What is Camp Footloose?
Camp Footloose is a unique opportunity for children and young people with arthritis aged 9 to 18 to have fun, meet others who share similar experiences and gain a sense of control over their condition. Our dedicated team of leaders and staff are committed to making the camp an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
Activities at the camp include exciting adventures such as abseiling, flying fox, rock climbing, challenge ropes courses and archery. In addition to the fun, we also offer educational sessions facilitated by qualified health professionals, and nursing staff are available 24/7 to assist with medications and other medical matters that may arise.
Testimonials from Camp Footloose
- “Thank you for everything you and your team have done…She said it was the best week of her life and has come home with more confidence, a new-found sense of independence, and wonderful memories with her new friends.”
- “The leaders are so enthusiastic and kind. I feel that I am leaving my daughter in excellent hands. Very well organised. Many thanks!”
- “Thank you for holding a great camp. I met heaps of great people and had an amazing time.”
- “I learnt that it’s ok to tell people you’re in pain and you need assistance.”
October 2024 Camp Details
- Applications open: June 2024
- Closing Date: Friday, 6 September 2024
Location and Schedule:
Time & Dates: 1:00pm Tuesday, 1 October – 10:00am Saturday, 5 October 2024
Venue: Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre – Hawksbury River
Costs : $500
- If your child requires medication to be administered during camp, please download, and fill out a medication chart provided by your GP. Then, scan and attach it as part of the application.
- Current passport quality photos of your child for uploading during the application.
- All medications (including as-needed medications) are to be brought in a Webster Pack to camp. Medication not packed will not be accepted (excluding liquid).
- No injectables will be administered on camp – if your child requires an injection, they should be scheduled prior to or after the dates of camp.