Camp Connections and Young Adults are not currently running. Post Stand Up’s Covid-induced pause in visiting Toomelah and Boggabilla, we are focused on rebuilding rapport with the communities’ primary-aged youth via Derech Eretz. We are committed to our relationship with Toomelah and Boggabilla and are exploring potential new programs that will best suit the communities’ self-identified needs.
Camp Connections and Young Adults emerged out of Derech Eretz as opportunities to engage Toomelah and Boggabilla’s teenagers and young adults. Volunteering for either program is open to Derech Eretz alumni only.
Camp Connections is a program based on respect—for oneself and others—aimed at increasing self-esteem of teenagers in Toomelah and Boggabilla and encouraging positive peer support dynamics. Camp Connections works with young people who have often engaged with Derech Eretz as they continue to grow into young community leaders. The most recent Camp Connections ran in 2018.
The Young Adults Leadership Retreat is aimed at senior school students and recent graduates. It invites participants to team up with Stand Up mentors in Sydney for a week of team building activities, goal setting and planning for training, study or employment aspirations. The most recent Young Adults program ran in 2019.
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