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FAQs - Drop & Go Day Camps

Please find answers to some frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions, or would like discuss any special needs or requirements with our staff, please call 8339 3333 for a chat!

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No - Woodhouse is open to EVERYONE! Proudly owned by Scouts SA, we often refer to Woodhouse as being ‘the cellar door for Scouting’. Each of our facilitated programs offer you a little taste of the types of activities you would enjoy at Scouts… essentially being screen-free, making awesome new friends, getting outdoors and being active!

We will be there every step of the way to help learn some cool new skills, you do not need to have prior knowledge of the principals. 

As above, you don’t need to be a Member… but it helps! Scouts pay a special member rate of $50 per day, general price is just $65. This price covers:

  • Full facilitation (generally a 1:9 staff to child ratio)
  • Delicious and nutritious, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (dietary needs catered to. We are nut free)
  • Use of Challenge Hill (weather permitting)
  • Equipment
  • One very good night’s sleep from a very exhausted (and happy) child
  • A lifetime of memories

Our team have years of experience working with youth and are all armed with the following:

  • National Police Check
  • DCSI Clearance
  • Catholic Education Clearance
  • Senior First Aid
  • Child Safe Environment Training
  • Mandatory Notification Training
  • Safe Food Handling

Groups are generally split in age groups 5-9 and 10-13 (some days there is a 3 age group split) to ensure the activities match abilities and everyone has a great time with an appropriate level of challenge.

We will keep the kids entertained rain, hail or shine! Every day is programmed with a wet weather contingency plan. We have several large indoor spaces at our disposal and will simply adapt the programs to stay indoors. Of course, a little water never hurt anyone so, where appropriate, we will continue outdoors as planned. If it is too wet, Challenge Hill will not be included in the activities for the day.

Once your space has been reserved, the payment is non-refundable. However, you are welcome to transfer the booking to another child for the same day.

If (for some bizarre reason) minimum numbers are not met, the day camp may be cancelled with a minimum of 48 hours notice given. A full refund will be provided in this instance.

Please note:

  1. Woodhouse Activity Centre is closed if there is a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating.
  2. The facilitated day camp may also be cancelled if the temperature is forecasted above 35 degrees in Piccadilly, or if management declares the site/activities to be unsafe due to particular weather conditions.
  3. We will notify you two days prior if cancellation is to occur and a full refund will be issued.

The children will be outside whenever possible, so please dress appropriately.

  • Closed toed shoes
  • Long pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen! (though this will be re-applied throughout the day)
  • Full change of clothes, including shoes
  • Named drink bottle
  • In a back pack
  • Any required medication or medical action plan)

Make sure you join our mailing list to stay up to date with future programs – and add info@woodhouse.org.au to your safe-senders list. Click here to join!

If you’re not looking for a ‘drop & go’ option and want to spend some real quality time with the family, there are heaps of things to do at Woodhouse over the school holidays. Click here to see some ideas!

What other parents are saying... 

'Our kids love attending Woodhouse Activity Centre which is a great place for social and life skills as well as being physically active. With one on the Autism Spectrum, and dietary requirements for both, they've experienced inclusion and acceptance, and have built some great Woodhouse Friendships.'

 

'The kids loved it so much and made friends from other schools. They've asked me to book them in for another day next week. Thank you so much to everyone at Woodhouse.'

 

‘When I asked my 6 year old (whom I was concerned that the activity yesterday may not be her thing) how her day was, her simple response was "Epic" "I loved it, I had so much fun". So, well done to all involved, Woodhouse has been the highlight of the holidays for Lucy.

 

‘He was upset this morning going off to OSHC rather than up to Woodhouse. He has been telling all his friends about it and how it is "the best time ever"’

 

‘It was great to have something that was completely outdoors for the kids to do. I also liked that it ran from 8.30 – 5pm too so that parents could still go to work without having to take time off. Sarina had a great time and can’t wait to go back again. She also slept like a log! I’ll be looking out for the email next school holidays.’

 

'Our girls had a wonderful day, they were so full of excitement when they got home. Filthy, starving and exhausted, but very happy. They are very much looking forward to coming back again on Monday!' 

 

'Thank you for running this program, I loved the chance for him to be outside in nature being physical and screen free all day. This is hard to achieve with many other all day school holiday programs.' 

 


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