The Camp Program gives Year 12 students the opportunity to care for a child with special needs over a four-day period, in what is a unique and life-changing experience for all involved. Each camp is provided free of charge for the participants.
The students, supported by a team of dedicated teaching and medical staff, are responsible for the care of these children 24 hours a day over the course of the Camp. They quickly learn about the challenges and demands involved in caring for a child with special needs. Not only do the students have an enriching experience, but the children are treated to a weekend full of activities and interactions they would not normally have the opportunity to experience. The Camps also provide much-needed respite for parents, siblings and primary carers, in what may be their only break of the year.