Charity holds camp for children with a disability at Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre

Fifteen children enjoyed fun and educational activities at Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre, thanks to a Redlands-based charity that supports people with a disability.

Play List Group held the inaugural Cubby Camp at the Redland Bay outdoor centre on January 21 and 22.

The children participated in rafting, kayaking, abseiling, bush walks and a scavenger hunt.

They also made new friends and roasted marshmallows.

Asked about their favourite thing on camp, the resounding answer was swimming!

Erin Bloomer about to abseil with an instructor during the inaugural Cubby Camp. Photo: Courtesy Play List Group

Erin Bloomer about to abseil with an instructor during the inaugural Cubby Camp. Photo: Courtesy Play List Group

Play List Group director and local disability support services advocate Alexandra Shaw said the charity was pleased with the response to their first camp.

“There are few opportunities for children with a disability to participate in social activities with peers, unlike their siblings and other family members who may be involved in sport and other extracurricular programs.

Jethro Adermann participates in activities during the Play List Group's Cubby Camp at Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre. Photo: Courtesy Play List Group

Jethro Adermann participates in activities during the Play List Group’s Cubby Camp at Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre. Photo: Courtesy Play List Group

“We think it is so important to provide all children with opportunities like this one. Belonging is important to everyone,” she said.

Cubby Camp coordinator Brad Cresswell said the kids all benefited from participating in the meaningful program.

“It was a wonderful event to be a part of.”

Fifteen children abseiled and joined in other fun activities during the Cubby Camp. Photo: Courtesy Play List Group

Fifteen children abseiled and joined in other fun activities during the Cubby Camp. Photo: Courtesy Play List Group

Play List Group assists adults and children with autism, and intellectual and physical disabilities.

Funding is being sought to support free places for local kids at the next Cubby Camp later in the year.

Previously funding was obtained from the Ian MacDougall Estate.

To contact Play List Group, or make a donation, visit www.playlistgroup.com.au

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