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.

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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.
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