This January, 55 campers and leaders gathered for SA Girls’ Salesian Summer camp, but little did they know that a week could fly by so fast! It was great to see a ‘welcoming’ attitude adopted by everyone on the first day, behind the scenes was the gift of ‘acceptance’.
At game time, dinner time & prayer time Lutherans, Muslims, Anglicans and Catholics found fun, joy & peace in just being themselves amongst new friends. Leaders created fabulous meals – it’s fair to say the standard was high and hard to say if the best meal was the Junior Leaders’ Macaroni cheese & salad or Fr. Michael Ledda’s veal schnitzels!
Our full day outing of surfing & body boarding was definitely the most favourite activity. A new camper Ashton declared it the best day . . . . of her life! On Saturday, we were packing up and cleaning camp & celebrating friendships too! Sarah, a 23yo senior leader (a veteran, with 8 years as leader!) thanked campers & leaders for one of the easiest, most enjoyable camps in her time.
With deep gratitude for the support of SA Salesian Parishes: Brooklyn Park, Richmond & Gawler and special thanks to the Salesians and Br. John Larkins Family Bursary for SA camps for supporting the volunteers of the Salesian Youth Network SA.