Camp Hero

The zero2hero Camp Hero program unleashes the heroes of today to become the leaders of tomorrow by educating, equipping and empowering young people to promote good mental health in their communities.

About Camp Hero

As the first of its kind in Australia, Camp Hero was created in response to a need to provide young people with a space to discover who they are, what they truly value, and how to better support themselves, their peers, and the world around them.

At present, one in four of our young people are facing a mental illness, and although many of those are not sharing it with their parents and teachers, let alone seeking professional help, they are speaking to someone. We surveyed hundreds of teenagers and 87% of them told us that, when they have an issue or something they are dealing with, they speak to a friend first.

This means that for almost 9 in every 10 young people, the first response to a challenge is to ask a friend to help them overcome it. In most instances, this isn’t a problem, however, when the challenge they are facing is something serious, like a mental health issue, the support and solutions that they really need are often hard to come by.

We believe that these statistics present an opportunity, and through Camp Hero, our aim is to arm our young leaders.

The Camp Hero Program

Camp Hero is a 5-day youth leadership training camp that brings together students, mentors, and experts, around the vision of equipping young people to become mental health leaders and ambassadors in their community.

With each camp attended by WA’s most promising Year 9 to 12 students, the program has been designed to cover a wide range of topics that help to develop communication and leadership skills, as well as educate on the facts and fictions around mental health. Each day has a different theme and through tailored workshops, adventure based challenges and peer based learning, participants gain the knowledge to support their own mental and physical health, and build the awareness and confidence to support others in doing the same.

The 5 Themes of Camp Hero

1Self-awareness
2Physical Health
3Mental Health
4Personal Challenge
5Change the world

As part of our program, participants also achieve accreditation in SafeTALK, a nationally recognised half-day suicide alertness workshop, which is delivered by our trained facilitators, and teaches young people what to do if they notice the warning signs of suicide.

Participants graduate with vital lifelong skills, and as they return to their communities as empowered mental health leaders and ambassadors, they continue to be part of a bigger team that is helping to create positive change, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and prevent suicide.

Camp Hero is like no other camp – it’s a rite of passage for young people and a truly unforgettable experience.

Schools

Camp Hero can replace any school-based camp, and zero2hero can work with you to design a program that meets your needs.

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Respite

As part of our Camp Hero program, we also offer a respite camp for young carers, which is available as a fee for service program.

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July Camp Hero

Our newest Camp Hero applications are now available. This camp hosts 40 of Western Australia’s most inspiring Year 9 to Year 12 students.

Now Taking Expressions of Interest

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Camp Hero SPORTS

Camp Hero SPORT is a physically challenging 3-day sport leadership camp. This program has been designed for active young leaders (aged 13-17) with a passion for sport and health.

Camp Hero SPORTS will run Wednesday 5th July – Friday 7th July 2017

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