Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

SRCWA 28th Annual Seniors Camp at Camp Quaranup

SRCWA 28th Annual Seniors Camp at Camp Quaranup was held on Monday 3th February 2020 to Friday 7th February 2020. A group of 30 campers arrived for the SRCWA 2020 Camp Quaranup in Albany. The camp is the ideal forum where old friendships are renewed, and new ones made. Sadly, one of our long-term campers Rosalie passed away, her enthusiasm colourful personality, and contribution will be and was sadly missed.
During the camp participants took part in numerous activities such as bush walks, archery, craft, line dancing, low impact exercise, defibrillator instruction and revision, table tennis, exercise programs, a movie night and a camp concert. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather the canoeing activity was cancelled. On Wednesday the camp participants were treated to a day out at the Great Southern Museum for an Antarctica Experience, a virtual reality adventure. We explored Antarctica from the Helicopter Cockpit, had penguins waddle past at our feet, we saw the Southern Lights and met the researchers at the Davis Station it was so unreal, you really felt as if you were there in person. Lunch at Eyre Park followed and then it was time for the compulsory shopping expedition and bargain hunting in Albany. The day was rounded off with the testing your knowledge real or trivia quiz night.
The theme for this year’s Thursday camp dress up night was Movie or TV personalities; we believe Ben Cartwright from the Ponderosa (Bonanza TV Series) made an appearance.
SRCWA would like to thank camp Coordinator Eileen Stark and her group of dedicated volunteers and helpers, also thank you to the Camp office and kitchen staff for all their hard work in making the SRCWA Camp Quaranup an event many look forward to annually. A huge thank you to Southern Bus Charters for providing excellent service to all the campers.

Photos from Camp Quaranup can be viewed here.