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The Australian Camps Association Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

The Australian Camps Association, (ACA) including People Outdoors (PO) are committed to child safety and wellbeing in accordance with the 11 Child Safe Standards, compulsory minimum standards for all organisations in Victoria providing services to young people under the age of 18 years.

The ACA and PO has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children.

The ACA and PO is committed to:

  • Responding to and investigating reports of child abuse;
  • Ensuring that all staff, contractors, and volunteers are aware of relevant laws, organisational policies and procedures and the organisation’s Code of Conduct;
  • Ensuring that all adults within the ACA/People Outdoors community are aware of their obligation to report suspected abuse of a child in accordance with these policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring that all staff, contractors and volunteers are aware of their obligation to observe the Code of Conduct (particularly as it relates to child safety);
  • Providing support and training for staff, contractors and volunteers in undertaking their child safety responsibilities.

If you have any feedback regarding our policies on child safety and wellbeing, or would like to report an incident or make a complaint, please contact the Australian Camps Association through our CEO, info@auscamps.asn.au.  

The ACA/PO is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The ACA/ PO remains committed to Indigenous reconciliation.

If you would like to report an emergency child safety incident, please call '000' to report the matter first.

 
 
Latest News

Expansion to NSW and QLD

The Australian Camps Association's People Outdoors program has been providing camps for children, teens and adults living with disability for over 30 years! We're thrilled to be bringing this program to Queensland and New South Wales in 2024.

 
 
Upcoming Programs
 
 
VIC: Mornington Peninsula Weekend Camp
Manyung Discovery Camp
Adults (18yrs+)
01-03-2024 - 03-03-2024
weekend

Join us at Manyung Discovery Camp for this Weekend Camp (2 nights) for fun outdoors on the Mornington Peninsula.

This camp is for Adults (18yrs+) living with disability. Please note this camp will depart from our Melbourne departure point in Thornbury.

Some of the activities you might participate in are giant swing, archery, low ropes and more!

New to People Outdoors camps? Please complete the referral form so we can begin the intake process (note: completion of the intake process is required prior to attending any camp).

ENQUIRE (New Camper) ENQUIRE (Returning Camper)
QLD: Kids and Teens Camp | Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct
Kids & Teens (6-17yrs)
15-03-2024 - 17-03-2024
weekend

Join us at Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct for this Weekend Camp (2 nights).

This camp is for Queensland kids and teens aged 16-17 years living with disability. Campers will need to make their own way to the venue. Please contact us if you have any queries on this.

Some of the activities you might participate in on this camp are - archery, high ropes course, walks and more.

New to People Outdoors? Please complete the referral form so we can begin the intake process (note, completion of the intake process is required prior to attending any camp).

ENQUIRE (New Camper) ENQUIRE (Returning Camper)
VIC: SURF CAMP | Mornington Peninsula
Manyung Discovery Camp
Kids & Teens (6-17yrs)
15-03-2024 - 17-03-2024
weekend

Join us at Manyung Discovery Camp for this Weekend Camp (2 nights).

This camp is for Kids & Teens (6-17yrs) living with disability. Please note this camp will depart from our Melbourne departure point in Thornbury.

Some of the activities you might participate in are surfing, archery, low ropes and more!

New to People Outdoors camps? Please complete the referral form so we can begin the intake process (note: completion of the intake process is required prior to attending any camp).

ENQUIRE (New Camper) ENQUIRE (Returning Camper)