Well it’s been an emotional roller coaster ride for us at the Aussie Kids Adventure Camp headquarters over the past 7days. We were lucky to escape the fire storm while trying to rescue belongings in vain from Ian’s property in the Hastings valley. Unfortunately his dwelling and infrastructure was all lost in the fire. After witnessing the destruction possible by a fire storm we decided to urge on the side of caution and evacuate our residence in town last Tuesday. It has been an interesting time of reflection deciding what to take and what to leave behind (the camp equipment was the first things packed, after the kids and animals of course). Thankfully no more has been lost and the yard looks much better without all the dried leaves we have now cleaned up.
On the camp front a few of our camp locations and providers have also been affected, with power outages and fires to their boundaries. We have been busily re-shuffling camps that have been postponed from last weekend and this one coming and thank the families who have happily supported those changes. We expect everything to be on track by next week and are all excited to be back on Camp the 23rd and 24th of November in Coffs Harbour.
If you haven’t yet secured a spot on our December End of Year Christmas Celebration Camps we have a few spots remaining. We have some great activities and adventures planned to cap off the year. See dates below.
To all those who have been adversely affected by the bushfires are hearts go out to you, it is important that we are not afraid of our forest and bush lands and make the time to connect and understand how better to manage them. To rebuild we must go outside, work together as a community and create a lasting connection with the natural environment that is so essential for our existence.
We can’t wait to be on camp again, supporting brave kids in the safe place that camp provides, sharing adventures and creating new memories with all the wonderful children that are achieving amazing outcomes from our camps programs.
December Camp Dates:
Port Macquarie – 7-8th
Great Lakes – 14-15th
Coffs Harbour – 21-22nd
The Aussie Kids Adventure Camps Team