There will be two free camps, during the January 2019 school holidays, offered to teenagers who are aged 13 to 17 and live with their grandparents, courtesy of Wanslea, a family support organisation. Carers WA carers may be interested, if they are either a young carer supporting a grandparent who is frail aged or a grandparent who is caring for their grandchild.
The camps are free and are a part of a research project that Wanslea and Edith Cowan University are partnering on. Teenagers will be asked to be a part of a focus group at the camp, as well as to fill out three surveys and grandparents will be asked to be a part of a focus group and short phone call post camp.
There will also adventure and creative activities including rock climbing, abseiling, a comedy workshop, Nyoongar sports, ghost stories and lots more. Transport is provided, too.
There are two choices:
Lions Myalup Pine Cottages Camp, Myalup, 14 -17 January 2019 or
Camp Quaranup, Albany, 21 -24 January 2019
To apply, choose one camp then contact Camp Coordinator, Maddie McLeod at [email protected] or call on 9245 2441 for more information and a registration form.
Register ASAP, before places run out!
As well as receiving support through Wanslea, grandparents caring for a grandchild who has a disability, mental health issue or disease can also join Carers WA’s Grandparents North or Grandparents South Linking Together groups. These peer support groups meet monthly to share information, friendship and support. Register to attend through the Events Calendar at www.carerswa.asn.au .