We're donating 100% of our profits to bushfire charities for 24 hours
My whole team and I have been heartbroken to see the devastating effects this Summer’s bushfires have had on our country.
I lined up at my local bowling club on the weekend to drop off some much-needed supplies of food and water so it could be trucked to affected areas. I was gobsmacked by the scene I saw there. Hundreds of people had rallied with one day’s notice to sort and re-pack items that the community had dropped off to the club.
It was a great reminder to myself and my young daughters, that we not only live in the best country in the world but when faced with devastating times, we can make a difference by working together.
We're a small business that has had the pleasure of inspiring kids around the country; in both the big cities and the small community-based country towns. We have so many employees, customers, schools and friends who have been impacted by these fires.
I am so inspired by the generosity of so many people across Australia and the world. The Code Camp team would like to join the fundraising efforts and help those who need it most.
Without the extraordinary dedication of our volunteer firefighters and so many others, the impact would be much more severe. It’s for this reason we’ve decided to 100% of profits on bookings made for 24 hours from 2pm on Tuesday 7 January to one of the five charities listed below.
View all of our dates & locations here: https://my.codecamp.com.au/camp/list
If you were planning to book your child into their next camp, we would love your support to help raise as much as possible.
UPDATE: $7,600 was raised for the charities listed below, thank you for your incredible support!
Charities we're supporting
Once you've enrolled, we'll email you with a link to a form where you can choose where we donate to on your behalf. The following charities will be available to choose from.
NSW Rural Fire Service
Donations made to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), or your local Rural Fire Brigade, directly benefit volunteer firefighters and are always gratefully received.
During times of disaster and emergency, GIVIT Listed Ltd works with government agencies, local councils and not-for-profit organisations to identify the immediate and long-term needs of the affected community.
VIC Country Fire Service
A Bushfire Disaster Appeal has been established to support community members affected by the recent bushfires in East Gippsland and Hume.
Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery
Since July 2019, Red Cross teams have responded to 30 emergencies (some of which have been going for up to 6 weeks) and supported over 18,600 people, through the efforts of more than 1,590 volunteers and staff.
NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service
It is impossible to estimate the number of native animals that have perished or how many more will be lost in the fires, or to predict the impact that dire food and water shortages, as well as habitat loss caused by the fires and drought, will have on wild populations.
1. Get creative with Minions
What is it?
Kids go bananas for Minions (pun intended) and these school holidays they can express their fandom making a Minions movie using stop-motion animation techniques. Over 2 days, kids create their own Minions clay characters and design their own film set. The magic begins when they see their characters come to life by taking multiple images of objects and stitching them together to look like they’re moving! - It’s incredibly fun!
If they watch their favourite animated movies on repeat, they’ll love creating Minions clay figurines and developing their own story, taking lots of still frames and stitching them together to create their very first movie!
2. Become a DJ
What is it?
Children will take their first steps into the exciting world of mixing music to create their own DJ set.
Kids will love mixing their favourite pop tunes using beat matching and transitions on real DJ decks. Plus, they will design their own DJ brand, develop branded merch, and even perform a DJ set to their friends!
3. Pilot a drone
What is it?
Kids learn to pilot a drone using coding to design a flight path and watch in wonder as the drone takes flight!
If your kid shows an interest in drones, they can learn more than just the basics of flying. Kids get a taste of cutting-edge technology and learn about coding, problem-solving, engineering, design, and more. They’ll learn about drone tech and safety, movie making, and discover how drones have a positive social impact when used to fight bushfires, rescue koalas, spot sharks on the coast and loads more!
4. Become a YouTuber
What is it?
While they may not end up with YouTube stardom, we’re sure kids will have a new lens on screen time. They will be equipped with the skills to start producing and directing their own ideas instead of simply watching other people's! Plus, they’ll gain confidence ‘performing’ in front of audiences and on set and importantly, learn about staying safe online.
Taking a YouTube fixation and turning it into something incredibly productive where kids will learn planning, storytelling, filming and video editing to become the star in their very own YouTube-style videos.
5. Produce a LEGO movie
What is it?
Turn hours of playing with LEGO characters into an even more creative pursuit, by teaching kids to create their own LEGO Movie.
They can use their favourite LEGO characters and sets, come up with a fun storyline and use stop-motion techniques to produce a short animation film. It will transform the way they play at home and offer endless hours of creativity for the rest of the holidays.
6. Code a game
What is it?
Kids can design their own arcade-style video games (like Super Mario Bros), jam-packed with cool characters like zombies and unicorns, and awesome gaming features such as invisibility cloaks and shrinking potions. They’ll learn drag and drop code and logic to connect all the design elements together and bring their games to life!
Kids are spending countless hours on Roblox and Minecraft these days. Get them to spark their creative side instead, by producing their own original games, using a combination of creative level design, storytelling and problem-solving to bring their creations to life. It’s so much fun, they won’t realise they are actually learning some very important coding and tech skills for their future.