Camp JonoCamp Jono is a camp for children with developmental disabilities.
Who is the camp for?
Camp Jono is a camp for children with developmental disabilities.
Location of the camp:
Mount Victoria – 3 Eltham Park Ave, Mount Victoria NSW 2786
1300 692 267
This camp aims to provide these children with a unique holiday camp experience that they would not be able to have on regular holiday camps, due to their personal limitations. We run a series of activities aimed at campers’ varied developmental levels. Each camper is paired with a one-on-one carer for the week, with several additional camp leaders and buddies providing supervision. A second aim of Camp Jono is to provide parents and carers with a week of respite from their daily care provision.
The children who attend Camp Jono have developmental disabilities. Examples include Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Prada Willi Syndrome, and many more. These children are aged between 7 and 19 years, but generally have developmental ages equivalent to those of 3 to 10 year olds. Many of our volunteers are also youth, with most of our helpers aged between 14 and 18.
Camp Jono provides a holiday camp experience for children who are unable to attend mainstream holiday programs. Anecdotal reports from previous years suggest that campers look forward to camp from the day the previous camp ends. As well as providing an entertaining week for campers, our volunteers report personal growth from devoting their time to such a worthy cause. Finally, parents and carers of our campers are provided with a valuable week of respite from their daily caring tasks, the significance of which cannot be underestimated.