Local students off to Portsea Camp

Approximately 25 children from the Greater Bendigo region will attend the 2019 Portsea Holiday Camp this month thanks to the support of a number of local service clubs, organisations, individuals and businesses.

City of Greater Bendigo Acting Active and Healthy Lifestyles Manager Amy Johnston said the camp, which is located at Portsea on Port Phillip Bay, had been operating for more than 50 years. 

“Portsea Camp provides a wonderful beach holiday experience for children aged between nine and 12 from across Victoria, where they can learn new skills and participate in a wide variety of activities by the seaside,” Ms Johnston said.

“The camp helps the children to make lasting friendships and increases their confidence and self-esteem. Some of the children have never visited the seaside before, so the camp will provide a real change in their environment.

“The City has been supporting local children to attend the camp for more than 20 years but we couldn’t do it without the financial support that we receive from local businesses, service groups and individuals who generously contribute to cover the cost of each child to attend the camp.

“This financial support ensures that children from our region can enjoy an unforgettable summer holiday and we thank everyone for their generous support.”

Local supporters include:-

Rotary Club of Eaglehawk, Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye, Lions Club of Maiden Gully-Marong, Kennington Dental, RACE Services, The Bendigo Cleaning Company, Shayden Nominees Pty Ltd, Bendigo Hire, Bendigo Medical Specialists, Dr John Gorey, Dr Dugal James, Dr Peter Roessler, John and Susanne Cullen, Inner Wheel Club of Bendigo, Empowering Eaglehawk, Eaglehawk War Widows, Strathdale Senior Citizens Club and the Eaglehawk Bowling Club.


The camp will take place from January 11 to 17, 2019.

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