FAMILIES from across Perth descended on Rocky Bay’s first-ever School Holiday Family Camp.

Diego Cuellar (10). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au

The free respite camp, which was entirely funded by Rocky Bay, provided families who may otherwise not have the ability an opportunity to unwind, reconnect, have fun and meet new friends in a safe and supported environment.

Shirley Lance with Lachlan Lance (11)

Families were involved in the Scitech Science Program, art activities, archery, orienteering, boccia and obstacle courses run by WA Disabled Sports Association. Music Rocks Australia provided entertainment for the camp group, and there was plenty of time for families to bond and relax over dinner, dancing and a movie night.

Georgia Hewitt (7), Larischa Roth (Rocky Bay), Elijah Wu (6) and Laila Hewitt (8).

Iyona Chavez (14), a Rocky Bay customer, and her family have been absolutely thrilled with the camp, which provided the family with an opportunity to go on their first holiday in five years.

“Being able to come to this camp means everything,” Mrs Chavez said.

Eli (14) and Esme Muggeridge (5).

“It can be hard being out, but here we have so much support and the understanding from other families here,.

“We’ve been looking forward to having family time, meeting the other families, getting involved in the activities and having support from Rocky Bay.”

“For me and my family, being together has been such a beautiful and comfortable experience that I am forever grateful to Rocky Bay for.”

Deanna Chavez with Iyona Chavez (14), Izayah Chavez (11), Malakie Chavez (10), Laila Hewitt (8), Georgia Hewitt (7) and Sophia Hewitt (4).

The Seaside Camp in Rockingham is designed for children living with disability to be able to engage in everyday activities and create magical moments that they can carry with them for life.

WHAT: Rocky Bay School Holiday Family Camp (for children living with disability and their families)

WHEN: Monday, April 15 to Thursday April 18

WHERE: The Children’s Seaside Camp in Rockingham.


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