Caribbean camp a treat for families

Families were treated to a weekend of Caribbean-themed fun at the twice-yearly Lord Somers Camp in Somers Victoria, including pirate activities and latin dancing classes.

It was a chance for 18 families, 38 adults and 50 kids, to get away from everyday challenges and enjoy themselves. Children were minded by a group of 100 volunteers as they participated in crafts, games, paddle board lessons and catamaran boat rides, while parents were able to relax in a dedicated retreat with osteopathy, massages and beautician services, or enjoy cheese and wine tasting.

Highlights of the weekend include a visit from the fire brigade who let their water hoses loose on the volunteers, and motorbike rides for everyone from the Dandenong Harley Owners Group.

Generous donations to Very Special Kids were given by the Dandenong Harley Owners Group and BOUNCE Essendon Fields. The Bay Quilters also donated hand-made quilts to every family.

The weekend was made possible by Lord Somers Camp and enables families cared for by Very Special Kids to have a weekend away, and make connections with other families in a similar situation.