Camp teaches new skills - OzChild

Camp teaches new skills

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9 September 2018

New friends and new-found confidence in their skills were the best part of a recent camp run for young adults with a disability on the Mornington Peninsula.

OzChild’s Flexible Respite Team regularly run camps throughout the year for young adults with a disability aged 18 to 25 years old at various sites on the Mornington Peninsula.

In early August, 13 very happy and excited young adults arrived at the lovely Golden Valley Campsite for their three-day camp.

Camp manager Andrea and her trusty friendly dog Sunshine expended their usual warm welcome and provided the campers and staff with beautiful home cooked healthy meals and endless opportunities for fun and adventure.

After choosing their beds and enjoying a beautiful home cooked meal everyone voted to watch The Greatest Showman. It was enjoyed by all, with lots of dancing and singing.

On Saturday morning the campers got all geared up to do some archery. There were some real Robin Hood’s among the group and their skills improved with each turn. The staff where challenged to a duel and the young adults won!

The afternoon saw a visit to the Big Goose, the Mornington Petting Farm. Here all the campers were able to handle reptiles of all shapes and sizes, well, most of them. Those who preferred fluffy things, cuddled some bunnies and guinea pigs. The visit ended with a cattle dog demonstration. It was a great day.

During the evening everyone enjoyed team building games like Hangman and a game of Trivia.

Sunday was topped off with a visit to local Balnarring coffee shops where the campers were able to order their own drinks. This was followed by a visit to Peninsula Honey Farm for some tastings of the local honey and see bees at work.

The camp ended with a sharing circle where everybody revealed their most memorable experience over the weekend and picked one person to thank or mention.

Overall everybody gave it a big thumbs up and vowed to return to the next camp for sure!

Visit our disability services page to find out more about our camps as well as the other disability services we offer.

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