Join Lyds, Liam, and the Cool Bananas team in a short but epic interactive, 2-day, virtual, christian camp experience. The camp will be full of games, activities, tutorials, stories, challenges, teaching, and adventure that can be accessed from a device anywhere in NZ.
Duration: 14th Oct - 15th Oct
Session Times: Thur 14 Oct 1pm & 6pm / Fri 15 Oct 9am
Cost: $20 per login
Spaces Available: 70 device logins (Children can share a device)
Age: Recommended for kids aged 7-12
Campers will login to a private virtual meeting hosted online via Zoom, by Cool Bananas, along with other kid campers, with our trusted Cool Bananas presenters and moderators at the helm.
The camp will consist of two live interactive sessions held at 1pm and 6pm Thursday and one live interactive session held 9am Friday.
The duration of each session will be 1hr 30mins.
Between sessions kids will be given ideas for self managed activities so that they can remain entertained and continue their camp experience even when not online.
Campers will be lead through self-managed activities and content so caregivers can leave them to it and get on with other tasks.
Build and create awesome things
Learn positive values
Being a virtual camp, screen time will be required, but that does not mean your child will be stuck there. Our focus is to keep young bodies active, moving, and exploring their surroundings while learning tools to help them thrive. We aim to give kids an as authentic camp experience as we can from their own homes.
What do you mean by Christian camp?
The Cool Bananas Nanocamp is open to children of all backgrounds, beliefs, and world views.
Cool Bananas is an organisation of Christian faith origin, meaning that the values shared in our programs are inspired by positive Christian teaching that promotes human well-being.
Though it is not the case with all content we provide, this camp does contain references to Bible scriptures and Bible figures such as God and Jesus, at an age appropriate level.
Themes such as the devil, hell, and sin will not be mentioned or discussed in this event.
An indication of Christian content is included in the Cool Bananas Nanocamp Schedule document
Will my child be safe online?
The live sessions are hosted privately, are password protected, and campers are the only ones who have access.
An offical Cool Bananas Zoom Account is used to host the event.
Clear rules and code of conduct will be communicated to all campers and any breach of these will be managed accordingly.
For the duration of all sessions there will be a dedicated moderator who will monitor for any breach of rules/conduct.
Caregivers are able to be present, listen in, and even participate if they would like.
If I have more than one child do I need to pay the fee for each of them?
No, the fee is not per child, but per device logged in. Multiple children can gather around and share a single device and experience the camp.
Does a caregiver need to be present?
No, you do not need to be actively present, but caregivers will need to remain present on location to ensure their campers are safe.
The sessions are designed so that campers can manage themselves and caregivers can be free to go about their tasks for that time.
There will be no activities that absolutely require campers to be assisted by an adult.
My child is outside of the recommended age can they still attend?
We recommend an age of 7-12 as this age range is usually the age where children are more capable of managing themselves. This age range is generally able to actively engage with this type of resource for a prolonged period without becoming disinterested.
Younger users can also struggle with conducting themselves in a manner that does not distract other users.
For these reasons we have restricted the age of a camper, however if you think your child is capable of managing the level of content we provide and would respond positively, then we are open to having a discussion. Contact Us
We understand that it is likely younger siblings will want to attend and we want to work with you in making that happen.
What technology is needed?
Device with a camera and microphone access.
Because the sessions are designed to be interactive and connect children into the action, it is highly recommended that campers are able to be seen and heard on video, this means that campers require access to a device with a camera and microphone setup, which most devices have built in.
Campers will need access to a FREE Zoom account to join in, we recommend that this be a Parent/Gaurdian managed account. An account be created for free at https://zoom.us.
What if my internet stops working and I can’t attend?
This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
If a campers internet stops working for a prolonged period of time, that substantially degrades their experience or they are unable to join in on a significant portion of a session, a refund will be given according to the inconvenience experienced.