Teen Camps
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What are Teen Camps?  
Vinnies Teen Camps provide young people aged 12-15 years the chance to have a short break and develop friendships whether new or formed as participants on our kids programs.

Who can access Teen Camps?  
Teenagers aged between 12-15 years of age (and in high school) from families experiencing hardship or disadvantage for a variety of reasons are welcome to attend our Teen Camps.  

Where and when do Teen Camps run?
Teen Camps take place throughout the year during school and university holidays. Teen Camps are currently coordinated by Broken Bay, Lismore and Maitland Newcastle Youth Coordinators for further information please contact your local Youth Coordinator on the below contact details.

Who benefits from Teen Camps?  
The program is designed to offer teenagers a break from any hardships they may be experiencing. It also involves a range of activities that encourages the teenagers to develop new skills, enhance their self- confidence and encourages friendship development with other teenagers.  In some areas we also run Buddies Days for teenagers aged between 12-15 years of age and in high school. All activities are organised at no cost to the families or volunteers. Our trained and supported volunteers provide a positive role model and participate in activities alongside the teenagers to ensure that their day is both safe and lots of fun.

Can I volunteer on Teen Camps?  
To become a Teen Camp volunteer you must be 18 years of age and over and available to attend our Youth Program Training prior to commencement. Our trained and supported volunteers provide a positive role model and participate in activities alongside the teenagers to ensure that their day is both safe and lots of fun. As this is a program is for children and young people, all Vinnies volunteers aged 18 years and older are required to complete a Working With Children Check and National Police Check. Young adult volunteers (aged 18-35) lead an exciting program of activities such as sports, initiative-based games, leadership skills and opportunities for empowerment and confidence building.

How can I find out more about Teen Camps?  
For information on how you can become a Vinnies Young Adult volunteer please contact your local Youth Coordinator on the below contact details.

Teen Camps are currently run in the following areas:

Broken Bay
Contact: bbayyouth@vinnies.org.au or 9495 8306

Maitland/Newcastle

Contact: maitland.newcastle@vinnies.org.au  or 4032 3560

 

We offer a range of youth program and services across the state - see our Get Involved page for more volunteering opportunities.