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MANLY DAY CAMP & BUSH OVERNIGHT CAMP

Manly Camp

Camp Blue Manly is a day camp located on the grounds of Stella Maris College on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Combining the incredible facilities of Stella Maris with nearby Keirle Park, Lagoon Reserve and the iconic Manly Beach, our Camp Blue school holidays programs are diverse, unique and never boring!

Each day is comprised of 4 activity periods. Our philosophy is to satisfy each camper’s individual curiosities and interests while providing them with a unique opportunity for growth. Our campers in Years 1-9 have input on their own individualised weekly schedule, with 4 of their favourite activities selected from their preferences to fill the 4 elective periods. There is also scheduled Hub time for campers to enjoy with all their peers together.

What we do

By scheduling activities based on each camper’s individual preferences, they are more likely to enjoy and engage in the activities they participate in, leading to a more positive overall camp experience. Our diverse range of elective activities enables campers to gravitate towards their interests, with the intended outcome not limited to just learning, but also meeting, connecting and developing strong bonds with other like-minded peers.

Additionally, individual scheduling allows for a more personalised approach to learning and development, as our team of staff can tailor activities to each camper’s specific needs and interests. This helps to promote a sense of autonomy and independence, which can have long-term benefits for a camper’s personal growth and development.

Campers enrolled in Kindergarten are part of our Little Blue program, which takes the decision making out of the way and provides them with a well-balanced program they can enjoy with new friends while never getting bored.

To help those families from further afield, we also offer a private return bus service from North Sydney to Camp Blue Manly each day. This service can be selected at the time of application, with availability subject to bus capacity.

AUTUMN

Week 1: 15 – 19 April
Week 2: 22 – 26 April
(closed ANZAC Day, 25 April)

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WINTER

Week 1: 8 – 12 July
Week 2: 15 – 19 July

SPRING

Week 1: 30 Sept – 4 Oct
Week 2: 8 – 11 Oct

Camp Blue Manly is a fully accredited program, so families (if eligible) are entitled to CCS payments.

Full-week (Mon-Fri) enrolments:
$140 per day

Partial-week enrolments:
$147 per day

Sibling discount*:
$50 per additional child
*(Full 5-day week enrolments only)

Optional North Sydney Bus:
$16 per day

8:30am – 5:00pm

early drop-off 8:00-8:30am and late pick-up 5:00-6:00pm options available)

(North Sydney Bus Service – Drop off 8:00am and pick up 5:30pm)

Stella Maris College
Benedict Campus
270 Pittwater Road
Manly NSW 2095

North Sydney Bus Service
Drop Off/Pick Up:
cnr Miller Street & Ridge Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

program details

8:30amArrival & catch up with friends
9:00amHub Group Games
9:30amMorning Energizer
9:45amActivity 1 – Elective
11:00amMorning Tea
12:00pmActivity 2 – Elective
12:45pm Lunch & Chill Out
1:45pm Activity 3 – Elective
3:00pm Activity 4 – Elective
4:15pm Afternoon Tea
4:35pm All Camp Activity
5:00pm Pickup / Free Play

Activities

Cooking

Cooking

Teaching campers the culinary skills to make nourishing edible delights to take home and share with all the family.

Chess & Board Games

Chess & Board Games

Campers learn skills relevant to their current ability in the game, whether they are first time players or competitive masters. Campers learn about rules, strategy and sportsmanship throughout the week, with acknowledgment to their improvements, number of wins, attitude, and most importantly… their enjoyment!

special additions

special additions

These are seasonal speciality activities that are interchangeable throughout the year. Often in the summer, we run a water-based program such as surfing. Other special favourites include rock climbing, parkour and robotics.

sports

Sports

Changing throughout the seasons, Camp Blue Manly offers a great range of sports each camp such as Soccer, Cricket, Touch Rugby, Aussie Rules, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball... the list goes on! Using the great surrounding facilities of Keirle Park, campers are able to enjoy the full breadth of seasonal sports.

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace knows no boundaries! A place where children come together to up-cycle, recycle and learn about using different materials to create new and exciting projects. This practical play-based learning enables a much more hands on approach to learning outside of the classroom.

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts

Get creative in our arts and crafts program! With a number of different art projects throughout the week, campers create beautiful pieces that they can take home at the end of the week.

Media, drama and dance

Media, drama and dance

From our Glee music video to Musical Productions, Drama Club, Theatre Sports, Just Dance and many more! Each camp session sees a different spectrum of performing arts and dance activities for campers of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Activities such as Newsroom Studio, Photography and video editing give campers the opportunity to delve into the artform of media.

Beach activities

Beach activities

Utilising the beautiful Queenscliff Beach, campers enjoy a range of beach-based sports and activities, such as volleyball, paddle-ball, beach cricket, and spike ball.
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