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Frequently Asked Questions - Worthy Partners Camp

Who is this camp for?

The camp is appropriate for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities or neurological conditions such as autism. The camp program is not designed for adults with severe to profound intellectual disabilities.

This camp is also for adults with a physical disability who require low levels of personal care. This means they would not need supports such as slings and hoists or a lot of help with bathing/feeding/toileting. If an applicant requires such assistance, then an assessment will be made as to whether we are able to accommodate them at this camp. Also, Winmalee Christian Conference Centre is wheelchair accessible but there may be a limit to the number of wheelchairs that can be accommodated.

If an applicant has a recent history of violence or significant challenging behaviours then a risk assessment will be conducted by camp directors to see if they are likely to endanger themselves or others on camp.

If any applicants that are not able to be accommodated, then we will inform them or their support person. We will arrange a refund of any camp fees that have been paid.

If you have any questions as to whether Worthy Partners is suitable for you or the person you are supporting, please contact us by emailing or phoning Avril Parry on 02 4365 2921 or 0434 939 730.

Can I use NDIS funding to pay for Camp?

Scripture Union is not a registered NDIS provider so if the NDIS manages your plan then you will not be able to use NDIS funds. However, if all or part of your plan is either self-managed or managed by a registered plan manager then you might be able to use the NDIS to fund your camp fees. We suggest you discuss this with your NDIS planner or plan manager.

What will happen at camp?

At camp, together we will learn what Jesus’ message is for us and we will have opportunities to express our understanding of that in creative ways. We will try and find ways that will most engage each individual, whether through arts and craft, film making, music and singing, or just talking and praying things through.

There is also a heap of fun things to do like the flying fox, swimming in the pool, bushwalking, pool at a billiards table, table tennis, air hockey or socialising at a cafe at the nearby Winmalee Shopping Centre.

What is the campsite like?

The camp has extensive grassed areas and is surrounded by beautiful bushland. It has a heated indoor swimming pool, a flying fox, a fireplace on both levels of the main building, a giant chess set, beach volleyball and basketball courts. There is a games room with a pool table, table tennis table, and air hockey. Mobile phone reception is very poor at the campsite but there is Wi-Fi. Check out the website.

What do I need to do to come?

Register online and complete a Participant Medical Form as well as a Winmalee Christian Conference Centre Dietary needs, Allergies and Intolerance form (if required). If you don’t have a credit card then contact Scripture Union on 02 9638 9000 to arrange alternative payment. If you need further information or feel that you are unable to explain all your needs on the form, please feel free to contact Avril Parry on 02 4365 2921 or 0434 939 730.

What do I bring?

  • Clothes (there is a Christmas theme on Saturday evening so include Christmas clothing. This might include red and green clothes, Santa hats, or reindeer antlers.)
  • Swimsuit
  • Enclosed shoes for outdoor activities
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Pillow case
  • Sheets and blanket/doona/sleeping bag etc.
  • Torch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella/Raincoat (there is no cover between buildings at the camp site)
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Musical instrument (if you play)
  • Bible
  • Medication (a qualified nurse will be at camp to dispense medication)
  • Money (all activities are paid for on the campsite. However, there might be an option for you to of off site on Saturday afternoon - weather permitting).