60 attend children’s camp with a twist
CHILDREN from the St George district have travelled more than 120km to participate in a four-day camp with a quirky twist this month.
The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association breaker camp, held at St George Cultural Centre, was designed to bring together children in the district and expose them to a number of activities they’d normally be unable to try.
About 60 children, aged 5–12 years, immersed themselves in activities such as a circus workshop, Lego robotics, softball, tennis, art and swimming.
ICPA president and organiser Tracey Armstrong said her experience as a child in a remote community drove her to run the camp.
“As a child I used to love the Priority Country Area Program camps that used to be run in our small communities,” she said.
“These were the camps I remember from my childhood and loved them.
“As a distant education family with children in primary school I wanted that same opportunity for my children, and seeing them and other children excited and looking forward to breaker camp brings great joy to my heart.”
“We have been blessed to have great coaches teach the children different skills and sports they couldn’t normally access.
Mrs Armstrong thanked parents and volunteers who helped cook and supervise children during the camp.