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Vision and Mission

Southern Cross Kids' Camps (SCKC) is a Christian not-for-profit organisation providing annual camps for children across Australia.  The children who attend camp come from a background of abuse and neglect and are referred to the camps by welfare & foster organisations, school principals, teachers & chaplains.  We partner with churches throughout Australia to offer children from 7 to 11 years, a three to five day specialised program. Every year over 500 volunteers give up a week of their time to participate in the camps.

OUR MISSION:

Provide a safe week of happy memories for children coming from a background of abuse and neglect.

During the five days on camp SCKC will:

  • WELCOME children, making them feel wanted regardless of their circumstances, behaviour and cultural, social or religious backgrounds.
  • ALLOW each child to feel safe, accepted and loved.
  • VALUE each child as God's Creation, created with a purpose.
  • BUILD a sense of worth and confidence in every girl and boy.
  • HELP children develop important life skills, in communication and decision making.
  • GIVE each child a sense of hope and a new outlook on life.
  • PROVIDE positive adult role models.

THE VISION:

  • Establish mulitiple camps in every state and territory of Australia

THE STRATEGIES

  • Mobilise local churches to meet the needs of abused and neglected children in their own community.
  • Provide a 5 day camping experience run by volunteers for children in their community.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with welfare and foster-care agencies, social workers and school chaplains.
  • Provide ongoing training to our volunteers so they can establish quality camps under the banner of SCKC.

News and Events

All Sorts Opportunity Shop

SCKC has partnered with All Sorts Opportunity Shop in Boronia. We just love being apart of such a great team. If you have any items that can be sold and you no longer need, All Sorts would be happy to take them off hands. All proceeds go to the ongoing work of Southern Cross Kids' Camps. Read more...

Carolyn's Legacy

On Saturday the 14th February 2015, our Founding Director, Carolyn Boyd departed this life to be with the Lord. Words fail to express our feelings of loss and grief, as Carolyn was a true servant and ongoing volunteer. She was not only our Founding Director, she was a Writer, a Leader, a Teacher, and she was also our friend. Read more...

Certificate of Recognition 2016

The City of Dandenong recently held a presentation evening where 4 SCKC representatives attended. At the event, SCKC received a Certificate of Recognition presented by the Mayor of Dandenong, Cr Heang Tak. The Endeavour Camp was supported by the City of Dandenong by receiving a community support grant in 2015. Read more...

Make a Difference

At Southern Cross Kids' Camps we believe that the greatest calling on earth is to take part in the challenge of raising a generation of children who have a hope in the future. Read more...

Our Camps

Our annual camps offer specialised programs for children who have experienced abuse. Each child participates in enjoyable activities ranging from sports, obstacle courses, group games, craftwork and we aim to bring some joy and laughter back into the lives of these children.

Camp Dates