Variety NT Adventure Camp

Encouraging Kids to be Kids!

29 Jun 2024
- 6 Jul 2024
Goanna Park - Junior Police Rangers Land Association, Arnhem Highway, Marrakai NT, Australia

An Adventure To Never, Never Forget!

Variety NT Adventure Camp is held in the Northern Territory over one week in the July school holidays and the lovely cool Dry Season.  The camp can cater for up to 24 teenagers, aged 13 to 18, plus carers and volunteers.  The Adventure Camp is aimed at providing children with a mild to moderate disability and disadvantaged children a unique experience away from their day-to-day routines in a safe and secure environment.

The camp is held at Goanna Park, which is located 90kms east of Darwin on the Arnhem highway at Annaburroo Station. The site houses large camping grounds, kitchen & hall facility with outdoor undercover area, ablutions & laundry, a large billabong, rocky outcrops, bush walkways, a building housing 5 separate bedrooms and a medical centre with several bedrooms.

All participants have 3 healthy and hearty meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea and snacks when requested.  Campers and rostered carers sleep in large, screened tents under the trees and beautiful starlit sky.

2024 Camp Applications Open Now!


The Variety NT Adventure Camp is run purely on volunteer power, which is an incredible achievement, and we need all hands-on deck again in 2024 to create an incredible experience.



Make a real difference with your donations and sponsor a Variety NT Adventure Camp Kid.  Apart from the incredible impact you will have on this kids’ life you will receive a letter with information about your chosen Camper, recognition on our social media pages and an invitation to MEET your sponsored Adventure Camper at our Picnic Day down at the Darwin Waterfront.

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Positive Outcomes

The Junior Police Rangers (JPR’s) attend the Variety NT Adventure Camp as young carers and mentors for the National participants.  Also attending is several JPR graduates as Junior Carers extending their knowledge to the younger JPR’s under the supervision of Senior Carers and Volunteers. In this circumstance, there is a nurturing and development of future carers who also assist at other local events in a similar role or as young volunteers within the community.

The documented positive outcomes for the teenage campers attending Variety NT Adventure Camp are increased development of independence, confidence, social communication and peer interactions whilst on camp which then extends when returning home to family and school environments.  The camp allows children to experience challenging activities and situations with support and encouragement from experienced Senior Carers, generally associated with inclusion support services Australia wide.

My son was one of the junior police rangers on this camp and absolutely loved every minute of it, wants to volunteer again.