Children, young people & families who attend our services live all over South Australia. They are referred to our services for a variety of reasons.
Our first priority is for Children that do not live with their birth parents. This includes: Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts or other relative care, children under guardianship of the Minister, children who live in foster care or are adopted
Some characteristics of our campers include those who have:
- never had a holiday;
- social difficulties (they don’t have a lot of friends, or don’t know how to make friends, or a targeted for bullying)
- have undergone Family separation (single parents/blended families, custody battles)
- behavioural difficulties (children that have ADD, ADHD, ODD, aggression, anger management)
- affects of a range of issues such as domestic violence, alcohol, drug addiction, socio economic disadvantage, abuse, disability or mental illness.
Above all most of the children and young people that we provide our services to need to spend some time with some positive role models.
Are you a parent/carer/guardian or worker wanting to nominate a family for our services? Please read the Client Referrals Guidelines.
DOWNLOAD THE CLIENT REFERRALS GUIDE HERE
Referral Process for Clients
Step 1. Complete the nomination form
Ensure you put as much detail as you can, this will assist your nomination. It must be signed by the child/ren’s legal guardian. Please put all family details on the one form.
Step 2. Send the nomination form to our office
21 Maple Avenue, Forestville SA 5035 OR via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3. Interview
Once your nomination form has been received, the family and/or worker may be contacted to schedule an informal interview/meeting (this may be completed over the phone). This is to tell the family/worker more about our camps and to discuss the camps the children/family are eligible for. It also allows us to find out more about the children who will be attending the camps.
Step 4. Nominated for Camps
The family/Child are then put onto our database to be kept up to date with camps, events and other happenings at Puddle Jumpers Inc. They can then nominate which camps they would like to put their names down for. This does not guarantee them a spot on camp – this is done on a priority of needs basis.
Step 5. Go to Camp/ Activity Day
If nominated and selected for a camp or activity day spot – it’s time for the fun to begin!!