VINNIES CAMPS

Vinnies Camps foster a culture of growth, development and support for young people inclusive of all leaders, children and teens.

VINNIES VICTORIA RUN TWO TYPES OF CAMP PROGRAMS:

  • Kids Camp (occurs across a week)
  • Teen Camp (occurs across a weekend)

WHAT IS KIDS CAMP?


The Vinnies Kids Camp program is centered on the needs of the children we serve ensuring they have a week filled with laughter, fun, friendship and memories that stay with them forever. Camps aim to prevent the cycle of poverty. From a Kids Camp experience, we hope that children are filled with hope, happiness and confidence. This program assists children aged 6-12.

WHEN DO THEY RUN?


The Kids Camp Conference run four camps a year over a period of 5 days. These camps take place in the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring School Holidays.


WHY VOLUNTEER? (AGE 18+)


For our volunteers we aim to give an experience like no other filled with laughter, fun-filled experiences and lasting friendships with other like-minded individuals. Training is provided by the Kids Camp Conference. Additional leadership, training and professional development opportunities are also available for volunteers.

All volunteers are required to complete a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check. As well as complete any Child Safety Training provided by the Society.

WHAT IS TEEN CAMP?


The Vinnies Teen Camp Program aims to provide positive life experiences and the opportunity for personal development by increasing self-esteem, self-awareness and social skills for the teens that we assist.
This camp program is designed to help each participant to establish a positive self-identity and further encourage the achievement of developmental milestones.
Our Camps are also a place for youth to develop in a safe and supportive environment, where they have opportunities to engage with other youth and take part in fun activities. This program assists teenagers aged 12-15.

WHEN DO THEY RUN?


Teen Camp runs three themed camps a year. One in Autumn, Spring and Summer. Each theme relates to what their end goal is. 

  • City – Shine the light from inside you
  • Adventure – Push your boundaries and have a leap of faith
  • Beach – Patience and trust 

WHY VOLUNTEER? (AGE 21+)


By volunteering on a Vinnies Teen Camp, you will have the opportunity to grow in confidence, develop new skills, work in a supportive team to help provide an engaging experience for the teens we serve.

All volunteers are required to complete a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check. As well as complete any Child Safety Training provided by the Society.

For further information about our Kids and Teen Camp Program, contact our Kids Camp President via email at kidscamps.yv.pres@svdp-vic.org.au.