CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS
"Over 42,000 children and young people throughout Queensland and Northern NSW have either directly or indirectly benefitted from
New Beginnings Programs to date!"
New Beginnings Junior Camps
Over 380 young people referred by schools, indigenous and
migrant/refugee organisations from the Gold Coast, Brisbane
and Sunshine Coast regions have attended our 'New Beginnings'
The camps are aimed at prevention of anti-social behaviour
in young people aged 10 to 14, and focus on re-building
self-esteem, basics of ecology/conservation and gaining an
understanding of the principles and values of community,
communication, cooperation and leadership.
Feedback received from Principals, Guidance Officers,
Parents and the Children themselves has been most
encouraging. We have received numerous reports
post-camp of attendees who subsequently became
school leaders, have gone on to tertiary studies,
or excelled in other aspects of their lives.
Camp Attendee Comment: The camps have helped me to ... 'Have a better respect for people'
New Beginnings Senior Camps
Participants at each Junior Camp are eligible to be nominated to participate in a senior level camp. Senior Camps are conducted periodically, and provide particiants with a higher level of knowledge and life skills. Outcomes so far have been excellent with a number of participants becoming involved in community work or service-orientated careers.
'Way of Community' - In-school Workshops
Our workshops are aimed at the slighly younger age group
of 8 to 10 years of age. They are, however, based on the
same principles of community, and community values, that
form the core of our New Beginnings Camps. In a way, this
can be viewed as a precursor to the camps. Between 2012
and 2018, over 5,200 students from state schools
Queensland-wide have attended our Way of Community
workshops. The feedback received from teachers and
principals has been overwhelmingly supportive.
Principal's Testimonial: The program was a positive & practical complement to our school’s
Responsible Behaviour Plan.
The activities assisted our ongoing efforts to develop student knowledge & understanding regarding
the building of positive relationships. Our sincere thanks for providing this special opportunity.
- C. A. Barron, Principal