Activities organised are to encourage social interaction, exploration of the senses and to learn new skills all whilst having fun. More importantly, you are able to connect with other families in a similar situation.
Since becoming incorporated in July 2012, Camp Autism WA has gone from strength to strength. The rapid increase of fundraising has allowed us to create the day events such as; Christmas Party, Easter Party, Parents event and school holiday catch ups.
FeeThere are no fee's to become members. Membership is valid till you opt out. All people over 18 can become members in their own rights.
What do my family and I get by becoming members?Camp Autism provides most of the activities on camp at no cost to
you. In most cases the accommodation that we have sourced is
discounted. We hold events that you, as a member, will be invited to
including our Christmas Party, Dad's event, Mum's event and other gatherings
throughout the year.
CampsCamp dates and destinations are released a few months prior to the Camp dates. To nominate to attend camps, complete the form on
the camp preferences page on our website.
Working with Children CheckIt is a legal requirement that every person over the age of 18years must
have a valid Working With Children Check to attend our camps. The cost is about $11.00. Whilst there is
an exemption for parents volunteering with regards to an activity involving
their children, however this exemption DOES NOT apply to overnight camps.
More information about the WWCC can be found at:
http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/checkwwc/Parents+and+Community/If you need to apply for a Working with Child Check a board member will need to
sign your application. Please check for the closest board member to where you
reside to arrange for the application/s to be signed.
Who can go on a camp?Any family who have a current financial membership and have WWCC for all
person's wanting to attend who are aged 18 yrs. + can APPLY to attend a camp.
Be aware that some camps do “sell out”, so applying for a camp does not
guarantee you a spot.
Funding to attend campsCamp Autism is striving to find a way to make funding accessible to
all members. Please speak to Kat Clark about funding for Camps with NDIS
TransportationTransportation to and from camps and events are the responsibility of
DepositsA deposit for each camp is required to secure your position at the camp.
Please check the camp details for the deposit amount and due date. Failure to
pay the deposit by the due date may result in your camp spot being cancelled
and offered to any members on the waiting list. If you are applying for
funding, you must ensure you notify the President by the due date.
How can the camp deposit be paid?
Direct Deposit Bank:
Account No: 378743826
Account Name: Camp Autism
Please ensure the reference used for the payment is the surname and
initial of the parent.
What do I take on camp and are meals included?Every camp is different. We provide many meals for some camps and very
few meals for others. It is very much dependent on the size and location of the
camp. And similarly different items need to be packed for different camps. To
solve this problem we issue ALL camp goers with a camp itinerary giving details
of included meals, activities and suggestions on what to bring, approx. 1 to 2
weeks prior to all camps.
VolunteeringHow do I volunteer to help Camp Autism?
There are numerous ways in which any member can help. We are always
looking for volunteers to help out at fundraising events e.g. Quiz
Night, Run for a Reason etc
If you are unable to help out fundraisers, then just attending events is
also helping, A strong member presence is great for creating awareness of our
We also need helpers at camps. Sometimes just someone to flip burgers,
other times it may be to supervise a group of children doing a craft activity.
If you are at a camp and want to help, make yourself known to those board
members who are attending the camp.
At this point in time, Camp Autism WA is unable to accept any
volunteering assistance from non members at camps.