Would we? Wouldn’t we? The Adventure Camp started out even more adventurously than usual, thanks to the very real threat of bushfires. After extensive contingency planning we decided to go ahead. On the first day, however, we received the “abort South Coast travel” call, and headed instead for the Richmond Leadership College – our Plan B. En route we had a lunch stop at Maccas, and the onrush of starving Police Legacy children had the staff weak at the knees.
Arriving at our destination on a 41-degree afternoon, we were very pleased to find air conditioned rooms, and our Chief Operating Officer Kellie Cooper with an esky full of iceblocks. Needless to say, the kids all think Kellie is the best!
The next morning we had the all clear to head south, and jumped back into the bus for our journey to Berry, arriving in time to meet the AFP Legacy kids and have lunch. (Yes, our time does get spent around food – it’s kids, what can I say?)
The kids were happy to meet up with each other again, and we spent a happy couple of days using all the activities the campsite had to offer – flying fox, high ropes, climbing walls, swimming pool. We even got rained on a little, which was a welcome change! We also set up a beauty parlour with the girls and there was hair braiding, nail painting and face masks aplenty.
On the last day of camp we came back via Jamberoo Water Park, where the kids had a ball on the many and various rides on offer. All in all, it was a wonderful time, and the kids are already looking forward to catching up with each other on the July camp!
~ Leisa Doherty, Community Support Manager