The Super Heroes Camps have been running since 2001 and are well known in the Launceston community for the difference they make in the lives of local children and families who are experiencing tough family circumstances.
Children that come to camp have experienced life touched by things such as grief through the loss of a family member/s, alcoholism, drug dependency, long term unemployment and other difficult situations.
Some children arrive for camp with minimal personal items, so they are provided with toiletries and a handmade blanket. The Super Heroes camp team are enormously grateful to those who help with the supply of these items.
Each child is allocated a leader who becomes their ‘big buddy’. While on camp, their ‘big buddy’ serves as a primary caregiver, however, this relationship often extends past camp as a valuable friend and support to the child and their family.
Campers participate in fun activities such as outdoor games and challenges, and indoor music and craft.
The camp program includes three devotional times, and a simple church service, to introduce the idea that there is a God who loves me and wants to be my friend.
The ‘big buddies’ are also ready to answer any questions the children may have, but do not initiate or force conversations about faith.
The Super Heroes Camp concludes with a Sunday afternoon party to which families are invited. This is an opportunity to connect with the families and discover other ways in which they can be supported and encouraged.
The Super Heroes team have been delighted over the years to see the difference this event makes to whole families as they receive the support of a caring community.
For more information on the camp, how you can get involved or how you can support this event, please feel free to get in contact with camp coordinators using the form below.