September 26 - September 29
Camp Courageous is a wonderful environment where we all have an absolutely brilliant time. While we have a brilliant time doing a range of really fun activities the leaders make sure everyone is connecting with each other and subtly learning from each other about their conditions, how to cope and indeed how to thrive. We do awesome things such as kayaking, archery, team trivia and music trivia and games, campfire, beach games and usually an outing or two. This year we are on the Sunshine Coast in Currimundi, near Caloundra. So we will definitely be able to enjoy some fun and amazing activities there. The campers share a room with a few other campers to sleep and we have a common area where we run quieter activities such as crafts and games at alternative times or when campers may be too tired or sore to do the big activities. Usually, though the group is so inclusive and supportive of each other everyone will come and participate or just watch because it’s such a beautiful environment where we all understand each other and the need to take it slow or stop, or even to go crazy to achieve something that we might not in other environments. We have many returning campers each year who are all like family and connect like they never left. It is a true joy to see all the new campers who come on camp building those connections too. We hold an education session on camp on the last night where all the campers talk and share and learn from each other and really try to identify positively with the journey they are on and absolutely break the isolation of suffering through their condition alone.
All food and activities are included and we are able to give medications when needed on camp with your permission. The leaders have all been on camp before as a leader, with a lot of them having come through from being campers to now being leaders and are amazing role models for the kids.
Please contact Matthew McEwen at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a place on camp for your child.