You've Got This.
Camp Courage is an awesome experience every year, but an unexpected 3-day SE-QLD COVID lockdown put in place less than a week out really highlighted to us how lucky we were to be able to even hold the camp this year, as well as how much the girls needed it.
33 girls joined Girl Shaped Flames for a 3-day experience of a lifetime. They arrived nervous, skeptical, most of them not knowing another soul that was also attending, and anxious to be leaving their comfort zones.
But just 3 days later the girls that waved goodbye to Jacaranda House were forever changed. Stronger in spirit, clearer in their minds, fuller hearts and each and every one of them more courageous.
The camp is designed to provide a safe an encouraging space to get out of their comfort zone, ‘figure themselves out’ and make new and powerful connections with other girls around their age. Many of them commented that they were surprised at how quickly new bonds formed, and how much fun they were able to have in this new place (and sleeping in real TENTS as well!)
The activities themselves ranged from outdoor hikes to self-reflection exercises, team work during the Courage Olympics, confidence brainstorms, stunt and juggling workshops, karaoke, meditation and much more.
The girls always provide the best insights about their experiences, so here are just a few of their testimonials from the final day: