Fire education made fun

IT’S not every day you can say you’ve rubbed shoulders with a real-life super hero.

But for a bunch of kids who have spent their summer holidays at YMCA Camp Yarramundi, they now can.

Dressed in their yellow superhero outfits and with their super fire fighting powers, firefighters visited more than 100 children as part of Super Hero Summer at the camp.

The children learnt about basic fire safety from the experts themselves and also got to take part in some pretty cool demonstrations.

The January school holidays is traditionally a busy time for the ‘Y’ at its campsite in Yarramundi, and this year was no exception.

By the week’s end, more than 200 kids would have left thefacility having made new friends, shared new experiences and learnt new skills. 

The happy little campers have also been involved in plenty of exciting activities such as high and low ropes, canoeing, raft building, flying fox and the giant swing.

“Our camps are specifically designed to ensure the kids develop physical skills and overcome challenges, learn leadership and problem-solving skills and, most importantly, have fun and make new friends,” YMCA general manager of camping BJ Davies said.

“I love seeing the look on the children’s faces when they overcome their fears, learn something new or when they’re just having a ball with new friends. It’s a testament to our great camp leaders and our program here that we see the same families signing up for camp year after year.”

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