Twenty campers recently braved the elements and tackled new challenges at the genU Adventure Camp on Phillip Island.
Over three days and two nights, participants enjoyed an action-packed schedule that included bike riding, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, walks, dinner at the pub, a ride on the ferry, and a sunset walk to see the penguins.
Although the weather was not ideal for camping, participants rugged up and kept smiling, enjoying the opportunity to socialise and share new experiences with like-minded friends.
One participant’s mother expressed her thanks to the genU team Adventure team who planned and ran the camp. “Thank you so much for making the effort to expose Richard to an opportunity we all have been waiting 32 years for.”
“No one, family friends or otherwise, has done what you and the genU camp have done – taking Richard away for three days and allowing him to develop as an independent person.”
The December 2022 Phillip Island Adventure Camp was part of genU’s Adventure program, where people living with disability are supported to take risks and try new things. genU qualified adventure and sports mentors work with program participants to build skills and confidence, and to stretch towards achieving things that in some cases they didn’t think could be possible.
Previous Adventure activities have included abseiling, surfing, bike riding, fishing and sailing. Bigger adventures that have been tackled include the Murray Marathon and the Great Victorian Bike Ride.
Learn more about the genU Adventure program and register your interest.