Tue, September 17, 2019

The Sheldon College oval was once again transformed into a large campsite for students and their fathers on the weekend of September 7 for the College’s annual Fathers’ Camp Out.

Each year the Camp Out is held for College students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 to highlight the important role that dads play in their children’s lives.

This year, more than 600 students and their fathers took part in the event. 

Health and Physical Education Teachers, Mr Joshua McHugh and Mr Scott Jacka hosted the guests over the weekend.

“This event is always a reminder of just how valuable it is when our College Dads take the time out with their children to make the memories that count,” said Mr McHugh. “Our annual Fathers’ Camp Out is not only an opportunity for our Dads to spend time with their children, but also to forge new friendships, share experiences and become part of the tapestry of College life.”

Once again, the Fathers’ Camp Out raised funds to sponsor a Kenyan student to attend the Sunrise of Africa School. The proceeds raised during the event will cover a child’s 2020 school fees, thereby demonstrating the importance of giving to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

An exciting array of daytime activities took place over the weekend to entertain the children and their fathers. These activities included puppetry, pool games, an inflatable world, a movie night and many more fun-filled outdoor activities.

Several barbecues fed the brave souls during the Camp-Out with hundreds of sausages, steaks and bread rolls being dispersed.

The College would also like to acknowledge the many generous sponsors who have helped support the event.

An additional congratulations to Scott Gregson for winning the social media posting competition. Enjoy the delicious food on offer at Cafe97.