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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

Meet our Team: Simon

Hi my name is Simon and I am the Accessibility Manager with People Outdoors based in Ballarat. I have been with the Australian Camps Association and People Outdoors since February 2020.

 
 
Upcoming Programs
 
 
4 Day Camp | CYC The Island
Phillip Island
Kids & Teens (6-17yrs)
10-01-2023 - 13-01-2023
holiday

Join us at CYC The Island for this 4 Day Camp (3 nights).

This camp is for young adults aged 6-17yrs living with disability. This camp will depart from our Melbourne.

With heaps of activities on site, plus many off site activities nearby, you will never be bored at CYC The Island.

Some of the activities you might participate in on this camp are - giant swing, low ropes course, canoeing and more.

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

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4 Day Camp | YMCA Lady Northcote
Bacchus Marsh
18yrs+
17-01-2023 - 20-01-2023
holiday

Join us at YMCA Lady Northcote for this 4 Day Camp (3 nights).

This camp is for adults aged 18yrs+ living with disability. This camp will depart from our Melbourne location in West Coburg.

With heaps of activities on site, plus many off site activities nearby, you will never be bored at YMCA Lady Northcote.

Some of the activities you might participate in on this camp are - giant swing, low ropes course, canoeing and more.

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

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4 Day Camp | Roses Gap Recreation Centre
Roses Gap
Kids & Teens (6-17yrs)
17-01-2023 - 20-01-2023
holiday

**EXPRESSION OF INTEREST OPEN NOW**
We will only run this program should we have enough interest.


Join us at Roses Gap Recreation Centre for this 4 Day Camp (3 nights).

This camp is for adults aged 18yrs+ living with disability. This camp will depart from our Ballarat location.

Some of the activities you might participate in on this camp are - giant swing, low ropes course, canoeing and more.

New to People Outdoors? Please complete the our 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)