Children’s Charities

Programs

Cottage by the Sea is one of the most genuine children’s charities. We four types of camp programs, ranging from once-off camps (Take a Break) to ongoing support programs (REEF and Mentor). Children are given the opportunity participate in leadership and outreach programs in a positive, healthy, seaside environment. Your donations to Cottage by the Sea, one of the oldest Australian children’s charities, are vital to keeping these programs running each year.

Take A Break
 This program offers single camps to primary school aged children.

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REEF Program
Children selected for this program are in Grades 6 & 7 and attend the Cottage for six camps over two years.

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Mentor Program
Graduates of the REEF program are invited to participate in the Mentor Program, which initially includes two years of training/involvement and can continue as long as the participants desire.

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REEF/Mentor Hospitality Program
This program involves individuals participating in a kitchen based program to increase confidence, communication skills and team work to enable them to make healthy life choices to assist them in dealing with future life challenges.

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National Program
Cottage by the Sea now offers camps to disadvantaged children outside Victoria. Funding for these camps is provided by interstate donors and supporters.

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