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Despite our best intentions, we're not great at keeping this blog updated with our latest happenings. We are, however, definitely an active group, meeting at least once each week during term time.

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(Last updated May 2013)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 SHEAF Camp!

The deposit has been paid, the booking has been confirmed! Tirohanga camp has been booked for us between 4.30pm Friday the 12th November and 3pm Saturday 13th November. This will be a fun, relaxed opportunity to catch up with and meet home educating families from in and around Dunedin. We'll be keeping actual monetary costs to an absolute minimum, so meals will likely be pot-luck or BYO. As Nicola said in last week's newsletter, the base unit cost for staying is $10 per person overnight, with preschoolers (under-5s) being free. There will be other costs, such as firewood, which are a flat rate and will be shared out among the families once I have concrete, finalised numbers - so, the more the merrier! That being said, the additional costs are unlikely to be more than a further $10 per family.

The camp has a confidence course, and a 'team-building course', as well as a wee walking track, glow-worms (apparently), a firepit (weather and council fire-permit permitting), a big playing field to run around on, and a largish hall for us to hang out into the night playing board games or whatever. I've had one nervous enquiry as to whether the confidence course will be compulsory, and I can say a categorical NO! - not on your Nellie! All activities etc will be a purely optional, 'participant-centred' experience.

Contact Stacey to book in, and to be kept up to date with any developments!

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