Recovery Camp is held over 5 fun-filled days at a recreation facility. Participation in the camp includes transport, shared cabin accommodation, meals and activities.
Am I eligible to attend?
If you’re 18+ years of age, live with a mental illness, live within the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, or Sydney (NSW, Australia), have reasonable mobility (some activities have weight restrictions), are comfortable with shared cabin accommodation (split by gender; single rooms are not available), and do not require a sleep machine (due to power outlet limitations), we’d love to hear from you.
Recovery Camp programs are now also available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Information about this can be found here: NDIS
When is it?
There are a number of camps each year. If you are interested in coming to one, contact us for more information
Who will be there?
We also invite university students to attend. Students are studying nursing and social sciences. Our aim is for students to have an immersive learning experience during which they can develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the lived experience of people who have a mental illness. Volunteers are encouraged to educate students about the experience of living with a mental illness. University academic staff members will also attend.
What do we do at Recovery Camp?
Volunteers and students will collaboratively participate in therapeutic recreation activities such as Tai Chi, initiative games, archery, a flying fox, rock climbing, camp fire story-telling, and more. Everyone is required to take part in each activity, but for some this may mean helping out instead of actively participating.
If you are managing well in your daily life and feel you would benefit from the opportunity to challenge yourself in the activities of Recovery Camp, please get in contact with us. To have any questions answered, or to register to attend the camp, please contact Ellie Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (02) 42 392 137.