In NSW, we offer four kinds of Edmund Rice Camps every year, each catering to the needs of our local communities.
Our programs typically take place during school holidays and are designed and implemented by our volunteers, who make up a Leadership team.
We deliver 10 week-long camps per year; 2 x Sibling, 3 x Junior, 3 x Senior, 1 x South Coast/ACT and 1 x All-Ages Program. These programs are also followed by a special one-day "Picnic Day" event, designed to reunite our campers and have a day of fun and sausage sizzles!
We also run 1 Big Outdoor Adventure Camp for Teenage Boys per school term and 1 End of year Girls BOAC Program in December.
Our week-long camps combine 25-30 children with 25-30 young adult volunteers for a week of recreation, games and activities.
Camps run from Monday - Friday for children, and include a Volunteer Orientation day on the Sunday prior.
These camps are suitable for children aged 5 - 15 years
BOAC camps are for the teenagers!
We combine 6-10 young teens with 6-10 volunteers for a truly epic weekend camping in a NSW National Park. Activities include fishing, bike riding, rafting and more, with camps designed to teach leadership and responsibility. These camps are an important step for any teens who want to come back as a leader one day!
Suitable for teens aged 13-15
Picnic Days are a special one-day program designed to reunite all the children and volunteers from our camps once they have returned to normal life.
These events generally run from 4-6 weeks after each camp program and are a great chance to renew friendships, remember the things we learned on camp, and have a few sausages on the BBQ!
Details are announced after each camp season via Facebook and our Mailing Lists.
In 2018, we were lucky enough to find special funding to take our unique camping model to the ACT! We ran our first ACT/ South Coast camp in July (Brrr....!!), which was an amazing success.
We are heading back down south in October 2019, however these programs rely on extra funding, so we are hoping to secure a partnership to ensure these continue to be offered in 2020 and beyond. If you can help us find a partner, please contact Bonnie, our Executive Officer on 0468 511 096.
A CHILD'S WORTH
"Eddie Rice Camps have been such an awesome thing for me!
The games and activities they put on for us kids is the best fun I've ever had.
I feel so good about myself and my new friends when I get home".
— Will, Camp Participant