Applications are now open for Participants, Leaders and Mentors for the 2019 Surf Life Saving Sunshine Coast Youth Development Program – Camp Commando.
The program will be held 15th – 17th January 2019 inclusive at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre.
Please note that Leaders and Mentors will be required onsite an additional half day and night (11:30am start) for the program briefing Monday, 14th January. All meals and accommodation are provided. All Leaders and Mentors are responsible for their own transport to Camp Commando.
The program will concentrate on team-building skills, lifesaving knowledge, providing information on opportunities and pathways both within and outside of lifesaving, and networking with members from other clubs.
Ideally we encourage all clubs to identify and nominate at least 5 participants and 1 -2 leaders or mentors to the program. Clubs are certainly encouraged to nominate more than 5 participants.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Members who are in the Under 14 and Under 15 age groups who are registered financial members of a Sunshine Coast Surf Life Saving Club are invited to apply.
It is desirable that participants have completed their Surf Rescue Certificate, however this is not mandatory.
Program leaders will be appointed to facilitate activities, encourage participation and foster the personal development of the participants. The leader positions are open to members that are 17 years and over, who are registered financial members of a Sunshine Coast Surf Life Saving Club.
Leaders must hold a proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion and a current Working with Children Blue Card (for those over 18). Leaders would have preferably participated in a previous Branch or State Leadership Camp (desirable not mandatory).
Program mentors will be appointed to mentor and foster the personal development of the leaders as well as contribute to the supervision of participants. The mentor positions are open to members that are 18 years and over, who are registered financial members of a Sunshine Coast Surf Life Saving Club.
Mentors must hold a proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion and a current Working with Children Blue Card. Mentors would have preferably participated in a previous Branch or State Leadership Camp in a leadership role (desirable but not mandatory).
Applications must be completed online using the below links:
Leaders and Mentors – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCLM19
Participants – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CC19
Applications for all Participants, Leaders and Mentors close 9am Monday 26th November 2018.
Participants $250.00 + GST
Leaders and Mentors $185.00 + GST
This registration fee includes all meals, accommodation, program activities, program resources and Camp Commando memorabilia.
The Sunshine Coast Branch will invoice Clubs for the total cost of all Participants, Leaders and Mentors from that club, who are accepted to attend.
PLEASE NOTE: Completing the application does not confirm acceptance to the development program. Members are encouraged to discuss attendance at the program with your club’s Youth Development Officer as all nominations will be sent to clubs for endorsement. In addition, payment for attendance will be the responsibility of the participant/leader via the club unless other arrangements are in place within your club to fund member attendance.
Any applicant that withdraws from the camp after being selected will not receive a refund; however the Club may be able to nominate an alternative participant.
All Participants, Leaders and Mentors are responsible for their own transport to and from Camp Commando.
|KEY DATES Date||Action|
|October 18, 2018||Applications OPEN|
|November 5-9, 2018||Clubs to be sent a list of progress on applications|
|November 26, 2018||Applications CLOSE|
|November 26, 2018||Ranking and endorsement forms to be sent to clubs|
|November 30, 2018||Club endorsements to be returned to the Sunshine Coast Branch|
|December 5, 2018||Participants, Leaders & Mentors notified of the outcome of applications|
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