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Program Expansion to Queensland and New South Wales in 2024

We are thrilled to be working toward expanding our programs into Queensland and New South Wales in 2024. 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, 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, we have a number of online information sessions scheduled. If you are in QLD or NSW and you'd like to join us, please register by selecting the session you'd like to attend here.

The Australian Camps Association is very excited to get to bring our People Outdoors program interstate.
 

 
 
 
 


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Do you have questions regarding our
QLD or NSW programs?

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...We have identified an opportunity to improve the level of care to all campers attending our People Outdoors camps by adding an extra Active Night Disability Support Worker for all camps...

 
 
Upcoming Programs
 
 
VIC: Adults Camp | Mornington Peninsula
Camp Manyung
Adults (18yrs+)
31-05-2024 - 02-06-2024
weekend

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

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 high ropes course, archery, campfire cooking 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).

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VIC: Kids & Teens Camp | Gembrook
Stringybark Lodge
Kids & Teens (6-17yrs)
14-06-2024 - 16-06-2024
weekend

Join us at Stringybark Lodge for this Weekend Camp (2 nights) in Gembrook.

This camp is for Kids and 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 mountain biking, 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).

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VIC: Adults Weekend Camp | Creswick
Log Cabin Camp
Adults (18yrs+)
21-06-2024 - 23-06-2024
weekend

Join us at Log Cabin Camp for this Weekend Camp (2 nights).

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 crate climb, 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)