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    Absolutely I'd do it if my kid was comfortable. Our kids have their first school camp in prep. They are about an hour away and I have no concerns. There are competent adults there to look after them.

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    Would I be anxious about it? Without a doubt, and every day I worried when dd (10yrs old at the time went on her first school 'camp' (not really camping) 5 days!
    We're overseas so things seem a lot more laid back here (I have a problem with laid back ;P) they were on the coast with my not very good swimmer, petrified of water first born- to say nervous, that's putting it extra mild.
    She wanted to go, she had a great time, and I'm glad I let her go.

    I've had the opportunity to work with children, I think there are a few teachers on the hub I'm sure they'll agree that kids are very different without parents present, and a lot more self sufficient, so I kept that in mind. I'm very glad she had that experience, she still talks about how great it was.

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    I start to tear up when I think about DS going on school camp in 2/3 years (either year 5 or 6). To date he's never even had a sleep over. My main concern with a school camp is that whilst he is bright, well mannered etc there are also parts of him that are a little boy. He still takes his 2 teddies and dolly to bed to cuddle and his favourite undies are his mickey mouse undies.

    That's not to say I wouldn't let him go, I would just be worried the whole time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    I start to tear up when I think about DS going on school camp in 2/3 years (either year 5 or 6). To date he's never even had a sleep over. My main concern with a school camp is that whilst he is bright, well mannered etc there are also parts of him that are a little boy. He still takes his 2 teddies and dolly to bed to cuddle and his favourite undies are his mickey mouse undies.

    That's not to say I wouldn't let him go, I would just be worried the whole time.
    FWIW a teddy / soft toy to cuddle was on my year 6's kit list for camp this year. Actually I think I've seen them on grade 8 camp lists as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    FWIW a teddy / soft toy to cuddle was on my year 6's kit list for camp this year. Actually I think I've seen them on grade 8 camp lists as well.
    Yep. We always did too. One year actually we kidnapped them and held them for ransom...we made videos/ransom notes. ..kids thought it was hilarious. And they got them safely returned by bed time.

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    Actually some of the year 5 and 6 kids are currently on an excursion to China - 6 teachers with 28 kids ( only a 1/4 of the kids in those classes went on that excursion ) I think it would be a great experience but I'd be more worried about that I suppose that's he's in a different country and so far away !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Actually some of the year 5 and 6 kids are currently on an excursion to China - 6 teachers with 28 kids ( only a 1/4 of the kids in those classes went on that excursion ) I think it would be a great experience but I'd be more worried about that I suppose that's he's in a different country and so far away !
    Dd1 had the option to go to china grade5. We wanted her to go with her dad as a supervisor but it ended up way to expensive.
    Our grade 6 kids do the 10 day canberra and Sydney trip. Which involves 2 planes to get there.

    I don't send dd2 on camp as she has trouble eating in public so it means she won't eat while on camp. She was so sick and lost so much weight after her canberra trip that we decided in consultation with her Dr that it wasn't a good idea for her to go on camps.

    No kids or other parents at school knows her why she doesn't go.

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    Yes i am happy to sent my kids.
    My two older boys never got to experience school camps as there was a bad experience the year before so they cancelled all school camps! (they are now 21 and 19)
    I now have two younger kids at school and ds is to go on a two night camp at the end of May he is in grade 4! They had a sleep over in grade 1 for one night at Underwater world on the Sunshine Coast then they had a sleep over at school as well in the same year.(different terms) Last year they had a one night camp also... He has had a blast and loves going! Our school is very small so the groups are small and they are all very well looked after

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    Camp, yes.
    Trip to China in year 5 without one of us accommodating...h3ll no.

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    Nope.

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