Kids Of Gold was founded by Gary Parsons and held its first camp in 2003. It became an incorporated association in Victoria in 2007.
The purpose of Kids Of Gold Inc. is to provide an opportunity for children from 9-12 years of age (or attending Grades 4-6) in Primary Schools, primarily in the Outer Eastern Melbourne area to participate in subsidised camps for the purpose of building their self esteem and confidence.
Recognise they are special and uniquely gifted
Take Pride in their accomplishments (overcoming fear)
Attempt new tasks and challenges (confidence building)
Take home what they have learnt and apply it to their lives
Learn goal setting concepts
Handle positive and negative emotions
Learning and understanding about affirming one another
Take on more leadership in the camp situation
Offer assistance to others
The importance of friendship & its relation with God
To develop the concept of the power of forgiveness
Focuses on learning the skills attitudes and passions required for being a good leader, spiritually emotionally and physically.
We aim to work co-operatively with schools, principals and staff in the promoting our camps and follow up of children from these camps. We do allow children in the lower Secondary School area who have attended these camps to return for the purpose of participating at an advanced level.