Cultural Youth Leadership Camp

This year Garnduwa in partnership with Redcross, Broome Youth and Families Hub and the Broome Police Youth and Crime Prevention Team took 20 disengaged at youth risk from Broome, Djarindjin and Beagle Bay on camp to Gnylmarung.

It was a fantastic camp with some really great kids. We started off the camp with an amazing race challenge in teams. There were 20 activities finishing with the challenge of setting up tents!

That night the kids joined forces again in the nutritional master chef cook off judged by some of the staff. Teams selected their own veggies, sauces and meat to cook a yummy Stir fry with noodles dinner.

The next morning we were up early to beat the tide and headed off to Murphy Creek with homemade spears and crab hooks for crabbing and fishing. We caught enough mud crab, mangrove jack and rock cod to feed everyone for lunch.

Afterwards, some students were taken to Beagle Bay community to join in their community NAIDOC activities. The boys were also lucky to have Matt Taylor from Kimberley Population Health attend camp and talk to them about health topics surrounding young boys in our community.

The Cultural Youth Leadership Camp is an integral part of our Active Leaders Program, and works in conjunction with the young men and women’s camps throughout the year. This camp had a lot more girls than our previous camp, which was great as our Leadership coordinator was able to pick young women with strong leadership skills to invite to our next Young Womens Camp in El Questro.

Thanks to Alphonse and Delma for hosting us at their home and feeding us lovely damper and satay sauce. Garnduwa would also like to thank Rosana Smith for inviting us to the NAIDOC event in Beagle Bay and all the staff who helped care for and transport our kids. As always the Cultural Youth Leadership Camp is a highlight for Garnduwa staff and young leaders alike.