Welcome to our Community Camp
MANAIA BAPTIST CAMP
Drive towards Whangarei Heads until McLeods Bay Store, drive 1.5kms further, then on the right is McDonald Road, (about 34km from Whangarei). The camp is through the gates at the end of McDonald Rd.
NUMBER PERMITTED IN CAMP: 75 people.
1. No writing on or sticking things on walls, use notice board.
2. No smoking in any of the camp buildings.
3. No alcohol on the camp property.
4. Due respect to be given to neighbours and neighbouring property.
5. No trees or shrubs to be removed or damaged.
6. No Fires.
7. Any damage or breakages must be paid for or otherwise
made good (including painting over graffiti).
8. Buildings and grounds must be left clean and tidy.
9. Vehicles to be parked on camp property not on McDonald rd.
10. Quietness required after 10 pm.
11. Rocks must not be removed i.e. thrown, from sea walls.
Cottrell Hall has 2 commercial electric stoves and a sterilizer which is used to sterilize dishes.
Pots - There are large and small dixies, domestic pots, roasting dishes, bowls and teapots and a hot water zip.
Jensen House & Lodges have domestic electric stoves.
Each facility has a microwave
Cutlery & Crockery – available in each kitchen.
Utensils - serving spoons, egg beaters, sieves, graters etc. are provided.
Cleaning Equipment - Dishmops, brushes, brooms, available. vacuum cleaners provided in Jensen & Hall.
Bring your own detergent, pot mits, dish cloths, teatowels, toilet paper and rags for cleaning up on day of departure.
There is a BBQ at the Hall, but none at Jensen or the lodges. Please bring your own gas bottle. The BBQ has a universal connection.
There is an upright freezer and a large walk-in chiller in the Hall kitchen. At the conclusion of your camp, please ensure you have emptied the freezer -wiped it out and made sure it is clean.
PLEASE LEAVE THE HALL FREEZER SWITCHED ON AND THE DOOR SHUT.
PLEASE CLEAN OUT, BUT TURN OFF THE CHILLER ROOM AND LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN.
Please bring your own supply of rubbish bags or buy council bags at Taurikura store. Secure all bags well. Rubbish bags & recycling must be removed by you. There is a rubbish cupboard provided at the back of the hall (only to store bags in while your camp is in progress). Rubbish & recycling can be dropped off at Parua Bay Transfer station on the Whangarei heads road. Open 7 days a week 7.30am -5pm.
SMOKE SCREEN DOORS:
These should be kept closed at night and on leaving.
FIRE HOSES AND ALARMS:
Are provided for emergency and should not be tampered with. The Fire Dept stipulates each camp must elect a Fire Officer who must instruct the campers in fire drill.
No shrubs or trees to be cut or damaged.
FIRST AID KIT:
Each group should bring its own first aid kit.
NO DOGS ALLOWED:
Please, no alcohol on the camp properly at all.
Phone (09) 4340145. They can provide a small amount of food or extras and council rubbish bags. Order ahead if you wish to get their milk and bread for big groups.
Please refrain from smoking in any of the camp buildings.
PARKING OF VEHICLES:
All camp vehicles must be parked on the camp property, not on McDonald Rd. Please obey the "No Parking" and "Slow" signs.
Before arrival at camp - PLEASE INSTRUCT your group in the following:
It is important that we retain good relationships with the neighbours and that they are treated with due respect. The adjoining farm is NOT to be walked across. Access to Castle Rock can be made at low tide easily but at high tide please keep outside the fence lines.
The neighbours’ driveway to the beach is not for campers' use.
Please instruct your campers not to throw rocks OFF the rock wall on the beach. It has been built over many years to encourage sand onto our beach. We would be happy if they put rocks ON it.
The switch for this is above the cool room door in the Hall kitchen and should be on during the camp. The emergency lights will automatically come on in the event of a power failure, but applies only to the Hall building. They will last for about two hours. The lights associated with this system should NEVER be removed and used in the normal system, as they are only 24 volts, while the normal is 230 volts! Spare bulbs for the normal light system (230v) are kept in the pantry.
There is no heating provided. In cold weather you may like to take a few small heaters with you.
Little Munro Bay is the closest place to launch a boat. There are ramps at Reotahi and Urqharts Bay.
WASHING MACHINE & DRYER:
These are situated at the back of the hall and are available for all groups to use. There is a $2 per hour charge for the dryer.
KEYS & DEPARTURE INSPECTION:
Our custodian will unlock the buildings and leave the keys on the kitchen table. Please arrange with her a suitable time to check the buildings before you leave to make sure they have been left in a satisfactory condition by your group, well cleaned and undamaged with no graffiti. Ph. (09) 434 0642
Contact (09) 438 3948 for the current charges. A deposit will be required when you make a booking, which will be deducted from your account if everything is left in good order. The deposit will be retained if your camp is cancelled within the 4 weeks prior to your booking.
CHECK LIST BEFORE - have you? …………….
checked your written booking?
sent your deposit ?
got your own rubbish bags, toilet paper, sharp knives, detergent, pot scrubs, dish cloths, tea-towels, rags & first aid?
Instructed your campers not to go on the farm next door and neighbour’s driveway to beach?
Not to throw rocks off the rock wall at the beach.
CHECK LIST AFTER .:..............
Take your rubbish away with you.
Check rubbish shed empty.
Clean out freezer - leave shut and ON.
Clean out chiller room - leave open and off.
Empty vacuum cleaners before and after use.
Clean stoves and in ovens.
Check for damages and lost property.
Fill out report sheet and leave on table with keys.