Camps for Kids
Photo: 4 young male campers are walking along a dirt path with Cara support workers McCartney and Oliver, with green trees and shrubbery on either side of them. They are on the Cara Camps for Kids at Nelson. McCartney and Oliver both have their hands up waving enthusiastically at the camera.
The Cara Connect Team is here for you.
Phone 08 8347 4588
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 16 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.
Want to know more?
Please contact the Cara Connect Team on:
Call 08 8347 4588 and ask to speak with a member of the Camps for Kids team.