The Portsea Camp has launched a GoFundMe page in a bid to continue providing its services to young people. A recent Headspace survey found three-quarters of young people were reporting their mental health had suffered since the outbreak of COVID-19, which means organisations such as The Portsea Camp are more vital than ever.
Established in 1946, The Portsea Camp provides camps and nature-based outdoor education programs for at-risk children and their carers. These include LGBTQ+ children, children with a range of neurodiversities, those with developmental trauma, others who have gone through bushfires, and those affected by regional and rural disadvantage. It is a non-denominational and registered charity that receives no government funding.
“The camp provides an invaluable service to the children of Victoria, providing lasting memories, building strength and resilience, and above all letting children have fun,” said chairman Mark Betts. “We must all work together to see that The Portsea Camp can continue to deliver its mission and allow many more generations of children and their families the opportunity to be nurtured by this unique organisation.”
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