Fun and games for all!

Bendigo Community Health Services has hosted more than 40 young people at our annual Refugee Youth Camp.

Camp Curumbene at Corop was the venue for the annual three-day camp with young people from the Karen, Afghan and South Sudanese communities attending.

The camp delivers important learnings around lifestyle and health choices, cybersafety, mental health and wellbeing in a fun environment.

Victoria Police Senior Sergeant Craig Gaffe paid a visit to talk about the role police play in the Bendigo community.

Fun activities included canoeing, rock climbing, giant chess and tackling a rope course.

Our Settlement Services staff and volunteers run the camp as part of the BCHS commitment to making young refugees feel welcome, included and giving them the opportunity to meet new friends.

The great thing about this year's camp is that planning was helped out by young people who attended our very first two-day Refugee Youth Leadership Program run with the help of the Centre for Multicultural Youth earlier in the year.

Well done all!

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