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September 1st to September 15th


Mascot ‘OT' (Orange Teddy) invites your Teddy or Soft Toy to join him on this 'National Child Protection Awareness Day' event. 

Your Teddy or Soft Toy will join other participants (to be known as 'Campers') at Speers Point Park on Sunday 1st September. From there, they will be transported to the camp by bus. Campers will be assigned bunks, they will not be sleeping in tents as some campers worry about storms, foxes, leeches and being outside when it is dark. They will be comforted if they are sad about being away from home, so please don't worry.

Your Teddy or Soft Toy will enjoy 14 days at Camp teddy. If selected and ordered, you will receive three photos showing your camper participating in the fun activities that you have chosen.  

(This invitation is for your teddy or soft toy friend only, not the child.)

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CAMP TEDDY is part of our annual CHILD PROTECTION AWARENESS DAY, (12th September) activities.

Family fun to promote awareness and raise funds to help continue our programs. 

Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility.


Cost:  $25 for each attending Teddy or Soft Toy. You will receive a Camp Teddy Memento Pack - Individual Lanyard, Teddy USB, laminated Certificate of Attendance, and if ordered additionally three photos in digital format (3 digital photos at $5 each).

Start:  Sunday 1st September 2024, Home Grown Markets - Speers Point Park

Drop Off:  9:00am – 2:00pm. Bring your Teddy or Soft Toy with the completed Registration Form and proof of payment to the CAMP TEDDY Gazebo. You will receive a COLLECTION DOCKET as a receipt. You will need the COLLECTION DOCKET to retrieve your happy camper on 15th September. 

Finish: Sunday 15th September 2024, Home Grown Markets - Speers Point Park

Pickup: Between  9:00am – 2:00pm. Bring your signed COLLECTION DOCKET to the CAMP TEDDY Gazebo at the Home-Grown Markets. Give it to the Camp official and your happy camper will be returned to you.


Find us at            UMBRELLA HEARTS                                     CAMP TEDDY gazebo  (look for the signs) 

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Click Registration to complete process.or to download an application form click here

Registration & Payment Information:

Option 1.  (PREFERRED) Complete registration online then bring your Teddy or Soft Toy with proof of payment to September 1st drop-off day between 9:00am - 2:00pm.


Option 2.  Bring the attending Teddy or Soft Toy to the CAMP TEDDY registration location with the completed registration form on 1st September, 9:00 - 2:00pm. 

You can pay the registration & any additional fees on the day,


  1. credit/debit card (preferred)

  2. cash (only correct cash is accepted as no cash is kept on site)


Option 3. You may complete the registration form, pay associated fees, drop off the attending teddy or soft toy to a camp teddy team member beforehand only if pre-arranged.


Tax Deductibility & Additional Donations:

Hearts and Hands Community Development is a registered Not-For-Profit charity (ABN-15598511636)  and holds approved tax-deductibility status (CFN22835).

Additional donations made to Hearts and Hands Community Development of above $2 are Tax deductible, (request tax receipt if required).

Camp Teddy registration fee, Camp Teddy additional photos and all merchandise are NOT regarded as tax deductable expenditure.

Feed Back:

We love hearing your thoughts and what we can do to improve our activities. If you have any feedback, ideas, or suggestions, you can provide them via Email: 

Rego Info


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Federal MP and Member for the Hunter, Dan Repacholi, supports this Child Protection Awareness Project.

In 2023, he presented the motion in parliament to have an annual National Child Protection Day. It was accepted and gazetted in the Australian Parliament in 2023. He has agreed to be the first ambassador for Umbrella Hearts.

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Lake Macquarie City Council

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