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"I'm not sure how they do it but he has come away with such a boost in his self-esteem and confidence. He struggles in those areas and it was lovely to see him smiling from ear to ear."

This information is intended for Welfare Agencies and Schools that wish to make referrals of clients or students to Edmund Rice Camps SA programs. All children and families must be referred by an agency.


Places on our programs are open to children aged 8-15 years old and families who are experiencing some form of significant and complex disadvantage, marginalisation, and social isolation in the community, including:

  • Social or economic disadvantage

  • Financial or emotional hardship

  • Social or geographical isolation

  • Young people who would not otherwise be able to access and enjoy such an experience

​We work best with children who face complex levels of adversity but do not have significant disability or extreme behaviours.

Through our supervision ratio of 1:1 volunteer leader to child, we aim to meet the varied needs of the young people in our care. We aim for the children on camp to leave with increased feelings of self-worth, resilience, and confidence. Activities on camp are designed to maximise this, as well as allow children new and varied experiences, opportunities for peer support, and lasting positive memories.


For information on our program calendar, contact our Executive Officer, Jessica Alikaris, on 0407 602 723 or at In general, our programs occur during the January and July school holidays. ​

How to Refer to ERCSA

Step 2: Register with us as a Referrer

Once you have checked the eligibility of your client, you can register for our mailing list. We open referrals for individual programs via our mailing list.

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Step 3: Submit a referral form

ERCSA requires a new referral form annually. Once a refferal form has been submited our Executive Officer will be in contact to discuss your client's suitability and either accept or deny the referral. 

Download a referral form here

Submit via:

email -

or post - PO Box 20122 Magill North SA 5072

Step 4: Confirmation of placement

Once we have received and approved your referral form we will confirm your clients placement on our program, and provide any relevant information for the program including what to bring and any other logistical information. 

Step 5: Your client is on camp!

Please work with us to support your client on camp by ensuring that all relevant information is passed on to the client prior to their camp experience.

Guardians of participants can find out more information about what their child is to expect here (Coming soon)


Places on camp will be allocated and prioritised on a needs basis, and we will consider each referral equally based on the number of places we have available. We often receive more referrals than places available on camp. It is therefore very important that referral forms contain an appropriate level of information to demonstrate the reasons for referral to a program. 


Successful applicants will receive an invoice with their letter of acceptance.  In most cases, agencies will cover the cost of the camp fee, and will be issued an invoice after the child's place on camp has been confirmed. Please Contact Us to discuss this further.

The participant fee will go towards covering activity costs, accommodation, travel expenses, and catering for the participant(s) over the course of the camp program.  


Current fees are as follows:

  • $100 for a Weekend Camp (per participant per camp)

  • $150 for a Week Long Camp (per participant per camp)

  • $200 for a Family Camp (per family per weekend family camp)

  • Activity Days - NO COST


Please note, should a participant cancel their place on camp with less than 4 business days’ notice, they will be charged 50% of the camp fee, to cover our administrative costs.
The referral agency needs to be prepared to ensure fees can be paid.

Edmund Rice Camps South Australia
(08) 8364 8227
Kaurna Country
67-91 Glen Stuart Road
Woodforde SA 5072

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Country on which our programs and offices take place. We are inspired and nurtured by the wisdoms, spiritualities and experiences of our First Nations Peoples. Together we work actively for reconciliation, justice, equity and healing.

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