Camp Breakaway is a small registered charity that has been providing respite services for adults and children with disabilities and their families and carers for over 35 years.
It is located on 25 acres at San Remo and can accommodate up to 96 people in cabins and A-Frames. The site has a multi-purpose sport court, a playground designed for people with a disability, grassy playing fields, a sensory trail through the bush, a tranquil garden and three lodges, all equipped with kitchens.
Though Camp Breakaway does not receive any government funding, it has been able to grow and survive through the support of hundreds of volunteers, strong community support and the generosity of philanthropic organisations.
During the year Camp Breakaway will have about 20 camps for
I met a friend and it was so good that I could share with her as she understood the problems of having a disabled brother. My brother goes to hospital a lot. I had so much fun, it was great that I could to Breakaway.
The camp gave my daughter a sense of independence and inner fortitude that she didn't have previously, and she now can do more things on her own. Our family is struggling financially, and as such we cannot do all that we would want to for either of our children. It was something special only for Samantha, allowing her to go places that we can't afford, and allowed her to talk to other kids that have a sibling with a disability, and they understood how she feels, where we as her parents, can't really understand what she feels and thinks, and it also let her know that she's not 'unique' with her feelings. It was a godsend for our family.