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FAQ FOR FAMILY CAMP(s)

Q. Why should I join the Families for Life P.L.A.Y. Camps?
A. The family camps are specially organised to provide parents a valuable opportunity to foster stronger bonds with their tweens and teens. In the midst of our busy schedules, it is good to take some time off with the family to enjoy the outdoors and take part in a range of interactive activities that can help strengthen communication and teamwork within the family. Parents can also reinforce positive values such as empathy and resilience in their child through the activities.

While the camps are tailored for families with tweens and teens (10 years old and above), we welcome all who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Q. How can I register for the camps?
A. Simply login to the OnePA portal (https://www.onepa.sg) and click on the links below to choose which camp to join:

• 1 & 2 Jun 2019 @ PAssion WaVe Sembawang – register at bit.ly/1-2Jun_camp

• 8 & 9 Jun 2019 @ PAssion WaVe Pasir Ris – register at bit.ly/8-9Jun_camp

Q. What is the duration of each camp?
A. Camp administration will start at 8.30am on Day 1. The programme will end by 2pm on Day 2.

Q. Are there any Age Requirements for the camps? Will my children be able to join in the sports activities (e.g. Kayaking or Climbing)?
A. While the camps are tailored for families with tweens and teens (10 years old and above), we welcome families with children of all ages to join. Please inform us if you are bringing along children 3 years old and below. We will cater food based on the number of people registered, but you are advised to prepare food for children 3 years old and below.

There is also a minimum age of 10 years old and above for children to take part in the sports activities. Although, there will be other activities catered to children below that minimum age.

Q. Will there be a trainer who will conduct the sports activities?
A. Yes, there will be certified trainers present to ensure the safety of all participants when partaking in the activities (e.g. kayaking and climbing).

Q. Are there shuttle bus services provided for families? Can we drive to the venue?
A. Yes, we have catered bus services to pick up and drop off families at the following MRT stations and public carparks (should you prefer to drive to the venue) for each camp:

1-2 Jun Camp at PAssion WaVe @ Sembawang
• Sembawang, Punggol, Paya Lebar, Jurong East MRT stations
• Sembawang Park Carpark

8-9 Jun Camp at PAssion WaVe @ Pasir Ris
• Punggol, Jurong East, Ang Mo Kio, Paya Lebar and Pasir Ris MRT stations

Families who wish to drive to the camp at PAssion WaVe @ Sembawang are advised to park at Sembawang Park Carpark and hop on the free shuttle bus. For those who wish to drive to the camp at PAssion WaVe @ Pasir Ris, you may park at the public carpark right beside the venue.

More details such as exact location and timing will be included in the info kit that will be emailed t out at least 1 week before the camp. Please email to pa_wvsembawang@pa.gov.sg if you do not receive the info kit a week before the camp.

All participants are required to fill in an online form (link will be provided in the info kit) and indicate if they need to use the shuttle bus services or have any special dietary requirements.

Q. What kind of accommodation will be provided for families?
A. We have a proper campsite at the two venues to allow for families to enjoy the real outdoor camping experience. Tents will be provided. You are not required to bring your own tents, but you can do so if preferred.

Q. Is there a packing list for us to refer to?
A. We will email all families an info kit that includes a packing list at least a week before the camp.

Q. Do we need to prepare our own meals?
A. No, meals will be provided for registered family members. However, families are advised to prepare your own food if there are children below the age of 3 joining the camp. As part of the Project Blue WaVe movement, we greatly appreciate your support in reducing plastic trash. Do bring your own utensils (e.g. fork, spoon) and a cup. Feel free to bring your own snacks if you feel like having an additional supper!

If you have special dietary requirements, please specify it in the online form that will be sent to you. Alternatively, you can drop us an email at pa_wvsembawang@pa.gov.sg

Q. What kind of activities can we expect at the camp?
A. There will be a range of interactive, outdoor activities such as Kayaking (at Sembawang) and Rock Climbing (at Pasir Ris), a Family Challenge "Race to Connect", stargazing activities and a FAMILY 365 parenting workshop designed to help you better reach out to the hearts of your child!

With the safety of families in mind, please note the camp organisers would have to amend the programme and substitute the outdoor activities in the event of bad weather.

For more information, visit bit.ly/FFLPLAY2019

Disclaimer: Please note that we reserve the rights to amend the programme without prior notice.