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Girls Camps

Girls Trips (January) and Girls Sleepover (May) are for girls 11 to 13 years and are held every year.

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) as well as activities such as cooking, craft, team games and on some camps, catching public transport (see individual camp information below).

Our therapy intensive camps are highly staffed by two qualified Occupational Therapists, therapy assistants and students as support staff, who stay with the girls for the duration of the camp.

There is a maximum of 10 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.

 

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for some more information about our camps.

Girls Trip Details

When: Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th of January 2024

Trip days:  Tuesday 10am to Thursday 3:00pm

Pick up and drop off:  Cockburn Train Station

Accommodation:  Mandurah house

Applications open:  August 2023

Pre-trip screen and goal setting: December 2023

Follow up phone calls: two weeks following the trip.

Who may be interested in coming to this camp? Girls keen to build their social and independence skills in a group environment. This is the more ‘active’ of our girls camps with activities such as catching public transport to and from our accomodation, time down at the beach and activities on the foreshore. We also have other activities such as cooking, craft and team games so it is a busy few days!

Total Girls Trip cost: $2100 (prices confirmed once applications open – the cost listed here is an estimate until this time); includes all meals, accommodation, activities, 1 therapy staff to 2 children ratio, post camp summary letter and pre screening session for new clients. Please contact our team if you require assistance with funding applications.

Girls Sleepover Details

When: 24-26th May 2024

Sleepover Dates: Drop off Friday 4pm (after school) pick up 1:30pm Sunday

Location: Coolbellup
Pre-trip screen and goal setting: March/April 2024
Follow up goals: one week following the trip.

Total Girls Sleepover cost: $2000 (price confirmed once applications open); includes all meals, accommodation, activities, 1 therapy staff 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.

Young Ladies’ Getaway

When: Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2024

Applications: Feb 2024

Camper ages: 13-16 years old

Getaway Dates: Drop off Friday 4pm (after school) pick up 10am Sunday

Location: Scarborough

Pre-trip screen and goal setting: May 2024

Follow up goals: one week following the trip.

Cost: $1700 (price confirmed once applications open); includes all meals, accommodation, activities, 1 therapy staff 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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Step 1: Give our team a call to hold your place and discuss if camp is the right fit.
Step 2: Sign up online to create an account for our Calm and Connected Camp App here  
Step 3: Register for camp via our app, completing the registration form. Please see our FAQ page for some more information to help with setting up and applying for camp via the app 

Step 4: Once you have submitted an application via our app, a Calm and Connected staff member will confirm your child’s place and send an invoice to pay the deposit or finalise funding.  Your child’s position on the trip is confirmed when deposit is paid and application received.
Step 5: Complete the final instalment by the due dates. You will be issued an invoice to pay these.
Step 6: A staff member will be in touch to complete your included pre camp interview (all campers) and assessment session (for new campers). 

Step 7: We will send out information about camp, including pre camp information via the app

Step 8A staff member will be in touch to set goals for camp around a month before camp starts

Step 9: Time to pack!

*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:

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.