A holiday kids program for primary aged children

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20-22 December 2023 | 9am - 3:30pm

A holiday kids program for primary aged children

10-12 July 2024 | Drop off from 8:45am | Pick up at 3:30pm
Registration opening on June 29

A holiday kids program for primary aged children

Wednesday 20 December - Friday 22 December
9am - 3:30pm
Drop off from 8:30am

Check out our other Christmas events for kids!

When

20-22 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 2024

Price

$100 for first child
$70 for siblings

When
11-13 July | 9am - 3:30pm

Where
St John’s Ministry Centre,
81 Alt St Ashfield

Who
Kids in Kindergarten to Year 6
& those starting school in 2024

Price
$100 for first child, $70 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 3 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 3 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's progam runs from 9am-3.30pm. Drop off opens at 8:45 each day.

Our full-time rate is around $35 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 Christ Church Inner West at St John's Ashfield, 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 Saffron Davies.

Meet Saffron
OUR BASECAMP TEAM

In 2024 Basecamp is directed by Saffron.

Saffron is Christ Church Inner West's Director of Children's Ministry. She has directed Basecamp since 2023 and has been volunteering for Basecamp since 2016.

Saffron's favourite part of Basecamp is singing and dancing altogether and meeting all the Basecampers.

During Basecamp your child will be assigned to a small group of about 14 kids and two leaders

Basecamp is run by a team of about 60 volunteer leaders who lead small groups and run activities.

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 Saffron & Ben

In 2023 Basecamp is directed by Saffron and Ben.

Saffron's favourite thing about Basecamp is the craft.

Ben's favourite thing about Basecamp is the high-energy running games.

Saffron and Ben are a part of St John's Ashfield 6pm, 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, please pack lunch and morning tea for your child. 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, Year 1-2, and Year 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 Saffron and Ben an email at saffron@cciw.church

WHEN CAN I DROP MY KIDS OFF/PICK MY KIDS UP?
The program starts at 9am and finishes at 3.30 pm. You can drop off your child(ren) from 8:45am. Please collect your chid(ren) at 9:30 when the program ends.