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just 10km south of Fremantle, Woodman Point Camp has a range of
accommodation styles, beach location and amazing range of adventure
programs on-site make Woodman Point one of the premier camps in our
The Woodman Point site was first used in 1886 as a quarantine station for the Port of Fremantle before becoming a camp in 1982. The importance of sharing the historical significance of the site is emphasised through recent interpretive planning coordinated
by the camp and the Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp Association. The camp recognises the importance of incorporating history-based recreation activities as options for client groups in order to provide additional educational outcomes
during their attendance and participation at camp.
Due to its historical significance, the buildings within the site and the site itself have been afforded protection under the National Trust. The historical features of the camp are clearly evident in all aspects of the facilities, from the layout
of the dormitory accommodation to the internal structure of the main dining hall.
The camp has recently undergone a significant renovation program to increase the standard of amenities and provide greater accessibility for groups looking to utilise group-based accommodation and participation in adventure recreation activities.
Part of this refurbishment included the design and construction of a purpose-built roping facility, unsurpassed in the southern hemisphere for capacity, concept, safety and potential for physical activity and educational outcomes. The CUBE adventure
roping and training facility was formally opened in 2007 and has added to an already well-developed land and water-based program range at the camp. This facility is great for activities during the winter months and allows groups to be active after
The natural coastal bushland and the pristine beach environment present a fantastic venue for a wide range of recreation programs, including paddling, raft building, team games and archery.
Woodman Point Camp is also an ideal venue for music, drama or study camps, sporting clubs, outdoor education studies, team building and seminars with a difference.
Woodman Point Camp is situated within the boundaries of the Woodman Point Regional Park, which has been zoned as such for its ecological and historical value. Some important ecological communities exist within the fenced boundary of the camp and such
close proximity to these communities also present a rare opportunity for camp users to learn more about the importance of the local environment.
All client groups with participants under the age of 18 years must supply appropriate adult supervision at each activity site. Woodman Point Camp staff will supervise the clients in relation to their safe participation in the activity, however client
groups have the responsibility to monitor the behaviour of participants in matters not relating to the activity.
Teachers and adults play a vital role in ensuring participants have an enjoyable camp experience. Teachers and adults are encouraged to participate in camp activities as much as possible to create a positive experiential learning environment. Woodman
Point Camp will allocate at least one (if not two or three, depending on the size of your group) suitably qualified instructor in charge of facilitating the activity. The department requires one member from the client group supervisory team (teacher
or adult) to be attendance with the group during each program.
We try to minimise the work of teachers or adults during their stay, however teachers and adults may be asked to deal with student misbehaviour on a case-by-case basis. Department instructors will use low-key behaviour management techniques to ensure
participants are engaged during the activities. It is an expectation that teachers and adults support the department instructor when required throughout the duration of the program. We recommend asking participants to stand aside for five minutes
to reflect on their behaviour and the effect it has on them personally and the group. The teacher or adult can help in the reflection process.
We encourage the adult supervisor of the group to ensure the following so that participants enjoy their experience during camp programs:
At times, teachers and adults may be asked to help facilitate certain aspects of the activity. This would be during times of questioning or debriefing to enhance experiential learning. The instructor will discuss this responsibility prior to the start
of the activity.
It is recommended that teachers and adults should discuss supervisory roles and responsibilities for during meals, at night and other free times. It is also recommended that room checks are done after lights are out to ensure participants are asleep.
It is encouraged that a duty roster is developed to ensure staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities.
In the lead-up to your camp please use the organisation checklist.
Please familiarise yourself with our emergency plan.
The Woodman Point Camp emergency mobile number is 0414 448 088. Camp leaders should provide their own emergency mobile number to parents of campers.
Woodman Point Camp management strongly recommends that every camp has at least one first aid qualified person in attendance at all times.
Consequently, the absolute minimum standard of medical expertise recommended on camp is a current senior first aid or equivalent. The camp organiser should check with the administration of their organisation to ensure that all policies and guidelines
are met. It must be noted that these may be different to recommendations in this booklet, in which situation the highest standard should prevail.
The camp conducts programs such as Abseiling, Climbing, Leap of Faith, High Ropes and Flying Fox. The minimum qualifications of an instructor to dispatch for these activities is National Outdoor Leaders Registration Scheme or competencies agreed by
the Camps Chain Safety Group.
Woodman Point Camp management strongly recommends that every camp has at least one qualified School Teachers Aquatic Rescue Training (START) certificate through Royal Life Saving WA or Surf Rescue Certificate recognised by Surf Life Saving WA in attendance
and control of every eight persons when in or near the water. It should be remembered that aquatic rescue qualifications are current for 12 months only and unqualified persons should only be used as additional support.
The ratio of qualified supervisors to persons in the water varies between organisations from around 1:8 to 1:20 and is constantly being reviewed by most organisations. Surf Life Saving WA can be contacted for the latest information on 61 8 9293 9444.
Water safety personnel should be dressed ready to respond to an emergency and should have appropriate aquatic rescue equipment (e.g. rescue tubes on location). These may be obtained from the camp office.
Woodman Point Camp programs conducted in the water such as Surf Life Saving, Surf Ski Paddling and Raft Building have START qualified instructors or higher. The camp can also organise lifeguards to supervise any in-camp group.
An updated version of our alcohol policy can be found on our website. In all instances, the application form must be sent to the Camp Manager well in advance of the camp.
To increase site safety and ensure that only authorised vehicles access the site, a security gate has been installed at the entrance of the camp.
The last four digits of your unique Booking ID (BID) number that has been allocated to your booking will be the code you need to use to gain access through the gate.
Please inform all members of your group that will need to access the site of this code to ensure no issues are encountered during your stay.
To exit the site, driving slowly stay left towards the gate and it will open automatically.
You will be sent specific instructions about the use of the security gate prior to your arrival on-site. The code will only be active for the duration of your stay.
Food and drink is not permitted in any of the rooms. Please consume these outside of dorms and in your dining room.
Please do not rearrange bunks, beds or mattresses.
Please do not jump in or out of dormitory room windows.
There are water fountains located at the back of the dining hall with cold filtered water. Please bring water bottles to camp to take to the programs.
Rubbish bins are located around your dorm. Bins with yellow lids are for recycling.
In Spinifex and Grevillea the doors leading out to the patio are for emergency use only. Please use the doors inside the dorm to access your room.
Footwear is to be worn at all times around camp. If participating in activities with Woodman Point Camp staff, you are required to wear closed-toe shoes for all land-based activities. Those wearing thongs or other inappropriate footwear will not be
permitted to participate.
Each room is fitted with a smoke detector and alarm linked directly to the Fire Brigade. Please be careful as steam from a kettle may set them off. Fees are charged by DFES for any false alarms attended.
Located at the front of the office on the large grassed area.
Please report any damage (to windows, sprinklers, doors, bunks, flooring etc.) to your supervisors and Woodman Point Camp staff.
You will be allocated a dining hall which you are responsible for setting up, packing down and cleaning after each meal and at the end of your stay.
Please do not disturb or feed the wildlife in and around the camp.
Set up tables and chairs (6 to 8 people per table) half an hour prior to meal time.
At the end of your last meal at camp:
Each group is responsible for cleaning their dorm before departure.
Areas and duties to be completed:
Please note: we do not supply you with any chemicals for the clean-up as you are not required to use any.
Going on a school camp is exciting for most children but can be terrifying for others. It is important that parents talk with their children prior to them going on camp to discuss any concerns they may have (e.g. missing home, sharing with others,
fear of participating in a certain program). Parents/guardians should reassure them that they are in good hands and that the school and camp staff will take good care of them. Remember to also discuss what they are looking forward to or are most
excited about attending camp. Talking to your child on a number of occasions prior to their attendance at camp will help to prepare them for the camp experience. Children who have had a sleep-over at family members’ or friends’ houses
prior to camp are generally less likely to be homesick on camp.
If you are unsure about any of the following items please contact Woodman Point Camp on 61 8 9492 9797.
When staying at Woodman Point Camp, the following items are required by each guest:
Sturdy, soft-walled bags are suitable. All belongings and luggage to be properly labelled. Suitcases with wheels damage grassed areas if dragged off paths.
It is important that the group supervisors and department staff have ready access to relevant medical information in order to respond appropriately to an emergency situation and prevent further injury. Medications should be stored appropriately and located
within close proximity to the person to whom the medication belongs.
The camp leader should contact Accolade Catering with any special dietary requirements of participants.
Woodman Point Camp provides camp-style dormitory accommodation. As such, all sleeping rooms contain a ceiling fan, but there is no air conditioning or heating. Please make sure participants come to camp prepared for relevant weather conditions.
Coin-operated washing machines are only available to camp leaders, so ensure enough suitable clothing for the entire stay is taken to camp.
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