Lewis and Holly, our RIHP Development Officers, visited Clermont and teamed up with the ICPA Sports Camp crew in early September. Over the week they saw an average of 300 students from all across Outback Queensland travelling from as west of Townsville to as far out west on stations in Longreach. All students study from distant ED schools and are in grades from 4, 5, 6 and 7. For some students this is the only time that they get to see all their friends and classmates in person. The sports camp is a great opportunity for these kids to be in a team and social environment, make friends and try out different sports and have the knowledge and basic skills to know how to play these sports for when they go off to boarding school.
The ICPA camp has been running for 25 years with hockey going the last 4 years!
There are other sports that also attended this year were Tennis, Handball, Rugby, AFL, Cricket, netball and Volleyball.
ICPA (Isolated Children’s Parent’s Association) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ICPAQLDINC/
Read more about the Camp: https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/6372433/icpa-sports-camp-celebrates-25-years/