FAQs & Checklist

How To Pack

Instructions

While every camp or holiday is different, some of these you might need, and some of them you won’t. Here are some ideas on what you might want to bring. Unless you have booked an outdoor camping holiday, you won’t need a tent or sleeping bag. Medical kits are provided by staff who are also first aid trained. When you book a camp, we’ll provide you with all the information you need.

Do not take too much

Do not take heavy items

Do not take fragile items

Hiking/Camping Trips

Essential Gear List

Dear Camp Participants,
As you prepare for your upcoming camp experience with Diversity Camps Pty Ltd, we want to provide you with an essential gear list to ensure your comfort and safety during the program. Please take note of the following items:

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The traditional view of a summer camp as a woody place with hiking, canoeing, and campfires is changing, with greater acceptance of newer types summer camps that offer a wide variety of specialized activities.

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          Prior to departure, our staff will conduct a thorough gear check. If you have any uncertainties about the gear list, please contact us.

          If you have any questions or require further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can.

          We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable camp experience!

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Yes, anyone can attend one of our camps in any of the areas we service.

          We currently service the following New South Wales locations:
          • Byron Bay
          • Campbelltown
          • Lismore
          • Sydney CBD
          • Tweed Heads
          • Wollongong
          We currently service the following Victoria Locations:
          • Melbourne CBD

          Yes, we can provide this service Australia Wide including QLD, we would love to help with your loved ones needs and provide some respite.

          The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded program in Australia that provides support for individuals with permanent and significant disabilities. The NDIS aims to help individuals with disabilities achieve their goals and aspirations, and to participate in the community as independently as possible. The NDIS provides funding for a range of supports and services, including assistance with daily living activities, therapy and counselling, equipment and technology, and home modifications. The NDIS is designed to be flexible, so that individuals can choose the supports and services that best meet their needs. The NDIS is available to Australian citizens, permanent residents and some eligible New Zealand citizens who have a permanent and significant disability and are under the age of 65.

          To access National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding, you will need to go through a few steps:

          1. Check your eligibility: You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen who has a permanent and significant disability and is under the age of 65.
          2. Register for the NDIS: You can register for the NDIS by visiting the NDIS website or by calling the NDIS on 1800 800 110. You will need to provide your personal details, including your name, address, and contact information.
          3. Complete an access request: You will need to complete an access request form, which can be found on the NDIS website. This form will ask you to provide information about your disability and the supports you currently receive.
          4. Attend an access interview: After you submit your access request, you will be contacted by an NDIS representative to schedule an access interview. This interview will give you the opportunity to discuss your needs and goals with an NDIS representative.
          5. Receive an access decision: After your access interview, you will receive an access decision letter, which will inform you whether you are eligible for NDIS funding.
          6. Plan development: If you are eligible for NDIS funding, you will work with an NDIS planner to develop your individual plan. The plan will outline the supports and services that you will receive, and how much funding you will receive for each support.
          7. Provider selection: You can choose your own provider, or you can choose from a list of NDIS-approved providers.

          It’s important to note that NDIS eligibility and access to funding can vary depending on your location and circumstances. The NDIS website and their customer service team are the best source of information for your specific case.

          Yes, it is possible to use your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) core funding to access a camp. Core funding is intended for supports and services that help you with your daily living activities, such as personal care, meal preparation, and
          assistance with medication.

          If a camp is designed to support you in achieving your goals and aspirations, and it aligns with your individual plan, it may be considered a reasonable and necessary support.

          It is also important to check with your NDIS planner to ensure that the camp is considered a reasonable and necessary support and that you have enough funding allocated in your individual plan to cover the cost of the camp.

          Yes, it is possible to use your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding to hire equipment for your camp if it is considered a reasonable and necessary support for you to achieve your goals and aspirations.

          The type of equipment that you may be able to hire will depend on the specific needs outlined in your individual NDIS plan. For example, if you have mobility issues, you may be able to hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter. If you have sensory needs, you may
          be able to hire equipment such as a communication device.

          It is important to check with your NDIS planner to ensure that the equipment you wish to hire is considered a reasonable and necessary support, and that you have enough funding allocated in your individual plan to cover the cost of the equipment. Also, you
          will need to check with the equipment providers if they are registered NDIS providers and if they are able to supply the equipment you need.

          It’s also important to note that the NDIS funding is intended to support you, not the provider so, if the equipment is needed for the camp to be accessible to you, it's the provider’s responsibility to provide it.

          When storing medication during a camp funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it is important to ensure that the medication is stored in a safe and secure manner. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

          1. Keep medication in its original packaging: This will ensure that the medication is not accidentally mixed up with other medication, and it will also help to keep the medication fresh.
          2. Store medication in a cool, dry place: Medication should be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight or heat.
          3. Keep medication out of reach of children: Medication should be stored in a locked cabinet or drawer to prevent accidental ingestion.
          4. Keep medication with you at all times: It is important to keep your medication with you, particularly if you are traveling or participating in outdoor activities.
          5. Plan for emergencies: If you are traveling or participating in outdoor activities, it is a good idea to bring a small travel first aid kit that includes your medication.
          6. Keep Medications clearly labeled: Keep the medications properly labeled and make sure the person administering the medications have clear instructions on how and when to administer the medication.
          7. Inform the camp staff: Inform the camp staff about your medication requirements and ask them to help you store them properly and provide assistance if needed.
          8. Some provides will have their own internal policy on administer of medication.

          Yes, your friend can attend the camp with you and will be charged the same fee that all clients/guests attending are charged. This may differ from each individual depending on care/support needs like 1:1 support verse 1:3 support ratio.

          Yes, individuals who are self-managed under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia can attend NDIS camps. Self-managed NDIS participants have more control over how their funding is spent and are able to choose the providers and services that best meet their needs. Self-managed participants can choose to use their funding to attend NDIS camps as long as the camp and its activities align with their goals and objectives as outlined in their NDIS plan. It is important to check with the specific camp providers and NDIS office to ensure that the camp is NDIS approved, and that the costs of the camp can be claimed through the NDIS.

          Yes, individuals who are plan-managed under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia can attend NDIS camps. Plan-managed NDIS participants have a NDIS plan manager to help them manage their funding and make sure it is spent in the way that best meets their needs. The plan manager can help the participant to find the right NDIS camp and ensure the camp and its activities align with their goals and objectives as outlined in their NDIS plan. It is important to check with the specific camp providers and NDIS office to ensure that the camp is NDIS approved and that the costs of the camp can be claimed through the NDIS. Plan managed participants should also consult with their plan manager to ensure that the costs are included in their plan.

          Diversity Camps is currently NOT a registered NDIS provider; however, we are currently going through the process of becoming registered so we can provide our services to all NDIS funded participants.