Terminology for activities

Scheduling information for Teen Camp

Cottage Clean Up– This happens after breakfast every day from 10:00am-10:30am up in your cottage. This is a time to ensure your cottage is staying hygienic and empowers the teens to have a little responsibility throughout the week. A clean cottage is a fun cottage!!
Teen Talk– This happens from 5:30pm-6:00pm after the last activity block of the day. You will be doing teen talk with your activity group. Cara’s in your activity group plan some sort of activity for this time. There is a different theme for every teen talk which it outlined at the top of your schedule under each day of the week. Teen talk is a great time to initiate reflection.
Cottage Time– This is time where you spend time in your cottage with your cottage group. It is an unstructured time for the teen, but is still important to engage with your campers at this time.
Free Flows– Free flows will only happen on arrival day and departure day. These will be activities that teens to come and go to as they please. You will be with your cottage group during free flows and as a Cara/Interpreter it is vital you maintain the two to one policy and ensure there is proper language coverage in the activity that your campers are attending as there will not be assigned interpreters to the activity areas.
Teen Chill Out– This is a time that the teens get a bit of “free unstructured time”. It is from 9:00pm-9:45pm directly after evening program. The area in which the teens are able to hang out in is the dining hall, all three court yards and up in the cottages. Anything outside of these areas is off limits for chill out. As a volunteer Cara it is your role to stay engaged with the teens while allowing them to have their “teen time” with the other campers. During chill out, directly after evening program the teens are responsible to head to the med shed themselves and get their medication.
Crazy and Lazy– During this time the teens are able to pick which activity they would like to participate in. There is a sign up process that will take place the day before the crazy and lazy actually happens. Signs ups for the teens will happen after lunch and all teens must sign up for something. As an interpreter you will be assigned to a particular activity to ensure we have the proper language coverage for all areas.
Cottage Night- This is an evening program that your cottage will get to spend together. As Caras and interpreters. It is your responsibility to plan something for this evening that age appropriate, inclusive and facilitates TR.
Cara Meeting- This is a meeting that will happen every day after lunch to transfer information.
Rest Hour– This happens from 2pm-3pm after lunch up in your cottages. The first half an hour all the teens must be silent in their beds and the second half of rest hour is just like cottage time.

Kids camp schedule information

Cottage Clean Up– This happens after breakfast every day from 10:00am-10:30am up in your cottage. This is a time to ensure your cottage is staying hygienic and empowers the campers to have a little responsibility throughout the week. It is important none of the kids are using chemicals to clean and everyone is included. A clean cottage is a fun cottage!!
Cottage Time– This is time where you spend time in your cottage with your cottage group. It is an unstructured time for the kids, but is still important to engage with your campers at this time.
Crazy and Lazy– During this time the campers are able to pick which activity they would like to participate in. There is a sign up process that will take place the day before the crazy and lazy actually happens. Signs ups for the campers will happen after lunch and everyone must sign up for something. As an interpreter you will be assigned to a particular activity to ensure we have the proper language coverage for all areas.
Free Flows- Free flows will only happen on arrival day and departure day. These will be activities that campers can come and go to as they please. You will be with your cottage group during free flows and as a Cara/Interpreter it is vital you maintain the two to one policy and ensure there is proper language coverage in the activity that your campers are attending as there will not be assigned interpreters to the activity areas.
Cottage Night- This is an evening program that your cottage will get to spend together. Caras plan something for this evening that age appropriate, inclusive and ensuring TR is facilitated.
Cara Meeting– This is a meeting that will happen every day after lunch to transfer information.
Rest Hour– This happens from 2pm-3pm after lunch up in your cottages. The first half an hour all the kids must be silent in their beds and the second half of rest hour is just like cottage time. Please ensure you are having a little quite time during this also.

Spring & Autumn Cottage Team

You will be allocated to support 2 families for the weekend. You will sit with this family during meals, all camp activities, take care of the children at night time in the cottage.

The Activity Group

This is the group that you will spend most of your day with. Your day will be filled with fun activities and you will help to design the activity schedule. You may or may not have all you children fro

The Cottage Group (Summer Only)

When you arrive you will be assigned to a cottage group – people you will share your cottage and mealtimes with while at Barretstown. The cottage groups are selected according to nationality and gen