Campers Information

We would love to have you join us at National Camp this year!

Your Care Needs  

It is important you fill out the registration form with as much detail as possible, as this helps us assign suitable helpers and allocate appropriate accommodation.

If you have a care plan we would really appreciate you sending a copy to us.

Medication details are essential. Please include details of these in the appropriate section on the form. If you have a long list of medication you can email this to us prior to camp but it is essential you indicate that you take medication and will send a list.

It is important for us to ensure that we will be able to meet your needs at camp, so that you have an enjoyable and safe weekend. This means that on occasion we are not able to accept a camper’s registration. If this happens we will contact you to discuss this.

Buddies and Caregivers

Over the years it has been a blessing for many people attending our camps to be provided with helpers (what we call ‘Buddies’). The camper/helper relationship is foundational to how our camps function and we will continue to provide volunteer helpers for campers needing general support and basic assistance.

Due to changes in Health and Safety requirements and the level of training needed to safely provide assistance, we now require campers with a higher level of care to bring their own caregiver, appropriate friend or family member. This includes campers with complex care needs, those who use a hoist to transfer or those needing significant assistance to transfer.

This decision was not made lightly as we are aware this may make attending camp more difficult for some people. Application can be made for assistance towards caregiver camp fees if required. If you are unsure if this change affects you please contact us.

Families

We love having families come to National Camp together. There is limited accommodation suitable for families, so if you are considering bringing your family its best to get in quick. Please make it clear on your camp form who is coming to support a family member and who is coming to be a helper to any other camper at camp.

What to Bring

If you require a hoist, shower commode or chair please bring these with you to camp. Please contact us if you are not able to transport these.

Further information about what to bring is found on the National Camp 2018 Information Sheet

Saturday Night Dance

At National Camp we have a fancy dress dance on the Saturday night. Don’t forget to prepare an outfit for the night, there will be prizes for the best dressed!

Contact us:

If you would like to discuss if camp is suitable for you or your family member, please feel free to call us at the office or email us below.