What We Do

There are a variey of programs and opportunities run through Edmund Rice Camps including week-long, weekend and one-day recreational camps and activity days.

Through these initiatives, we aim to meet the various needs of our participants and volunteers with the resources we have at hand. Each program is a unique experience tailored to our participants interests, weather, location and season, and is designed, monitored and implemented by a team of experienced and passionate Eddie Rice Volunteers.

Most activities cater for children 6 years to 14 years, with plans for additional camps programs in 2017 for 14-16 year olds, depending on resources and funding.

Week

Weeklong residential programs

Our week-long camps programs combine 20-30 children experiencing marginalisation with 20-30 young volunteer leaders for a week of recreation, games and activities that will encourage all to get involved. Through positive interactions with our passionate leaders, children are able to forget pressures and responsibilities that they may be experiencing at home, and relax and enjoy a week of fun, where great friendships will be formed.

  • 5 days and 4 nights 
  • 1:1 ratio of children to leaders
  • All meals, accommodation and activity costs included
  • Staff and trained volunteers present at all times

Weekend

Weekend residential programs - Coming soon in 2017 (fingers crossed!)

These programs combine 8-10 young participants with 8-10 young adult volunteers for a recreational camp held over a weekend, during the school term. Weekend programs will allow us to work closely with a smaller, higher need client base, providing a taste of camp for those unsure of the week-long camp experience, or those simply needing some extra emotional and social extra support through the school term.

  • Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
  • 1:1 ratio of participants to leaders
  • All meals, accommodation and activity costs included
  • Staff and trained volunteers present at all times
  • Please contact ERC NSW Staff to contribute, to get these programs running!
 
 

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