When VFL/AFL legend Trevor Barker passed away in 1995 from cancer, his friends and supporters decided to continue his legacy of supporting children living with cancer by forming the Trevor Barker Foundation.
The Challenge Surf Camp has been running for over three decades, and we are fortunate enough to have it funded by the Foundation for the latter two decades.
Now known as the Trevor Barker Surf Camp, this weekend is exclusively for our teenage members and their siblings aged between 13-18.
Held annually in Lorne, the weekend includes learning how to surf with Go-Ride-A-Wave, surf lifesaving sessions with Lorne SLSC, and water activities on the Barwon River provided by the Barwon Ski Club. As with many of our camps, the local community plays a pivotal role in the weekend’s success.
Surf Camp allows our teens to set their spirits free and enjoy all the thrill and excitement that learning to surf entails. The camp serves as an excellent outlet for teenage members to build their confidence and find a sense of relief in being independent and separate from the trying times of treatment.
Come along and enjoy a wonderful weekend away!