Working bee at Camp Getaway
Rotary Camp Getaway is an exciting project providing a camp/nature retreat for community based groups to use. Located in Axedale, near Bendigo, in Victoria, the camp provides a highly accessible, quality recreational facility that caters for those of all abilities and mobility, provides a meeting place for support groups, and offers those who need it most a sanctuary away from their daily struggles.
Camp Getaway is owned and maintained by the Rotary clubs in Rotary District 9800. Ten RCCMS volunteers, over the weekend of August 3rd to 5th, participated in a working bee weekend at the camp. Various tasks were completed, ranging from gardening to painting and repairing water damaged walls. The main task involved the complete re-painting and redecoration of the girls shower and toilet block. Years worth of grime had to be cleaned off before walls, ceiling and stalls were painted a pale cream colour. As a finishing touch, new bright blue shower curtains added a touch of colour.
When the team headed home on Sunday afternoon, they left with a sense of satisfaction that they had made a worthwhile contribution to Camp Getaway, whilst having lots of fun in the process. There’s always a long list of tasks to maintain a place like Camp Getaway in good stead. Hopefully, RCCMS volunteers will be back there in 2013 to continue the work.