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People Outdoors (a division of the Australian Camps Association)

‘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 Accreditation (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.

Our Values

  • Achieving “Adventure for All” through recreation programs designed to meet each participant’s goals, such as increasing social interactions, experiencing and learning from outdoor adventure activities and more.
  • Nurturing, supporting and encouraging campers to be independent.
  • Increasing the opportunities for a wide range of ages to be involved with residential camps and outdoor recreation activities.
  • Treating all participants with dignity and respect.
  • Assisting families to link into other community activities and networks.
  • Providing a high level of support and commitment to all participants, volunteers and skilled professional staff.

 

 

 
 
 
 


Support the work of People Outdoors in providing outdoor experiences for people with disabilities.

 

VISION & MISSION STATEMENTS

Vision Statement for People Outdoors

‘Adventure for All'.

Mission Statement for People Outdoors

People Outdoors provides “Adventure for All” – outdoor experiences and residential camp programs for people with disabilities.

People Outdoors dedicates enormous resources to training, nurturing and developing our volunteers and skilled professional staff, who deliver excellent “Adventure for All” programs.

 

“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).

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Programs
 
 
September Weekend Camp
YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp
Children (6-12yrs)
20-09-2019 - 22-09-2019
weekend

We're heading toward the Great Ocean Road to YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp for the weekend.

Contact the office on 03 9863 6824 or express interest below for more information and a quote!

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October School Holiday Camp
YMCA Lady Northcote Recreation Camp
Combined (6-18yrs)
01-10-2019 - 04-10-2019
holiday

School Holidays are here! We're off to Lady Northcote Recreation Camp near Bacchus Marsh.

Contact the office on 03 9863 6824 or express interest below for more information and a quote!

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October Teens Camp
YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp
Teens (13-17yrs)
18-10-2019 - 20-10-2019
weekend

We're off to Anglesea Recreation Camp for some time down the coast. Come and join us for a weekend away.

Contact the office on 03 9863 6824 or express interest below for more information and a quote!

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