Posted on Sep 03, 2016


Handicamp: A week full of fun and challenges, and a lifetime of experiences.


Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability and between the ages of 18-35, to attend a one-week live-in camp assisted by staff and buddies. Applications open on 1 October for the camp which is held in mid-January of the following year for both campers and buddies.

Interested Young people who live, go to school or work in the City of Melville are invited to contact the Club’s Jamie Kelly for more information at  
2017 Applications for Campers and Buddies are open!
Interested parties are invited to submit applications for the 2017 District 9465 Handicamp to be held at Point Walter Campsite from 29th January to 4th February.
What is Handicamp?
Handicamp is a week long live in camp for 18 to 35 year old people with disability, who are teamed with a "buddy" for a week of fun and adventure. The camp is based on double participation and reward, supervised by a volunteer Rotary committee and nursing support.
When is Handicamp?
Handicamp 2017 will be held from Sunday 29th January to Saturday 4th February 2017. Buddies arrive at 10am on Sunday morning and the campers arrive at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. The camp finishes at 11am on Saturday morning, with campers being picked up at 10am.
What Happens on Handicamp?
Activities include Archery, Abseiling and Flying Fox, Ten Pin Bowling, Trip to Adventure World and Zoo, Watersports (biscuiting and boat rides), Bingo, Karaoke lots of swimming, pool games, crafts and laughter!!
Campers and Buddies – Who are they?
Campers are people with disability, between the ages of 18 and 35, who have not attended a Handicamp previously. Handicamp is about participation so we accept applicants who can and will participate and integrate in all activities. We accept physical, neurological and mental disability, and previous disabilities have included Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Vision Impairment, Spina Bifida, mobility impairment and head Injuries.
Buddies are volunteers between 18 and 35. Criteria for being a buddy are the ability to attend and stay on the camp for the entire week, a caring nature and be willing to participate in all camp activities.