In Queensland, we offer four styles of Edmund Rice Camps, each catering to the needs of our local communities.
Our programs typically take place during school holidays and are designed and implemented by our volunteers, who make up a Leadership team.
We deliver a series of week- long camps over a calendar year across South East and Central Queensland
We also partner with local secondary schools to deliver an overnight program called Head2Heart.
Check out our camp and Head2Heart dates for 2023 by clicking on these links: HEAD2HEART dates or CAMP dates.
Refer a child today via our online form here:
Traditional camps are our original model of program.
Children are specifically buddied with volunteer mentors for the program of games and team- building activities. Our 1:1 ratio with children and volunteers is further supported by a leadership team.
Our traditional camps are typically three nights from Tuesday- Friday on most school holidays. Camps are held at an outdoor recreational centres across Queensland.
Suitable for children aged 10-12
Hybrid camps are for the teenagers!
We don't match our teens too tightly with a buddy, to allow for a more organic approach to peer-mentoring, where participants are free to connect with those they have things in common with.
Our Hybrid camps are typically three nights from Tuesday- Friday on most school holidays. Camps are held at an outdoor recreational centres across Queensland.
Suitable for children aged 14-16
Family camps are super unique and super awesome!
We invite an entire family unit onto a program to work together with volunteers to support strong relationships within the unit.
We deliver one Family camp per year and hold the program for three nights Tuesday- Friday during school holidays at a local outdoor recreational venue.
Suitable for all ages.
Head 2 Heart camps are our social justice training programs.
We partner with secondary schools to facilitate an overnight program for their students who act as 'big- buddies' to participants.
This leadership development program is aimed at senior students looking to positively impact their local community. Senior schools partner with us to offer the program for their students. We liaise with organisation partners to refer the children and host it at the school overnight from Friday to Saturday.
Suitable for children aged 8-10
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A CHILD'S WORTH
"Eddie Rice Camps have been such an awesome thing for me!
The games and activities they put on for us kids is the best fun I've ever had.
I feel so good about myself and my new friends when I get home".
— Will, Camp Participant