The Association began a holiday program in 1981 which continues to give people with Huntington's Disease some time for respite, relaxation and socialising in a tranquil rural setting.
(Bowling is a popular camp activity. The photograph at right shows Alex "sending one down"!)
Camps are run with the assistance of both staff and volunteer helpers. We always welcome new volunteers. If you would like more information about becoming a holiday volunteer please contact the Association.
Transport is provided from the Association's office in West Ryde to the holiday venue on Monday and return on Friday. Anyone who would like to stay for a shorter time will need to arrange his/her own transport.
Some camps include a program for carers, both those accompanying the person they care for and those who are not. More information is available on the Association news page.
Where Are The Holidays Held?
Since March 2002, holiday camps have been held at Camp Breakaway at San Remo on the Central Coast of New South Wales, 85 kilometres north of Sydney and 40 kilometres south of Newcastle.
Pictured at left are the campers, staff and volunteers from our first camp at the new location.
Camp Breakaway is set in 25 acres of peaceful bushland reaching down to Lake Budgewoi, and is specifically designed as a place where people with disabilities can have a "break away" from their usual routine.
Accommodation is in cabins (twin share), with en suite bathrooms and disabled access. Recreational facilities include:
Pleasant picnic areas with gas barbecues
- Tranquil garden with rock pool and waterfall - a quiet area to sit and relax
- Nature trail
- Lakeside walking trail
- Large level grassed area
- Bird aviary
What Costs Are Involved?
The tariff for attendance at a Holiday Camp is negotiable, according to the circumstances of the person attending. Contact the Association for further details.
When Is The Next Holiday And How Do I Apply To Attend?
Our 2012 camp was held in March and a great time was had by all. We will announce the dates of our 2013 in the near future. The camp is open to Association members with HD and their carers, and we welcome you to come and join us for 5 days of pampering, great food, excellent company and lots of laughs.
Please call us at the Association or email Ramona ramona [at] ahdansw [dot] asn [dot] au or Lily lily [at] ahdansw [dot] asn [dot] au for a Camp Application Form.