It’s an exciting start to the year for a group of young people in Grades 4-6 from the Dunolly and Rheola area near Maryborough. This week a group of nine children from the area are getting a welcomed summer break and heading to Doxa’s residential Holiday Camp in the bush outside of Malmsbury.

The 5-day specialised program incorporates activities ranging from horsemanship and challenge by choice activities (high ropes and a climbing wall) to cooking sessions and even circus skills! In addition to this, there are also arts & crafts activities, gym games, river exploring, archery and bush walking.

Amongst all the fun and friendship-making activities, the students will get to experience the Australian bush, learn about the local environment and Indigenous history of the area.

Through participating in Doxa’s Holiday Camp program, these Maryborough 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 from across Victoria to experience fun and learning activities in the Australian bush.

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Media contact: Belinda Rowse |browse@doxa.org.au | 03 9046 8207