“Time Out for Life” holiday camp

The “Time Out for Life” holiday camp is a fun filled week of respite and enjoyment providing diagnosed children with an opportunity to take time out from the reality of their treatment, hospitalisation and everyday stresses associated with their medical condition

Would you like to take part in five days of fun and madness?  Do you want to feel that you are helping local people in your community?

Country Hope supports families who have children with cancer and other life-threatening illness and about sixty five children, aged from 7-16 years attend the camp each year.

The camp provides much needed respite for parents with the certainty that their children are cared for by committed buddies and by trained medical staff. The camp also caters for the siblings' who may be dealing with the grief and bereavement of a deceased brother or sister.

We aim for each child to have their own buddy for the duration of the camp. The camp is a place where all children are treated just as special as each other.

The Country Hope "Time Out for Life" holiday camp is on again this year from Sunday 29th September - Friday 4th October 2019. This year the “Time Out for Life” holiday camp is to be held at the Great Aussie Holiday Resort, Bowna, Via Albury. Five fun-filled days are spent with a group of trained camp buddies, volunteers and medical staff - not to mention the children that attend who are the very reason this camp is held each year. 

New camp volunteer/buddy

If you care, know how to laugh and have a good time and can spare five days to be a buddy, please complete the online Country Hope Application Form or give us a call on 02 6971 8955 or email us at admin@countryhope.com.au for an application form. Once we receive your volunteeer application we will be in touch.

Existing camp volunteer/buddy

If you are currently registered as a volunteer/buddy with Country Hope, you can use the 2019 Camp registration form here and email the completed form to us at countryhope.com.au

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Is your Working With Children Check (WWCC) due for renewal? Every five years you must renew your WWCC to continue to be a buddy with Country Hope. See the video below to see how!


2019 Country Hope “Time Out for Life” holiday camp

A huge thanks goes out to all of our volunteer buddies and helpers at the Country Hope Time Out for Life holiday camp. This year the camp was held at the Great Aussie Holiday Park in Bowna, Via Albury. We had 71 buddies and volunteers come on board this year and give up a week of their own time (often out of their annual leave) and we acknowledge this huge commitment and thank you!! Because of your dedication and commitment camp was another huge success with all 52 kids having a wonderful time.

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2018 Country Hope “Time Out for Life” holiday camp

Everyone had a great time at camp this year from the very youngest to the oldest. We had about 130 people in attendance at the Borambola Sport & Recreation Centre just out of Wagga Wagga with this year’s “Witches & Wizards” theme . The kids enjoyed activities from Canoeing, craft and flying fox to rock wall climbing, swimming and mastering their drum playing. The highlight was a wonderful concert put on by the campers on the Thursday evening. The concert and dinner were also enjoyed by many of our sponsors and volunteers, some of whom travelled long distances to attend.

Each year the Wagga Wagga Picnic Race Club donates funds to Country Hope for the camp and we can’t thank them enough for the wonderful efforts they go to. We were also assisted by grants from the Rotary Club of Albury and the Commonwealth Bank Foundation.

We would also like to thank Tom Balchin and the team at Borambola for the great efforts they go to to make the camp such a special time for everyone.