FAQs

I am having trouble with registering online

Email us at firlestakeapyw@gmail.com or use our contact form and we can help you

 

COVID 2021 and how are we dealing with it

Under current state and medical guidelines we can hold Trek without any major obstacles; should the COVID situation change then we will follow all state and medical advice and consider how these would impact Trek. 

 

Can non-members attend Trek 

Yes. Non-members are welcome to attend the Firle Stake Trek with the permission of a parent/guardian and approval from the appropriate ward leader. Please have them register online and then send an email to firlestakeapyw@gmail.com after registering with details about you and your non-member friend. It is expected that all participants follow the Trek standards and guidelines for the duration of Trek

 

Do youth including non member friends need to be interviewed before attending Trek

No, but ward leaders may feel that individual or group discussions are needed prior to Trek. The registration form will require medical and media release approval from the registered youth parent/guardian along with permission from the bishop of the ward nominated on the registration form. Without this approval, no online registration will be processed. 

 

How much does it cost each youth to attend Trek 

Nothing. There is no cost to youth or families who attend Trek this year

 

How is child protection requirements being managed

All leaders on the trek will have undertaken the child protection training and have working with children clearances. Furthermore, all child protection requirements will be adhered to including leaders not being isolated alone with youth at any time

 

How much walking will be involved each day on Trek

Jack Prebble as the trail boss will be primarily responsible for this decision. A number of factors will determine each day's plan including weather conditions, Trek participants, and distance already traveled. You could expect to walk up to 15 kilometers on any given day

 

How much does it cost each youth to attend Trek 

Nothing. There is no cost to youth or families you attend Trek this year

 

When will registrations close and what happens if I register after this date

Due to logistical, inventory, and transportation planning, we would like to have all registration forms submitted no later than Sunday 28th February 2021. Any registration forms received after this date will need further consideration before approval can be granted

 

Will I have access to medical treatment while on Trek

Yes. A number of Trek staff who are medically trained and have experience through professional employment will be available during the duration of Trek. The location of Trek is also within a driveable distance to Renmark Hospital in the case of an emergency. 

It is important that the parent/guardian of each youth understand the medical release form as part of the registration process as this information is important for your safety and to those who may need to assist you during Trek.

Please indicate as required any medications you take, how these need to be stored, how severe your condition is, and whether you self-medicate as required. As part of the registration process, additional information may need to be validated and if required the parent/guardian will be contacted to discuss this further.

All registration forms MUST clearly state the following information;

- Any special dietary needs

- Any allergies

- Any medical needs

- Any special medication

 

Can I bring my mobile phone or other electronic devices on Trek

No electronic devices are not to be brought on Trek. Devices can be distracting and an interruption to the purpose of Trek. All parent/guardians of youth will be able to contact you in the case of an emergency through planned channels of communication 

 

What will the food provisions be like while on Trek 

Food will be basic in nature and in line with the pioneer theme of the entire activity but there will be sufficient food and will be no attempts to deprive anyone of food; there will be no attempts to replicate the suffering of the early pioneers

 

Will special dietary needs be taken into account when preparing meals

YES! All known dietary needs will be accommodated throughout the duration of Trek. It is important when you register that all dietary requirements are clearly communicated on the registration application.  Where there are serious medical implications of dietary needs the medical team will be involved to help ensure that we are prepared. Where applicable, parents/guardians and youth will be contacted to ensure special requirements are fully understood and appropriately catered for while on Trek.

 

Can non-members attend Trek 

Yes. Non-members are welcome to attend the Firle Stake Trek with the permission of a parent/guardian and approval from the appropriate ward leader. Please have them register online and then send an email to firlestakeapyw@gmail.com after registering with details about you and your non-member friend. It is expected that all participants follow the Trek standards and guidelines for the duration of Trek

 

Departure and Arrival Times

The current plan is for all youth participants traveling from Adelaide departing Firle chapel on Wednesday 14th April at 8:00am and returning Saturday 17th April at 6:30pm. Note this is subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the date

 

What will we be drinking and will consumption be monitored

WATER! All participants undertaking Trek will be required to bring a one (1) litre bottle of water that will be replenished regularly throughout each day and night as needed. Water will be available in plentiful supply so it is important if you are not currently someone who drinks water that between now and the start of Trek that you start increasing your daily dosage to at least two (2) litres every day.