"I'm not sure how they do it but he has come away with such a boost in his self-esteem and confidence. He struggles in those areas and it was lovely to see him smiling from ear to ear."
This information is intended for Welfare Agencies and Schools that wish to make referrals for clients or students to Edmund Rice Camps Victoria
programs. All children and families must be referred by an agency; please contact our office to discuss alternate options.
Places on our programs are open to children and families who are experiencing some form of disadvantage, marginalisation or adversity such as:
Social or economic disadvantage
Financial or emotional hardship
Social or geographical isolation
Young people who would not otherwise be able to access and enjoy such an experience
Through our supervision ratio of 1:1 volunteer leader to child, we aim to meet the varied needs of the young people in our care. We aim for the children on camp to leave with increased feelings of self-worth, resilience, and confidence. Activities on camp are designed to maximise this, as well as allow children new and varied experiences, opportunities for peer support, and lasting positive memories.
How to Refer to ERCvic
Places on camp will be allocated and prioritised on a needs basis, and we will consider each referral equally based on the number of places we have available. We often receive more referrals than places available on camp. It is therefore very important that referral forms contain an appropriate level of information to demonstrate the reasons for referral to a program.
Successful applicants will receive an invoice with their letter of acceptance. Invoices must be paid within 10 days to reserve the place on camp. Please Contact Us to discuss this further.
Our participant fees are heavily subsidised through fundraising, in-kind donations and volunteer support. The participant fee will go towards covering activity costs, accommodation and travel expenses and catering for the participant(s) over the course of the camp program.
Current fees are as follows:
Family Camp - $285 per family, plus $90 per family member over 3 years old.
Kids Camp - $285 per participant
Please note, should a participant cancel their place on camp with less than 4 business days notice, they will be charged 50% of the camp fee, to cover our administrative costs.
The referral agency needs to be prepared to ensure fees can be paid.