Young Carers head to the peninsula for Summer Camp

YMCA camp

Published February 21 2024

On a beautiful summer’s day in January, 12 young carers took a break from their caring roles and headed down to the peninsula for a three-day camp in Portsea.

The camp was filled with a range of games and activities, giving the young carers an opportunity to develop new skills and connect with their counterparts. Activities included team building exercises on the beach, guided walks, and days out on the water, where they learned how to paddle board and snorkel.

Young carers are one of the most marginalised groups in our community and face increased risks of isolation, anxiety and depression. The camp aimed to provide some fun and relief to these heroes whilst helping them build relationships with other young carers.

One young carer reflected really positively on the experience; “The activities were really fun. They helped us to connect with young carers I hadn’t met before”.

“I really enjoyed the camp and can’t wait for the next one!”

There was fantastic weather throughout the camp, leaving young carers with a nice couple of days break before school started up again for the 2024 year.