21/09/20 - 24/09/20
People Outdoors have been providing outdoor programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities for 30 years.
Our programs depart from the a designated location in Coburg. Alternate regional pick-up locations may be available (eg. Ballarat).
All program costs include transport (to and from the camp), all meals, activities, accommodation and support. We have a variety of support levels available including - 1:3, 1:2 and 1:1 (staff:camper) support.
What to Bring:
Our programs will involve you being outdoors, so make sure you pack appropriate clothing and footwear (for all weather conditions).
Bedding is not included, you will need to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag/doona. Our pre-camp information pack explains it all.
Did You Know... Research conducted by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in 2016/17 shows that participating in camps:
- decreases anxiety
- increases efficacy (ability to get things done)
- Increases connection with peers
- increases connection with school
To make a booking all you need to do is follow these simple steps:
- Pick a camp/s you wish to go on.
- Call 03 9863 6824 or email the office to make a booking.
- We will provide you with a quote based on what funding you currently have (NDIS or DHHS).
- If you are NDIS funded, a service agreement will be sent you to you along with confirmation of your place on the camp.
- If you are DHHS funded, we will send you a confirmation one month prior to the date of the camp.
**REMINDER** You DO NOT need to have a 'Plan' to join us on camp!
Contact the office on 03 9863 6824 of express interest for more information and a quote!
Adventure For All Outdoor Experiences for People with Disabilities People Outdoors, a branch 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 certified with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework (formerly Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)). Programs include single day through to week long residential camps and provide people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the social and developmental benefits of adventure outdoors. In some cases, participation is assisted by our charity, the People Outdoors Fund. All programs are staffed by trained and passionate professionals and volunteers. People Outdoors programs are hallmarked by a high level of communication with parents/guardians and campers, including a personal pre-camp meeting and post program evaluation. Our programs only operate at Australian Camps Association member residential camps that are accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework. People Outdoors programs are outcomes focused and are all about fun, personal development, social connection and enjoying the great outdoors. People Outdoors are experts in providing outdoor experiences for people with disabilities. My daughter loves the volunteers at people outdoors, she finds peer interaction difficult but having the volunteers of all ages gives her the opportunity to feel part of a friendship group. We love turning up at drop off and hearing lots of different people calling her name and making her feel so welcome. Thank you people outdoors x Michelle (Camper Parent).
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