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We need your help!

Camps and regattas are hard work but are a lot of fun. They are an excellent way of being part of things and meeting other parents. There are a few things you need to be aware of:

Please be familiar with the document Guidelines for Parent Help at Rowing Camps and Regattas, which can be found on the rowing website.

We stay at Epworth Camp, Maungatautari Marae, Trinity Church and Whakamaru Christian Camp. Parents will be provided with separate accommodation where we stay or, may choose, in the case of the Marae to bring their own tent. Tenting is not available at any other venue. Parents can camp at Cambridge Motor Camp if they choose to do so when we stay at the Church. Maungatautari Marae. The Marae has its own protocols which should be observed. If you go into the Wharenui (the main meeting house) all shoes must be removed.

The mattresses which we use are stored in a room immediately adjacent to the Wharenui. No other mattresses are to be used (there are some in a storage shed/garage but they must not be used under any circumstances). At all accommodation venues if you see boys littering or generally disrespecting the surrounding grounds please ensure that you advise the Camp manager/School representative as soon as possible.

While the Camp or kitchen manager will allocate plenty of time for rest, exercise, mixing with the boys, going out in the coach boat or watching your son race, it is also very important that you are present for the task that is allocated to you as the numbers we have on the camps depend on everyone turning up. If you cannot make a camp or regatta that you have put your name down for, please let the Camp know as soon as possible.

There are some specific skill sets that we ask for every year from the parent group. If you have medical training, a heavy truck license, nutrition expertise or physiotherapy experience and you're willing to assist, please let the Master in Charge know as soon as possible.

Towing trailers - please let us know if you can tow a trailer. If you are, please ensure you are familiar with our guidelines for towing, which can be found on the rowing website.