About the Camp
At Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview we take great pleasure in holding an annual four day holiday camp for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
This year's camp will be held from Thursday, 12 December 2013 to Sunday, 15 December, 2013.
- We aim:
- To provide a fun camp for children at no cost to parents.
- To provide children opportunities they might not otherwise experience.
- To offer respite care to families.
- To offer our senior students an opportunity to serve others.
We hope to be able to accommodate 30 boys and girls between the age of 5 and 15 who have intellectual and physical disabilities.
The Medical Support
Medical facilities of the highest standard are available at the College. We have registered nurses on duty each shift and doctors on call 24 hours a day.
We pride ourselves on our choice of companions. Each year we have about 150 students from Saint Ignatius’ College, Monte Sant’ Angelo and Loreto apply for the position of personal companions. Each applicant is interviewed and selected with great care. These students consider the experience as a privilege and learn so much about children with disabilities and themselves.
Along with the nurses, the companions are supported in their role by a number of teaching staff from the various schools.
An outline of the Camp
Activities include swimming daily, ferry rides, aquarium visit, disco, fete musical activities, surprise special visitors, games soft play room, story telling and much much more.
“Our son has just spent 4 of the most wonderful days at the Ignatian Children’s Holiday Camp. We haven’t seen him that happy for a long time”
“The generosity of this camp, gave not just a wonderful time for our son, but the most precious gift of all to my wife and I - the gift of time.”
“Our daughter was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Holiday Camp recently and during the four days she has enjoyed the warmest hospitality from your College, particularly form her companion, Tori, who cared for her and looked after her immediate needs. We would like to thank everyone involved in the Camp for making it such a memorable occasion for our daughter.”
“I had to write to tell you how impressed I was with the Ignatian Children’s Holiday camp run last December. It was run in a totally professional manner but to my mind the companions who looked after these children 24 hours a day for four days need to be recognized... As a nurse, I was over whelmed by the commitment of those teenagers who cared for those very special children. The tasks that many adults would find difficult were undertaken with sensitivity and a spirit of friendship which was wonderful to witness. The camp will leave an everlasting impression on me“
The success of our camp is the result of the support of many generous people who contribute in many different ways.
We are particularly grateful to all our major sponsors who contribute financial assistance. To run the camp is expensive and we appreciate their involvement.
- 2013 Sponsors
- The Sony Foundation
- For further information please contact:
- Heather Cloudsdale/Tina Brayan
- Ph: 0448 450 320
- Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview
- Tambourine Bay Road
- Lane Cove NSW 2066