Camp Sababa

About the Camp
Camp Sababa is a Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp and provides a four-day, summer holiday, respite camp for children with disabilities.

Founding
Camp Sababa was founded in 2007 at the suggestion of a parent of Moriah College who felt there was a need in the community to cater for children with disabilities. Initially, Moriah College and Masada College joined forces with the support of the Sony Foundation and the fundraising talents of Rick Karpin to establish a most successful camp. The Emanuel School joined the organisation in 2009.

Objectives
The camp is run to achieve the following:

  • To give a wonderful holiday, to special children, which is fun filled, active and with a Jewish flavour
  • To give parents respite for four days and three nights from children they care for every day of the year
  • To allow senior school students to give of themselves to those people who are less fortunate than themselves
  • To encourage senior students to take part in this activity so that they have a greater appreciation and understanding of people with disabilities.  This will allow the students to become advocates of people with disabilities in the future.

Participating Schools
Moriah College, Masada College and the Emanuel School are co-educational day schools in Sydney’s Eastern and Northern suburbs. The three all embrace the belief that education does not stop at excellent academic learning.  A knowledge of our Jewish traditions, ethics and family values, and a positive commitment to embracing differences and individuality means that our students become caring, active, responsible members of our community, instilling strong community values in a caring and nurturing environment.

Our Campers and Companions
Campers are children with disabilities from within the community between the ages of 6-16 years.

Companions are newly graduated year 12 students from the participating high schools who are given the privilege of joining us on camp to give back to their community and learn a life lesson from our campers.

For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

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