Grant allows Base@Belmont to run five-day bush youth camp


Caroline Smith (front), Tyson Clinch, Shantelle Quartermaine , Georgia Tyson, Jacey Peucker, Rhianen Tupper, Justin Onek (back), Allana Downing, David Reid, Breahna Taylor and Laura Dunlop.
Caroline Smith (front), Tyson Clinch, Shantelle Quartermaine , Georgia Tyson, Jacey Peucker, Rhianen Tupper, Justin Onek (back), Allana Downing, David Reid, Breahna Taylor and Laura Dunlop.

THE Base@Belmont will now be able to run a five-day bush camp later this year thanks to a $10,000 grant according to manager David Reid.

The YMCA youth centre received the Centenary grant from the Commonwealth Bank on Monday, May 21, which is set go toward its annual Youth Leadership Camp.

Mr Reid said he was delighted as the camp provided the opportunity for young people to leave their comfort zone, learn new skills and build positive relationships.

“For many young people this may be their first experience of camping, or their first time away from home and away from their everyday environments,” he said.

“Leaving technology behind and being surrounded by nature provides the opportunity for the young people to relax and reset, returning tired but strengthened from their experience and ready to tackle every day challenges and achieve their goals.”

A Leadership camp participant in 2017, Jacey Peucker said she felt like she had changed a lot since camp.

“I believe in myself a lot more and I feel more confident now,” she said.

“I learned a lot of new skills and was proud to have been selected because it meant that I had the skills to be a future leader.”

Base@Belmont provides support for young people between the ages of 11-25 through a variety of activities, workshops and programs.

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