Deadly Choices aims to build strong leaders for our communities, whilst empowering and encouraging ongoing participation in sports, culture, community activities, and health education.
Approximately 80 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students come together over 3 days and 2 nights, in a fun and safe environment to celebrate community spirit, culture, physical activity, health, and education.
The Camps involve a range of activities including team building, leadership activities, Indigenous games, cultural activities, swimming and high ropes; as well as, holistic health education sessions.
Deadly Choices facilitators run the Camps, alongside camp facilitators from the Maranatha Recreational centre. Each facilitator holds a current valid Children’s QLD Blue Card and Senior First Aid Certificate, and registered nurses are onsite throughout.
Two camps are run each year – one for juniors (between 8 and 12 years old) and one for seniors (between 12 and 18 years old).
To be eligible for the Camps, attendees must have participated in a Deadly Choices Education Program, and have:
- achieved school standards for participation and attendance
- shown great leadership qualities
- participated and encouraged other students to engage in physical activity; and
- had a health check at an AMS or local GP in the last 9 months. (If not, health check must be completed month prior to leadership camp).