It is recommended that between 45 minutes and 1 hour are allowed in your programme to give everyone walking, time to relish the experience.
It is possible to have someone going in each direction at the same time, safely harnessed and attached to the zip line. This activity has a higher adult/leader to user ratio as each part (harnessing up, attaching the pulley, getting off, reattaching the pulley and getting off at the end of the second zip line) requires assistance and everyone operating it has to be trained.
In 2014 the camp was successful in getting registration from WorkSafe for the Flying Fox under the HSE 2002 Adventure Activities Regulations 2011.
There are also 2 ready built rafts that can also be used for a variety of challenges, racing across the lake is very exciting especially when carrying passengers who do not want to get wet. they can be punted or oars can be used to propel the craft.
It is recommended that life jackets be worn for these activities.
The targets are set up so that 3 people can be shooting at the same time.
To add some fun to this activity ask for some balloons and once inflated pin a few to the targets and see if they can all be popped.
The lake, although relatively small, is big enough to have kayaking adventures on. Kayaking teaches children a range of skills, and through this moderate risk activity they also gain body awareness and focus.
There are many games that can be played using the kayaks, and if you know of some staff have not heard of please pass them on.
Life jackets have to be worn when kayaking, even by adults or leaders, as Chosen Valley Christian Camp is committed to maintaining a high standard of safety.
The course can be done blindfolded or with one person giving non-verbal instructions to the participant using hand signals to direct their movements.
The challenges include:
The Tower of Hanoi
The Trust Fall
The Spider Web
The Horizontal Log
The Low Ropes
The Low Planks.
Stacks on the Mill.
Instructions for each one are available and staff welcome suggestions as to how else the various activities can be used.
Each school is offered the opportunity to put forward their best competitor for the course before leaving on the last day of camp. Successful students are presented with a photo and a certificate, stating their record breaking time.
There are a choice of orienteering options, one using a compass and one without. Both courses use camp landmarks as points of reference. These activities are good for individual use or for small groups. To add a competitive element participants can be timed.
The camp provides all of the equipment and required ingredients for pancakes and damper, but feel free to bring along an alternative should you wish to be more creative and adventurous with your cooking.
The camp also has 2 portable gas BBQs which are available to hire for a small charge.
Helmets, elbow and knee pads are provided to ensure everyone's safety.
VOLLEY BALL GRASS COURT
Volley Ball grass court available.