Rainbow Dreams Trust’s “Camp Hope” offers a special camping experience for disadvantaged children aged between 6 – 16 years who face daily challenges in their lives due to physical and/or circumstantial limitations.
The camp was created to motivate and encourage the children’s self-belief no matter their own circumstances. On camp there are challenging games, life situations played out through drama, team tasks and focused activities aimed to improve the children’s attitude to their disability or situation. Our aim is for these children to leave the camp with courage and positivity for their own future.
Children on the camp are cared for by Rainbow Dreams Trust “buddies” who provide mentorship, encouragement and support for the children during the camp. Prior to the camp “buddies” attend an orientation camp, where they undergo comprehensive training.
The buddies are volunteers, all with a common goal of wanting to make a difference in the lives of these special children.
Operating these camps for the past 8 years we are now able to see the impact….we are told by homes and hospitals, that Camp Hope…in so many cases has been life changing for their children….amazing what a little bit of love can do!
Who is Camp Hope for?
We select groups that we find to be the most in need, with a specific focus, allowing us to tailor each camp. Every camp is different and planned to incorporate the various challenges these children face.
One Camp Hope a year is dedicated to the members of our ‘To be a child again’ Township youth clubs, with 120 registered members. This camp is different, with the focus on inspirational speakers, goal setting, team work and encouraging self discipline.
It is one of the biggest events of the year, where club members from the different clubs are able to meet and spend quality time with each other.
The Camp Hope weekends instill self-confidence, helping each child to have a better attitude towards their disability or illness and, of course, having lots of fun in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment.
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