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Camp Jimbelung provides children with a typical camp experience with additional specialised support to develop skills in areas of challenge such as:
Children get the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, have fun and learn in a small group, with therapists and outdoor educators guiding and supporting each child in activities such as rock climbing, low ropes, bushwalking and basic animal care.
If you are interested, please read our camper pack.
To register your child’s attendance at Camp Jimbelung Day Camp, submit an application form below.
This program is hosted by the team at Early Start Australia’s Ashmore and Coomera therapy centres. Your child does not have to attend therapy at one of these centres to come to camp.
If you are an Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology or Speech Pathology student or graduate interested in volunteering at the camp, contact Early Start Ashmore: [email protected]
Please read our camper skills guide to gain an understanding of the skills that will help your child get the most from the camp experience.
Read the frequently asked questions page to learn about how Camp Jimbelung works and the activities your child will have the opportunity to participate in. You can also use the contact page to email or phone us with any other questions that you have.
Registration for the 2023 camp is now open, if you would like to register, please fill out the application form below. If you are an existing client, contact your clinic directly.
If your child has never been a client of Early Start Australia, we ask that you bring your child in for a one-off startup session to meet with one of the therapists who will be a leader for the group that your child will be in and to talk together about what you and your child would like to get from the camp experience. Your camp application and deposit will be processed following this meeting. NOTE: If you live outside the Gold Coast area this startup session can be conducted over the phone or videocall so please just mention this when booking your startup session.
Once your application is accepted you will be contacted by Early Start Australia to confirm your child’s place in the camp group. (Yay!)
YELLOW GROUP: 5-6 years old – 10 campers – 9:30am to 2:30pm
GREEN GROUP: 7-8 years old – 10 campers – 9:00am – 2:30pm
RED GROUP: 9-10 years old – 10 campers – attend from 9am to 3pm
BLUE GROUP: 11-12 years old – 10 campers – attend from 9am to 3pm
Our groups have a high ratio of leaders to children to help us facilitate in the moment coaching and support for our campers.
If your child has difficulty in any of the areas listed, please contact us to organise to speak with our Camp Director before submitting the camper application.
5-6 Year Olds
7-8 Year Olds
9-10 Year Olds
11-12 Year Olds
We focus on supporting clients (and their families) to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and provide therapy supports for children with developmental delay or disability, including autism spectrum disorder.
Our multi-disciplinary teams work together with you to understand your needs and develop a plan using evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.
We have clinics in every state and territory creating a strong community of allied health professionals with the collective knowledge and expertise to deliver you the best outcomes.
We are a registered NDIS provider and are here to help you on your NDIS journey.
Early intervention is not just for the kids. We offer therapies to cater for all ages, needs and abilities,
and we know the sooner you start your therapy journey the better.