First holiday ever for 12 young people
17 Jan 2019
Twelve young people who live in Out of Home Care with SYC recently enjoyed an amazing holiday at the Barossa Valley, thanks to the generosity of Discovery Parks.
For many of the young people, it was their first ever holiday and the experience an unforgettable one for them.
Feedback from the young people included:
“I didn’t know what a holiday was like before coming here.”
“We had so much fun swimming in the rain and going on go-karts.”
“Why would we want to go bowling when we can swim in the pool in the rain?”
“When can we go on holiday again?”
The young people filled their days at the holiday park swimming in the pool, riding go-karts, jumping on the air pillow, sharing BBQ dinners and enjoying a break away from their everyday routine.
SYC’s SRC (Supported Residential Care) Manager Claire Boardman said the trip was a great opportunity for the young people to experience the excitement and fun of going away on a holiday.
“Many of these young people have had to grow up before their time and it’s really important for them to have time away and just be kids and enjoy themselves,” Claire said.
“These young people have come from a traumatic background and these experiences are all part of their healing process and a way to move forward with their lives.
“The holiday is an experience they will look back on with fond memories and we are so thankful to Discovery Parks for providing our young people with this amazing opportunity,” she said.