Camps for Kids
Photo: A camper and a support worker on a ski biscuit on the River Murray. The camper is lying down and smiling with her eyes closed. The support worker is leaning back and holding on to the camper's life jacket. She is smiling, too.
Who can use Camps for Kids?
Children aged four to 18.
When are Camps for Kids?
How does it work?
Going away on camp is a rite of passage for many young people and, with Cara’s Camps for Kids, it’s no different for children and teenagers with disability.
Cara has South Australia’s only camps program for campers with complex disabilities – we’ve been offering camps since 1995!
We host 15 camps all over the state every year. Some camps run for a long weekend, others for up to five nights.
Activities on camp are accessible and developmentally-appropriate and campers are encouraged to experience as many activities as possible, however, participation is always the choice of the camper.
Campers enjoy meeting new people, forming lasting friendships, making memories and, importantly, having fun!
Cara partners with a number of secondary schools so senior students can volunteer at camps and we are very grateful to those schools. A number of students have gone on to volunteer further with Cara and many of our staff started as Camps for Kids volunteers! If you’d like to know more about volunteering, click here to email our Volunteer Coordinator.
Local service clubs and businesses also support our camps by donating time, food, activities and expertise, for which we’re very grateful. If you and your business or club would like to know more about supporting a camp, click here to email.
Using your NDIS funding
Cara’s Camps for Kids are aligned with NDIS Core Supports of “Assistance with Social and Community Participation” (Support Category 1.04), and provided in a group setting of 1:3 staff to participant ratio for participants requiring standard or higher intensity support.
Support is provided to participants through a combination of paid staff hours of support and informal supports.
Want to know more?
Call 08 8347 4588 and ask to speak with a member of the Camps for Kids team.