INFORMATION FOR 2018 SENIOR CAMPS
Please do not arrive before the stated arrival time (4.15pm)
Remember to pack a pillow, pillow case and bedding (either sleeping bag or duvet and sheets) for your child
Parents and relatives are always welcome to bring children to the holiday but we do ask you to arrive between 4.15pm and 5pm on Sunday 15th July (A Week), Thursday 26th July (B week) or Monday 6th August (C Week). Proceedings will begin at 5pm. Please do not arrive before 4.15pm. If you have a child also attending Inter A, you are able to drop off your older child from 3.45pm before taking your younger child to Shropshire. If it would help to know if someone else is travelling from your area, please contact the office. Children should be collected between 10.45am and 11.15am on Monday 23rd July (A Week), Friday 3rd August (B Week) or Tuesday 14th July (C Week). Please do not arrange for your son/daughter to leave earlier than this. If you have also have a child on Inter A please collect them from Packwood School first before collecting your older child from St David’s College.
i) By Car Gloddaeth Hall (St David’s College) is approached from the A55 Expressway, by taking the Llandudno link road (A470). The drive entrance (with stone gateways) is about 200m up the hill, on the right, past the third roundabout.
ii) By Train We will meet trains at Llandudno Junction. Please provide your son/daughter with a return ticket as this saves time on the last morning. Please confirm your son/daughter’s journey details by calling National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.
For return journeys we will arrange to take people to Llandudno Junction Station.
i) Kit list
|Sleeping bag or duvet and sheets||Trainers (and white-soled trainers if you want to play squash)|
|Pillow and pillow case||Shoes which can get wet|
|2 Towels (one for swimming)||Waterproof jacket and trousers|
|Washing kit, hair brush etc.||Swimming kit|
|Casual clothes (including plenty of jumpers/fleeces)||A small ruck-sack or bag|
|Night clothes||Sunhat and sunscreen|
|Sports clothes||Lots of changes of clothes (including some long sleeved tops which are required for some activities)|
ii) Activities We offer basic instruction in all our activities, so there is no need for any previous experience. If, however, you would rather your son/daughter did not take part in a particular activity, please indicate on the online form. We cannot guarantee to run every activity in our brochure, but will endeavour to cater for popular demand. Anyone taking part in water sports must be able to swim 50 metres in light clothing, without assistance, or be happy and confident in the water. The cost of all activities is included in the fees. All the activities are well supervised and a high standard of safety is observed; however, responsibility cannot be accepted for accidents which occur due to someone disobeying the leader’s instructions.
iii) Pocket money We operate a bank at Gloddaeth, and all money, train tickets and other valuables must be handed in on arrival for safe keeping. There is a direct debit system at the holiday for purchases made on site, and children will have access to funds as and when money is needed. We suggest that a maximum of £50 pocket money is adequate for the holiday (meaning your child could spend £20 on tuck, £20 on Glod merchandise & £10 on books). This can be sent in advance or brought with your child. We ask that young people are not sent with large quantities of drinks and sweets as there is a tuck shop, which opens daily on site, where they can buy tuck if they wish.
There is a qualified doctor or nurse and a number of first aiders on all our holidays. All medicines must be handed in at the beginning of the holiday in their original packaging, for safe keeping and to ensure that they are taken at the correct times. Where children are used to handling their own medication (for example for asthma) it can usually be kept with them, but the medical officer must be informed of the situation at the beginning of the holiday. Please also inform us of any allergies or illness that may affect your son/daughter whilst on holiday, and of any specific dietary needs that we should cater for.
Although The Titus Trust is covered for public liability, we do suggest that you consider taking out cover for medical insurance, cancellation, accident, illness and loss or theft of belongings.
All equipment is provided. We ask that laptops, tablets, CD & DVD players should NOT be brought to Gloddaeth and the same applies to knives and other “weapons” (e.g. Catapults, air pistols etc.). MP3 players are allowed if used responsibly.
The young people are encouraged to contact home during the holiday and there are pay phones on site which they are welcome to use. They may bring mobile phones if they wish but are asked to switch their phones off at bed time, during meals and meetings. In an emergency you can contact us on the Glod mobile (07491 649 001) at any point during the day. Please only contact us using this mobile number, even if you have been called from a school landline as we can only make outgoing calls using the landlines.
It is a condition of our tenancy that there is no smoking by members of our holidays. We are therefore obliged to send home anyone found smoking in the buildings or grounds. Likewise anyone caught bringing or using alcohol/illegal drugs at one of our camps will be asked to leave immediately. We ask for parental support on this issue.
Titus Trust Holiday Party
St David’s College
If you have any queries Helen Winn can be contacted at the Glod office until July 12th and from 13th onwards at the St David’s College on the Glod mobile (07491 649 001). Please do not ring this number before the 13th.