Camp builds life skills
PORTRAYED as an adventure of a lifetime, Central Burnett Day Camp certainly lived up to the expectations for 92 happy campers of primary school age.
Misty Tucker, 15, from Mundubbera, said: “I have been attending the camp for five years and I am now accredited as a group leader”.
“All campers are put into groups and then each team is located in their own gunya or place to call home, which is usually a cleared sight amongst some trees or a hollowed-out area in a creek bank,” she said.
“My favourite part of the camp is looking after the little kids and just hanging out.”
Thomas Formica said he enjoyed archery and hill climbing.
“The flying fox really got my heart pumping,” he said.
Jordan Brady said: “The mud slide is fast and exciting”.
All teams had a group leader who assumed the role because of age and camp experience.
Teams returned to their gunya areas between activities.
Accompanied by 48 leaders and helpers, the children had lots of fun while learning teamwork and leadership skills.
Camp director was Megan Vicary.
Camp co-ordinator Ruth Vicary has held the event on her property 15km west of Mundubbera for the past six years.
The three-day camp is facilitated by the Central Burnett Uniting Church and supported by Churches Together.
Buses run to Gayndah, Eidsvold and Mundubbera each evening and return the next morning.
HAVING A BLAST: Amelinda Moore was just loving the Day Camp.
(back) Oliver Funnel, Mitch Mildren, Caleb Reinke, (front) Thomas Formica, Kody Baker, Connor Pashley and Jordan Brady.
Campbell Scouller wanted to go down the dirt slide again.
Cloe McGovern did not want the day to end, there was so many things to do.
Jaycia Adams was enjoying the camp with 90 other children from the Mundubbera, Gayndah and Eidsvold areas.
Kiana Watt and Sophie Zipf were so happy after their craft class with their cardboard chook.