2018 SCHOOL CAMP INFORMATION PACK

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1 2018 SCHOOL CAMP INFORMATION PACK We are thrilled to introduce newly improved Apex Camps Magnetic Island, your premier school camp destination in Tropical North Queensland! Now dedicated to offering outstanding service and unparalleled school camps that are filled with awesome island fun and adventure. Everything is here in one exciting location, including extensive marine activities and reef tours. Contact us today! PH :

2 FAST FACTS APEX CAMPS MAGNETIC ISLAND LOCATION - Apex Camps Magnetic Island is simply a stunning location, that will literally take your breath away. Ideally located 8km off Townsville, this is your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and all it has to offer. ACCOMMODATION Sleeps up to 115 guests in air conditioned comfort, cabin style with separate individual teacher and supervisor rooms and bathrooms. CATERING Chef inspired meals with full on site catering. Selection of meal plans and special diets catered. ACTIVITIES Over 20 amazing onsite beach and land activities including; reef tours, extensive marine activities, fishing, abseiling, archery, mountain biking, bush walking, kayaking, raft building, team building activities, fire pit & much more.. WELLBEING Refocus and refresh at this breath-taking location with yoga and mindfulness programs all designed with the express interest of inspiring students to become the best version of themselves within a safe and nurturing environment. FACILITIES Indoor activity and meeting room with seating up to 125 in one room. Floodlit tennis & multi-sports court. Sports packs available for use during free time. Laundry facilities. AV & multi-media, TV & DVD facilities available. SPECIALTIES Specialising in full year level camps, leadership and team building camps, music & art camps, sports camps and more. Extensive marine based educational programs with full day reef tours available. Specialising in small and large school groups, both secondary and also primary school aged groups. TEACHER COMFORTS FREE all day coffee pod style coffee! Teacher retreat room. Private teacher bathrooms. Contact our friendly staff today for school camp rates and a no obligation quote, tailored to your schools exact requirements. Phone or

3 ACCOMMODATION Apex Camps Magnetic Island has well-appointed accommodation cabins and can comfortably cater for school groups up to 116 guests in total. All accommodation is fully air-conditioned for your comfort. On site accommodation includes: 11 cabins sleeping eight (8) people each. Additional sleeping quarters for nine (17) people. Supervisors Accommodation Block housing 10 beds + one Sick Bay. Consisting of two wings split by a Common Area/Kitchenette - each with own bathroom. For larger groups we also have access to multiple offsite accommodation options in close proximity to the camp. Talk to our reservations team for pricing and availability. CATERING Onsite Chef provides the highest quality catering for all students, teachers & supervisors at very reasonable prices. As a fully catered camp we can provide breakfasts, morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas, dinners & desserts. All menus have been specially designed to incorporate a nutritional and satisfying meal, that is also absolutely delicious! The Chef incorporates seasonal elements into the menus and locally sourced fresh produce is utilised where ever possible. Special Diets and Occasions : Special occasions, such as birthdays, may be catered for if arranged prior to attendance at camp. We also cater for all special dietary needs at no extra cost, so please advise these in advance.

4 ACTIVITIES We invite schools to choose from our exciting, and sometimes thrilling, range of awesome onsite activities. Alternatively why not let one of our qualified staff tailor a programme to suit your exact school desired outcomes. Risk assessments are available for activities on the website. Choose from a large range of active recreation and curriculum/education based activities. Each activity session is 1 hour 50 minutes, with a total of 8 activity sessions over a standard 3 day / 2 night camp. All activity prices are available upon request. Fully qualified and experienced activity program staff and facilitators. ABSEILING Abseiling is a great activity to develop team work, as well as personal growth. Sites are chosen depending on the age and ability of the group and are situated on many of the amazing rock formations on Magnetic Island. Participants are supplied with all the necessary safety equipment and briefed on programme goals by our qualified staff. AMAZING RACE CHALLENGE Apex Amazing Race takes participants on an adventure through parts of Magnetic Island, working in small groups, teams must undertake a variety of tasks to gain points for their team. The sessions can be tailored to any specific age group by offering a varying of difficulty in tasks and length of the challenge. This is a great activity to bring team work together with fun highly competitive challenges. ARCHERY This is one of the most popular traditional school camp activities that can be enjoyed by all children regardless of their age, ability or skill level. Using an array of bows suited to specific age and participant abilities under skilled supervision, this activity is sure to hit the mark. BUSH WALK Depending on the students age our Bush Walk will take them on a journey of discovery around camp and Picnic Bay visiting local landmarks and iconic views. CATAPULTS Incorporating the history and the use of catapults in medieval wars, participants are taught basic knot tying skills and design to build their own team catapult where they can shoot sponges at each other utilising the enclosed facilities of the tennis court. CHALLENGE & INITIATIVES This session focuses strongly on team work and communication as participants work through various initiative games. Conceptual blockbusting and lateral thinking is required to complete these sessions as well as a sense of fun and adventure. Initiative sessions challenge groups to think outside the box and work together to develop practical solutions to increasingly complex problem solving challenges.

5 FISHING Enjoy a relaxing session on the Picnic Bay wharf wetting a line in hope of catching the big catch. All equipment is supplied and instructed by our staff. KAYAKING This activity offers the opportunity to learn useable skills, have fun and develop an understanding and appreciation of the beautiful waters surrounding Magnetic Island. Kayaking is an activity that can be successfully mastered by students of all ages and encourages the development of communication, support and teamwork. RADIO ROGAINE A timed, competitive challenge focusing on communication, spatial awareness & group dynamics. Students are provided walkie talkies and a site map identifying the location of check points. The use of radios as the communication media necessitates the relearning of basic communication etiquette (turn taking, listening skills, thinking before talking, being clear in communication) and provides excellent talking points for debrief on communication. It s also a lot of fun and can be completed as a night activity. RAFT BUILDING If you are after a fun, competitive team building activity then Raft Building will sure hit the mark. Participants are given a scenario that involves them building a raft out of material supplied and navigating around markers and checkpoints on the water. Raft Building can be enjoyed by all age levels. REEF TOUR If you want the full Great Barrier Reef experience we can organise your full day tour to the outer reefs off Townsville. Your exclusive charter boat will take your group on a memorable day of reef exploring and snorkelling with experienced and knowledgeable staff. Includes all equipment and catering. Price available on application. Departs from ferry terminal at Nelly Bay. SLACK LINING Slack Lining is one of the newest most popular forms of recreation amongst young people these days, using a tensioned line between two anchor points. Slack Lining teaches participants balance, confidence, trust and team work and can be ran in just about any location or venue. The session incorporates basic skills such as turning around, walking backwards or a jumping mount, and can progress to more difficult challenges. TEAM BUILDERS Together Everyone Achieves More as groups rise to the challenge and fun of our many adventurous scenarios. On the educational side these sessions focus on developing the 5 Cs of team functioning (Communication, Co-operation, Commitment, Care & Concern). Groups have to work together negotiating solutions to increasingly and sometimes hysterical challenges. YOGA Take a break from the fast paced excitement of camp with chance to relax, refocus and refresh. This session will allow students to zone in on themselves and try to practise the skills of mindfulness. Instructors use play-based activities to teach yoga poses and breathing. BOOT CAMP Our boot camp program is suited for kids of all ages and fitness levels. We focus on play based fitness to help challenge kids to work outside of their comfort level, while educating them about the importance of health and fitness in their lives. This is a fun, energetic and education activity sure to pump up everyone s heart rate.

6 NIGHT ACTIVITIES CAMP FIRE AND NIGHT GAMES (maximum of 50 guests per fire, 2 fires available) Enjoy one of Australia s greatest traditions, a camp fire under the stars, with marshmallow toasting of course! Our specifically designed fire pits are fully supervised and are a fabulous way for campers to end a busy day. Night games can be held indoors or outdoors with a team building and/or problem solving focus. NEW DANCE & DISCO NIGHT Rock the night away with our in house DJ. NEW FUN QUIZ AND GAMES NIGHT Our facilitators will entertain students with a fun and entertaining quiz night with trivia questions and mini games in between to keep everyone engaged and amused. Contact our friendly staff today for school camp rates and a no obligation quote, tailored to your schools exact requirements. Phone or

7 2018 SCHOOL CAMP SAMPLE PACKAGE RATE 3 Day / 2 Night School Camp Package from only $147 (Inc. gst) per person Includes : Day 1 : morning tea on arrival, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner & dessert & accommodation Day 2 : breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner & dessert & accommodation Day 3 : breakfast, morning tea & lunch Activities Itinerary allows up to 8 options + 2 night, choose below and add the rates. If you require a longer camp, or a tailored quote please contact one of our friendly team today. ACCOMMODATION RATES (MINIMUM OF 25 GUESTS) $18 (Incl. gst) per person per night (for camps of 2 nights or more). Includes air-conditioning as required. $28 (Incl. gst) per person single night camp. Includes air-conditioning as required. CATERING RATES (MINIMUM OF 25 GUESTS) $15.50 per person Breakfast I $15.50 per person Lunch I $15.50 per person Dinner * Please note if you pay for breakfast, morning tea is included at no charge. If you pay for lunch, afternoon tea is included at no charge and if you pay for dinner, dessert is included at no extra charge ACTIVITY RATES Activities per group rates (minimum group size is 20 guests) Based on 1.5 hour activity sessions Abseiling 3 hour session : $541 +gst per group Archery : Bush Walk : Challenge & Initiatives : Fishing : Radio Rogaine : Reef Tour : $POA Team Builders : Amazing Race Challenge : Catapults : Kayaking : Boot Camp : Raft Building : Slack Lining : Yoga : All Night Time Activities : $181 + gst per group (all night activities are 2 hours in duration) Environmental Education Sessions available. Please enquire for more details. Self-facilitated mountain bike hire available for $16 per person / per day. Snorkel Kit : Hire for $23 +gst per kit per person, per day Stinger Suit Hire : Hire for $ gst per person, per day In an effort to keep activity programmes cost effective, Apex Camps offers a range of pricing options depending on groups undertaking a single session or multiple sessions / full activity package during a camp. Let our experienced staff design a program specific to your needs and budget. * All rates are subject to change. Contact our friendly staff today for school camp rates and a no obligation quote, tailored to your schools exact requirements. Phone or

8 TRANSPORT RATES Apex Camps can offer your group a one stop booking service for all your transport requirements. FERRY SERVICE - Return ferry service between Townsville and Magnetic Island. Special rates have been negotiated with Sealink for: 1. Australian Schools and Junior Sporting Group Rate Must be a registered school or Junior Sporting group (aged 17 years and younger). BONUS - One adult travels free with every 10 paying students (maximum eight free tickets). 2. Standard Group Rate BONUS - One adult travels free with every 15 paying students (maximum eight free tickets). 3. Minimum booking for all rates is 15 people. AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL/JUNIOR SPORTING GROUP Rate TOTAL PRICING Adult, per person $27.80 Student, per person $15.90 STANDARD GROUP Rate Adult, per person $27.80 Concession - (Australian Concession Card Holder), per person $15.90 Student - (15 years and older with Australian Student ID), per person $20.60 Child - (5 to 14 years), per person $15.90 Return Luggage Service Let us manage all your return luggage transport requirements - drop off at ferry terminal and we will take care of the rest. Per person. $4.50 ISLAND SHUTTLE SERVICE A special shuttle service can be organised to transport your group between the ferry terminal at Nelly Bay and Apex Camp Magnetic Island at Picnic Bay or vice versa. The shuttle service provides a 50 seat bus to undertake up to three (3) trips during a 1.5 hour period. Luggage must be self-managed as no cargo bays on board if no luggage service is booked. Prices are based on a one way shuttle service. Monday-Friday one way $ Saturday one way $ Sunday one way $ ON ISLAND BUS CHARTERS Apex Camp Magnetic Island can provide a full or half day charter service, starting from $384, to transfer your groups between activity locations around the island. Our activities staff will work with you to plan your activity itinerary and transport requirements. Prices on application. All rates are subject to change.

9 CABIN FLOOR PLAN Each Cabin accommodates eight (8) people ACCOMMODATION LAYOUT There are 10 Cabins available each accommodating eight (8) people in bunk bed accommodation. All bunks are modern and comply with the new Australian Standards. All windows are fully screened and there is an oscillating fan in all cabins which are also air conditioned. There is a luggage rack for storage. Floors are epoxy coated concrete floors for easy cleaning. Towels can be hung on near-by clothes lines for drying between uses. Bunk Bunk Covered Area Bunk Bunk Bun k Bu nk SUPERVISOR BLOCK FLOOR PLAN Bathroom Sho wer Cupbo ard B u n k The Supervisors Accommodation Block has two wings separated by a common area containing a Kitchenette with a fridge/freezer and microwave. One wing accommodates six (6) and the other accommodates four (4) people. Ope n Ver and a Lounge Single Bed L Fridge Table B u nk Adjacent to this smaller wing is a room with a single bed & sink that can be used as a sick bay. Both wings have a bathroom and storage. The common area has a TV (USB input), kitchen table & chairs, lounges. There are two (2) double power points in the kitchen bench area. Bathroom Bunk

10 MAP OF GROUNDS MAP OF LOCAL AREA Location Facts: Approximately 8km offshore from the city of Townsville. A short 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville. 23 pristine beaches and bays. Please read the APEX CAMPS CONDITIONS OF HIRE for the full list of terms and conditions. Please contact our friendly team today for an obligation free quote and/or further information regarding your next school camp. E : P :