Recovery Camp is an innovative, evidence-based and award-winning program. It operates as both a professional experience placement for students of preregistration health programs and as a recovery-focused experience for those living with a mental illness.
Attendees engage in a program underpinned by the principles of therapeutic recreation – that is, using recreation activities as a therapeutic means to improve health and quality of life. Activities at Recovery Camp include giant swings, rope courses, rock climbing, flying foxes, bush dancing, Tai Chi, team pursuits, archery and damper making.
Recovery Camps have operated in Australia since 2013, and they are available to organisations seeking innovative, evidence-based professional experience placement opportunities for their health students, and organisations who are interested in providing a unique experience for those with a lived experience of mental illness.