It’s an exciting start to the year for a group of young people in Grades 4-6 from Lakes Entrance Primary School in East Gippsland. This week, a group of seven children from the school are getting a welcomed summer break and heading to the big smoke to attend Doxa’s residential Holiday Camp in Melbourne CBD.

The 5-day program incorporates activities ranging from kayaking on the Yarra River to participating in a cooking session with Masterchef-style judging and paddle boarding in St Kilda. The children also get a chance to test their confidence on the indoor rock climbing wall and learn new skills at RMIT’s SIN Radio station where they learn how to design and produce their own radio program.

Amongst all the fun and friendship-making activities, the Lakes Entrance Primary School students will get to experience the city, often for the first time. By catching a tram, visiting iconic Melbourne sites and going to restaurants they will benefit from learning about urban life and broadening their horizons.

Through participating in Doxa’s Holiday Camp program, these Lakes Entrance children benefit from a range of enriching experiences. They also build self-esteem and confidence, improve their positive connections to peers and adults and get a well-deserved opportunity to have fun, laughter and joy.

Holiday Camp is an exciting opportunity for young people from challenging life circumstances in rural and regional Victoria to experience fun and learning activities in Melbourne CBD.


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