18-25 Year Old Camp 2023

June 2023

A firm fixture now in the NSW Police Legacy calendar, the 18-25s camp in April was a resounding success. Held in Port Stephens, our young adult Police Legatees came together from all over the State, with some even flying in from South Australia to join in the fun.

In the words of Community Support Manager Leisa Doherty, “The one thing that never gets old is seeing the legatees greet each other, and the way they interact. They love being together, and spending quality time with each other.”

It’s a good thing that Leisa loves the young adults in her care, because on the Saturday morning that relationship was put to the test. The activity in question was sand tobogganing, and losing a bet to Phillip Powell, who soared down the dune standing up, Leisa had to ride the dune herself. From the highest point.

Thankfully for all of us she lives to tell the tale. Holly Marks Grey did not fare quite so well, and was awarded Biggest Stack of the Day for her spectacular stand-up crash. Thankfully, nobody was harmed in the making of this adventure.

Next on the list was drumming, and from the camp kitchen it was hard to judge which was louder: the sound of rhythm or the sound of laughter. On Sunday morning, after a much-needed coffee run, our young adults took to the shining waters of Shoal Bay, with stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing on offer. And then? Ice cream.

Our excellent young adults are already talking about the next camp, and to us that just goes to prove the importance of this lasting connection they have. Long may it remain.