People Outdoors - Celebrating 30yrs of Camps for People with Disabilities
In early October 2019 we celebrated the 30th anniversary of People Outdoors, the arm of the Australian Camps Association that provides camp programs for people with a disability. We estimate that since 1989, People Outdoors has delivered in excess of 500 camps and helped over 4,000 people with a disability enjoy the many benefits of the camp experience.
A wonderful day was had reminiscing with past and present volunteers, staff, campers and their families. We had a photobooth and a mix of activities including indoor bowling and colouring - which were a great hit! A video that People Outdoors had input to back in the 1980's was played and a myriad of old images, uniforms and newsletters were on display for all too see.
Thea Calzoni, People Outdoors Volunteer and parent of long-time camper Julian, expressed that the celebration was "such a peaceful, professionally delivered but friendly event".
Of course, a birthday celebration isn't really a celebration without cake! We were honored to have past People Outdoors Manager, Jenny Cater and long-time camper and helper, Julian Fleckner to 'cut the cake' in celebration of our 30 year achievement.
A big THANK-YOU to all campers, staff, volunteers and families past and present for being a part of People Outdoors over the past 30 years, your contribution has helped us get to where we are today. Here's to many more years providing outdoor experiences for people with disabilities.
Help support people with disabilities enjoy the many benefits of outdoor experiences by donating to the People Outdoors Fund. All donations will be used to directly support participation.