home, safe!

Tōtara Springs Christian Centre Policies

Please feel free to review our policies as you need.

Activities and Safety Protocols at camp

Activities & Safety protocols

An overview, Safety Action Plan (SAP) and basic info about our key activities. 

If you want to do an activity that isn't listed, please reach out to us if you have any questions.


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