YMCA Weekend Escapes for Adults with a Disability
YMCA Weekend Escapes - Camps for adults with a disability
We all need to escape sometimes. It helps us to relax, have fun and recharge our batteries.
YMCA Weekend Escapes aims to do just this by providing weekend residential camping program for adults with a disability in modern, accessible facilities.
It gives participants the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy camp-based indoor and outdoor activities. Families can also enjoy peace of mind that their family member is having a great time with trained dedicated volunteers who are ready to help participants to try the activities of their choice.
Who is eligible?
Adults aged 18 and over with a physical or intellectual disability that have low to medium support needs; that is, do not need personal care but may need prompting.
Groups from Community Residential Units, Supported Residential Services or Adult Training and Support Services (with support staff) are also invited to attend.
What happens on camp?
As well as camp activities such as the giant swing, beach activities and fishing, volunteers theme each camp with past themes including outback advetures, christmas in July, super heros, 50s and 60s etc. Campers are encouraged to participate in all activities, yet if alone time is required, reading a book is welcomed.
Dates for 2011
September 9 - 11 Bacchus Marsh (Lady Northcote)
December 2 - 4 Mount Eliza (Camp Manyung)
Link to our website
There is also a link to our youtube clip:
Phone: 9345 8029