A holiday kids program for primary aged children

21-23 December | 9am - 3:30pm

A holiday kids program for primary aged children

21-23 December | 9am - 3:30pm

Basecamp is now full with over 100 kids. Join our waitlist below.

Check out our other Christmas events for kids!

About Basecamp

When

21-23 December
9am - 3:30pm

Where

St John’s Ministry Centre, 81 Alt St Ashfield

Who

Kids in Kindergarten to Year 6 & those starting school in 2023

Price

$90 for first child
$60 for siblings

What is Basecamp?

Basecamp is an exciting kids' club for families in Sydney's Inner West!
We run twice each year:‍

Winter Basecamp
Christmas Basecamp

A 5 day holiday club in the final week of the winter school holidays.

A 2-3 day holiday club at the start of the summer school holidays.

Winter Basecamp

A 5 day holiday club in the final week of the winter school holidays.

Christmas Basecamp

A 2-3 day holiday club at the start of the summer school holidays.

Each day runs from 9am-3.30pm, with an out-of-school-hours program from 8:30am to 5pm.

Our full-time rate is around $30 a day per child, with a discounted rate for siblings. Activities at Basecamp include games, craft, cooking, Bible-based teaching, music, dance, and plenty more!

Campers begin and end each day all together as a large group. The rest of the day is spent in a mix of structured activity time and free play with other children in their age group, supervised and supported by trained leaders.

Basecamp is hosted by St John's Ashfield at 81 Alt St Ashfield.

Three things define our vision.

- Excellence in quality of program.
- Affordability for the time of childcare.
- A passion to share the good news of Jesus with families in the Inner West.

Basecamp is an initiative of Christ Church Inner West.

Meet our Basecamp Leaders

Basecamp is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, lead by Paige and Ethan Crosweller.

Meet PaiGE & ETHAN
OUR BASECAMP TEAM

In 2022 Basecamp is directed by Paige and Ethan.

Paige's favourite thing about Basecamp is jumping castle day.

Ethan’s favourite thing about Basecamp is the singing and dancing.

Paige and Ethan are a part of St Oswald's Haberfield, and have been volunteering at Basecamp since 2018.

During Basecamp your child will be assigned to a small group of about 12 kids and two leaders.

Basecamp is run by a team of about 40 leaders who lead small groups, run activities and supervise the out-of-school-hours program.

All of our Basecamp volunteers have completed safe ministry training and working with children checks in line with the NSW Government and Sydney Anglican Diocese protocols around safe ministry for children and vulnerable people.

Meet PaiGE & ETHAN

In 2022 Basecamp is directed by Paige and Ethan.

Paige's favourite thing about Basecamp is jumping castle day.

Ethan’s favourite thing about Basecamp is the singing and dancing.

Paige and Ethan are a part of St Oswald's Haberfield, and have been volunteering at Basecamp since 2018.

OUR BASECAMP TEAM

During Basecamp your child will be assigned to a small group of about 12 kids and two leaders.

Basecamp is run by a team of about 40 leaders who lead small groups, run activities and supervise the out-of-school-hours program.

All of our Basecamp volunteers have completed safe ministry training and working with children checks in line with the NSW Government and Sydney Anglican Diocese protocols around safe ministry for children and vulnerable people.

Freqently Asked Questions

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR MY CHILDREN?
Yes, Basecamp does not provide lunch or morning tea. We have a small cooking activity but it is not sufficient by itself; more an afternoon tea snack.

CAN I REGISTER MY CHILDREN PART TIME?
No, we no longer offer part time spots. The program is designed for children to attend the whole camp, and due to high demand we only accept full time registrations.

CAN MY CHILDREN BE IN THE SAME GROUP AS THEIR SIBLINGS/FRIENDS?
We put the campers into groups roughly based on age: PK-K, 1-2, and 3-6. If your children and their siblings/friends are similar ages but cross over the year boundaries, it’s likely that we can stretch; shoot Ethan an email at ethan@cciw.church

WHEN CAN I DROP MY KIDS OFF/PICK MY KIDS UP?
The program starts at 9am and finishes at 3.30 pm. We also run an out of hours program. You can drop off your kids anytime between 8am and 9am & you can pick up your kids anytime between 3.30pm and 6.00pm.  
THE WEBSITE SAYS THAT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. CAN MY CHILDREN STILL ATTEND?
We’re committed to making Basecamp the best holiday camp it can be, so we won’t take more kids than the number of leaders allows for. However, if you join the waiting list there’s a chance you’ll be offered a spot, either if our capacity increases or if other families pull out.