our program ethos
the edmund rice camps victoria magic
We empower young people to grow, have enriching relationships and be emotionally healthy people. In turn, break the inter-generational cycle of adversity. We aim to raise emotionally well, empowered, active and capable young people who can connect with others and with the work around them; who look to their future with hope and possibility.
an evidence-based program
We know that experiences of adversity in childhood can impact mental health, well-being and social connectedness in children, adults and families.
This can harm a child's social-emotional development and can create conditions leading to social isolation and disconnection. This in turn, can impact a child's sense of well-being, social skills, relationships and sense of self.
Edmund Rice Camps Victoria aims to mitigate these impacts and promote protective factors to both reduce the likelihood of harm, and build resilience to prevent against further harmful impacts.
We use Volunteers in a 1:1 ratio to build relationships with our participants - they provide fun, care and individualised attention. Relationships are built through doing fun activities together. The value of these activities is enhanced through the presence of the volunteer mentor relationship.
Our activities are focused on building resilience in the children, adolescents and families that attend our programs. With our volunteers by their side, our participants are supported to challenge themselves and try new things.
sense of self
Our participants develop the capacity and confidence to connect with others, paired with the discovery of skills and interests, to help them engage and find shared enjoyment.
We assist our participants to confidently engage with the world around them, reducing isolation and disconnection.