Allergy 250K Young Adult Melbourne camp
- We kicked off the camp with a high ropes course. This activity involved teamwork, communication and balance!
- In the evening, we enjoyed some traditional party games to help everyone get to know each other.
- During the peer mentor training sessions, our peer mentors learned how to be an effective peer mentor. They also practised using adrenaline injectors and had some fantastic group discussions.
- We participated in a range of fun team building activities including human foosball!
- Our allergy dietitians and the camp catering staff delivered a delicious menu. We managed 38 different food allergies plus other special dietaries over the weekend.
WHAT WE GOT UP TO
The young adults, volunteers and staff arrived on Friday ready for a fun weekend at the Lady Northcote Discovery Camp. We were super excited to be running an Allergy 250K young adult camp in Victoria! The afternoon activity was a high ropes course which tested our muscles and balance. This was a great team building activity where we had to communicate with our team-mates along the way.
Dinner on Friday evening was a delicious bolognaise pasta with salad. Dessert was the always popular chocolate self-saucing pudding with raspberry sorbet. We then enjoyed some traditional party games to warm ourselves up and help everyone get to know each other. This included a very funny blindfolded game of pin the tail on the donkey!
We started each day with a hearty cooked breakfast of bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and hash browns, along with cereals and fruit.
During the peer mentor training sessions, we learned about how to be an effective peer mentor. This included some great group discussion and role play. We had a break in the peer mentor training to do the amazing race which included splitting into two teams to compete with each other in a range of team challenges including a low ropes course and human foosball.
For dinner on Saturday evening, we had roast beef or lamb with vegetables. The vegetarian option was a very tasty arancini. Lots of campers went back for seconds of the dessert which was apple crumble with raspberry sorbet. After the busy day of team building activities, everyone was happy to relax by the fire.
On the Sunday we practised using both EpiPen® and Anapen® adrenaline injector devices under the guidance of our volunteer health professionals. After the peer mentor training, we had some fantastic group discussions about how to progress and expand the peer mentor program.
As a last special group activity, we ended the camp with a fun go-karting experience!
Everyone had so much fun on this camp. A huge thank you to our allergy dietitians who successfully managed 38 different food allergies plus other special dietary requirements and kept us all really well fed over the weekend.