Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    List an Event/Business    Contact    Login
Join the Adelaide Mums Facebook Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Caras Camps for Kids with Disabilities in South Australia

by Jodi (follow)
Kids Activities (90)      Parenting Tips (43)      Advice (39)      School Holidays (38)      Health (27)      Holidays (11)      Safety (6)      Medical (6)     
Caras Camps for Kids provide children and teenagers aged 4 to 18 with complex disabilities the chance to experience the fun of going away on camp.

They host 15 camps all over South Australia each year with some over a long weekend and others up to five nights. Camping locations include Warradale, Willochra, Seahaven, Port Hughes, Encounter Bay, Berri, Renmark, Clare and JRC Scouts Camp.

Activities on camp are accessible and developmentally-appropriate with campers encouraged to experience as many activities as possible, however, participation is always the choice of the camper.

Do you need an updated family portrait in time for Christmas?
Do you need an updated family portrait?
 
The kids will enjoy meeting new people, forming new friendships, making memories and having loads of fun.



Cara Camps for Kids and Teenagers with a Disability, Adelaide Mums Group, Health, Advice, Parenting Tips, School Holidays


Care and Attendance
Children can attend as many camps as they wish so attending a camp every school holidays is definitely a possibility.

The ratio of campers to carers at most camps is 3:1. However, Cara takes multiple volunteers along to each camp so that most campers have a 1:1 ‘buddy’ for the duration of the camp.

Campers are all split into groups of three to four campers (depending on the needs of the group) for the camp and one staff member, known as a Community Support Worker, leads each group. This staff member manages all Personal Care, Medication, Health Support and, if required due to specific eating issues, all mealtimes for their campers in their group.

Do you need an updated family portrait in time for Christmas?
Do you need an updated family portrait?
 
Each group then has three to four volunteers assigned to it for general day-to-day activity supervision support and to ensure that all campers are engaged and getting involved in the activities.



Cara Camps for Kids and Teenagers with a Disability, Adelaide Mums Group, Health, Advice, Parenting Tips, School Holidays


Transport and Sleeping Arrangements
For camps in rural and regional locations Cara offers transport for all campers, staff and volunteers from a central drop off point. Generally, there are two meeting
points on offer for campers. A location nearby Cara’s Eastern Office Glenunga and a second drop off point depending where the camp is en route to.

The sleeping arrangements vary depending on the campsite. Generally, it is dormitory-style bunk rooms where campers sleep on the bottom bunks and volunteers sleep on the top bunks. Each dormitory has one CSW also sleeping in it.

Payments and NDIA
If you have selected for the NDIA to manage your child’s funds and to pay providers directly, then all Cara will need from you is a copy of your child’s plan so that we can link with them on the NDIS portal. Once your child has attended a camp, Cara will bill the NDIS directly through this portal for the total cost of the camp.

You certainly do have the option to self-fund your child’s attendance at camp – you can pay for part of the camp or the full cost. For example, if your child’s plan is running low on respite funds and the NDIS plan only has enough funding left in it to cover a portion of the cost of camp, then Cara can bill the NDIS for this portion and the remainder of the bill can be sent directly to your family for payment. Camp costs are personalised depending on the level of support your child requires – please contact us to discuss.



Cara Camps for Kids and Teenagers with a Disability, Adelaide Mums Group, Health, Advice, Parenting Tips, School Holidays


Contact:
98 Woodville Road, Woodville
PO Box 237, Woodville SA 5011
Email: contact@cara.org.au
Phone: 08 8347 4588
Fax: 08 8347 4508


#Kids Activities
#School Holidays
#Parenting Tips
#Advice
#Health
#Holidays
#Safety
#Medical



Featured
Do you need an updated family photo?
14 Jan
My Family Photo is excited to announce our Santa photography mini-sessions at Henley Beach in Adelaide are now open for bookings on Sunday the 3rd December.
It’s time to dust off the ol’ runners with these Spring events.
19 Nov
A community festival of food, music and art.
19 Nov
Join us for three massive days of Supa-Star celebrities, cosplay (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity QAs, wrestling, tournaments and competitions, and a hall full of shopping possibilities.
17 Nov - 19 Nov
Awesome Value Adelaide Events
Do you need an updated family portrait in time for Christmas?
Join the conversation on the Adelaide Mums Facebook Group


Enjoy affordable family photography from MyFamilyPhoto.com.au

I like this Article - 1
More Articles by Jodi
view all articles by Jodi
Articles by Jodi on Other Hubs
ID: 59311
Do you need an updated family portrait?
Do you need an updated family portrait in time for Christmas?
[ Submit a Comment ]
Calendar
Categories
Weekend (71)
Shows (178)
Markets (40)
Lunch (45)
Food (49)
Coffee (25)
Brunch (31)
BBQ (10)
Featured on Other Hubs
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
5 likes
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version