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Referring Agencies

This information is intended for Welfare Agencies and Schools (henceforth referred to as agencies) that wish to make referrals of clients or students to Edmund Rice Camps programs. Places on ERC programs are open to children and families experiencing social or economic disadvantage. All children and families must be referred by an agency.

Applying for a Camp

All week long programs are conducted during school holiday periods with additional programs over long weekends. To apply for a camp, agencies will need to download the appropriate participant Application Form found below and submit to the ERC Office. Applications have an opening and closing date, please observe these.

Agencies registered with ERC will also receive email alerts about upcoming programs. To register your Agency with ERC please email the Program Coordinator with your Name, Email Address, Organisation Name & Role.

Late applications will go on the Waiting List; Incomplete Forms cannot be considered. Agencies will be notified if their application is successful or unsuccessful within two weeks after the closing date. This will be accompanied with an invoice, information on pick up and drop off points and times, as well as a clothing and equipment list.

Are the camps appropriate for your client?

For general information refer to About ERC or to Programs for these details. Each application for a children's camp must be accompanied by a Conditions of Placement Form and all applications for family camps must include a Family Agreement form. These forms provide details of how the camps are run and who they are targeted to assist.

To read what previous participants have thought of their Edmund Rice Camps experience, please download Participant Feedback.

We are proud of our evaluation process and use this information to constantly review our programs, please download our AGM Presentation of Program Evaluation

Application Forms 

Application forms for upcoming camps will be made available when applications periods open for the respective camps.
Dates are shown below with a link to the camp application form.

Edmund Rice Camps Inc. participant application forms can now be completed on a computer using any preferred PDF viewer (for example Adobe or Mac Preview).

All forms must be completed in full including the Participant Information, Medical Information, Participant Consent forms and Conditions of Placement form (Kids and Teenage Camps only) or Family and Agency Agreement Letter (Family Camp only).

All applications must inlude an afterhours agency contact number.

Once the form is completed, agency workers to please print Consent forms and Conditions of Placement (Kids and Teenage Camps only) or Family Camp Agreement Letter (Family Camp only) and sign. 

Finally, agency workers to please scan and send all documents to programs@ercvic.com or post to Edmund Rice Camps Inc., 7 Amberley Way, Lower Plenty VIC 3093

 For all questions regarding the application process please contact the Edmund Rice Camps Inc. office.


Successful applicants will receive an invoice with their letter of acceptance. Invoices must be paid within 10 business days to reserve their spot.

2019  FEES:     

  • Kids & teenage camps -  $280 per Participant
  • Family Camp - $280 per family PLUS $85 per family member (kids under 3 free)

The organisation's participant fees are heavily subsidised through fundraising, in-kind donations and volunteer support. The participant fee will go towards covering activity costs, accommodation and travel expenses and catering for the participant(s) over the course of the camp program.  


We cannot guarantee places on the camps but all applications will be considered equally after the closing date.  Please be aware that we only have 20 - 25 places on each camp and a maximum of 8 families on each family camp.  All agencies will be notified of the status of their application within ten days of the closing date. Successful applicants will also receive a ‘what to bring’ list.

Please ensure that all forms are completed and signed before being sent.

Forms can be posted or scanned and email (but not faxed).

Program Dates for Referral in 2019

Following are the camp dates and application dates of the camps that are still available for general referral this year. In addition to the below camps, we also run the following camps in partnership with agencies:

  • Labour Day Camp for families
  • Easter Kids Camp for kids from refugee backgrounds
  • Queens Birthday Camp
  • Spring Camp for families from refugee backgrounds

Note: All applications will receive notification of the status of their application via email to referring agency by confirmation date for each camp. 

Camp  Applications Open Applications Close    Places confirmed Camp Dates Camp Location Online Forms (recommended)  Offline forms
Summer Camps

Summer Kids Camp

Tues 23 Oct

Fri 23 Nov Wed 5 Dec

Thurs 3 Jan - Sun 6 Jan 


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Summer Teenage Girls Camp

 Mon 7 Jan - Fri 11 Jan

Great Ocean Rd 

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Summer Teenage Boys Camp

 Mon 14 Jan - Fri 18 Jan

Great Ocean Rd 

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Summer Family Camp

 Mon 21 Jan - Fri 25 Jan

 Lower Plenty

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