In March, a group of Blind Foundation youth clients went to the annual Remuera Rotary Club Camp at the YMCA Camp Adair.
Camp goers enjoyed three days of recreation activities supported by their student camp buddies from Dilworth School, Kings College and Diocesan School for Girls.
The campers enjoyed various outdoor recreational activities including a super flying fox, archery, camp cooking, kayaking, confidence course and mudslide.
For 19 year old Joe Taka, it was his fourth time going to the camp.
“The camp was fun and enjoyable. It was excellent” says Joe. He says his favourite activities were the mudslide, camp cooking and the flying fox.
To end the camp on a high note there was a concert night which unveiled some tremendous talent. The concert was a highlight that left everyone with goosebumps, after some breathtaking performances.
The Blind Foundation support staff say they are blown away by the challenges overcome and achievements made by the participants every year.
“The support and encouragement that the student buddies gave to our campers was first class. Without this they wouldn’t have got as much from the camp as they did” says Jon Scott, Recreational Advisor.
The Blind Foundation thanks the Remuera Rotary Club, YMCA Camp Adair Instructors, student camp buddies, Blind Foundation staff, Chris Tearoe and the Nikau hostel staff from BLENNZ, and Danny Boeglin, who was the MC volunteer for the concert night.
Everyone worked extremely hard at encouraging and ensuring that all the activities were enjoyed by all.
Keep up to date with upcoming camps and other events on the Blind Foundation website.