Puddle Jumpers is a non profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society's most vulnerable children and young people; priority of our work is reserved for children who do not live with their birth parents.
We believe all kids matter, and deserve the right to engage in happy and fun experiences in their life.
Puddle Jumpers Inc provides camps, day activities and other support programs to children, young people and families who may otherwise not get such opportunities. Essentially the camps are about providing children with opportunities to reach their full potential. We do this to provide an environment that is inclusive and encourages participation, friendship and trust. The fostering of relationships is encouraged through the provision of one on one monitoring and care during the young person’s time on camp.
Puddle Jumpers Inc targets children and young people: (priority of placements is reserved for children who do not live with their birth parents.)
aged between birth to - 15 years, males & females (children aged under 5 must be accompanied by an adult / carer/guardian while attending services).
who would not otherwise be afforded the opportunity for recreational camps/summer holiday experiences
who may be ‘at risk’ or experience ‘disadvantage’ associated with:
• low socio economic background
• academic or social difficulties at school
• trauma associated with family breakdown
• alienation from their families or familiar environment (eg. live in foster care)
• challenging behaviors
• difficulty initiating or maintaining appropriate relationships