Escare Youth Actvities 2005

Esperance Aboriginal Men’s Health Camp

6-11th October 2005, Various Places of Significance

Escare Youth Worker, Ray Davis was invited by the Esperance Aboriginal Health Service to bring along four youths to participate in the Aboriginal Men’s Health Camp. Participants came from all around the state and this was a great opportunity for the four young men to develop a better understanding of their culture, as well as being involved in work shops on a subjects, such as health, legal issues, drugs and alcohol through to domestic violence.

The camp took place in locations of significance, such as Mt. Ridley. Mt. Andrew, across to Balladonia, down the Balladonia track to Balbinia Station, Mt. Ragged through to Israelite Bay, Point Malcolm, and many water holes and significant sights used by the local indigenous families and early settlers.

Explorus Adventure Learning Camp

26-30th September 2005, nr Margaret River (Age Group 13-16 years)

Activities included absailing down the spectacular cliffs at Wilyabrup There was also absailing through a pipe entry cavern into Giants Cave, finishing with an exploration of the cave. The High Ropes program offered a series of challenging activities set in the magnificent Karri forest of the Leeuwin National Park.

There was also a full day canoe trip down the Blackwood River and a follow up workshop of the P.A.S.H. Program (Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health) held in July at the P.C.Y.C. Mornington Adventure Camp.

Create and See - Scrap Booking and Photo Album Workshop

24th August 2005, nr Margaret River (Age Group 13-16 years)

This four hour workshop was to enable participants from the P.C.Y.C. Mornington Adventure Camp (see below) to make there own photo albums of the camp – Each participant had been supplied with a camera on the camp.

P.C.Y.C. Mornington Adventure Camp

11-15th July 2005, Harvey WA (12 male youths, aged 12-17 years)

Activities included, Absailing, Climbing Wall, High Ropes, Rafting, Team Building Games, Flying Fox, Crate Climbing, Ten Pin Bowling, Movie at the cinema’s in Bunbury, as well as a feed.

The P.A.S.H. Program (Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health) which has been created by Family Planning of W.A. was also presented in a series of workshops during the week long camp.