Down Syndrome SA runs 2 school holiday camps every year for students 10 years and over with Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders. These are held in the April school holidays and the September/October school holidays. School holiday camps run for 3 days: from the morning of the first day to the afternoon of the last day.

Camps usually adopt a theme to focus on for the second day, around which the activities are structured. For example, Mexican theme, where the students enjoyed traditional food, crafts, games and dancing. These camps are an opportunity for students to make new friends and socialise with others of similar age who also have Down syndrome or other chromosomal disorders. They provide respite for families and many students travel from rural areas of the state to attend.

The camps are supervised by staff along with a number of volunteer leaders. The ratio of leaders to students for camps is 1:3.

If you would like to know more about Down Syndrome SA’s School Holiday Camps, please contact Libby Burns, Programs Manager on 8245 4600 or lburns@downssa.asn.au

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