Current leaders

Summer 2023

We are looking forward to running camps more like they were prior to our COVID summer, while still respecting all COVIDSafe principles and requirements. 

Here's the information you need to know about this summer.


Leaders' Training Weekend

Arrive: Friday evening 2 December 2022 (between 8pm and 11pm)
Depart: Approximately 3pm on Sunday afternoon 4 December 2022.

Camp One

Leaders arrive: Not later than 12.30pm on Tuesday 27 December 2022
Leaders depart: Around 4pm on Thursday 5 January 2023

(Campers arrive: Thursday 29 December 2022, Campers depart: Thursday 5 January 2023)

Leaders are welcome to stay at the site until 11am on Friday 6 January for a social dinner and debrief with other leaders.

Camp Two

Leaders arrive: Not later than 12.30pm on Sunday 8 January 2023
Leaders depart: 11am on Wednesday 18 January 2023

(Campers arrive: Tuesday 10 January 2023, Campers depart: Tuesday 17 January 2023)

Leaders are asked to stay overnight to help with the big close down and clean up of the property at the end of the summer. As with Camp 1, leaders will have a social dinner and debrief once the campers have departed. Those leaders who need to leave on the same day as campers can negotiate in advance to leave about 5pm.

Food Safety Handling Training

We require all leaders to complete a free online food handling course prior to attending Leader Training Weekend. This will take approximately one hour of your time to complete. You can access the course here, and there will be a space in the application to indicate the date you completed the course and to upload your certificate (or you can update this after you apply).

We are all looking forward to getting back into the summer programs on the Banksia Peninsula and surrounds, and we hope to see you there!

Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Cooinda continues to take the health, safety and wellbeing of our community seriously. We have a long history of providing outdoor experiences for young people. While COVID vaccinations will not be a requirement to attend camp this summer, they will be highly recommended.

We've put together some FAQs about what to expect from leading at Cooinda - please visit the FAQs page.

Leaders' Resources

For current leaders, check out the bundle of goodies below - You can grab the 'What to Bring' checklist, Leaders' Manual and big list of training resources.

What to bring

Download the leaders what to bring list hereBy popular demand, you can download the 'What to Bring' list to help you pack for summer!

Leaders Manual

Download the leaders manual here We are updating the Leaders Manual for 2022. Please check back soon, we hope to have it ready early November.

Objectives and Program Policies

Here are the Camp Cooinda objectives and program policies. A handy reference!

Training Resources

The committee has been working hard to follow up training suggestions and interest shown by leaders. Here are a variety of resources for you to explore throughout the year (you'll need to login to see them below). Don’t forget to email us with any certificates you obtain (so we update your leader record) and give us feedback on these suggested resources.