Camp Jabiru Address Camp Jabiru is located on the grounds of the YMCA Camp Yarramundi: 316 Springwood Road Yarramundi NSW
About Camp Jabiru
Camp Jabiru is based upon the Camp Avanti model in the United States. The aim of Camp Jabiru is for children to have a typical camp experience with the addition of therapeutic intervention to support and facilitate successful individual participation and group experience. Camp is physically challenging and places demands on your child socially. However, the rewards of a successful week of camp are many. Improved self confidence, better self-organization, improved personal accountability, better ability to “be a friend,” and improved ability to handle feelings and negotiate conflicts are just some of the outcomes typical from a week of camp. Colleen has over 20 years of experience with Camp Avanti in the United States and has implemented successful day camp programs for school-age children and preschoolers while in practice in North Carolina. She is thrilled to be offering this opportunity in Australia as a means of extending the services offered to the community by The Sensory Gym. For this year, our goal is to provide the Camp Jabiru experience for more than 120 campers. Camp will be staffed by a highly skilled team of occupational therapists, OT Students and YMCA outdoor education staff. An intensive adult to child ratio ensures that every child succeeds.
Jabiru 2021 is full and we are looking forward to a great week! Check back on the application page for information about camp in 2022.
Camp Jabiru 2020 was virtual! We were heartbroken to not be in person and share with you the magical experience that would have been Camp Jabiru 2020. At its very essence Camp Jabiru is about connection, and during this time of uncertainty and disruption, connection is more important than ever!
A private facebook group was set up for our virtual camp. We did a Jabiru challenge each day, and at the end of the week we had a virtual campfire. It was such a treat to see everyone joining in the Jabiru spirit from their homes with family and friends.
We are looking forward to getting back in person next year - see you there!
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4c/28 Laurence Street Hobartville, NSW 2753 Australia