img; boy on giant swingCamp is an amazing opportunity to go for an adventure and spend some time outdoors. People Outdoors provides an opportunity to make friends, engage in a variety of activities and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. Operating under the NDIS scheme, People Outdoors offers a range of camp experiences. 

Types of People Outdoors Camps:

  • Overnight Camps - you can enjoy a mix of adventure-based activities, time outdoors as well as chance to spend time with friends old and new. This type of camp is perfect for those new to People Outdoors or to going on camp in general. It's also very suited to those who only want one night away from home.
  • Weekend Camps - are a weekend-long experience that is perfect for reuniting with friends you've met on previous People Outdoors camps. You always get the opportunity to meet new campers as well. More time at camp means more adventure-based activities to participate in.
  • Four-day Camps - these camps run during the school holiday period. It is perfect for gaining new skills, adding some excitement and spending time outdoors over the holidays.
  • “Adventure For All” Camps - provide the opportunity for camper’s friends or siblings to join us on a camp. No parents allowed! These camps could be weekend, overnight or school holiday. It is a great occasion to spend some quality time with your friends or siblings in a new setting.

People Outdoors gives you the opportunity to choose between overnight camps or weeklong camps. This flexibility ensures that the camp is best suited to you.

Some of the social benefits of going to camp are building self-confidence and communication skills, promoting positive connections, participation and independence and it promotes trying new activities and new experiences. Australian research has shown camps and outdoor education programs can lead to improved mental health and wellbeing in young people, you can read more about this research here.

When choosing your camp ask yourself or the person attending:

  • What do you want to get out of this camp?
  • What are your interests?
  • Are there any activities you really want to try?
  • Are you comfortable being away from home? If so, for how long?

Be aware of your comfort with certain situations when choosing your camp, this camp is meant for you! 

People Outdoors also offers options for 1:3 Support, 1:2 Support and 1:1 Support (learn more here).  Camping is a wonderful way for people to connect with one another by “unplugging”.  

Sensory Overload

Sensory overload is something that some campers may experience when going on camp. The People Outdoors team has many strategies to support campers who may feel overwhelmed and generally anxious. All programs are staffed by trained and passionate professionals and volunteers. 

Feel free to get in contact with us in order to choose the best camp for you!
Contact Us:
[email protected] or call 03 9863 6824.