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ACA Expands Disability Camps Program to NSW and QLD

At the Australian Camps Association, we are thrilled to be working toward expanding our People Outdoors program into Queensland and New South Wales in 2024. People Outdoors provides supported camps for children, teens and adults living with disability.

Initial research indicates that there seems to be a gap in services in these states and we're happy with the interest in the program that's been shown to-date.

In August 2023, our CEO, Peter McDougall and Head of People Outdoors, Sandra Murphy, visited ACA Member camps in both states to check the suitability of the sites for hosting our programs. Since then, we have now secured three different sites to host our initial programs interstate.

Save the dates!

  1. Queensland Kids & Teens Camp
    Friday 15 -  Sunday 17 March 2024
    Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct, Currimundi QLD
  2. Queensland Adults + Kids and Teens Camp
    Friday 17 - Sunday 19th of May 2024
    Gold Coast Recreation Precinct, Palm Beach QLD
  3. New South Wales Adults Camp
    Friday 28 -  Sunday 30th June 2024
    The Y Camp Yarramundi, Yarramundi NSW
  4. New South Wales Kids and Teens Camp
    Friday 13 - Sunday 15 September 2024
    The Y Camp Yarramundi, Yarramundi NSW

If you'd like to join us on one of these camps, please contact the team on 03 9863 6824 or complete the online referral form here (for new campers).

Job Opportunities Now Available!

We are currently hiring Disability Support Workers to support our campers on camp. If you know a support worker in Queensland or New South Wales that is looking for casual work, please pass on our job ads to them.

There has been great interest in these roles and our team are currently busy interviewing these interstate applicants in preparation for 2024.

Having both staff and campers living in these states and attending our program will be a great achievement for the Australian Camps Association who has been working toward the expansion of this program for a number of years.

We're already spreading the word, but you can help!

We have recently exhibited at the Brisbane Disability Expo and the Sydney Care Expo.  These events were a wonderful opportunity to speak with potential campers in-person. 

There has been lots of expressions of interest in the program coming through and it would be wonderful if you could all help us spread the word! If you know someone living with disability in Queensland and New South Wales, we'd appreciate it if you could let them know about our program - we'd love to see as many campers on camp as possible.

To assist new campers and their support coordinators to learn about our programs, our team is ready to answer any questions you may have about our camps in New South Wales and Queensland.

After 30 years of providing camps for people living with disabiltity in Victoria, the Australian Camps Association is very excited to get to bring our People Outdoors program interstate.

People Outdoors, a program of the Australian Camps Association, was established in 1989 to provide outdoor recreation for people of all ages with physical or intellectual disabilities. The Australian Camps Association is a registered NDIS service provider and accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework.

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Support the work of People Outdoors in providing 'Adventure for All' - camps and outdoor experiences for people living with disability.

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