Currumbin Hosts Another Successful Teenage Adventure Camp

8 Jul 2011 4:38 PMJann Stuckey

8 July 2011

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has praised the organisers of the annual Teenage Adventure Camp held at Currumbin last week.

“This year, 26 campers and 23 carers took part in the week-long camp that offers teenagers with life-threatening and debilitating diseases the chance to have some fun in a safe, organised environment,” Ms Stuckey said.

“I have such admiration for these courageous young people, and the volunteer carers that put so much effort into making this week so special.  

Teenage Adventure Camps-Queensland (TAQ-Q) started in 1995 and in recent years David Cameron has taken over the reins from local Craig Dick, who is still involved with the organisation.

“Our local community is truly blessed by the generosity of the many Gold Coast businesses and individuals that get behind this worthy cause, supporting the camp and the work of TAC-Q.

Organiser David Cameron said the highlights of this year’s camp were the Wheelchair Disco, helicopter flights, Harley Davidson rides and watching the live show “Stomp” at Jupiters Casino.

“We had campers from as far north as Cairns and Proserpine, from Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Tweed and even one girl that was flown up from Ballarat  in Victoria to take part in the fun,” Mr Cameron said.

“At the end of the week, it is incredible to see the development, not only of the kids, but also the volunteer carers who are mostly students, some caring for the first time.   
 
“This camp really is a once in a lifetime experience.  It’s an amazing feeling – until you’ve done it, you can’t describe it. 

“We are very thankful to a number of groups and businesses that provide their support each year. The Rocks Resort, who allow us to host the camp every year, the Palm Beach-Currumbin Lionesses who put on a breakfast, and Southport Flying Club, Gold Coast Hogs and Tweed Endeavour Cruises who provide the “adventure”.

For more information on the organisation or to make a donation, visit www.tacq.org.au

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