This new initiative begun in January 2013 and is a partnership between Jewish Aid Australia and WEAVE.
View the position description for Camp Pathways volunteers here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for Camp Pathways July 2014 are open and will be closing on the 13th June.
Please click here to apply.
Our program partner Weave is a non-profit community organisation that provides programs and services to encourage and empower people who have experienced issues relating to mental health, homelessness, depression, addiction, generational trauma, poverty and justice.
Reflections from our first Camp Pathways 2 years ago:
In January 2013 JAA ran a 3 day camp for 16 at-risk youth from Sydney’s La Parouse/Maroubra area who are all about to enter year 7. This was a partnership with Weave’s Kool Kids Club, and the focus was on preparing the kids for the challenges they might face in high school. The camp was 1 ½ drive from Sydney at Camp Yarramundi and activities included bush walks, river swims, canoeing, giant swing, roasting marshmallows and damper on the bonfire, talent quest, painting and craft, group problem solving activities and the list goes on!
A big thanks to the staff at Kool Kids Club for their inspirational guidance and to JAA’s 7 participants for the fantastic programs you put together and infinite energy in running them! We were so proud of the kids and wish them all the best for their first year in high School! It was a truly special camp and the first of many more.
Two of our JAA leader’s reflections on the camp…
“The most rewarding part of Camp Pathways, for me, was to bond with kids who have come from such different backgrounds to myself, and to see the kids during the camp come out of their shells, overcome their shyness and develop their self-confidence in ways that constantly suprised and impressed me!” – Carly Fenton
“Being a leader at Camp Pathways was an incredibly meaningful experience for me. I learnt a lot about contemporary indigenous Australian society and felt I was able to make a positive contribution to a group of kids with fantastic spirits and bright futures.” – Benjamin Holzman
If you are interested in being involved in this project or for more information, please contact Kez – Indigenous Partnerships Director.
Click here for a video of Camp Pathways[youtube:http://youtu.be/Qi122PXm-jo%5D