Children’s camp brings much joy

THE smile on little Kiara’s face says it all as she plays in the pool with her older buddy, Greta, as part of this year’s children’s camp at Calrossy Anglican School.

The school’s Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp wrapped up this week, with 18 campers enjoying the attention of their devoted Year 11 “sherpas” and 24 Year 12 carers.

The children are aged from six to 14, come from across the North West and have a range of disabilities, but it was a challenge this year’s 30 Year 11 students and 24 Year 12s embraced, camp co-ordinator Andrew Newman said.

He said the students found the whole experience very rewarding and welcomed the opportunity to give the children’s families some much-needed respite.

This year’s three-day camp, now in its 11th year, included fun in the pool, a train trip to Werris Creek, tenpin bowling, a visit by some local Harley-Davidson owners, and a waterslide, with the water coming courtesy of the NSW Fire Brigade.

Mr Newman said the camp concluded with a Christmas church service and meal served by the Peel Valley Lions Club.

The Calrossy camp is one of about 20 the Sony Foundation supports around Australia.

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