Join Us

You’ve heard the saying
“It takes a village to raise a child”

Well, our “village” is made up of lots of people just like you.

Be part of us

Be a Buddy

Give the gift of meaningful friendship, heartfelt care, and undivided attention to a child in need. It’s not for the faint hearted but there’s plenty of support from the staff and your fellow buddies.

Join the Camp Staff

A camp needs a range of clever and creative helping hands, such as nurses, music coordinators, drama team coordinators and actors, craft-activity leaders, games and sport coaches, laundry people, photographers…


Every $500 sends another child to camp, so consider having a free-dress day at your school, holding a special morning tea at your workplace, knitting beanies and gloves, or pretty much anything that will raise some valuable funds. We can connect you with a camp in your area for some more specific ideas.


We can always use more direct donations, and you can be assured that every dollar makes a difference. $500 is all it takes to change a child’s life by sponsoring a child to go on camp. $30 provides a present for a child or $120 will feed a child at camp for the week. Donations are tax deductable.

How camp works

Each camp has a Director/s, plus their trusted assistants, who prepare throughout the year for their chance to give ‘at risk’ children a place where they can leave their worries behind and just be kids.
Each child is paired up with a buddy who looks after them for the week, while being both a friend and a positive adult role model. Buddies and Staff are required to formally apply for their position. They are extensively screened and interviewed and are required to have a Working with Children’s Check. They also receive thorough training.
Every camper receives a fun filled week. Camp always has plenty of great activities, such as horse riding, swimming, craft activities, everyone’s birthday party, stories, singing, have a go show, special camp t-shirt and soft toy. Another highlight at the end of camp is a photo album of the week’s activities.
We have so many children who have never experienced a carefree environment where they feel safe, so we go to great lengths to ensure each child enjoys “a week of happy memories”.
Southern Cross Kids' Camps is a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.

Contact Us

Head Office
PO Box 180
Boronia VIC 3155
(03) 9762 7636
(03) 9760 8005
Email: [email protected]

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Southern Cross Kids' Camps is a not-for-profit and advocacy organisation, dedicated to helping children overcome the negative impacts of abuse and neglect for the hope of vibrant futures in their communities.