On the 22nd of October Brainwave held it’s inaugural ‘Camp Brainwave’ at Angelsea Recreation Camp. The camp was designed as a weekend retreat for families from their day to day life. It enabled families to meet others facing similar challenges and to enjoy a fun, social and memorable experience in tranqual and peaceful surrounds. While the children enjoyed outdoor activities on Saturday morning the parents tested their skills in a salsa class and then they all came together for morning tea before heading off to the Giant Swing. One parent’s comment sent to Brainwave on email, sums up the experience:
“How wonderful an experience we had, sharing time with a great bunch of people facing adverse challenges, disguised as life. I must say that come Monday morn, I definitely felt a void & am still struggling to fill/ignore this state. I just wanted to convey my gratitude to yourself & Brainwave for having united us, & for the caring you have displayed. In a sometimes hostile world, it is comforting to know that refuges such as the one you guys provided have the ability to take the edge off the harsh realities that abound in our lives. Thank you once again for such indelible memories”…Mario.
Mario and his wife have two children and Jules their youngest has been treated for the removal of a brain tumour.
Camp Brainwave will be held in both VIC and NSW in 2011. More details coming soon!