Course Proposal

Are you interested in teaching at Camp Creative?

We have run courses across a range of areas: painting, drawing, sculpture, dance, singing, woodworking, cooking, textiles, welding, clay, music, writing, film & video, photography and more!

We also run courses designed just for kids and teenagers, aged 5 to 18 years.

You can get a sense of the range of courses taught each year by viewing our 2020 courses.

We are looking for creatives with formal and informal experience, doing interesting work who are also excellent teachers with these qualities:

  • a willingness to be generous with information 
  • strong technical skills
  • good interpersonal skills

Each potential tutor is welcome to submit multiple course proposals.

How it works

Camp Creative courses run for five days. Each day can run as either a full day (9.00 am to 5.00 pm) or as a half day (9.00 am - 12.00 pm / 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm).

Full day courses have a one hour lunch break, 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm.

Tutors are engaged by the Camp to run their course, and we manage the rest - enrolling students, providing classroom space, promoting the course.

The starting class size for any course is twelve students.


Additional to the quality of their course proposal, to teach at Camp Creative, all tutors must

  • Have a current Working with Children Check as at 15 January 2020.
  • Have $20 million public liability insurance as at 15 January 2020.
  • Be able to attend an orientation at the Camp on Sunday 10 January.
  • Be able to provide a safe and respectful classroom environment within Camp guidelines.
  • Performing arts tutors must also be available to lead their class at the Finale Concert on Friday evening.


The process

  • Each year, about three quarters of our tutors are people who have run a course at the Camp before. 
  • The other quarter are selected from course proposals, recommendations, and direct solicitation on our part. If you apply, please understand that we get many applications each year.
  • Once we receive your proposal, we will contact you if we need more information or have any questions. 
  • Course proposals will be reviewed by the Camp Creative committee. Course decisions are made not just around the quality of the course proposal, but also available classroom space and the Camp's balance of mediums, content, skill level and appeal to our student base.
  • If your course is not selected for the current year, we will keep it on file for review in future years.


Course proposal form

Please complete our online course proposal form. We suggest you read the form in advance, then enter your responses. You can also complete this fillable PDF form and return to

All items in the form must be completed for your class to be considered. This includes provision of any images if required.

Course proposals must be submitted no later than Friday 20 March 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 10 April 2020.

Tutor Proposal

For questions or further information, please contact Camp Coordinator Kristen Collier on 02 6655 9326 or email

Camp office hours are 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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However, in light of the ongoing pandemic situation, and after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Camp Creative until 10-14 January 2022. 

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