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Girls Sleepover and Girls Trip

Girls Trips is held in January and Girls Sleepover held in August each year for 11 to 13 year olds. These overnight sleepovers are a great opportunity for girls to build their friendship and life skills in a fun and supportive environment. There will be structured discussions around ‘girly stuff’ such as friends, high school and looking after our bodies (other topics on request). These therapy intensive camps are highly staffed by two qualified Occupational Therapists and four Occupational Therapy students, who stay with the girls for the duration of the camp. There is a maximum of 8 places for girls on these trips. Prior to camp families will meet with one of the therapists attending for a pre-screen and goal setting session. During the camps, parents receive a daily newsletter with updates on what the girls have been up to.

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Sleepover Details 2017

Sleepover Dates: Drop off Friday 25th August in the afternoon and pick up late morning Sunday 27th Location: Scarborough, apartment accommodation
Applications open: Now!
Pre-trip parent/child interview: Late July/August
Trip goal setting; Early August
Trip goals review: one week following the trip, then 3 months post trip
Payments due:
  • Deposit $250 - due on application
  • Final Payment $600 - due by 11th August 2017
Total Girls Sleepover cost: $850; includes all meals, accommodation, activities, 1 OT to 2 children ratio, and pre screening session. Please contact our team if you require assistance with funding applications. A follow up home/school visit to implement the strategies gained from camp is also available. Download our Girls Sleepover Flyer

Girls Trip Details 2018

Trip dates: Tuesday 23rd meeting at Cockburn Train Station, pick up Thursday 25th January at the Mandurah accommodation (alternative location can be discussed). Location: Mandurah, house accommodation
Applications open: October
Pre-trip parent/child interview: Late December/early January
Trip goal setting; December
Trip goals review: one week following the trip, 3 months post trip
Payments due:
  • Deposit $250 - due on application
  • Final Payment $650 - due by 9th January 2018
Total Girls Trip cost: $900; includes all meals, accommodation, activities, 1 OT to 2 children ratio, and pre screening session. Please download the generic Girls Trip Quote 2017 to assist with funding applications, please contact our team if you require your child's name on it. A follow up home/school visit to implement the strategies gained from camp is also available.

Application Information

Step 1: Download the GirlsSleepoverApplication2017. Please make sure you complete all sections and submit all requested documents to allow your application to be processed. You can either email, post or return your application in person.
Step 2: A Calm and Connected staff member will call you to offer a place* and send you an invoice to pay the $250 deposit. Your child's position on the trip is not confirmed until this deposit is paid.
Step 4: Complete the final instalment by the due dates. You will be issued an invoice to pay these.
Step 5: A staff member will be in touch to complete your included pre camp interview and assessment session.
*Due to limited places, applications are taken on a "first come, first serve" basis, once all available places have been filled, you will be notified and your child placed on the wait-list.

Is your child appropriate for Girls Trip or Girls Sleepover? Please read the following points and/or call Kate on 0430 645 086 if you are not sure if this camp meets the 'just right' challenge for your child:
  • Has had some sleep over experience away from home
  • Will be able to interact and communicate with peers with adult support
  • Will be able to participate in group experience with adult support
  • Has stamina to participate in a full day of activities with downtime available
Please note: this is a technology free trip, please leave all ipads, ipods, phones, computers and electronic games at home. Items will be accepted if they are for communication purposes only.