Free Young Carer School Holiday Program

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July 10 2024
9:00am - 12:00pm

Young Carer Program: Canoeing on the Yarra

Connect with other young carers this school holidays by exploring the Yarra river on a canoe!

What the day involves:

Known to Aboriginal communities as the Birrarung, the Yarra River is one of Melbourne’s most treasured waterways. We will spend a day in Yarra Bend Park and explore the river on a canoe. Come experience the river with us from a unique perspective, and gain some outdoors skills along the way.

  • Learn basic canoeing skills
  • Immersion in the natural environment
  • Slow down and spend time connecting with fellow young carers
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with the group

What is included:

  • Transport to and from the river
  • Lunch, drinks and snacks
  • Waterproof jackets
  • All paddling equipment

Click here to register. 

  • When: Wednesday 10 July
  • Where: Yarra River, exact location to be confirmed
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Eligibility to attend:

This is an event for young carers (16-25 years of age) registered with Merri Health Carer Services or Carer Gateway. If you are not registered with Merri Health Carer Services or Carer Gateway as a young carer, we will call you for additional information to get you registered.

Please note: due to funding requirements participants must reside in: Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Melbourne, Merri-bek, Nillumbik, Whittlesea or Yarra local government areas to attend the program.

Participants must be 16-25 years of age to attend the program.