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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 an ERC

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 contact the ERC office. 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 2014 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.

2017  FEES:     

  • Kids and Summer Teenage Girls & Boys Camp -  $220 per Participant
  • Boys Journey Camp - $240 per Participant
  • Family Camp - $220 per family PLUS $60 per family member

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 2017

Following are the camp dates and application dates of the camps that are available for general referral this year. In addition to the below camps, we run an Indigenous Kids Camp, African Family Camp and Asylum Seeker Family Camps in partnership with specific agencies.

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 Close    Places confirmed Camp Dates Camp Location Application forms
 Spring Teenage Boys Journey Camp  Friday 1 September 2017 Friday 9 September 2017 

 Monday 25th September - 
Friday 29th September 2017

(Includes Preparation Day (16/9)
and Follow-up day (21/10)


Download Application form

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2018 Camps

We will once again run 4 camps in the January Summer 2018 holidays:

  • Kids Camp for children aged 8-11 years old (Friday 5 - Monday 8 January)
  • Family Camp (Monday 8 - Friday 12 January)
  • Teenage Girls Camp for young women aged 12-15 years old (Monday 15 - Friday 19 January)
  • Teenage Boys Camp for young men aged 12-15 years old (Monday 22 - Friday 26 January)
Applications for referrals for these camps will open on Monday 23 October 2016 and close on Friday 24 November 2016
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