Tshepong Centre for the Disabled | Kwalata Adventure Centre Dinokeng Game Reserve
A new addition to our camp family is Tshepong Centre for the Disabled situated in Refilwe in the Cullinan area north of Pretoria. 27 young people with disabilities, their educators and care givers joined us for a fun filled adventure at Kwalata Adventure Camp in Dinokeng Game Reserve. None of these learners had ever been into a game reserve, so a game drive and seeing the animals in their natural habitat for the first time was a thrilling experience. As camp was a ‘first’ for these children, the varied and fun camp programme kept them entertained and enthralled. It was so rewarding to see their faces light up with each different activity. The campers added their artistic touch to their Camp Footprints tshirts, made beaded bracelets, drummed, sang and enjoyed the evening activities around the camp fire.
At each of our Footprints camps every camper has a turn to be nominated as a “Super Camper”. This award is decided on by the crew members who care for the campers in each bungalow and the reward is for doing some good deed like helping another camper, crew or staff member and being kind and friendly. Much fun and singing accompanies the Super Camper award and the campers just love getting called up to receive their award.
We want to say thank you to Claire Salmon Hoff who is a wonderful long time friend and supporter of Camp Footprints for introducing us to the special people at Tshepong.