School holiday camps
During every school holiday break, we open the doors to our Training Centre in Brisbane to kids and teens with low or no vision for a fun-filled week on camp.
Students from all over the state are invited to join us on their holiday to grow skills relevant to their age and increase their confidence, all while having lots of fun and enjoying new experiences along the way.
Each camp is held for a specific age group and incorporates a range of exciting activities designed to meet their developmental and social needs. Throughout the week, the students spend a lot of time working one-on-one with specialist instructors and as a group to ensure they get the most benefit out of the activities as possible.
The main aims of every camp are to:
- Increase each child’s orientation and mobility skills so they can navigate their school and community with more confidence and safety.
- Introduce every child to a variety of “real life” experiences to help them become more confident decision-makers and help them cope in different situations.
- Give the children the opportunity to meet and collaborate with others of their own age who also have low or no vision.
Activities at a camp can include things like catching public transport to the CBD, picking up groceries at the shops to cook together, learning how to apply makeup or do their hair, playing sports, and participating in outdoor activities like canoeing or paddle boarding.
If your child or someone you know could benefit from attending one of our school holiday camps, please contact us on 1800 810 122 to find out more.
Our school outreach program and school holiday camps are supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education and Special Disability Support in Schools (SDSS).