Little Stars Kids runs camp programs in Queensland for children living in long-term foster care. Our day camp programs are designed to help children recover from abuse and neglect. We do this by providing children with a safe place to build positive relationships with other adults and children, and gain a sense of belonging through fun, laughter, new experiences, adventure and play. Once children start with the program they can remain until age 18. Current intake ages are between 4 and 10 years of age.
Children who have experienced abuse are far more likely to experience long term adverse life outcomes including mental health (higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide), physical health (higher rates of illness and disease) and relationship issue (marital breakdown, joblessness, isolation). Research has shown that these adverse outcomes can be minimised significantly if children can build positive relationships and have more positive experiences to aid their recovery.
Our camp programs involve children participating in four day camps per year, on an ongoing basis. At camp, all children will experience activities such as canoeing, low ropes, team challenges, farm experiences as well as just being in nature. Camps are held at various locations throughout Brisbane and South-East Queensland.