HEN Campers’ Guidelines

The following guidelines are provided to help ensure a good time is had at camp by all. The behaviour of your children reflects on home education. In participating in a HEN event, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to abide by these guidelines.


Home ed camps should be treated much as a family holiday with other home ed families. Your children remain your responsibility at all times. If it is necessary for you to leave the camp please arrange another parent to take responsibility in your absence. Parents are to ensure non-swimmers are supervised appropriately.

Respect for the environment: Please keep your camp site/cabin tidy and make use of rubbish bins. Please assist in cleaning up communal cooking and eating areas and avoid causing damage of any kind.

Respect for OthersPlease be respectful of other campers – both with and apart from our group. In groups of people, it is inevitable that conflict will occasionally arise as different people have different needs and expectations. Learning to resolve conflict in larger groups is a valuable experience of camp. Please help children to learn positive conflict resolution skills.

Noise: Please be considerate of other campers by keeping late night and early morning noise to a minimum.

Smokers: We respect your right to smoke but please respect the rights of other campers by ensuring your smoke does not waft over them. Under no circumstances should children be exposed to passive smoke.

Alcohol: Alcohol consumption is to be kept to a minimum and No Underage Drinking (17 and under) will be tolerated at the camp

Drugs: No illicit drugs are allowed

Dealing with Camp OwnersIf a problem arises which necessitates dealing with the camp owners please ensure the camp organiser is made aware of the issue.

Damage: Any damage that occurs is to be reported as soon as practicable to the camp organiser/s. You may be charged for the costs of any repairs.

Accidents & Incidents: If an accident or incident should arise, as well as taking appropriate action to ensure the safety of all involved, please notify the camp organiser (and owner if appropriate) and witnesses should assist the camp organiser to complete a HEN incident report which may be required for insurance/legal purposes.

The steps for dealing with negative behaviour

  1. Request the camper to stop the behaviour. If the behaviour is causing clear and present danger take immediate and respectful action to ensure the safety of all campers.
  1. In the case of children, if the behaviour continues, the child/ren’s parent/s should be sought to intervene and support the children to reach a resolution.
  1. In the case of adults, the camp organiser may be requested to assist with unresolved conflicts. However, be aware that they are another parent who would like to enjoy the camp, and avoid troubling them with vexatious complaints.
  1. In the case of unresolved behaviour which affects the enjoyment of fellow campers, the camp organiser or their delegate reserves the right to ask campers to leave.


It is not possible to issue refunds for cancellations or early departures.