A PLACE WHERE LIMB DIFFERENCE IS NOT DIFFERENT
AMP CAMP is Australia’s only camp for Australian youth living with limb loss and or congenital limb differences.
WHEN IS THE AMP CAMP EVENT?
AMP CAMP: 12 – 14 November 2021
The AMP CAMP program is an initiative of Amputees NSW with the primary purpose of providing a memorable peer camp experience to youth with limb loss or limb differences.
A three-day camp with a program delivered by a great team of volunteers including allied health professionals and experienced amputee role models.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
AMP CAMP focuses on youth aged between 12 years and over who have a limb difference.
Specifically targeting those with acquired amputation through chronic illness, significant trauma, and congenital limb difference.
WHY AMP CAMP?
Teens often struggle with their identity and ability to fit into their social groups, arguably more so when they’re living with a physical disability or difference. AMP CAMP thrives to ensure that no youth amputee goes through the process of limb loss or limb difference alone and has access to the information and support they need to recover and regain independence.
It’s the one time a year our limb different youth Community can escape from their isolation and foster friendships/relationships that can provide emotional support for a lifetime.
The camp is full of fun games, physical challenges, creative activities, awareness, and emotional workshops, prosthetic and health information presentations. AMP CAMP youths return home with improved self-esteem, a sense of fulfillment, and a sense of belonging increasing levels of optimism and resilience.
Improve independence, confidence, and a sense of value
• Gain functional and adaptive life skills
• Increase optimism and resilience about their ability and potential
• Recognise the role they play in creating and maintaining positive relationships with their friends, families, and health care team
• Benefit from relevant information sessions
• Celebrate their difference in accepting and unapologetic community.
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Why should I come to AMP CAMP?
AMP CAMP is Australia’s only camp for Australian youth living with limb loss and difference.
Teens often struggle with their identity and ability to fit into their social groups, arguably more so when they’re living with a physical disability or difference. AMP CAMP ensures that no youth amputee goes through the process of limb loss or limb difference alone and has access to the information and support they need to recover and gain independence.
|Who can Register for AMP CAMP?
Australian Youth (12 years and over) living with a limb difference can register for AMP CAMP as a camper.
Youth aged 18 years and over can register as a Senior Camper/Peer Leader.
Anyone can register as a Camp Leader with priority given to those with lived experience in the Amputee Community.
|Can a camper register themselves?
No; campers aged between 12 – 17 years must be registered by their parent or guardian.
Self-registrations will not be accepted.
|Can my Family or Partner be my referee as a Camp Leader (Volunteer)?
No; referees should be a colleague, Health Professional or Community Member who can endorse you as a volunteer and role model.
|Can anyone from the AMP CAMP Executive be my referee?
In the interest of probity, the AMP CAMP Executive would like to hear from 2 referees that are not known to our team. This allows us to learn more about YOU and removes any bias from the selection process.
|Do I get to pick my own cabin?
No; the AMP CAMP Executive arrange all accommodations and groups at AMP CAMP.
Groups and cabins are arranged to foster a positive experience for all campers.
Camp Leaders and Senior Campers are accommodated in cabins with campers to ensure a safe environment and provide an additional informal opportunity to learn and support.
|What if I have dietary needs?
All meals are provided on-site, and dietary needs will be catered to.
Please remember, while we appreciate preferences, the kitchen provide a menu to meet the needs of a large group and are unable to cater to each “favourite dish” from home.
|How many camps can I attend?
There is no limit to how many camps you can attend.
Priority will be given to individuals who have not attended a camp previously.
All registrations will be acknowledged.
Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and every effort is made to ensure that campers who can attend camp, do attend camp.
Senior Camper/Peer Leaders will be required to undertake mandatory pre-camp training and provide a valid Working with Children’s Check from their State or Territory.
|Can my siblings or family attend?
Unfortunately, AMP CAMP does not accommodate siblings or parents to attend.
We do understand that some campers have extra support needs in addition to their limb difference and may require a career at camp. This will be discussed directly with the Parent or Guardian after registration.
Some of the primary purposes of AMP CAMP are to develop confidence and independence. This is best achieved when we challenge ourselves in a supportive environment away from our usual support network.
|Do I need the COVID-19 vaccine to attend?
No; It is not mandatory for any individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at any time.
We do strongly encourage those who are eligible to make every effort to access a vaccination.
We understand that Disability and Disabled are uncomfortable terms for many of you, however in response to COVID-19, we encourage you to think of the Vaccine as a booster to help keep your body strong. Disabled and requiring everyday support is some of the priority eligibility.
It’s not a sign of weakness, rather a good-will gesture to help the Community generally tackle this disease.
|Does AMP CAMP have a COVID-19 Safety Plan?
Yes. our venue and AMP CAMP have a COVID-19 Safety Plan which reflects the NSW Health Guidelines*.
Amputees NSW and AMP CAMP is working closely with government agencies to provide guidelines and procedures for the AMP CAMP event to be held in a safe manner in accordance with the current NSW Public Health Order (PHO).
|Do I have to apply online?
Yes. All registrations must be submitted online before the closing date.
No applications will be accepted after the closing date, except in extreme circumstances.
Email, text, or other media platform requests will not be accepted. If you require assistance to register online, please call our team on 1800 810 969.
Registration forms are available under the Youth Camp section on this website.
|When do I need to apply by?
All registrations must be submitted by 31 August 2021.
|Is any cost involved?
The AMP CAMP 2021 event is primarily funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
AMP CAMP does not charge an application fee, however, once you are accepted to AMP CAMP, a non-refundable commitment payment will be required.
For NDIS recipients, your current plan may have provision for Community Participation and Capacity Building.
*In the event, AMP CAMP is cancelled due to COVID-19, all payments made will be returned in full to attendees.
There is no refund due to a change of mind or a change in personal schedule.
|How do I get to and from camp?
The AMP CAMP travel coordinator will arrange your itinerary and flights for all interstate campers and leaders. This is included in your camp contribution.
All interstate travellers will be met at the arrival gate in Sydney and escorted to collect luggage and board the AMP CAMP bus. In most cases, a member of the AMP CAMP AIRPORT CREW will also be traveling on the flight with you.
For local campers and leaders, you can drive directly to camp, and location details will be provided to you closer to camp time.
|Where do I find out more information about AMP CAMP?
The AMP CAMP event is an initiative of Amputees NSW.
Information will be updated regularly and will be available on the website and via direct post.
If you require further information or would like to speak directly with our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 810 969.
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