You can make a difference in the heart of a child
Southern Cross Kids' Camps (SCKC) is a Christian not-for-profit organisation providing annual camps for children across Australia. The children who attend camp come from a background of abuse and neglect and are referred to the camps by welfare & foster organisations, school principals, social workers and chaplains. We partner with churches throughout Australia to offer children from 7 to 11 years, a five day specialised program. Every year over 400 volunteers give up a week of their time to participate in the camps
Through the provision of a safe environment, Southern Cross Kids' Camps gives children positive reinforcement that they are valuable, making a difference to the negative impact abuse has had on their young lives. Children from all walks of life deserve to be given every opportunity to develop a personal sense of competency, improved social skills, as well as assistance in becoming resilient, productive members of society, despite the adversity they have encountered.
The children that attend our camps are given an exciting week of making great memories. Memories that build their self-image, memories that allow them to smile, memories that give them hope that life is meant for living!
All camp personnel are fully committed, experienced, trained and most importantly screened. The camp offers these children an environment that is safe and non-threatening.
We want to welcome to the National team, Peter and Sandy Lusk... Read more...
On Saturday the 14th February 2015, our Founding Director, Carolyn Boyd departed this life to be with the Lord. Words fail to express our feelings of loss and grief, as Carolyn was a true servant and ongoing volunteer. She was not only our Founding Director, she was a Writer, a Leader, a Teacher, and she was also our friend. Read more...
The City of Dandenong recently held a presentation evening where 4 SCKC representatives attended. At the event, SCKC received a Certificate of Recognition presented by the Mayor of Dandenong, Cr Heang Tak. The Endeavour Camp was supported by the City of Dandenong by receiving a community support grant in 2015. Read more...
At Southern Cross Kids' Camps we believe that the greatest calling on earth is to take part in the challenge of raising a generation of children who have a hope in the future. Read more...
Congratulations to Anna Reid on receiving the 2014 Victorian Foster Carer of the year award. Read more...
On Tuesday Sept 9th, SCKC received a Victoria NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Award, hosted by Department of Human Services. Only three NAPCAN Play Your Part awards were handed out for the entire State so what an honour for our organisation to be selected. Commissioner for Children and Young People, Bernie Geary OAM - presented SCKC with the award. Read more...
Our annual camps offer specialised programs for children who have experienced abuse. Each child participates in enjoyable activities ranging from sports, obstacle courses, group games, craftwork and we aim to bring some joy and laughter back into the lives of these children.Camp Dates
2016 Entertainment Books are now available in Book or Digital format.
Available for all Australian states as well as New Zealand. Order both formats securely online. Click to order
Our Bendigo Camp is having a garage sale on
Saturday 14th May, at Creek St Christian College
Hargreaves St, Bendigo Vic
Located at the prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club, Windsor Ave, Oakleigh South Vic.
Monday August 15th 2016
Golfers Start time: 10.30am, Dinner: 6pm