Chapter 2. Camp Hope

We run our camps for the children most in need, with a focus on those with chronic illnesses and disabilities, life situations, also burdened by poverty.

Each camp is especially tailored for the group of children:

The camp we run for children from Athlone School for the Blind is different than a camp for children physically challenged, different again for burn victims, HIV and cancer sufferers.

All our camp buddies, buddy leaders and other volunteers are dedicated, caring individuals who go the extra mile to make our weekend camps as good as they can be for every child who attends. Making sure the children go home with happy memories they can treasure for ever.

Who is Camp Hope for?

We select groups that we find to be the most in need, with a specific focus, allowing us to tailor each camp. Every camp is different and planned to incorporate the various challenges these children face.

Two Camp Hope  camps a year are dedicated to the members of our ‘To be a child again’ Township youth clubs, with 100 registered members  and Rainbow Dreams Trust Township, choir club, with 30 members.  These camps are different, with the focus on inspirational speakers, goal setting, team work and encouraging self discipline.

They are one of the biggest and favourite events of the year for the children, here club members from the different clubs are able to meet and spend quality time with each other.

The Camp Hope weekends instill self-confidence, helping each child to have a better attitude towards their life situation, disability, illness, or home circumstances and, of course, having lots of fun in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment.