Southern Cross Kids' Camps (SCKC) is a Christian not-for-profit organisation providing annual camps for primary aged children across Australia. We create environments for life change for children who have been subjected to abuse and neglect.
The children are referred to the camps by welfare and foster agencies, school principals and chaplains. We partner with churches throughout Australia to offer children, a five-day specialised program. Every year over 700 volunteers serve the kids most in need in our nation.
Creating environments for life change with children who have experienced trauma. The children experience:
A safe environment
Whether at camp or club, the safety of every child is paramount. We have excellent policies in place, which are alive and evident in practice.
A team of safe adults
Our volunteers put the children first. Delivering a week of happy memories for all involved.
An organised program
Our program builds resilience, hope, self-esteem, relationship skills and a positive view for the future.
Children becoming adults who flourish, unencumbered by their past.
Mobilise local churches to meet the needs of abused and neglected children in their own community.
Provide a five-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 and conduct quality camps under the banner of SCKC.
Southern Cross Kids' Camps is a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.