Wynbay Leadership Camp 2016

Wynbay Blue Light sponsored 40 children from five schools in the Wyndham and Hobson’s Bay area to a fun packed leadership weekend at Camp Wilkin in Anglesea. The group split into four sub groups and were lead by nine of is regular volunteers.

Arriving on-board the Police coach (supplied by Victoria Police Transport Branch) early Friday evening (28th October 2016) the group settled into there accommodation. After the camp staff explained the safety and respect rules, some free time and group bonding was enjoyed before dinner. After dinner the group split into four and spent time bonding in their groups. They were colour coded but each group came up with a group name for the weekend.

The weekend camp is the highlight of the Wynbay calendar and is fully funded by the Wynbay Blue Light committee. The focus of the camp is to challenge kid to move out of their comfort zone and look at group dynamics through the eyes of a leader. This was achieved through activities including low ropes, rock climbing wall, flying fox, archery and the leap of faith.

While the activities provided at the camp were amazing, the group eat fantastic food and making new friends. They walked the Great Ocean Road and streets of Anglesea snapping away at a photo challenge that finished in two points between first and last in the four groups.

The beautiful weather on Sunday meant the group could relocate to Point Roadknight beach. After three hours of beach lead activities the group returned to camp to see what each other achieved the day before at the photo challenge. After much laughter from viewing images of the weekend some prizes were presented to kids that the supervisors felt showed great leadership and maturity.

The Wynbay Blue Light Disco is held on every second Friday of each month at the Point Cook Community Centre, Cheetham Street, Point Cook from 7 – 9.30PM.  Wynbay Blue Light returns approximately $15,000 per year to the local community, through the schools and clubs.  Any adult or child interested in attending in a supervisory role or just for a dance please contact the President – Leading Senior Constable RENDEN for further information.

Both story and images supplied by Don KENNY.

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