SCA Presents The PMH Diabetes WA Rock Stars Camp 2017!

SCA & Diabetes WA Camp T-shirt

The Easter school holidays arrived with a BANG! Thirty-six excited Rock Star campers joined the Sports Challenge Team at Point Walter Recreation Camp to jump on-board a musical four-day camp of stardom, glitz and glamour!

By day, the campers were entertained with many noteworthy outdoor activities including water paddling on the beautiful swan river, pool games, flying fox and high ropes course, thanks to the awesome crew at the Department of Sport and Recreation!

Getting crafty in the afternoons, the campers were given a customized SCA & Diabetes WA Shirt to design a group band t-shirt! Artistic flair and ideas were running high as we saw fabulous designs left, right and centre! To go with these fantastically designed shirts, the campers created their own electric guitars in preparation for Thursday’s Rock Band Night and Air Guitar Competition!

Music extravaganza hit the campers on Wednesday afternoon as our SCA Senior Mentor and dancer, Treya Long, taught a choreographed dance that all the kids got involved in. After having a quick break, the campers were involved in an interesting and informative Diet Education Session and Psycho-social Session based on Mindfulness with the PMH and Diabetes WA staff.

Happy PMH Campers with the Westpac Helicopter

In preparation for the disco, face-painting and crazy Rock-star hair styling competitions took place before dinner. With their new funky hairstyles, the kids looked the part and were ready for the disco. Wednesday night came quickly and before we knew it the disco took off with the Rocky Horror Picture show choreographed dance, followed by many dance offs, limbos, and Congo lines! What a night!

The Westpac Helicopter made a very special trip to visit the lucky campers on Thursday afternoon. The landing, static display, discussion and Q & A session, left the campers in awe as they watched the chopper take off from Point Walter and fly into the distance. The group raced back in for the Minute to Win It Challenge where teams went head-to-head in a number of fun challenges and trivia. The Amazing Race followed this, where teams competed against the clock to complete a series of mind-boggling challenges to race to the finish line!

Sleepfreak Concert at the SCA & PMH Rockstars Camp

The campers were treated to an amazing live-band ultimate rock star concert from Sleepfreak, who were also our special Guest Judges for the Air Guitar/Battle of the Bands competition! Band members Antoni Garic, Tom Haste and Daniel Da Conceicao rocked out performing original songs and covers! Happy campers were thrown a variety of Sleepfreak merchandise including CD’s & T-Shirts, whilst special guest Jennifer Clay (SCA Director and JH Computers Services CEO), brought along JHCS pens and stress balls! After rocking out to Sleepfreak’s dynamic tunes, the campers got down to business to find the King or Queen of Air Guitar history!

After an amazing four days, the camp came to end with our musical groups making many new friendships, creating many sublime memories, and learning a lot of interesting information from the fantastic crew from Princess Margaret Hospital and Diabetes WA!

With the fantastic partnership of Sports Challenge Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital and Diabetes WA, the team at Sports Challenge Australia coordinated one of the best Diabetes Camps to date! Congratulations to everyone involved.