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Planning an all-inclusive camping trip

Find out how you can plan an all-inclusive camping trip for people of all abilities.

Camping is a great way to connect with nature and explore the wonders of the outside world. For people of all abilities, camping can be a wonderful experience that will give them the opportunity to learn new things and make new friends.

At first glance, it may seem that camping may not be suitable for individuals with certain physical and intellectual limitations, but with careful planning, you can arrange a fun, all-inclusive camping experience for the person under your care.

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Camping is a great way to connect with nature and explore the wonders of the outside world. For people of all abilities, camping can be a wonderful experience that will give them the opportunity to learn new things and make new friends.

At first glance, it may seem that camping may not be suitable for individuals with certain physical and intellectual limitations, but with careful planning, you can arrange a fun, all-inclusive camping experience for the person under your care.

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Planning your trip

Here’s what you should do when planning an all-inclusive camping trip for the person of all abilities under your care:

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 Choose the right campsite

The closer the campsite is to your home, the better. This will cut down the time the person under your care will spend travelling.

Also, make sure to check if the campsite is accessible for people with physical impairment. The site should have a ramp for wheelchairs and railings installed in various places.

 Bring extra medication

If the person under your care needs to take medication daily, make sure to bring an extra stock of medication with you. This will be helpful if you want to extend your stay at the campsite.

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 Prepare meals in advance

The campsite may not always offer meals that suit the person under your care’s special dietary requirements. Make sure to prepare and bring along plenty of food from home.

Camp during the day

 Try to have your camping trip during the daytime, this way it will be easier for the person under your care to get around. If you are planning an overnight stay, choose a campsite that offers plenty of artificial lighting during the night.

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Choose the right campsite

The closer the campsite is to your home, the better. This will cut down the time the person under your care will spend travelling.

Also, make sure to check if the campsite is accessible for people with physical impairment. The site should have a ramp for wheelchairs and railings installed in various places.

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 Bring extra medication

If the person under your care needs to take medication daily, make sure to bring an extra stock of medication with you. This will be helpful if you want to extend your stay at the campsite.

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Prepare meals in advance

The campsite may not always offer meals that suit the person under your care’s special dietary requirements. Make sure to prepare and bring along plenty of food from home.

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Camp during the day

 Try to have your camping trip during the daytime, this way it will be easier for the person under your care to get around. If you are planning an overnight stay, choose a campsite that offers plenty of artificial lighting during the night.

  Things to be mindful of

Camping is fun but there are a few things you need to be aware of before planning your trip:

Insects

Campsites are home to all kinds of insects. If the person under your care has insect allergies, consider taking necessary precautions like insect repellent.

Check with a doctor

If the person under your care has medical conditions aside from their impairment, make sure to speak with their physician to see if a camping trip is suitable for them.

Emergency services

Check if the campsite you’ve chosen has emergency services nearby in case of a medical emergency.

Shine SC—enriching the lives of people of all abilities

We have helped empower many individuals of all abilities in Australia and the UK. Our goal is to enrich their lives through a person-centred, holistic and solution-focused approach.

Our services also include special outdoor escapades, where we take our beneficiaries out for surfing, fishing, community activities and camping. If you want the person under your care to experience what we have to offer, call us today.

FAQs

Are there accessible hiking trails?

Yes, there are. These trails are specially designed to allow individuals with physical impairments to traverse them.

Are there NDIS-funded camps?

Yes, there are, but the person under your care will need a current NDIS plan to join them.

When are Shine SC’s holidays and camps?

We have them throughout the year. Speak to our team to find out the specific dates.

 Get in touch with our team to learn more about our all-abilities support services

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