Annual Children's Camp

In the September 2017 holidays, SBH Queensland ran our annual camp for students with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, aged 10-13 years. We had a fantastic and energetic group of 26 children, and many enthusiastic SBH Queensland staff and volunteers. The camp was held at QCCC Mapelton and was staffed by therapists (OT, Physio, SLP), nurses, social workers, teachers and volunteers.

This camp is partly funded by the State Schooling NSO Program and provides a great opportunity for students to get together with others who share some of the same issues, to learn from each other, challenge themselves by trying new things in a safe and supportive environment and work on some personal goals in relation to independence, both physical and emotional.

Possum glider challenge

Possum glider challenge

The objectives of the camp are to provide a fun and stimulating environment for students to:

  • develop independence in daily tasks -  wheelchair skills, transfers, personal hygeine, dressing, organisational skills
  • allow students to experience new activities and broaden their horizons 
  • improve self-esteem and self-confidence
  • develop language and communication skills
  • improve social and team skills
  • better understand their disability and their specific health and personal care needs.

If you are interested in your child attending and would like to find out more contact us at SBH Queensland for details.

Wish I had been there to thank you all and everyone else who contributed to the camp. Sarah absolutely loved her time and has so many stories. She is so disappointed it is her last year and they are have already started planning a reunion lol!
It is such an amazing opportunity for them to get together in a safe environment where they share a common yet individual thread and get to have time aware from us.
Thank you again and I know if you ever plan another camp for 14-17 year olds we would definitely use Sarah’s NDIS funding (if allocated) to attend. I know staff at SBH invest more time and energy than in your job description. It means so much to the kids and we really appreciate it!
— Debbie King (parent)

Take a look at the full camp video on the HOME page!