School holiday camps
The Portsea Camp runs four week-long camps in school holidays for disadvantaged, special needs and rurally isolated 9-12 year old children, and one for 13-16 year old teenagers. Costs are heavily subsidised. Up to 280 children attend each camp.
For more information on camp dates, local area contacts and etc, see our Charity Camps.
Feedback and camp photos for children, parents / guardians
We would love to have your feedback after camps. Please click on the relevant dates to link to the questionnaire where you will also find a link to approx. 750 photographs from each individual camp. You will need to use the password you were given when your child came home. Uploading photos can be slow so please check back after a few days to see if we’ve uploaded more.
January 11th-17th, 2017 – Parent and Child
January 2nd – 9th, 2017 – Parent and Child
January 2nd – 9th, 2016 – Parent and Child
January 11th – 17th, 2016 – Parent and Child
January 19th – 25th, 2016 – Parent and Child
April 2016 – Parent and Child
September 2016 – Parent and Young People
Feedback and camp photos for volunteers
Weekend ‘breakaway’ camps
Weekend ‘breakaway’ camps are conducted throughout the year for local teenagers who have previously attended the camp. These camps build on developing relationships and provide local young people with the opportunity to further their involvement with the camp.
Partnership camps for child and family support organisations
Children’s charities are encouraged to use the site to run organisationally specific camps at a substantially reduced, subsidised cost. Presently, seven child and family support charities are taking advantage of this opportunity: Children’s Tumour Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Haemophillia Foundation, Moira, Williams Syndrome Family Support Group, Yooralla and Interchange (Outer East).
The camp is enthusiastic about developing this initiative and welcomes approaches from children’s charities seeking to use the facility on weekends.