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Rocketeers blasts off for children’s holiday adventures

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Camp Australia has announced the relaunch of its holiday care offering – Rocketeers – providing some of the most adventurous experiences for primary school-aged children.

Rocketeers, previously known as Holiday Club, provides all-round tailored holiday experiences inspired by children and informed by family and expert feedback.

No two days are the same with activities including indoor skydiving sessions, colour paint runs, Italian cooking and coding classes, comedy festivals, and environmental projects.

Rocketeers will also provide the opportunity for children to compete in the National Handball Championships, joining over 4750 children who already participated during after school care last week.

During the Autumn break, all children will get an extra chance to compete to get through to the Regional finals in May.

The National Handball Championships is set to be the largest handball competition in the country, in partnership with Handball Australia and endorsed by Life Education.

The relaunch makes up part of a whole-of-company rebrand Camp Australia announced in February which marked a new chapter in the organisation’s strategic direction.

Chief operating officer Brett Comer said the diversity of experiences in Rocketeers is designed to reflect the diverse interests and needs of children who are part of these adventures.

“Each one of our crew of educators are dedicated to enriching the care experience and the children’s understanding of the world through our programs. This is grounded on respect and empathy, values which are instilled at a very early age and a reflection of the conversations as a society we are having today,” Comer said.

“While providing fun and extraordinary experiences during the school holidays is the focus of Rocketeers, importantly it celebrates children’s differences and growth.”

225 Rocketeers locations currently operate the activities across Australia, excluding Tasmania.