Edmund Rice Camps are community based not for profit organisations providing positive recreational experiences for children, youth and families who may not otherwise have the opportunity.
Supported by a 1:1 ratio of volunteers to participants, Edmund Rice Camps provide an environment of fun, acceptance, care and growth.
With twelve Edmund Rice Camps groups operating across the Oceania Province, we seek to empower participants to grow in confidence, resilience and hope through authentic relationship. This dynamic and successful movement sees young adults volunteer as ‘big buddies’ matched with a participant to be their mentor, positive role model, and best mate.
We aim to support the participants in developing an increased sense of self-worth, inner and outer confidence, and a much-needed break from often difficult circumstances.
Vital to this successful movement is the provision of training, reflection and justice advocacy opportunities which empower the young adult volunteers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to engage in Edmund Rice Camps activities as mentors, role-models and leaders.
For more information about Edmund Rice Camps, or to see what your local camps group is doing at the moment please click on the link below.
Read a tribute to the work done by the Edmund Rice Camp Movement published in the Australian Catholic University magazine "Insight"