Camp builds life skills

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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