Camp ‘Out’ anywhere across South Australia this October long weekend. No matter where you camp you can help South Australian kids to thrive
Time for Kids, a program run by Relationships Australia SA, has launched a fundraising event encouraging South Australians of any age to camp out for a cause on the October long weekend – October 2 – 4, 2021.
‘Time for Kids’ Camp Out
Participants in Time for Kids Camp Out can choose to camp in teams or solo in a location of their choosing, be it the backyard, lounge room or anywhere across South Australia. At a time when many are looking for COVID-safe family friendly recreational activities, Time for Kids Camp Out is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some outdoor or indoor fun whilst raising funds for a very worthy cause.
Connect kids with carers and mentors
Funds raised will enable the program to continue to match children with volunteer carers and mentors. Time for Kids volunteers provide opportunities and experiences that are not available within a child’s existing family and social networks. Since 1960, Time for Kids has matched and assisted over 5000 children and young people under 17.
Currently, over 80 isolated children in Adelaide are on the waitlist. Time for Kids Camp Out is vital in supporting the program capacity to increase.
“By participating in Camp Out and helping the Time for Kids program, you’ll be changing children’s lives by equipping them with the skills to better cope with life’s challenges,” said Diarmid Lee, Relationships Australia SA board member.
The major issues for children referred to Time for Kids are:
- social isolation
- abuse and neglect
- poor self- esteem
- domestic violence
Having access to these new networks provides a supportive environment with healthy relationships, physical activity, and skill development opportunities.
Want to join the Time for Kids Camp Out fundraising event?
Register yourself or a team and set a fundraising goal before midnight Wednesday September 29, 2021. Registration includes your very own printed Time for Kids Camp Out Guidebook which offers more than 30 fun and creative missions and activities to complete in your guidebook while you camp out.
The complimentary 44-page booklet contains camping location suggestions all over South Australia, as well as ideas for camping at home. There are fundraising tips, checklists to get you prepared, and three days of creative and educational activities, fun challenges, and journal pages to keep everyone busy and happy.
Decide where you want to camp, gather your sponsors, and then get ready to join in the fun!
For more information and to register for Time for Kids Camp Out:
Adelaide’s Best Short-Drive Camp Spots
To make it easier for you to get involved in Time for Kids Camp Out we’ve compiled a list of the best “are we there yet” proof locations for families who want to camp but don’t want to be stuck in the car with their kids for 6 hours to get there!
PINK GUM CAMPGROUND – ONKAPARINGA RIVER NATIONAL PARK
45KM SOUTH OF THE CBD (45 MINUTES)
Situated at the Eastern end of Onkaparinga River National Park, this campground has 11 camp sites, including three suitable for caravans, a toilet, washing up facilities and fire pits for use outside the fire ban season.
THE WIRRA CAMPGROUND – PARA WIRRA CONSERVATION PARK
45KM FROM ADELAIDE CBD (45 MINUTES)
Situated at the Eastern end of Para Wirra Conservation Park amongst the pink gums, this campground has 19 camp sites, including six that are suitable for small campervans and camper trailers, toilets, a basic camp kitchen, gas barbecues and fire pits in each camp site for use outside the fire ban season.
DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION PARK
WITHIN 100KM OF ADELAIDE (90 MINUTES)
Deep Creek Conservation Park is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Five campgrounds are dotted throughout the park, with four accessible by 2WD vehicles.
Cobbler Hill Campground
Eagle waterhole “hike in only” campground
SECOND VALLEY CARAVAN PARK
90KM FROM ADELAIDE (80 MINUTES)
Nestled in the valley beside the creek, the rural setting of Second Valley provides a relaxing environment for a family getaway. Sites are suitable for multiple types of camping experience, be it tent, camper trailer or van. Amenities with private bathrooms are only a short walk from sites, as are camp kitchen and laundry. Sites boast magnificent views of the Second Valley hills.
WAITPINGA CAMP GROUND – NEWLAND HEAD CONSERVATION PARK
90KM FROM ADELAIDE (80 MINUTES)
Newland Head Conservation Park is under two hours from Adelaide, and less than 15 minutes from Victor Harbor. Just a short walk from the beach, and sheltered from the winds, you can camp among the mallee or open areas protected by shrubs in one of 15 unpowered sites. Toilets and a large communal gas barbecue area available.
WOODHOUSE ACTIVITY CENTRE
20KM FROM ADELAIDE (30 MINUTES)
Only a short drive up the freeway, Woodhouse provides a safe, convenient space for campers of all experience levels. There are numerous campgrounds, all with shared campfire circles (seasonal use) and adjacent basecamps fitted with creature comforts including toilets and showers. Shared dining halls provide shelter, tables and seating, sink and BBQ facilities.
Your camping fee also gives you access to all Woodhouse activities on each day either side of your overnight stay!
HINDMARSH ISLAND CARAVAN PARK
100KM FROM ADELAIDE (90 MINUTES)
Hindmarsh Island Caravan Park is located on the northern side of Hindmarsh Island, spread across 22 acres of natural land. The island is renowned for its sheltered waters on the northern shores and its vast ocean on the southern side. The nearby Coorong is a haven for bird life and water activities.
BROWNHILL CREEK CARAVAN PARK
7KM FROM ADELAIDE CBD (10 MINUTES)
Adelaide’s Brownhill Creek Caravan and Holiday Park is just 7km away from Adelaide CBD and beaches, in the leafy eastern suburbs of Mitcham, in the Brownhill Creek state recreation park. Set on 25 acres, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind, only a hop skip and a jump from central Adelaide.
With cabins, camp sites (powered and unpowered) and sites for campers and vans, Brownhill Creek has options for campers of all experience levels.
VICTOR HARBOR HOLIDAY PARK
85KM FROM ADELAIDE (75 MINUTES)
The Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. Roughly an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the park has a range of accommodation from self contained two bedroom waterview villas overlooking Encounter Bay, cabins, studio rooms as well as large shady camping and caravan sites and powered and unpowered options to choose from.
CHOOKARLOO CAMPGROUND – KUITPO FOREST
50KM FROM ADELAIDE (45 MINUTES)
Less than an hour from the CBD, Chookalaroo campground is an ideal location for a quick family getaway.
With 23 designated, unpowered camping sites, and bigger sites available for caravans, Chookalaroo is surrounded by a Eucalypt woodland, with plenty of shade and shelter.
Camping permits are available exclusively online via ForestrySA’s booking system.