Australians who have gone on school camps know firsthand that outdoor learning programs support personal development and learning new skills.
A recent OYPRA report found that students who had been on a camp for at least five days, who started with lower levels of self-efficacy and/or higher levels of anxiety, showed significantly higher self-efficacy, substantially lower levels of anxiety, and statistically significant increases in peer and school connectedness after they returned to school.
There are hundreds of camps, outdoor activities, and service providers around Australia. Each of these environments works with schools, organisations, and directly with individual families, children, and youth. Health and safety are paramount in providing child safe services and positive experiences for campers.
Camping and retreat providers can ensure they have high standards of child safety practice with improved screening, background checks, codes of conduct, and training for staff and volunteers. Camping and retreat providers can build higher levels of trust with parents and young people by setting, implementing, and communicating child safety standards and processes.
ChildSafe Australia is the expert in child safety that your organisation can rely on to help your staff meet your child safety requirements. ChildSafe’s framework strengthens your organisation’s screening, training, incident reporting, and risk management.
ChildSafe empowers organisations with training resources and tools to develop a culture of safe people, safe programs and safe places.