Target Year Groups: Y12
Cost: No Charge
Please note that Prefects are PRE-SELECTED and confirmed as Camp Prefects before Quest Week sign up.
There are two opportunities for helping to supervise younger students during Quest Week. This is a fun and rewarding way to collaborate with staff and students and a great way to develop your leadership skills.
Number of Prefects for Year 7 Camp: 24
Number of Prefects for Year 8 Camp: 17
YEAR 7 CAMP PREFECT
Being a prefect on Camp
Island School students say that they never forget who their Camp Prefects were!
“Why be a prefect at Camp?…” The able guidance of our prefects, made camp extremely enjoyable. We were all made to feel so comfortable, that the nervousness of being at camp as Year 7 students just fell away. I would like to set a similar goal for myself and as a prefect, lead by positive example, set the standard for fairness and impart confidence to the year 7’s at their first camp experience at Island School.
I strongly feel that being a camp prefect gives us older students a chance to interact with the lower school students in a non formal environment, not only guiding them but also building friendships and looking after their wellbeing.
Being a camp prefect is a great responsibility. You can expect some long days and sleepless nights.
Camp leaders will want you to always be positive and encouraging to others, particularly when younger students are finding it challenging.
You will need to be prepared to take initiative when you know that things need to be done.
At times it can be physically demanding and you will need to cope with this while always remembering that the students you are there to support are probably even more tired. You will need to show patience and empathy when students are finding things tough or when relationships breakdown.
The Camps will need prefects who are creative , sporty, positive, sensitive , well organised and energetic.
Typically you will be in dorm rooms or tents with the younger students, you will do the same activities that they do and you will eat what they eat.
Camp leaders are looking for reliable team players who are prepared to go the extra mile for others.
Please note that all year 7 camp prefects will be required to do an overnight pre-camp training camp to prepare for the camp…..
YEAR 8 CAMP PREFECT
Selection: based on your being able to demonstrate enthusiasm in working with and being a role model for Year 8 students.
These are individual but students in the past have gained confidence, technique and self-belief through this programme. This is an excellent opportunity to work with adults who are not teachers, and test yourself in challenging conditions.
Please Note that all Y8 camp prefects will be required to do an overnight pre-camp training camp to prepare for the camp…..