GENTS CAMP

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My son has special needs. Can he be accommodated on GENTS Camp?

A:  In most cases, yes!  Contact your director prior to sending an application to discuss your child’s needs.

Q: My son has special dietary requirements. Can he be accommodated on GENTS Camp?

A:  Yes.  GENTS Camp cooks are able to cater for a range of special diets.  Please contact your camp director with details prior to camp.

Q: My son takes medication. Can he be accommodated on camp?

A:  Yes.  All GENTS Camps have a Medication Officer who looks after medication, ensuring that your son remembers to take his at right time of day.

Q: How do we get to and from camp?

A:  GENTS Camp runs buses to and from camp, from a number of places around Brisbane.  Full transport information will be sent out to you upon receipt of your application.

Q: Do I get a list of what to bring?

A:  Once we received your initial application, a Camper Acceptance letter will be posted to you.  This letter contains all the “who, what, when, where, why” of camp!

Q: My son doesn’t know anyone else on camp. Will he be OK?

A: Nearly every SU Qld Camp has campers who arrive not knowing anyone else. Our leaders are trained to watch, care for and assimilate campers to ensure they feel part of the group from the very start!

Q: Are the leaders trained to handle emergencies?

A: Every SU Qld Camp has qualified Senior First Aid officers on team who can offer immediate medical assistance if required. The Director of each camp is supplied with detailed information on the location of the nearest hospital and medical centre to ensure swift action if any injuries or emergencies occur on camp. SU Qld also has other experienced staff on call throughout each camping season to offer advice and additional support to Camp Directors.

Q: Do you provide financial assistance for campers?

A: We can provide financial support to help families struggling financially to send their children on a camp. Please contact your child’s Camp Director to discuss this support.

Our Mission

The Mission of GENTS Camp is to develop in boys, real manhood and authentic Christian faith.

Real Manhood:

  • Challenged and tested, but never give in
  • Takes risks, is prepared to fail and admits when he’s wrong
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Treat all people with respect and dignity
  • Value wisdom, integrity and authenticity – they keep it real
  • Stand for what is right, not necessarily what is popular
  • Is prepared to lay down their life
  • Stands up for those who can’t stand up for themselves
  • Are committed to protect, serve and honour their family

Authentic Christian Faith:

  • Is a life lived for God and others, not self-centred or self-serving
  • Recognises that “I am not perfect and I need help”
  • Trusts that help comes in the form of Jesus Christ who paid the price for the sins of the world through his death and resurrection
  • Grows and changes, becoming more like the nature of Christ over time
  • Relies completely on God’s strength and provision
  • Is accompanied by actions that help to make the world a better place
  • Endures

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