How to Book

If you wish to book one of our packages or find out availability

Please call us on

 

+27(0)76 1948 272

 

or email us

 

info@leadersinlife.co.za

 

and we can arrange your camp schedule with you.

Let us know your provisional dates and to confirm, a 50% deposit is required upon booking.
2 weeks before the camp we will send you the indemnity forms, list of items to bring and a map of how to get to us. The final balance is due 2 weeks before the camp.

Booking Terms & Conditions

50% non-refundable deposit required upon booking.
Full balance due 14 days before your camp.
Signed indemnity forms required on arrival to camp.
Any dietary requirements must be notified to us 7 days before your camp.

Teacher & Parent Guide

How many pupils can you accommodate?

We are able to accommodate for groups up to 150 pupils.

What grades are able to come on camp with you?

We recommend for Grade 4 and upwards.

Do you offer more than a 2 night stay?

Yes we do. If you would like to stay more than 2 nights with us, please contact us and we can arrange. There is a selection of places to visit in the local area if you would like to incorporate them along with our school camp activities to fit in with your schedule.

How many teachers can you accommodate?

Our river cottages accommodate up to 6 teachers (3 in each cottage). If more teachers are coming along for for camp we can help find accommodation in a near bed and breakfast.

Who supervises the kids during activities?

We allocate a facilitator to each activity so each facilitator interacts with each group. We encourage teachers to take more of a supervisory role during camp, having the choice to partake in whichever activity they choose.

What do pupils need to take with them?

Here is a list of items each child should bring with them on camp:

  1. Sleeping bag
  2. Extra padding to sleep on at night (a roll up exercise mat, thick blanket or camping mattress will do)
  3. Pillow
  4. Plastic plate (Please mark with child’s name if possible)
  5. Plastic bowl (Please mark with child’s name if possible)
  6. Plastic cup (Please mark with child’s name if possible)
  7. Knife, fork and spoon
  8. Water Bottle (Please mark with child’s name if possible)
  9. Torch
  10. Hat
  11. Sunscreen
  12. Trainers/Walking shoes
  13. Swimming trunks
  14. Slops
  15. Towel
  16. Lightweight waterproof jacket
  17. Soap
  18. Any required medication (e.g. asthma pumps)
  19. Insect Repellent
  20. Pocket Money (Tuckshop on site)

Can valuables be brought on camp?

We strongly advise that valuables such as mobile phones, laptops and jewelry should not be brought on camp due to the reason that the children are busy with activities most of the day and we will not take liability for lost or damaged property

Is there an indoor area in case of rain?

Yes, we have a newly built indoor area which we server our meals from. So come rain or shine the children are sure to be entertained.

Can the timetable be adjusted?

Yes, our timetable is flexible and can change subject to weather or special request. If you wish to add any extra activities, we can happily arrange.

What extra padding to sleep on do you recommend?

We recommend a roll up exercise mat, extra blanket or a small camping mattress for extra comfort at night. You can also bring a blow-up mattress, but just remember to bring the pump with!

What about special dietary requirements?

We cater for all dietary requirements. Please just make sure that the necessary dietary requirements are communicated with us at least 7 days before you come on camp.

My child eats a lot

We make sure that there is plenty food at every meal time. In addition, fruits, breads and spreads are also available between meals for that mid morning , or afternoon snack.

Can I visit my child on camp?

School camp is a special experience for the pupils, as they are out of their comfort zones, and bonding with their fellow school mates. We discourage parents to visit as it may surface feelings of homesickness among fellow pupils.

What is your water safety policy?

Leaders in Life Water Safety Policy Statement
All guests taking part in water activities must fulfil the minimum standard for water confidence
The minimum standard for water confidence is defined as:
•Ability to duck head underwater
•Confidently swim 15 metres in a life jacket without signs of panic

PLEASE NOTE:
All non-swimmers are identified by teachers (as per our minimum standard for water confidence) before camp and communicated to Leaders in Life staff. Non-swimmers are not allowed partaking in water activities under any circumstances. We ask that teachers are present at the beginning of any water activity to identify non swimmers. If Leaders in Life staff identify a child that they consider to be a non-swimmer, that hasn’t been brought to their attention by teachers, the child will not be permitted to take part in any water activity.

How many life jackets do you have for water activities?

We have 20 life jackets so groups of 20 children are allowed on the canoes, fully supervised by one of our facilitators. We work towards a staff/teacher ratio of 1 staff member to 20 children.
We implement a buddy system so that each child has a duty to look out for their buddy (chosen at the beginning of camp) not just during water activities, but all our activities. Leaders in Life staff perform roll call before and after each activity, and at meal times.
Our facilitators have completed first aid training and have phones on them at all times in case of emergency. We have a first aid kit nearby at all times.

My child is a non swimmer – will he/she be allowed in the water?

Non-swimmers are not allowed partaking in water activities under any circumstances.

What if the kids want to swim in their free time?

Swimming outside of structured sessions
If the organising teacher/leader allows the group to swim outside of structured session time, it is their responsibility to:
Understand that Leaders in Life staff are unable to supervise or assist with the supervision of your group.
Be aware of the potential hazards and continuously assess the situation from a personal and group safety perspective, adjusting any controls accordingly.
Take appropriate guidance on the suitability of weather and water conditions (local knowledge of water conditions and other users will be made available by Leaders in Life.)
Life jackets may be made available if operationally possible. If using life jackets as part of the swim, ensure this is correctly fitted at all times, as incorrectly fitted life jackets can have a detrimental effect on swimming ability.
Carry out any first aid required. However, Leaders in Life staff will assist if circumstances permit.
We ask that teachers be present during water activities as extra supervision, and that they are aware of non-swimmers in their class.
Contact the emergency services should you require their assistance (Leaders in Life staff will assist if circumstances permit)