“Beginning in 1999, The Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp Program continues to touch the lives of high school students, children with special needs and their families across Australia.
Starting with the funding of the first camp in 1999, Sony Foundation now funds over twenty camps hosted by High schools across Australia. In 2011, the Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp Program involved camps in every State and Territory run through more than forty schools, reaching over 840 student carers and 470 children with special needs.
Sony Foundation is proud to continue to support this powerful program.
The Sony Foundation has provided funding and advice through seminars for Camp Sababa since its founding in 2007. The Sony Foundation has also provided items that the campers can use on camp. We are extremely grateful of the help received from the Sony Foundation.
Jewish Communal Appeal
“The Jewish Communal Appeal is the fundraiser, planner and facilitator for the New South Wales and ACT Jewish communities.
Established in 1967, the JCA founders instituted a single unified fundraising appeal and united the NSW Jewish community. The JCA was founded to manage this communal appeal and to enable an equitable distribution of communal funds.”
The JCA have been very supportive through their funding and encouragement. We are most appreciative of the generosity of the JCA.
Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation
“The Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation was established to fund health and wellbeing initiatives that deliver clear benefits to the Jewish and general community.”
Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation has always been generous when medical staff and goods are required. We are grateful for its ongoing support.
“JewishCare NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that for almost 80 years has been the major provider of services for vulnerable members of our community.” The organisation aims to “support and strengthen the resilience and independence of members of our community.”
JewishCare have offered guidance and support over the past years and have recently provided camp with insurance. We would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to the efforts of JewishCare and their staff, particularly Suzi Parker.
Rick Karpin and Family
Rick Karpin is a parent of two children who have special needs. In 2007 he approached Donna Delbaere, Principal of Moriah Primary School, to see if she could suggest how we could organise a camp for children with special needs under the umbrella of the Sony Foundation, which was already supporting several school who were doing similar camps. She took his idea to the High School, where several members of staff joined forces to organise a camp.
In the first year of Camp Sababa, Rick organised all the funding and found the premises for us to hold our camp. We went to St Ignatius College, where we were provided with outstanding accommodation, grounds for activities, and invaluable advice to help us create a most successful camp. Rick remains on the board of Camp Sababa and offers wise advice whenever required.
“Emanuel School is committed to providing educational excellence in a Pre-school to Year 12 continuum. We value the individuality of all students and encourage the development of their special interests and talents. Our objective is to extend our students to the best of their ability, and to foster a love of learning, a strong sense of community and a pride in their Jewish heritage. We strive to create an environment in harmony with the Jewish community in our society, in which genuine acceptance and understanding can develop. These concepts are reflected in the School motto ‘Mind, Spirit, Being’.”
Masada College is “a co-educational school on the North Shore that raises responsible individual thinkers with a strong sense of social justice and confidence in their ability to determine their own future. We work in close partnership with parents and teachers to maximise students’ potential. It is not surprising that our graduates win scholarships and awards and embark on a diverse range of career paths. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to our Jewish College which prides itself on inclusivity.”
“Moriah College aspires to achieve excellent academic standards by promoting the intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and physical development of the students. We strive to foster critical thought, cultural interests, tolerance, social responsibility and self-discipline. The total development of all our students remains our overall concern – helping them to proudly realize their full potential as Jews, and as Australians.”
Dena Miller of Kosherlicious provides camp with nothing but delicious kosher food day and night while on camp. We can always rely on Dena and her team of volunteers for a wonderful feed at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even during the early hours of the morning.
Dena has opened a kosher deli in Sydney’s Rose Bay, housing BOTH a meat and milk kitchen. We highly recommend a meal at Millee’s Deli, but secretly know nothing can compare to her Camp Ribs Special!
Mark has been our lead photographer since the founding of camp. He and his team of many have dedicated countless hours to ensure every memory of camp is captured and we cannot thank him enough for his efforts of the years.