Camp Awhi 2023 - another adventure with great, inspiring and courageous young individuals.
With 22 children participating and under the watchful eyes of very enthusiastic leaders and volunteers offering their time and support for this invaluable event.
Burn Support Group sincerely thank, Troy Hall, Anna Shew, Tayla Henry, Matthew Nom Jayde Teokotai and Gilad Raisun - you have the hardest role and are great mentors for the young children.
Jayde and Matthew were support leaders for the first time after many years attending camp as campers, they did themselves and us very proud. Job well done, guys!
The Grand Trophy was awarded differently this year, it was deemed worthwhile by each camper as fabulous winners and for going above and beyond the usual call of duty – Troy and Gilad are 2023 trophy names. Congrats to the whole team!
A very lucky Jack Dragicevich not only graduated this year, but was the winner of Grant A Wish, the Charity will be assisting in Jack gaining his Driver’s Licence. Congratulations to you, Jack!
To the campers, we hope you all had fun, it's so nice to see everyone arrive, the relationships are strong and the feeling of family and support is incredibly humbling.
A busy and active timetable left everyone exhausted and fulfilled as the 5-day adventure came to an end for another year!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN IN 2024!
To the many that contributed to making this Camp a wonderful success, our deepest appreciation
Sun Weekend Newspaper
17 Januar 2023
Camp Awhi 2024
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Burn Camp Poem
A new Burn Camp venue was given to us
We arrived in by plane, by car and by bus
And Hammy arrived, by Driving Miss Daisy
(We can’t accuse Michele for ever being lazy!)
To get us all here, she REALLY sweats blood
Her big worry this time - we COULD have a flood!
Arriving at Ngatuhoa Camp… from ALL over the land
Deep in the bush this time - no sea or no sand
She planned for us - a real ‘Survivor Camp’
Hoping the weather, was NOT going to be damp!
Competition between ‘tribes’ was run by the book
Complete with painted faces to com-plete ‘the look’
Our goody bags had caps, sweets and beanies - they REALLY were good
Also books to colour… and models, to make out of wood
The swimming hole was great - albeit freezing
This is one place we can be, without any teasing
There’s nothing quite like, some old fashioned fun
Egg, spoon and sack races had us ALL on the run
And then faces in icing sugar to find jelly planes
Great photos you made - the fun NEVER wanes!
An obstacle course, AND tubing too
Waterfalls and bush walks - soooo much to do
The flying fox whizzed us all through the air
Great fun for all those who were braving to dare
Ngatuhoa Falls… We thought, they had BETTER be good
After tramping through mud and slippery pieces of wood
Over large mossy rocks, and a VERY steep incline
They REALLY were fabulous - in fact, quite divine
The campers dived in, by a few they were led
Icy cold water… brrrr… “soooo refreshing”, they said
While Michele and I watched, enjoying the scene,
Thinking how on earth are we going to get back up, from where we had been!
John and Mark told us their stories, and we were all ears.
We listened intently as to how they dealt with their fears
Then our musical Matthew, who composes music for kicks
Beat out some rhythms, which we followed with sticks
The Cave in Tauranga had us enthralled by the hour
3D reality proved, that we really had NO personal power!
The swim at the Bay Wave was ever so great
Yet another company giving us a very good rate
The Blow Carts were fun, needing wind in their sails
Doing donuts on the Drift Trikes was enjoyed by the males!
Rapid Rescue and Good Home gave us exemplary meals
While Julian our bus driver, provided our transport on wheels
All desperately needing an internet fix - it was taking its toll
Catching up with friends hopefully, would soon be our goal
McDonalds with its free WiFi, was THE best place for lunch
And on hamburgers and fries, we soon did happily munch
Water fun was incredible and at its ultimate peak
Waimarino Park… the highlight of the week!
Hydro slides, trampolines and paddle boards too,
Pedallos, the ‘Blob”, and kayaks - soooo much to do!
The Tauranga ‘Sun’ wanted to promote our event
So we sent off some photos, by email they went
We all will be so famous in the newspaper next week
Letting all know for next year, our camp they could seek
It was just a short walk for the glow worms to see
And our Talent Show was not only great, but also free!
We love seeing all your talents you are all REALLY amazing
Such clever kids, you all deserve soooooooo much praising
Time to go home now, with our memories intact
We hope that next year you’ll be here - for a fact!
Hoping too that you’ve all had a great deal of fun
With new friends you’ve made, or in games that you’ve won
Our thanks to Michele for her efforts - UNTOLD!
To bring us together - she really IS gold!
Each year is different, in EVERY way
To our sponsors also, is where our gratitude lay
If you have a down-moment and are wearing a frown
Don’t forget that we’re here for you, ALL the year round
It’s not easy wearing scars, but you’ll soon come to learn
They’re really medals of courage, you’ve worked sooo hard to earn
If anyone teases you, or treats you with scorn
Hold your head up high, and DON’T look forlorn
Your bravery shows, so stand tall and BE proud
Your scars are your proof - so let them be wowed!
Our love goes with you all, because tomorrow we part
Remember what you’ve learned and keep it safe in your heart
Happy travels to you all, and we’ll see you next year!
Because each of you really, we hold EVERSO dear.
Burn support group charitable trust inc