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.
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, five child and family support charities are taking advantage of this opportunity: AMAZE (Autism Victoria), Down Syndrome Victoria, Yooralla, Interchange (Outer East) and Arthritis Victoria.
The camp is enthusiastic about developing this initiative and welcomes approaches from children’s charities seeking to use the facility on weekends.
You’ll find the most recent newsletter here Portsea Waves May 2014