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Calling for participants and volunteers to attend Deafblind Camp

Senses Australia is pleased to announce the Western Australian Camp for people who are deafblind will be held on Friday, 14 November 2014 to Sunday, 16 November 2014 at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys, Western Australia.

With a ‘Wild Western’ theme, the camp will provide a wonderful opportunity for people who are deafblind to take part and enjoy a weekend full of activities including canoeing, archery, abseiling, swimming, flying fox, art, sightseeing and much more!

“This is the second camp that has been held in Western Australia for people who are deafblind.  The first, which was held in 2012, was really well received and everyone had a fantastic time,” says Matthew Wittorff, Senses Australia’s Manager Deafblind Services.

“The camp enables people who are deafblind to come together in a setting that is supportive yet, enables them to participate at their own pace.

“We are currently calling for expressions of interest from those who would like to attend the camp as well as people who would like to volunteer to support participants with communication and sighted guide,” says Matthew.

Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon sessions, overnight or to attend the whole weekend.  They will be provided with some training and there is no charge for volunteers to attend.

The camp is $100 for participants to attend and includes all accommodation, meals and transport costs.  There is no charge for volunteers to attend.

Expressions of interest close Monday, 30 June 2014.  To register to attend the camp or be a volunteer please contact Karen Wickham on (08) 9473 5462 or email karen.wickham@senses.org.au.

The camp is partially funded by a grant from NDS Community Living and Participation.