Ability Centre Camps

Ability Centre Camps are a great place for children and teenagers to meet new people, learn new skills and build their confidence.

Our camps have been specifically designed for young people living with disability to grow their independence in a fully supported environment.

 

Upcoming Camps


Sports Camp

Fri 30 Aug – Sun 1 Sep 2019
8–14 years old

This therapy based camp will focus on fun and fitness! The emphasis will be on being active and playing with others, through exercise and sensory activities. Children with intellectual and sensory disabilities would benefit most from this program.

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Arts, Music & Drama Camp

Fri 20 Sep – Sun 22 Sept 2019
8–14 years old

This recreation camp will give our customers a place to shine. This camp will use music, dancing and acting to help camp attendees build confidence and make friends. Therapy is not provided at this camp.

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Adventure Camp

Mon 7 Oct – Thu 10 Oct 2019
12–17 years old

Camp attendees will have an opportunity to try abseiling, raft building, archery, orienteering, swimming and many other fun activities that will help build confidence. The perfect camp for an active and energetic teenager with a disability. This is a recreation camp, no therapy is provided.

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Costs

Please contact our Camps Team Leader for the costs of specific camps by email camps@abilitycentre.com.au or by calling 1300 106 106.

While customers continue to transition to the NDIS, Ability Centre has camp funding available for existing eligible customers. For those who have already transitioned into the NDIS, your NDIS core supports funding can be used to attend camps.

If your child has never attended one of our camps but you think they may be interested, contact us for the opportunity to come along and try. 


Accessing funding for Camps under NDIS

If you would like your child to attend an Ability Centre camp, it’s important that you request this at your NDIS planning meeting. 

Here are some tips on how to request funding:

  • NDIS is goals and outcomes-based, therefore your child will need to express that one of their goals is to achieve one of the following
    • I would like to make new friends in a safe and fun environment
    • I would like to attend another Ability Centre Camp
    • I would like to develop my drama skills further at a camp
    • I would like to participate in more sports
  • Ability Centre Camps fall under several goals, for example, social participation or health and wellbeing. It is good to know what is most important to you and your child prior to attending your NDIS meeting and communicating this to the planner.

If you are looking for some more guidance regarding NDIS or you are unsure where to start on your NDIS planning journey a good starting point is our Ability Centre NDIS Planning Workbook.

This is a great tool to help you focus on the most important things that matter to you, your health and your wellbeing. You can also add your camp goals to the workbook.

Once you have your plan, this workbook will also help us to better understand how we can work with you to help achieve your goals.

If you still have questions about the NDIS or your plan, give our friendly Customer Engagement team a call on 1300 106 106 or email them on info@abilitycentre.com.au.

Further information on the NDIS can be found here.