We exist to provide a camp for use by organisations to provide activities for those in need who would otherwise miss out on the fun, adventure and skills that are engendered by outdoor activities in secluded, regional environments.

We don’t run camps – we leave that up to professional facilitators who are skilled, trained and proficient in canoeing, kayaking, rafting, sailing and like outdoor activities.

Our purpose is to provide a facility for these purposes – at no (or minimal) charge for charitable purposes and at a commercial rate for commercial purposes. All income generated by the camp is used for its maintenance and upkeep.

Welcome to SOS Children’s Villages Australia

Clayton Bay Camp has a rich history, dating back some 70 years.

Previously owned by organisations such as Outward Bound and Pembroke School, the camp has seen many children develop the skills to thrive, primarily by introducing outdoor activities based on water sports.

Located on a 5 hectare (12 acre) property with direct frontage to Lake Alexandrina (approx. 90 Kilometres South of Adelaide), the camp offers canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rafting and cycling, along with adventure activities designed to help strengthen and support children who for whatever reason have been traumatised, separated from their birth parents, living in care, disabled and otherwise marginalised and at risk.

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Providing Support for Disadvantaged Children

Our Global Mission

We are the world’s largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children.

Together with our supporters, we have been helping the world’s most vulnerable children and families for over 70 years in more than 125 countries.

Founded in Europe in 1949 to give long-term security and care to children who had lost their homes or families in the Second World War, we now continue this work worldwide, and as a non-denominational and apolitical charity we respect the religions and cultures of the local community.


Being self-funded, we could not survive without the backing of a number of key supporters: